Travis Barker shows off an Instagram photo of his drum kit for his shows with... more
Travis Barker shows off an Instagram photo of his drum kit for his shows with Yelawolf. You can see he uses the DW 5000 Turbo Bass Drum Pedal. He says, "My set - up for my upcoming shows with @yelawolf . @zildjiancompany #stacks for dayz #OCDP #REMO #Yamaha #OpraStudios #DrumsDrumsDrums"
Travis Barker discusses his current set up with Rhythm. He listed his current... more
Travis Barker discusses his current set up with Rhythm. He listed his current hi hat stand as a DW 5500.
This Instagram photo shows Travis Barker using DW 9000 cymbal stands. more
This Instagram photo shows Travis Barker using DW 9000 cymbal stands.
In the video for iDrum Magazine with Travis Barker's drum tech Daniel Jensen,... more
In the video for iDrum Magazine with Travis Barker's drum tech Daniel Jensen, at the 1:57 mark he points out that Barker uses Coated Ambassadors on all bottoms.
At 1:57 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "Coated E... more
At 1:57 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "Coated Emperors on top" of everything.
At 2:03 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "[Remo] E... more
At 2:03 into this video, Travis Barker's drum tech says Barker uses "[Remo] Emperor X on the main snare."
At 2:22 he says, "The snare drum definitely takes the abuse. The Emperor X definitely is a savior in this because without that we'd be dust very quickly... his strike is pretty persistent, pretty accurate, it pretty much beats through a head pretty fast."
According to Zildjian's artist page, Travis Barker is listed as having a Zild... more
According to Zildjian's artist page, Travis Barker is listed as having a Zildjian Travis Barker Boom Box cymbal bag.
Travis Barker uses the Yamaha DTX900 Module as pointed out by his drum tech D... more
Travis Barker uses the Yamaha DTX900 Module as pointed out by his drum tech Daniel Jensen at the 0:53 point of this video showing Barker's Blink 182 kit.
Barker posted on Instagram that he got a Maschine Studio: "Just got a new toy... more
Barker posted on Instagram that he got a Maschine Studio: "Just got a new toy for the studio. Bout to get crazzzzzy at #OpraStudios #Maschine #NativeInstruments #LezzzzzGo #MaschineStudio"
Travis Barker shows off some of his new headphones in this Instagram photo: "... more
Travis Barker shows off some of his new headphones in this Instagram photo: "Stoked on these @monsterproducts headphones @danawhiteufc @ufc sent me. Thank you / much love #UFC"
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.