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Greetings, brothers and sisters in drumming!

To all drummers here in this forum, please introduce yourselves.  So that we can be all familiar and be acquainted with each other.

I got this idea from the Pinoydrums mailing list (Yahoo Groups) and at the Bass Place Forum.

Please participate!  It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or an advanced drummer; a pro or an amateur; a kid or a young-at-heart dude...  Basta drummer!  Wag na kayo mahiya please hehe...

Just fill up the bio data that I prepared.  Copy and paste...




I've been a drummer since:

I play drums for:

My favorite musical style/s:

My favorite drummer/s:

My musical influence/s:

My drum gear:

I'm a proud drummer because:

Additional info about myself:


It's okay if you don't want to fill out some of the data asked (perhaps due to privacy or security reasons).  As much as possible, please fill out everything.  And use your real names please.  No nicknames, aliases or fictional names hehe...

You can also post a photo of yourself.

GAME!   8)

Updated, 31 March 2008. 8)


Name: Anthony Dio

Age: 28

I've been a drummer since: late 1992

I play drums for: K24/7

My favorite musical style/s: I appreciate different styles of music, as long as it's of good quality.  But most of the time, I'd go for fusion, progressive rock, alternative rock, r&b, hiphop, electric jazz... and groovy stuff.  Basta masarap!

My favorite drummer/s: Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Tim Alexander, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams, Matt Cameron, Mar Dizon, Benjie Mendez and many more!

My musical influence/s: The drummers that I listed above are huge influences to my drumming.  Some of my musical influences include Rush, Dream Theater, Primus, Soundgarden, Mint Condition, The Roots, Tool, Sting, Toto, Steely Dan... and many many more!  I'm a sponge!

My drum gear: Tama Superstar drumkit (10", 12" & 14" toms, 20" kick, black wrap finish). Tama Starclassic Maple 5.5"x14" snare drum, 5"x13" Tama Artwood Maple snare drum, 5.5"x10" Black Panther Premium Maple snare drum. Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide double bass pedal and Velo Glide hi-hat stand. Tama Roadpro stands and multi-clamps. Zildjian K Custom cymbals. Behringer UB802 compact mixer and M-Audio IE-20XP in-ear headphones (for my monitoring needs). Gibraltar 9608 drum throne. SKB and Gator hardcases. Tama Rhythm Watch metronome. RealFeel 12" double-sided practice pad.

I'm a proud drummer because: It's the best thing to do in the world.  I thank God everyday for blessing me and making me a professional drummer.  I get to make a living out of something that I love and passionate with.  Drumming and music have defined me; not having those in my life are unimaginable.

Additional info about myself:  You can check out my blogsite and my band's website for additional info and stuff (links are in my siggy below).

Name: Fred Sison

Age: 18

I've been a drummer since: late 2001, early 2002

I play drums for: Quietus

My favorite musical style/s: Very Very Wide.  Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Rock, Prog Rock, Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal. No Classical and Country though :)

My favorite drummer/s: Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, Marco Minneman, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Flo Mounier, George Kollias, Pete Sandoval, Erlandsson Brothers, Danny Carrey.

My musical influence/s: Most of the drummers listed above. Not so much on the Jazz side though.

My drum gear:

2001 Pearl Export Select . #274 Amber Mist Finish

22x16 Kick - Pinstripe Batter, Stock Reso
12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Toms - Clear G2's, Stock Reso (soon to be coated G1's)
8x8, 8x9 Fernando Concert Toms - Stock Head (la ako mahanap G1's  

Snares :
5.5x14 Pearl ELX Snare - Coated Ambassador, Clear Diplomat Reso
6.5x14 PorkPie Custom "Black Beauty" Snare - Coated G2's, Clear Amb Reso.
3x14 Fernando Piccolo - Coated Ambassador, Stock Fernando Reso


10" A Custom Splash
14" Avedis New Beats
18" K Custom Crash
18" A Custom Crash
19" K Dark Crash Thin (arriving soon..)
16" Oriental China Trash
22" Limted Ed. Platinum Ping Ride

All Pearl Stands.
Pearl 2002B Eliminator Double Pedal.
Gibraltar Throne.
No-Name Ace Hardware Ear Muffs.

I'm a proud drummer because: I get to Sit down when the whole band has to stand up.

Additional info about myself: Tamad ako mag practice. I play little guitars too.

Game ako. This is a good idea.

Name: Chris Norona

Age: 30

I've been a drummer since: 1996

I play drums for: D' Animae(1996-2001), En Masse'(2002-present)

My favorite musical style/s: Jazz, Latin, Rnb, I dig all kinds naman eh.

My favorite drummer/s: Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd...

My musical influence/s: TOTO, Sting, EWF, Spyro Gyra and many more

My drum gear:  Tama Superstar Drums, Alesis DM5 Drum Module, Zildjian Cymbals( New beat hi-hat, K hi - hat, 16" A custom Projection Crash, 16" K custom dark crash, 10" A custom splash, 8" K custom Splash, 20" A custom China Swish), Sabian(16" AAX Stage Crash), Paiste(20" 502 Ride, 16" 802 Power crash), Meinl(10" Sterling silver splash), Pearl Free floating brass picollo snare, Pearl maple picollo snare, Sonor Force 2005 Birch snare, DW8002 double pedal, DW5000 single Pedal, Tama Iron cobra Jr. single pedal, Titan 10"x10" tom, Gibraltar hardwares(rack, hi-hat stand, throne), LP ridge rider cowbell.

I'm a proud drummer because: I get to do what I love doing. Drumming releases my stress after a hard days work.

Name: Chris Bernardo

Age: 28

I've been a drummer since: high shcool '95(on and off usually off :D )

I play drums for: N/A (friends) weekend warrior

My favorite musical style/s: Still trying to have my own style :D Hope to get before it's too late :|

My favorite drummer/s: Jimmy Chamberlin, Dominic Howard(Muse),Marco Minneman, Josh Freese, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Thomas Lang, Steve Gadd

My musical influence/s: Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Foo Fighters, Tool, APC, Coheed and Cambria, Placebo and many more!

My drum gear: TRAK kit, 22", 16", 13", 12" .... Custom 13X3 acrylic snare, Gibraltar hardware,10" Wuhan S series splash, 8" Stagg SH splash, B8pro rock hats, 17" Saluda effects crash, 18" A Zildjian thin crash 

I'm a proud drummer because: Playing drums serves as an outlet for me, a break from the stress from work! Oh and another thing, chicks dig it!!!! hehehe

Additional info about myself: I work as a Planning Engineer for a telco in Makati
Married, with one daughter


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