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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

Zildjian 18" Oriental China Cymbal

Zildjian 18" Oriental China Cymbal

Daniel Jensen, Travis Barker's drum tech, points out at the 1:12 mark of the ... more

Zildjian 21" Sweet Ride Brilliant

Zildjian 21" Sweet Ride Brilliant

In a Zildjian video "Sound Legacy - Travis Barker", Barker talks about his cy... more

Zildjian 14" A Custom Crash

Zildjian 14" A Custom Crash

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

Zildjian 23" A Sweet Ride Cymbal

Zildjian 23" A Sweet Ride Cymbal

From the Sound Legacy - Travis Barker video: "I just started using the new 23... more

Zildjian Gen16 Hi-Hats 14 Inch

Zildjian Gen16 Hi-Hats 14 Inch

Travis Barker's practice kit includes Zildjian Gen16 14 Inch Hi Hats, as seen... more

Zildjian 9" K Custom Hybrid Splash

Zildjian 9" K Custom Hybrid Splash

In this [article](http://www.eldrumblog.com/2012/07/20/en-el-trono-de-los-gra... more

Needs Review Zildjian 23" K Sweet Ride

Zildjian 23" K Sweet Ride

Travis has switched out his longtime choice of Ride, the 21"/23" A Sweet Ride... more

Needs Review Zildjian 12" FX Spiral Stacker

Zildjian 12" FX Spiral Stacker

Travis added a 12" Spiral Stacker on his 18" Oriental China at the beginning ... more

Needs Review Zildjian 10" Efx Splash

Zildjian 10" Efx Splash

Travis plays it the first few seconds. He used during the 2019 Enema Tour and... more

Needs Review Zildjian K Sweet Crash

Zildjian K Sweet Crash

Started using them when Zildjian released them in 2018. 18 and 19 more

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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.