Russ Miller kit tour in three videos A full drum set and gear lessons tour Russ Miller goes into detail on all his gear in three videos. Showing you his Mapex Saturn IV MH drums, the Zildjian cymbals he uses and gives you all you have to know about his Remo drumheads. Not only does he show you everything, he also explains why he uses these brands for sound, quality and consistency. This article is the first of the interview we did with the legendary drummer. The interview itself will be online soon.

Meeting Russ is always a pleasure. The drummer, producer, arranger, but most of all an all-round musician is always on top of it, even when being one of the hardest working musicians out there. Imagine being the man playing drums on multiple Grammy-winning albums or having at least ten of the historical worldwide hits that you can scratch from your bucket list. Then you probably understand why you cannot blame the man for mistaking Germany for The Netherlands in the videos. With all the travelling, playing and keeping focus on everything every single day, keeping track is foremost about music, and not the location where you are.

In these three videos, Russ talks openly about his gear. He gives you all the reasons for using Remo drumheads, Mapex drums and Zildjian cymbals.

The Mapex video
In the first video of the 'Russ Miller kit tour’, he goes into detail on his Mapex Saturn IV MH with Cherry Mist Rosewood finish. Learn from how he explains the use of his special sizes for different musical settings.

The Zildjian video
In the second video, Russ goes into detail on all his Zildjian cymbals. His cymbal setup changes for every session. This video gives you great insights on the purpose and usage of cymbals.

Furthermore, Russ shows you his Meinl 'Russ Miller Artist Series Cowbell 8" big mouth' and his Yamaha RMCW Cascara and Groove Wedges that he still uses.

The Remo drumheads
The last video has Russ talking about his Remo drumheads. Learn about drumheads in general, and a lot more about why he uses Remo drumheads. A relation that exists for almost 30 years now.

Russ Miller
In case you haven't heard of Russ Miller yet, well... he has an insane list of references that is impossible to keep up with. With every year, his CV grows full speed, with Russ running from one session to the other, or recording at his studio. Here is a small list of artists, movies, TV shows and records that have Russ Miller on record.
  • he is the drummer on the American Idol shows
  • Ray Charles
  • Natalie Cole
  • Tina Turner
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Hilary Duff
  • Steve Perry
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Daniel Bedingfield

  • Appears on over 50 international movies (Avatar, Chicken Little, Fracture, Lakeview Terrace, Resident Evil Apocalypse)
  • He recently finished recording for new movies with Helen Hunt and Johnny Depp
  • The Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll has voted Russ in the top five Studio Drummers in the world
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