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Thomas has been using a wide range of elements on his drumkit. He’s endorsed by DW drums, Evans drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, amongst many others and has his own Pro-Mark TX510 Thomas Pridgen Autograph drumsticks.

Drum and hardware setups on The Memorials Equinox US Tour 2011, Waterguns, BBQ & Hot Chocolate US Tour 2012 :

Thump Drums carbon fiber shells:
7×14 snare
8×12
9×13
14×16
16×18
18×24

Hardware and pedals:
DW Drum Workshop
Cymbal stands, pedals and throne.

Heads:
Evans G2 batters for toms and snare, G1 Reso for toms;
EQ3 for the bass on both sides with a hole in front.

Cases:
Gator Cases Inc.

Mics:
Audix Microphones (Micro D condenser for the toms & I5 for the snare).

Percussion:
Toca cowbell.

Drum and cymbal setups with the The Memorials in 2010, including the band’s first Freedom US Tour 2011:

DW Collector’s Series in clear acrylic:
12×8″ tom
13×9″ tom
15×13″ floor tom
16×14″ floor tom
18×16″ floor tom
24×20″ bass drum
14×6.5″ DW stainless steel snare

Zildjian cymbals:
18″ A Custom crashes as Hi-Hats
20″ A Armand ride
20″ A Custom crash
20″ Z3 crash
20″ Oriental Crash of Doom
18″ A Custom EFX crash
9″ Oriental splash
16″ Oriental China stacked cymbals
29″ K Custom Hybrid china

Studio setup:

While performing with The Mars Volta, Thomas’ gear was the following:

Octahedron Tour Kit in 2009

DW Jazz Series in maple & gum
12×12″ tom
13×13″ tom
15×13″ floor tom
16×14″ floor tom
18×16″ floor tom
24×20″ bass drum
14×7 red maple snare

Zildjian cymbals:
18″ A crashes used as Hi-Hats
24″ A Medium Ride
24″ K Custom Ride
18″ A Custom EFX crash
9″ Oriental splash
16″ Oriental china stacked cymbals
20″ A Custom china
20″ Crash of Doom

Bedlam Tour Kit in 2007-2008

DW Collector’s Series in clear acrylic:
12×8″ tom
13×9″ tom
15×13″ floor tom
16×14″ floor tom
18×16″ floor tom
24×20″ bass drum
14×6.5″ DW copper snare

Zildjian cymbals:
18″ A Crashes used as Hi-Hats
24″ A Medium Ride
20″ A Armand Ride
20″ A Custom Crash
20″ Oriental Crash Of Doom
18″ A Custom EFX Crash
9″ Oriental splash
16″ Oriental china stacked
19″ K Custom hybrid china

Evans drumheads on all drums:
Toms: 12″, 13″, 15″, 16″, 18″ with clear G2s on top, clear resonants on bottom
Bass Drum: 24″ clear EQ3 as batter, clear EQ3 with hole on resonant
Snares : 14″ clear G2 on top and 300 Hazy on bottom

As for hardware, Thomas also uses DW 9000 Series hardware and pedals and Shure microphones.

Adapted from Wikipedia.

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