Ludwig Super Classic:

  • 26″ x 17″ Bass Drum,
  • four 13″ x 9″ Rack Tom-Tom,
  • 14″ x 14″ Rack Tom-Tom Meazzi Hollywood (converted from a Floor Tom-Tom),
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom-Tom,
  • 20″ x 18″ Floor Tom-Tom,
  • 14″ x 7,5″ maple Ludwig Classic Snare Drum,
  • 2x 15″ Avedis Zildjian Hi Hats,
  • 18″ Paiste 602 Crash,
  • 18″ Avedis Zildjian Crash,
  • 18″ Avedis Zildjian Crash,
  • 20″ Avedis Zildjian Ride,
  • 15″ Avedis Zildjian Hi Hat Cymbal (used as Crash),
  • 22″ Avedis Zildjian Ride (used as Crash),
  • 2x Ludwig Speedking Bass Drum Pedal,
  • 1x Asba Pedal,

    Asba Pedal

    Example of Asba Pedal

  • Ludwig stands,
  • Shaftesbury stands,
  • Ginger Baker / Premier Cs sticks,
  • Gong Paiste 60″ symphonic,


    Gong Paiste 60″ symphonic

  • Bass-drum logo: white crest / black background,
  • 3ft 6in high wooden podium is used on stage.

He has a few other kits at home which he rarely uses: a Premier and a Trixon.

“I used to use Ginger Baker sticks but I always ran out of them on tour and found them impossible to get them in the states so I’ve been using whatever suits.

The Premier ones I’m using at the moment used to be considered a fairly heavy stick but, these days, some people use bloody great logs and they are useless.” – interview with Roger Taylor by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker 11 Oct 1975