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Orange County Drums and Percussion

Orange County Drums and Percussion

Travis Barker has been playing Orange County Drums for 12 years. He is also q... more

Yamaha DTX Drum Pad

Yamaha DTX Drum Pad

As seen at the 0:57 mark of this video, Travis Barker is using the Yamaha DTX... more

Zildjian Travis Barker Practice Pad

Zildjian Travis Barker Practice Pad

Travis Barker's own line of Zildjian practice pads, as seen in this photo he ... more

Needs Improvement Orange County Drum & Percussion Travis Barker Signature 5-Piece Shell Pack

Orange County Drum & Percussion Travis Barker Sig...

Travis Barker Signature Kit: 20x22 Bass drum w/ double wide front hoop, 9x12 ... more

Cymbals

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Zildjian 14" A Quick Beat Hi Hats

Zildjian 14" A Quick Beat Hi Hats

Drum Tech Daniel Jensen shows Travis Barker uses Zildjian 14" A Quick Beat Br... more

Zildjian 18" A Custom Projection Crash

Zildjian 18" A Custom Projection Crash

In an interview with Travis Barkers drum tech Daniel Jensen, he shows Barker'... more

Zildjian 16" A Custom Crash

Zildjian 16" A Custom Crash

In an interview with Travis Barker's drum tech, Daniel Jensen, he shows his s... more

Zildjian 19" A Custom Projection Crash

Zildjian 19" A Custom Projection Crash

At the 1:11 point of a video interview with Travis Barker's drum tech, Daniel... more

Drumsticks

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Zildjian Travis Barker Artist Series Drumstick

Zildjian Travis Barker Artist Series Drumstick

In this photo Travis Barker posted of his practice drum setup, you can see he... more

Travis Barker Black Artist Series

Travis Barker Black Artist Series

According to the artist page at zildjian.com, Travis Barker has these signatu... more

Travis Barker Famous Stars and Straps Drum Sticks

Travis Barker Famous Stars and Straps Drum Sticks

We can see Travis Barker holding one of the new drumsticks. "Loving these @zi... more

Snare Drums

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Orange County 14x6.5 Bell Brass Snare Drum

Orange County 14x6.5 Bell Brass Snare Drum

The 14x6.5 Bell Brass Shell powder coated snare (as listed on Travis Barker's... more

Studio Equipment

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Yamaha DTX900 Module

Yamaha DTX900 Module

Travis Barker uses the Yamaha DTX900 Module as pointed out by his drum tech D... more

Native Instruments Maschine Studio

Native Instruments Maschine Studio

Barker posted on Instagram that he got a Maschine Studio: "Just got a new toy... more

Guitars

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Taylor 814ce

Taylor 814ce

Travis uses the cock guitar in this video. more

Needs Review Gibson ES-333 Tom DeLonge Signature Special Edition

Gibson ES-333 Tom DeLonge Signature Special Edition

Around 0:34 and 1:24, Travis is seen playing Tom's ES-333 while writing/discu... more

Music Accessories

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Travis Barker Boom Box Drumstick Bag

Travis Barker Boom Box Drumstick Bag

Zildjian's artist page has introduced the Travis Barker Boom Box Drumstick Bag. more

Bass Guitars

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Needs Review Fender Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass

Fender Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass

Travis Barker plays Mark Hoppus's signature bass in this video. more

Drum Hardware

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DW 5000 Turbo Bass Drum Pedal

DW 5000 Turbo Bass Drum Pedal

Travis Barker shows off an Instagram photo of his drum kit for his shows with... more

DW 5500 Hihat Stand

DW 5500 Hihat Stand

Travis Barker discusses his current set up with Rhythm. He listed his current... more

DW 9000 Cymbal Stand

DW 9000 Cymbal Stand

This Instagram photo shows Travis Barker using DW 9000 cymbal stands. more

Remo Coated Ambassadors

Remo Coated Ambassadors

In the video for iDrum Magazine with Travis Barker's drum tech Daniel Jensen,... more

Headphones

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Monster UFC Octagon Over-Ear Headphones

Monster UFC Octagon Over-Ear Headphones

Travis Barker shows off some of his new headphones in this Instagram photo: "... more

Other Gear

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Needs Review Big Fat Snare Drum Steve's Donut

Big Fat Snare Drum Steve's Donut

Barker has a custom Steve’s Donut with a checkerboard pattern. more

Needs Review Orange County Drums Music Video Kit

Orange County Drums Music Video Kit

Travis has been using this blacked out kit in a few videos. - Darkside - Sc... more

Gear Guides

5 Best Ride Cymbals

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated July 2019

5 Best Crash Cymbals

Updated July 2019

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

Most widely known as the drummer of the wildly successful pop punk band, Blink-182, Travis Barker is one of the most influential, contemporary musicians playing rock 'n' roll today.

While much of his early tutelage was rooted in traditional rock, Barker also grew up learning to incorporate elements of jazz, folk, and hip hop. You can hear this wide range of influences in his work today. Turning down an opportunity to play in the drum corps to tour with his band, Barker gained much of his experience in high school performing at regional competitions and music festivals.

In his early professional years, Barker played with bands such as The Suicide Machines, Feeble, and The Aquabats before solidifying his place in Blink-182 back in 1998.

Currently, much of Barker's professional setup is sponsored by both Orange County Drum and Percussion as well as Zildjian cymbals. When he's not teaching drumming classes to children around the country, Barker is usually jamming out with his current band, The Transplants, on what he often refers to as an "Orange County Drums and Percussion Cocktail Kit."

The drum kit is comprised of a 15 inch x 24 inch bass drum/floor tom made of eight-ply maple. There's also a 10 inch x 6 inch tom that is six-ply maple on a R.I.M.S suspension mount system and an 8 inch x 6 inch, six-ply maple snare that is also mounted on an R.I.M.S.

The heads Barker currently uses are Remo Emperor on top and Ambassador on bottom, and the snare has a coated Emperor on top with an Ambassador snare bottom.

Barker is also known for his many collaborations with hip-hop artists, from the late DJ AM and A-Trak to popular artists like P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill, and more.

For these collaborations, where the bass and snare are king, Barker likes to use a 13 inch as a main snare and a 10 inch side snare. For the 10 inch, Barker uses a regular coated Emperor.

Rock and punk collaborations get a different treatment. Travis Barker has been known to use a wide array of Zildjian cymbals, but usually 14 inch hi-hats. And for a little extra personality, Barker plans on using a gogo station on his current kit, which includes a gogo bell, jam block, cowbell, and smaller marching snare for the next Blink-182 tour.

Considered by many as "punk rock's first superstar drummer," Barker probably would not have reached his current level of talent if he didn't make an effort to use the best equipment for everything he does. As the saying goes, "A man is only as good as the quality of his tools," and it is widely apparent that Barker has made extraordinary use of only the best equipment over his 20-year career.