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Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers not only lays down a funky groove on his kit, he plays on some cool drum equipment. Chad also is well known for playing in the band Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar. Let's take a peak at what drums Chad has been seen playing on.

Chad Smith playing drums with Chickenfoot band

 

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Chad Smith's Drum Sticks

Vater 5B Chad Smith FunkBlaster

Vater Chad Smith Signature Funkblaster Drumsticks

Chad Smith's Cow Bell

Lp Chad Smith Red Hot Signature Ridge Rider Cowbell

Chad Smith's Drums

PDP by DW Chad Smith Signature Acrylic Snare Drum

Pdp By Dw Chad Smith Signature Acrylic Snare Drum 14 X 6 In. Clear

Note: Chad had a Pearl signature kit for sale during a limited time in 2008/2009:

Drums - Pearl Mastersworks Series 5-Piece Kit

  • 24 x 16 Maple Bass drum
  • 12 x 10 maple rack Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor Tom
  • 16 x 16 Floor Tom
  • Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5" brass snare
  • Peal Sensitone 14x5.5" steel snare

 

Chad has had a signature Pearl snare:

  • CS1450 Chad Smith Signature Snare drum

Pearl Chad Smith Signature Snare Drum

Chad Smith's Cymbals

- 14" AA medium Hats

Sabian AA Regular Hi-Hats Medium 14 Inches

- 10" AA medium Splash

Sabian AA Series Splash Cymbal

- 19" AA Medium Crash (or 18.5" Signature Chad Smith Explosion Crash)

Sabian Aa Medium Crash Cymbal  18 In.

- 21" AA Rock Ride

Sabian AA Rock Ride Cymbal

- 20" AA Rock Crash

Sabian 20

- 19" AAX China

Sabian AAX Series Chinese Cymbal

- 14'' AAXcelerator hi hat



Chad Smith's Hardware - all Pearl

- S2000C Snare Stand

Pearl S2000/C Eliminator Snare Stand

- P2000C Eliminator Pedal
Pearl P-2000C PowerShifter Eliminator Chain-Drive Pedal

- H2000 Hi-hat Stand

Pearl H2000 Eliminator Hi-Hat Stand

- B855W Boom Cymbal Stands x 5

- TH100I Tom Arm

- D150 Drum Throne

- AX20 Adapter

 


Chad Smith's Drum Heads - Remo

Snare - Coated CS Control Sound with dot batter on top snare ambassador on bottom snare side

Remo Coated Controlled Sound Reverse Dot Snare Head

Toms - Clear Emperor on top of Toms. Clear Ambassadors underneath

Remo Emperor Tom Drumhead Pack

Kick - Coated Powerstroke 3 on Bass Drum Batter with a Falam Slam. Custom Painted Head

Remo Powerstroke 3 Clear Bass Drumhead with Impact Patch 22

 

 


Microphones

HiHat = Shure SM81

Shure Sm81 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Kick = Shure SM7A and Shure SM91A

Shure SM7B Microphone with Switchable Response

Overhead = Shure KSM32

Shure Ksm32/Sl Condenser Mic

Snare =  Shure Beta 56A

Shure Beta 56A Instrument Microphone

Toms = Shure SM98A

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