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On the 20th Century - Broadway - Eric Borghi

Eric's Borghi's setup for the 2015 Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City.

1st Preview: February 13, 2015
Opening Night: March 12, 2015
Closing Night: July 19, 2015
Cast Album Recorded March 23, 2015 at MSR Studios in New York City


"The gear I used in the show is listed below. The gear I used in the recording session is identical, except where noted."

Drumset: Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Nouveau
  • 18"x22" BD - Clear Pinstripe Batter, Ebony Front Head
  • 8"x12" and 16"x16" Toms - Evans Coated EC2 Batter Heads, Remo Clear Ambassador Bottom Heads
  • Keller Custom Snare 7"x14” with Nickel Drumworks Throwoff, Tube Lugs, Heavy Duty Triple Flange Hoops, 20-Strand Puresound Snares, Remo Coated Ambassador Batter Head, Remo Hazy Diplomat Snare Head
  • Yamaha HS740A Hi-Hat pedal
  • DW 5000TD Bass Drum Pedal

Cymbals: Zildjian
  • New Beat 14” Hi Hats
  • A Custom 15” Crash
  • A 16” Thin Crash
  • A 22” circa 1963 Ride
  • A Custom 10” Splash

For the session I used a Recording Custom Kit (16"x22", 10"x12" and 14"x14") with Remo Coated Ambassador on Snare and Toms and Remo Powerstroke/Ebony on Bass Drum. The snare was a 5"x14” Steel Yamaha. Yamaha Pedals. Comparable cymbals to those used in the show.

  • Yamaha 6000 Series Timpani (29”, 26”) with Remo Standard White Timpani Heads
  • Yamaha 6200 Timpani with Renaissance Heads used in the session
  • Deagan DG1590 Glockenspiel
  • G# Tubular Chime - maker unknown
  • Black Swamp 6" Spectrum Triangle on Miller Machine
  • Grover 6" Super Overtone Triangle on Miller Machine
  • Spectrasound Hollow Brass Tube Single Row Mark Tree (Treeworks Solid Aluminum used for session)
  • LP Granite Block - (1) #1 - low (Vaughncraft used for album session)
  • LP Jam Block - Red
  • Zildjian Thin “Zil” Finger Cymbals
  • Black Swamp 10” Two-Row Copper Headed Tambourine
  • 10” Brass “Fight” Bell - maker unknown
  • Acme Thunderer”Police Whistle
  • LP Prestige Cowbell
  • LP Black Beauty Cowbell
  • Zildjian Crotales Low Octave D#, G and B
  • Paiste 20” Medium Thin Crash Cymbals - Piatti

Sticks & Mallets:
  • Vic Firth 5A and SD12 Drumsticks
  • Regal Tip 583R Brushes
  • David Herbert #4 Timpani Mallets - bought back when California Percussion Technology were the manufacturer
  • Tom Freer Hard/Soft Timpani Mallets
  • Innovative IP-1M Multi-Percussion Sticks
  • Innovative IP-5AT Timpani Combo Sticks
  • Regal Tip John Beck Bell/SD Combo Mallets
  • Malletech OR48R for Crotales
  • Musser M203 Glockenspiel Mallets
  • Rawhide Chime Hammer
  • Stoessel RW2.5 Triangle Beater
  • Balter 16R Yarn Mallets
  • American Drum JYD “Junkyard Dogs” - for Fight Bell