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Ryan McCausland - Crazy For You

Ryan’s setup for Crazy for You at the Hammonton Youth Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey

“The Drums are a PDP (Pacific Drums & Percussion) Concept Maple Kit in a Red to Black Sparkle Fade. The Sizes are 18x22 Kick, 8x10 and 9x12 Rack Toms, 12x14 Floor Tom and a 5.5x14 Snare. The Cymbals from left to right are a set of 14” Zildjian K Hi Hats, an 18” Zildjian K Dark Crash, a 10” Zildjian A Custom Splash, a 16” Zildjian K Dark Crash with Sizzle Chain, a 20” Zildjian K Ride and an 18” Steve Weiss Brand China. The auxiliary percussion includes an American Song Whistle, both a Blue and a Red LP Jam Block, a 6” Alan Abel Triangle mounted on the Miller Machine, a mounted Pearl Tambourine, a Toca Castanet Machine, Meinl Turbo Cabasa, a homemade Set of Sand Blocks, a Steve Weiss Brand Ratchet, an Acme Siren Whistle, a Police Whistle, Old School Bell, a 2nd Smaller LP Triangle mounted bellow the traps table and a set of Treeworks Tre35 Windchimes.

The Hardware is a mixture of DW, Gibraltar, LP, and Yamaha. 

The Roland SPD-SX sampling pad was used for a few sound effects not covered by the sound engineer.  

The Sticks are all Vic Firth including a pair of Jazz Brushes, SD4 Combo Sticks, and Swizzle B’s. 

The Heads are all Evans and include G2 Coated heads on the Toms, a Coated HD Dry head on the Snare, and an EMAD2 on the Kick.

I could play Crazy for You every night for the rest of my life and it would never get old. I could not get enough of this music. The original orchestration calls for an ensemble of about 18-20 players. Our production could only afford 8. We were the busiest 8 players I’ve ever seen. Many of us were playing more than one book to fill in the holes that the other 10-12 absent players left behind. It was a challenge but one of the most fun productions I’ve ever worked on!”

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