Drum Sets

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Tama Starclassic (Maple)

Tama Starclassic (Maple)

This [official site](http://www.mikeportnoy.com/drums/ta/) of Mike Portnoy sa... more

Needs Review Tama Starclassic Mirage

Tama Starclassic Mirage

The picture shows Mike behind his "Mirage Monster", which he used back in 200... more

Needs Review Tama Octobans

Tama Octobans

The picture shows Mike's kit from 2000 tour, which featured 6 octobans. Mike ... more

hello kitty drum set

hello kitty drum set

He played the kit for a Loudwire video more

Cymbals

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Sabian 20" THUNDERSHEET 20X30"

Sabian 20" THUNDERSHEET 20X30"

Mike is listed as using a 20"x30" Thundersheet as part of his "Purple Monster... more

Sabian 10" HH Mid Max Stax

Sabian 10" HH Mid Max Stax

Number [8](http://mikeportnoy.com/drums/mirage/) in this photo is Mike's 10" ... more

Needs Improvement Sabian 15" HHX-Celerator Hi Hats

Sabian 15" HHX-Celerator Hi Hats

In this image you can barely see an HHX sign on the x-hats...from the size it... more

Sabian Max Splash 7''

Sabian Max Splash 7''

Designed for Mike Portnoy. Odd-size models with glassy, cutting penetration f... more

Drumsticks

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ProMark Hickory 420 Mike Portnoy Nylon Tip

ProMark Hickory 420 Mike Portnoy Nylon Tip

Mike's ProMark drumsticks are discussed on the [FAQ section of his site](http... more

Promark 420X Mike Portnoy Signature Drumsticks

Promark 420X Mike Portnoy Signature Drumsticks

"These new signature sticks are slightly heavier and slightly longer than my ... more

Snare Drums

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Tama MP125ST

Tama MP125ST

The MP125ST is one of Mike Portnoys [signature Tama snaredrums](http://www.ta... more

Needs Review Tama MP1455

Tama MP1455

This is Mike Portnoy's original, maple signature snare that used while he was... more

Needs Review Tama MP1455BU

Tama MP1455BU

This is Mike Portnoy's current, bubinga signature snare that he has used sinc... more

Drum Hardware

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Remo Controlled Sound Clear Black Dot Drumheads

Remo Controlled Sound Clear Black Dot Drumheads

Mike has uses these drumheads on his snare drum on most of his kits and on hi... more

Other Gear

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Gear Guides

5 Best Drum Thrones: Beats and Seats

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019

Gear Guide to Selecting the Best Bass Drum Pedal

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated July 2019

5 Best Crash Cymbals

Updated July 2019

5 Best Snare Drums: The Complete Guide

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated January 2020