Billy Cobham's Yamaha Signature Snare, and then a replica of his 1990's Mapex kit that ultimately became the “Billy Cobham 20th Anniversary Custom Kit”. I then decided to make this version a more contemporary version, one that would replicate his current Tama Star drum set. His current Tama kit features a 15”, 13”, 14”, 12”, 10” and 8" toms with a 16” and 18” floor tom. Additionally he had a two 24" kick drums, 14" x 5.5" and a 12” x 5.5 snare. I was able to find used Mapex drums all of those sizes except for the 15" tom and 12" snare. Those I had to make from scratch with wraps from Jammin' Sam and 6 ply Maple shells from the folks at Drummaker and locating used Mapex Venus and Voyager, single point lugs from ebay and Reverb. I'm using Mapex Falcon kick pedals and hi-hat stand, and instead of Cobham's Tama racks, I used all Gibraltar arms and racks.
|Doc with Billy Cobham at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA|