Liam began using Orange County Drum and Percussion custom snare drums in 2002... more
Liam began using Orange County Drum and Percussion custom snare drums in 2002 while in Not By Choice. His favourite was always a 6.5" x 14" Orange vented snare drum with custom badges. The "Liam Killeen Model".
This pic was taken from either a Not By Choice or a USS rehearsal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"John Whynot produced our first record, and when he landed in Toronto and I showed him this snare, his main concern was the bleed on every other mic, because he'd never heard something so loud! Playing with this live has been great, because of the stick response. If it's tuned properly, this thing is a real weapon. Some FOH engineers don't love the volume, but when we were playing with Avril Lavigne, I'd get tons of compliments on the consistency of the hits, and it always opened up any gate on any mic it's ever come across."
Liam has been a Sabian cymbals endorsee since 2002, and continues to use thei... more
Liam has been a Sabian cymbals endorsee since 2002, and continues to use their HH, and AAX models extensively both on tour and in the studio.
He currently uses the following cymbals:
14" AAX X-Plosion Hi-Hats (Brilliant Finish) 18" AAX X-Plosion Crash (Brilliant Finish) 18" HHX X-Plosion Crash (Brilliant Finish) 19" AAX X-Plosion Crash (Brilliant Finish) 21" HHX Raw Bell Dry Ride (Brilliant Finish) 18" HHX Chinese
"When it came time to choose cymbals, I was very much torn between Zildjian and Sabian. Robert at Sabian was the difference. It's awesome to represent a Canadian company around the world, and I've always had a great time visiting the factory and talking to the passionate people that craft these amazing instruments."
Liam began using Pro-Mark drum sticks while drumming for Cute Is What We Aim ... more
Liam began using Pro-Mark drum sticks while drumming for Cute Is What We Aim For. He uses a custom version of the 5B (the longer version) with his signature printed on the sticks. Previous to this, Liam used Vater drum sticks. As of 2017, as per a Tweet from his account, it appears that he is still using them for the Not By Choice reunion.
Previously a Shure endorsee, Liam switched to Sennheiser in the late 2000's. ... more
Previously a Shure endorsee, Liam switched to Sennheiser in the late 2000's. He used to use the Shure PSM-600 Hardwired unit, with a mixer to control his own levels beside the kit. Recently, he has started to use a Sennheiser wireless SR 2050 monitoring system.
Liam started using JH Audio Custom In-Ear Monitors in the fall of 2016, and t... more
Liam started using JH Audio Custom In-Ear Monitors in the fall of 2016, and this pic came from backstage at a concert he was playing with USS somewhere in Japan. Previously, he had only used Ultimate Ears.