Jeremy Spencer Pounds Five Finger Death Punch

Spencer's Setup

Jeremy Spencer

Drums Ddrum Reflex
1 20" x 18" Bass Drum
2 14" x 6.5" Dios Cast Chrome Snare
3 8" x 7" Tom
4 10" x 7.5" Tom
5 12" x 8" Tom
6 13" x 9" Tom,br /> 7 16" x 16" Floor Tom
8 18" x 16" Floor Tom
9 20" x 14" Gong Drum
10 6" x 18", 6" x 20" 6" x 22", and 6" x 24" Deccabons
11 6" x 6", 6" x 8", 6" x 10", and 6" x 12" Deccabons

Cymbals Paiste Alpha Metal
A 14" Hi-Hat
B 20" China
C 17" Crash
D 18" Crash
E 10" Splash
F 8" Splash
G 12" Splash
H 19" Crash
I 20" Crash
J 20" Ride
K 16" China

Electronics Ddrum
L Dd1 pads

Jeremy Spencer also uses Ddrum hardware and pedals, Ddrum Dd1 module and Ddrum DRT triggers, Vater 5B wood tip sticks, and Evans heads.

Spencer’s Gut-punch groove

Let’s face it, Five Finger Death Punch is just a great name for a metal band. Luckily, there’s more than just a catchy moniker. Their brand of heavy yet catchy metal has gruff vocals interspersed with melodic sung parts to create a much broader appeal for their music. This sound helped them achieve early success that continues to this day. Cofounder Jeremy Spencer anchors the rhythm behind FFDP with his direct and very powerful drumming.

“Under And Over It”
The first thing you’ll notice on this track is the drum sound is absolutely huge, with lots of low end on both the kick and snare, the latter of which has with a lingering white noise tail after every hit that almost sounds like the decay of a China cymbal. These are obviously samples so some of the cymbal parts in this transcription are educated guesses.
Much of this track has a four-on-the-floor feel creating a sort of heavy metal house-music vibe that’s not entirely dissimilar from acts like Rob Zombie. Many girls will be groped and many wallets, cell phones, and shoes will be lost as FFDP fans crowd surf to this tune. At the chorus, Spencer launches into a double bass groove under the memorable melodic vocal section. Following this, the groove returns to the strong quarter-note feel that permeates the track. The transcription ends with an over-the-bar-line syncopated fill that moves around his kit.

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