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Mike Johnston


Mike Johnston has become an inspiring online educator to many, having thousands upon thousands of dedicated students and subscribers on his teaching site, Mikeslessons.com.

Mike uses a combination of DTX pads, the EAD10, and the DTX900 Sound Module! 
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Ravi Jakhotia


DJ RAVIDRUMS originates a hip, epic musical movement unique to the LA music scene and the world.

Two black discs can make a crowd go wild, but add an explosive performer, like DJ RAVIDRUMS remixing live on the drums and percussion, and you have the most powerful party element anyone has ever experienced. 

Ravi uses an assortment of DTX Pads for his performances! 
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Mike Bennett



Mike Bennett is an internationally recognized drummer, percussionist, programmer, producer & composer working with many of today's top stars as well as legends of the music industry.

His tremendous musicality and high energy performances has led DRUM! Magazine to call him, "a full fledged chameleon, showing restraint or blasting chops when called for, with a clean sound, metronomic feel and a distinctly melodic soloing style." Modern Drummer Magazine agrees saying that Bennett is, "on the fast track... a versatile drummer who has built a reputation as one of L.A.'s finest."

Able to easily cross many contemporary and world genres, Bennett has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Hilary Duff, Richie Kotzen, Steve Stevens, Charlie Wilson, Pitbull, Benise, Andra Day, Mary Mary, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Prince, Slash, Stevie Wonder, Marie Digby, Jamie Foxx, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and many others all over the globe. He has also made television appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, The Today show and many more.

Off stage, Bennett is an in-demand producer, programmer and television/film composer for networks including NBC, ABC, FX, HISTORY, DISCOVERY, MTV, VH1, HGTV, DISNEY CHANNEL, A&E, BRAVO, Lifetime, ABC Family and many others.
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Mike Bordin


Mike Bordin began playing Yamaha Drums as a teenager and turned down almost every other company’s endorsement offers. He believed that Yamaha Drums were superior as a teenager and still does to this day.
Mike Bordin played in Faith No More for 16 years, and sold numerous records. He has toured internationally and depended heavily on the drums and hardware to develope a personal sound. 
Some other artists Mike has performed or recorded with are Ozzy Osborne, Jerry Cantrell and Korn. Mike is currently on tour with Ozzy.

Mike incorporates the EAD10 in his setup!
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Antonio Sanchez


"There’s no other brand I would rather be playing. Yamaha Drums are the only drums I can rely on 100% for any musical situation. Besides great quality and sound, Yamaha Drums and hardware are the most user friendly. Yamaha Drums is like a big extended family that makes you feel right at home.” — Antonio Sanchez 

Two-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez was born in Mexico City on Nov. 1, 1971. He started playing drums when he was 5 and started taking lessons privately with the best teachers Mexico City had to offer.
Antonio pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 he moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee College of Music where he was a Magna Cum Laude graduate. While in Boston, he remained very active in the local music scene until he started playing in Danilo Perez's Trio in 1997, which catapulted him into the international jazz world.

Antonio uses the EAD10 with his Yamaha Drums.

 
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Jimmy Keegan



You can hear Jimmy Keegans groove on songs such as "Primavera" on Santana's hit album Supernatural, and he also stays busy recording and gigging with a variety of artists. He was also the drummer for progressive rock band Spock's Beard, having replaced original drummer Nick D' Virgillio in November 2011. Before joining Spock's Beard, Keegan was their touring drummer since 2003, when D'Virgilio picked up the frontman and main singer role during live performances.
 Jimmy uses the EAD10 with his Yamaha Drums.
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Thomas Pridgeon


"The best feeling pads I've ever played on." 

Thomas Pridgeons Musicality and chops are something to be admired. He is mostly known as being one of the drummers in the Mars Volta Band, and currently has his own project called the Memorials.

Thomas plays DTX Pads, and uses a Multi-12 in his setup!
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Robert "Sput" Searight


Robert "Sput" Searight is one of the most influential drummers and producers in modern music, who has proven to be unparalleled in versatility as not only a drummer, but a keyboardist and producer as well. He has performed with artists such as Snoop Dog, Erykah Badu, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Timbaland, Myron Butler, Kirk Franklin, and Snarky Puppy. 

Robert Uses a Mult-12 with his setup. 


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Glen Sobel


Glen Sobel has performed and recorded with a multitude of artists, and is currently the touring drummer for legendary rocker, Alice Cooper. He is also a very well known and busy clinician. 

Glen uses a Multi-12 with his setup!
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Adrian Young

Adrian Young of No Doubt plays the DTX950K, and the DTX900 w/XP Pads 





Travis Barker of Blink182 and Mix Master Mike Plays the DTX950K, and DTX900 w/XP Pads





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Kenny Aronoff


Kenny Aronoff, legendary studio and touring drummer who has played with groups such as John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, and many more, plays the DTX 950K, the Multi-12, and assorted DTX Pads! 
 
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Matt Sorum


Matt Sorum Performes with Guns and Roses, The Clash, previously Velevet Revolver, and uses the DTX950K, and the DTX900 w/XP Pads.
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Bennie Rodgers


Bennie Rodgers Performes with Big Bang and Mariah Carey, and uses the DTX900 w/XP Pads and the Multi12.




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Ray Luzier


Ray has an extensive background with an impressive resume of artists he has collaberated with, but he currently shares the stage with Hard Rock Band koRn, Dug Pinnick of Kings X, and uses the DTX900 w/XP Pads and the Multi12. 

 




 
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Barry Kerch





Barry Kerch is the drummer for multi-platinum band Shinedown, and uses the DTX900, Multi12, DTX Pads and DT50S and 50K Triggers.
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Brooks Wackerman



Yamaha DTX artist since 2016, Brooks Wackerman's hard hitting and high energy style has made him one of modern rock's most influential players. A key band member with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Tenacious D, and Bad Religion, he is a calculated, planned, seemingly spontaneous, and musical drummer, who uses the whole instrument to create a total drum sound for the music. This new addition of electronic percussion to his current setup allows a more creative space to add sonic layers to his already innovative sound.

Brooks is now incorporating his DTXM-12 multi-pad and several XP80 pads both live and in studio. He also uses DTX backstage: the realistic rebound and feel of his KP100 kick pad is perfect for his pre-show double-kick warmup exercises.
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Shannon Larkin


Yamaha artist since 2002, Godsmack's Shannon Larkin uses his DTX900M module and XP80 pads on his unique rig to further expand the band's huge wall of sound. He and his road crew trust his Yamaha acoustic and electronic gear to perform tour after tour and hold up to his aggressive playing style. Whether in rehearsal, in studio, or on stage, Shannon knows his Yamaha gear will always deliver the sounds he needs.
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Paul Leim and the DTXM12



A Yamaha Artist since 1983, Paul Leim is one of the most in demand studio drummers in Nashville playing on countless million selling single and albums.
When Paul performs live on national TV specials or worldwide with Artists like Linda Carter, he brings his DTXM12 to deliver the sounds the world wants to hear!
 
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AKIRA JIMBO 35th ANNIVERSARY TOUR



 

Akira Jimbo is an international drum sensation who is known as an accomplished freelancer and expert in fusing electronic drums and acoustic drums. Though not a member of any one specific group, Akira has created an empire for himself in the drummers world by producing several world class solo albums and has been featured by other world renowned artists.
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Marc Dicciani



Marc is the Director of the School of Music at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Professor of Drumset and Music Business. He is also a very busy professional drummer and clinician with dozens of international concert dates and clinics throughout the year.  He has made concert appearances with a wide variety of artists, including jazz musicians Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Jon Faddis, Robin Eubanks, Gerald Veasley; singers and entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more.
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