Drums:  Charles plays Carnival Drums (Queen Series)

  • 18" bass drum (no hole in front, nothing inside).
  • 12" mounted tom (8" deep)
  • 14" floor tom with legs (14" deep)
  • 14" snare drum
  • 4-5 cymbal stands
  • 1 bass drum pedal
  • 1 hi hat stand
  • 1 snare drum stand
  • 1 drum stool with padded seat
  • Alternative set (for Funk/Pop/Rock)                  20" (or 22") bass drum, 10" and 12" mounted toms, 14" and 16" floor toms, 14x5.5 maple snare, 14x6.5 maple snare, 14" copper snare


Cymbals: Charles plays Bosphorus Cymbals. Various configurations including:

  • 22" Custom (prototype) Ride
  • 21" Masters Vintage Ride
  • 20" 20th Anniversary Ride
  • 20" Masters Series Ride
  • 20" Custom Ride
  • 20" Ferit Turk Series Ride
  • 18" Masters Series Crash
  • 18" Antique Series Crash
  • 18" Traditional Series Crash
  • 18" Groove Series Crash
  • 18" Hole Crash
  • 14" Turk (or Masters Series) Hi Hats


Drumheads: Charles endorses Remo Drumheads. Some of his favorites include:

  • Coated Ambassador
  • Vintage A
  • Skyntone
  • Powerstroke (for funk/pop/rock)
  • Clear Emperor (for funk/pop/rock)

 

Drumsticks: Charles endorses Vater drumsticks, brushes, and mallets. He uses the following models:

  • Manhattan 7A
  • Fusion
  • Los Angeles 5A 
  • Wire Tap Brushes