David Valdés

Timpani

Chromatic:

  • Ludwig Professional Series (32″, 32″, 29″ and 26″)

Baroque:

  • Windsor of Birmingham (27.5″, 23. 5″ and 22.5″. Superkalfo heads)

Soprano:

  • Studio 49 (16″ and 20″. Goat heads)

Bass Drums

Orchestral:

  • Majestic Prophonic Series MCB3622 (36″x22″. SuperKalfo heads)

Chamber:

  • Premier 188 (28″x12″. Goat heads)
  • Promusin PCTT-2214BU (22″x14″. Goat heads)

Historical:

  • Artisan rope-tension drum (31.5″x14″. Goat heads)

Snare drums

Orchestral:

  • Grover Pro G3T-5 (14″x5. SuperKalfo and goat heads)
  • Grover Pro G3T-6 (14″x6.5″. SuperKalfo and goat heads)

Drumset:

  • Ludwig Supraphonic LM402 (14″x6.5″, vintage)

  • Ludwig Supersensitive LM410 (14″x5″, vintage)

  • Ludwig Acrolite LM404C (14″x5″, vintage)

  • Ludwig Black Beauty LB416T (14″x5″)

  • Premier 2000 (14”x5”, vintage)
  • Premier 1005 (14”x5”, vintage)

  • Premier Royal Ace (14”x4”, vintage)

  • Premier Royal Ace (14”x5,5”, vintage)

  • Premier 2024 (14”x4”, vintage)

  • John Grey Broadway 500 (14”x3”, vintage)

  • LP RAW Series Trash Snare (1601)
  • Valdés custom (13”x7.5”)

  • Sattler (13”x4.75”, vintage)

  • Gretsch Legend Free Floater (12”x5.5”)

  • Ddrum Diatribe Series S3SD510SR (10″x5″)

  • Sonor Force Jungle SEF 11 1002 SDJ (10″x2″)

  • JZ Drums Bronze Custom (6″x3,5″)

  • Grunge Monster Custom (20”x8”)

Military drums

  • Premier Traditional Series 1049 (14″x12″. Superkalfo heads)
  • Pearl Championship FFX (14″x12″)
  • Pearl PHX-1580 (15″x8″. Goat heads)
  • Couesnon & Ce. (15″x7.5″, vintage. Goat heads)
  • Tambour de la Garde Champêtre (15″x6.5″, vintage. Goat heads)
  • Valdés  tenor drum (16″x16″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés tenor drum (18″x14″, vintage. Goat heads)

Historical and traditional drums

  • Valdés Renaissance side-drum (18″x13.5″. Goat heads)
  • Víctor Barral Provençal drum (12″x27.5″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés baroque rope drum (16″x16″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés baroque rope drum (14″x14″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés shepherd´s drum (12″x8″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés renaissance tabor (12″x8″. Goat heads)
  • Valdés long drum (16″x29″. Goat heads)
  • NP Basque drum (12-0252-14, 10″x10″. Goat heads)
  • Baroque toy drum (8″x6″. Goat heads)
  • Turkish/Janissary davul (22″x12″)
  • Medieval nackers (12″x7″, baby goat heads)
  • Medieval nackers (10.5″ and 11.5″x6.5″. Goat heads)
  • Waltons Bodhran (15″)

Other drums

  • Remo rototoms (6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″ and 18″)
  • Pearl Symphonic tom-toms (8″, 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″ and 16″. Goat heads)

Cymbals

Clashed:

  • 21″ Mehteran Cymbals Symphonic (Medium-Hard)
  • 19″ Masterwork  Symphonic (Medium-Hard)
  • 17″ Zildjian Avedis
  • 16″ Sabian AA Orchestral Viennese
  • 15″ Zildjian Avedis (vintage)

Suspended:

  • 19″, 18″, 17″, 16″ and 15″ Mehteran Cymbals Medium-Thin Symphonic Suspended
  • Grover Pro PW-SCA stands (x4)

Rides:

  • 24″ vintage Zildjian Avedis

  • 22″ Zildjian Kerope

  • 22″ Pasha Swish by Grand Master

  • 20″ Bosphorus Traditional Series

  • 20″ Bosphorus Gold Up

  • 20″ Zyn sizzle (vintage)

  • 19″ Zyn (vintage)

  • 16″ Paiste Flat Ride 2002 Black Label (vintage)

Crashes:

  • 19″ Turkish Kurak
  • 18″ Zildjian K Custom
  • 18″ Istanbul Mehmet Traditional Series (medium thin)
  • 18″ Istanbul Mehmet Samatya Series
  • 18″ Ozone
  • 16″ Gara HP-1 Series
  • 17″ Istanbul Mehmet Traditional Series (medium thin)
  • 16″ Istanbul Mehmet Samatya Series
  • 16″ Gara HP-1 Series

Hihats:

  • 15″ Zildjian Avedis (vintage)
  • 14″ Bosphorus Traditional Series (regular)
  • 14″ Super Zyn 5 Stars (vintage)
  • 14″ Zyn Custom Ozone (vintage)
  • 13″ Zildjian New Beat
  • 12″ Zyn 2 Stars (vintage)
  • 10″ Ideal Snowshoe (vintage)

Splashes:

  • 8″ Bosphorus Traditional Series
  • 8″ Zyn 2 Stars (vintage)
  • 6″ Gara HP-1 Series

Chinas:

  • Wu Han (8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″)

Tuned percussion

Xylophone:

  • Colovini 3.5
  • LEFIMA straw-fiddle (vintage)

Vibraphone:

  • Musser M48S

Glockenspiel:

  • Musser M645 (vintage)
  • Sonor TAG25

Tubaphone:

  • Unknown English brand (vintage)

Tubular bells:

  • Vintage Deagan “Flush Top” (2.1 octaves extended range -F3/G5-)

Organ chimes:

  • Deagan

Thai gongs:

  • Asian Sound (A2-A3). Chromatic octave for “Turandot” and “Madama Butterfly”

Kalimbas:

  • 2.5 octaves chromatic kalimba
  • Hokema Sansula

Accesory percussion

Tambourines:

  • 8″ Grover Pro T2/GS-8
  • 10″ Grover Pro T2/PhBr
  • 10″ Grover Pro T2/GSPh
  • 10″ Grover Pro T2/BC
  • 10″ Grover Pro T1/SS
  • 10″ Grover Pro T2/HTS
  • Grover Pro TMC
  • 10″ vintage Lefima KT-018-0010-200
  • 10″ Harlan Custom Triple Row (Bronze/German Silver)
  • 12″ Blackswamp T12-3
  • 10″ Cannon UPTAMB10D16H (x2)
  • 8″ Cannon UPTAMB8D12H (x2)
  • 6″ Cannon UPTAMB6S04H
  • 4″ Cannon UPTAMB4S04H
  • 14″ “Vezos y costumes” traditional Asturian tambourine.
  • 10.5″ “Vezos y costumes” Asturian traditional tambourine
  • 14″ Biagio Panico Salentinese tamburello
  • 10″ Víctor Barral riq
  • 8″ Salvation Army tambourine

Triángulos:

  • Grover Pro TR-9
  • Grover Pro TR-6
  • Grover Pro TR-B-8
  • Grover Pro DTM
  • Grover Pro MIM-D
  • Grover Pro MM-1
  • Grover Pro PW-TA
  • Grover Pro PW-AMP
  • Abel Symphonic (6″)
  • 8″ artisan baroque triangle
  • 6.5″ artisan baroque triangle

Castanets:

  • Tárrega TRGBG
  • Jale 85
  • Jale 85
  • Jale 107
  • Studio 49 RCA 2
  • Gewa
  • Kolberg metal castanets (1645)

Tamtams - Gongs

Tamtams:

  • 36″ Wu Han Chao gong
  • 32″ Wu Han Chao gong
  • 28″ Wu Han Chao gong
  • 13″ Paiste Symphonic gong
  • 8″ Paiste Symphonic gong

Gongs:

  • 24″ Wu Han Wind gong
  • 13″ Wu Han Tiger gong
  • 11.75″ Wu Han Circus gong
  • 11.75″ Wu Han Opera gong
  • 11.25″ Wu Han Ópera gong
  • 8.5″ Wu Han Ópera gong
  • Asian Sound Thai gongs. Chromatic octave (A2-A3) for “Turandot” and “Madama Butterfly”

Drumsets

Premier Genista (90s):

  • 22″x16″, 8″x8″, 10″x9″, 12″x10″ and 14″x12″
  • “Turquoise” finish.

Premier Genista (90s):

  • 24″x18″, 13″x11″ and 16″x16″
  • “Red sparkle” finish.

Premier "Model 58" (60s):

  • 22″, 12″ and 16″
  • “Mahogany Duroplastic” finish
  • Ringo Starr´s drumset before switching to Ludwig

REMO Master Touch "Bebop Set" (80s):

  • 18″x14″, 10″x8″, 12″x8″ and 14″x14″
  • “Amagi Burl” finish

Suitcase drumkit:

  • Configurable at will

Latin percussion

Congas:

  • Meinl Headliner (HC555NT)

Bongos:

  • Meinl Marathon Exclusive Series (FWB200GAB)
  • Mini bongos LP (LPM199-AW)

Timbales - pailas:

  • LP Matador (M257)

Shakers:

  • LP Rock shaker (LP462B)
  • LP “One Shot” shaker (LP442A)
  • LP “One Shot” shaker large (LP442B)
  • LP Duoshake Soft (LP441S)
  • LP Duoshake Medium (LP441M)
  • LP Duoshake Loud (LP441L)
  • LP Multigüiro (LP452)
  • Maxtone egg shakers
  • Cuban shekere

Güiros:

  • LP Super Güiro (LP234)
  • LP Multi Güiro (LP452)
  • LP Guicharo (LP245)
  • TKP Güiro
  • Nino 555
  • Valdés bamboo güiro (x4. Different sizes)

Maracas:

  • LP Rawhide (LP395)
  • LP Fiber (LP389)
  • LP Professional (LP281)
  • LP Matador (M283)
  • “Torrealba” Venezuelan
  • Jale 
  • Qbano

Cabaças:

  • LP cabaça (LP234a)
  • Stagg mini cabaça (CAB-S)

Wind chimes:

  • Grover Spectrasound Mark Tree (SM-35BA) with dampening bar (SM-DB35).
  • Meinl CH27ST (one row)
  • Meinl CH66HF (two rows) 
  • Meinl FICY-14 (made of crotales)
  • Valdés glass chimes (x4)
  • Valdés seashells chimes (x2)
  • Terre seashells chimes
  • Valdés bamboo chimes
  • Valdés nutshells chimes
  • Valdés plastic cups chimes
  • Asian Sound Bell tree (BT-L)
  • Valdés Aeolian chimes

Samba:

  • 20″x24″ Meinl surdo (SU20)
  • 18″x22″ Meinl surdo (SU18)
  • Izzo tamborim (IZ5079)
  • Izzo caixa (IZ5511)
  • LP Dry Agogo small (LP577)
  • Valdés chocalho

Cowbells:

  • LP “Black Beauty” (LP204A)
  • LP “Mambo” (LP229)
  • LP “Bongo” (LP206A)
  • LP “Rock” (LP007-N)
  • Beverly (vintage)

Tambourines:

  • LP Cyclops (LP174)
  • Grover Studio Pro T2/PHBR-H

Claves:

  • LP King Clave (LP697)
  • LP Wood Clave (LP261)
  • LP Exotic Wood Standard Clave (LP211R)

World percussion

Japan:

  • 23″x25″ nagado daiko
  • Den-den daiko
  • Dobachi (“campanella in La” for “Madama Butterfly”)
  • Campanelli Giapponese (Japanese bells) for “Madama Butterfly”
  • Kokiriko/binzasara

China:

  • 25″x27″ Hua Peng Gu
  • 12″, 13″ and 14″ War Gu
  • 12″ painted Chinese trapset tom-tom (vintage)

Africa:

  • Alexandria darbouka
  • Moroccan doumbek
  • Moroccan tbilat
  • Moroccan qraqeb marrroquí
  • 8″ and 10″ Moroccan riqs
  • Senegalese djembé
  • Meinl kessing (KES-0)
  • Kenyan wooden rattle
  • Senegalese kas-kas senegalés (asalato, kashaka)
  • Malian water gourds

Asia:

  • Tibetan bowla (x10)
  • Dharma Tibetan crotales (2 pairs)
  • Saroyan Arabesque Brass, Arabesque Silver and Afgani Silver fingger cymbals
  • 16″ and 22″ Iranian tars
  • Iranian daf
  • 22″x12″ Turkish/Janissary davul
  • Turkish crescent (“Jingle Johnny”)
  • Turkish cevgen  (x2)

America:

  • 13″x5″ Mesoamerican/indian drum
  • Yaqui rattle
  • Yaqui scraper
  • Yaqui drum
  • Buffalo drum
  • Mexican sonajas
  • Mexican teponaztlis (x2)
  • Mexican huehuetls (x2)

Various instruments

Wood:

  • Promusin temple blocks (PTB-02)
  • Promusin Woodblocks (PWB-01s)
  • Pearl “Tone block” (PAB-20)
  • Schlagwerk log drum (45041)
  • Sonor log drum
  • LP “Granite Blocks (LP1210)
  • Washboard
  • Mahler box and hammer
  • Spoons
  • Wooden planks
  • Rachets
  • “Tavolette” (for “Feste Romane”, by O. Respighi)
  • LP208 vibraslap

Metal:

  • Grover Pro SB-CB sleigh bells
  • Grover Pro SBC sleigh bells craddle
  • Sleigh bells on horse collars (x2)
  • Set of de 4”, 5”, 6”, 7” and 9” Studio 49 cowbells
  • Hand bells (x4)
  • Brake disks (x5)
  • Ship bell
  • Anvil (x2)
  • Clock gongs (x2)
  • Clock springs
  • Tuna Super Fish Studio waterphone
  • Alpine cowbells (x26)
  • Spoons
  • Washboard
  • Hotel reception bell
  • Musical saw (Kachaturian´s Piano concerto)
  • LP flexatone

Sound effects:

  • Rain stick
  • Thunder/spring drums (x3)
  • Lightning sheet (x2). “Lampi e fulmine” in Italian operas.
  • Wind machine
  • Thunder machine. “Tuono” in Italian operas.
  • Industrial siren
  • Antiaircraft crank siren
  • Blank pistols (x2)
  • Canon shots
  • Horse hooves
  • Marching men/marching soldiers
  • Geophone (“ocean drum”) (x3)

Friction:

  • Lion´s roar
  • Rommelpot

Aerophones:

  • ACME slide whistle
  • Plastic slide whistle
  • Cuckoo
  • Ocarinas
  • Several bird calls
  • Police whistles
  • Train whistle
  • Fog horn/boat horn (“Il tabarro”, by Puccini)
  • Taxi horns

Others:

  • Bottles of different types and sizes
  • Mugs
  • Flower pots
  • Terre goat hooves rattle
  • Terre cha cha nutshells rattle
  • Terre pangi nutshells rattle
  • Terre small bronze bells rattle

David Valdés is a Grover Pro Artist