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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

Remo Powerstroke Pro Coated

Remo Powerstroke Pro Coated

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

Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White

Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White

In this video, at 2:15 Travis Barker's drum tech points out that Travis Barke... more

Remo Ambassador Snare Bottom

Remo Ambassador Snare Bottom

In this video rundown of Travis Barker's kit for the Blink 182 European Tour,... more

Remo Coated Emperor X

Remo Coated Emperor X

At 2:03 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "[Remo] E... more

Zildjian Travis Barker Boom Box Cymbal Bag

Zildjian Travis Barker Boom Box Cymbal Bag

According to Zildjian's artist page, Travis Barker is listed as having a Zild... more

Remo Coated Emperor

Remo Coated Emperor

At 1:57 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "Coated E... more

Needs Review Remo Emperor Smooth White

Remo Emperor Smooth White

[This page](https://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/travis-barkers-drum-setup-b... more

Needs Review Remo Emperor Vintage Coated

Remo Emperor Vintage Coated

Travis used Coated Vintage Emperor on his first kit toms (the kit he uses fro... more

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 Remo Emperor Ebony

Remo Emperor Ebony

This is clearly the head that he is using on the snare drum. in certain point... 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.