Joshua Berros’ Kit Breaks Age-Old Rules

Yamaha Recording Custom Kit Owned By Joshua Berros

By Chris Williams Published August 3, 2010

Perhaps one of the first things you’ll notice about Joshua Berro’s Yamaha Recording Custom kit is that he positions the hi-hat in the center, where most drummers have a mounted tom. Is he taking a page out of the Bill Bruford book of setup choices? "It feels very natural. I highly recommend it," he says. Hey, whatever works.

Here’s a rundown of his unusual setup:

Drums: Yamaha recording Custom

  • 10", 12", and 13" toms
  • 22" bass drum
  • 14" x 3.5" Sonor snare drum
  • 10" x 5" Pacific snare drum

Cymbals: Zildjian

  • 15" A custom fast crash
  • 14" new beat hi-hats
  • 8" splash
  • 20" custom ride
  • 17" K dark crash
  • 17" k china
  • 14" oriental


  • SPD-S
  • Roland pads
  • Electronic kick
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