• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theater and More

Michael Blancaflor - Found: A New Musical

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Michael’s setup from Found: A New Musical at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.

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“I brought in my Gibraltar G-Class Pedal for the kick drum. While switching out the pedals, I put the rental pedal to the side and ended up hitting the drum with it. It created a higher pitch/resonant sound like an un-muffled marching drum which was perfect for a song called ‘Daniel's Super Toy Trading Shop’ which the composer wanted toy-like sounds. I ended up keeping both pedals in the setup. Anything to maximize sonic possibilities in a confined space!”

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“This is a wonderful new musical by Lee Overtree and Hunter Bell with music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and orchestrated by Matt Castle & Frank Galgano.

The band consists of Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums/Percussion, Violin and Cello. We are spread out all around the stage and communicating via Music Director video and Aviom Mixers. Drums are fully mic’d under the stage. It's a great experience to see the Musical Theater process for a new work.

Eli Bolin wrote some great songs orchestrated beautifully by Galgano/Castle with varying feels and styles. Rock, Soul, Rock Shuffles, Half-Time Shuffles, Funk, Bossa Nova, Pop Rock, Hip-Hop, Punk, Disco, Indie Pop, Pop Ballad, Gospel and quasi-Latin Pop. Some tunes are performed with background tracks and click tracks.”

Drums:
  • Yamaha Maple Custom 10”, 12”, 14” and 22”
  • Yamaha Hardware
  • Gibraltar G-Class BD Pedal

Cymbals:
  • Sabian HHX Evolution 21" Groove Ride, 18" Crash, 16" Crash, 14" Hi-Hats
  • 8" Sabian AAX Splash
  • 11" Paiste Signature Thin Splash
  • 18" Paiste Signature Thin China

Snare Drums:
  • 14" Ludwig Supraphonic
  • 10" Sonor Jungle Snare

Percussion:
  • Pearl Primero Pro Bongos
  • LP Mounted Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with 4" Alan Able Triangle
  • LP One-Handed Triangle
  • RhythmTech Drum Set Tambourine with Brass Jingles
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Egg Shakers
  • Desk Bell
  • Acme Siren Whistle

Sticks:
  • Vic Firth AS8D
  • Vic Firth Steve Gadd Brushes
  • Vic Firth SD6 Swizzle B
  • Vic Firth Rute 505
9/20/18