Siros Vaziri

Professional Drummer & Educator

Welcome to the official website of drummer Siros Vaziri. Hundreds of drum fill lessons, contact info, gear list, biography, and more!

GEAR


Scroll down to see the exact gear I’m using right now, or click on each brand below for my reviews and thoughts about their gear.


I proudly endorse:

Tama Drums

Meinl Cymbals

Evans Drumheads

Promark Drumsticks

Porter & Davies

ACD Unlimited

Low Boy Custom Beaters

Big Fat Snare Drum

Drumtacs

Sound & Communication in-ears


Current studio setup:

Current setup as of March 21, 2019.


hold down your finger (or Hover over the pictures) to read about the gear!


Tama DRUMS

Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit - Charcoal Onyx
 

- 10x7 rack tom
- 14x12 floor tom
- 16x14 floor tom
- 22x16 bass drum

Tom shells: 6mm, 4ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut
Bass drum shell: 8mm, 5ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut

snare drums:
 

- 13x7 Tama SLP G-Maple Snare
- 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel Snare

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish, with a 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish, with a 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish, with a 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit in Charcoal Onyx finish, with a 14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.

13x7 Tama SLP G-Maple Snare

14x6.5 Tama Metalworks Steel snare drum.


meinl Cymbals - currently on the kit


16" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Thin Hihats

20" Byzance Jazz Extra Thin Ride (used mainly as a crash)

6" Byzance Brilliant Splash

22” Byzance Jazz Symmetry Ride

10” Byzance Vintage Trash Splash over a upside-down 10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

22" R&D Byzance China (prototype)

 
 


Meinl Cymbals - Collection

8" Artist Concept Model Benny Greb Crasher Hats

15" Pure Alloy Medium Hihats

14” Byzance Traditional Heavy Hihats

16" Byzance Traditional Medium Hihats

18" Byzance Brilliant Thin Crash

20" Pure Alloy Medium Crash

22” Byzance Vintage Pure Light Ride

22" Byzance Extra Dry Medium Ride

22" Limited Edition Byzance Brilliant Trash Crash/Ride

21" Byzance Polyphonic Ride

24" Byzance Big Apple Dark Ride

21" Byzance Brilliant Serpent's Ride

16" Pure Alloy Medium Crash

18" Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash

19" Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash

10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

10” Byzance Extra Dry Dual Splash

10” Byzance Vintage Trash Splash

10" Byzance Dark Splash

12" Classics Custom Trash Splash

10" Soundcaster Custom Piccolo Trash China

10" Byzance Dark Splash upside-down over a 10" Soundcaster Custom Piccolo Trash China

12" Classics Custom Trash Stack

12" HCS Trash Stack

16" Classics Custom Trash Stack

16"/12" Artist Concept Model Luke Holland Bullet Stack

18" top cymbal from a Matt Garstka Fat Stack over a upside-down 12" Classics Custom Trash Splash

18"/16" Artist Concept Model Matt Garstka Fat Stack

18"/18" Artist Concept Model Thomas Lang Super Stack

18"/18" Artist Concept Model Anika Nilles Deep Hats

18" HCS Trash Stack

18" R&D Byzance Vintage Trash China (prototype)

18" Classics Custom Trash China

16" Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash

 
 
 

Evans drumheads
 

- 10x7 rack tom - G2 Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 12x8 rack tom - G2 Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 14x12 floor tom - G2 Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 16x14 floor tom - G2 Clear batter over G1 Clear as resonant
- 22x16 bass drum - EQ4 Clear batter and EQ3 Resonant Smooth White
- 14x6.5 snare drum - Heavyweight batter over 300 Hazy resonant

Evans Drumheads on all drums.


Promark Drumsticks

- Hickory 720 ‘Intruder’ Wood Tip

Promark ‘Intruder’ drum sticks.


Porter & Davies - throne & tactile monitoring system

Porter & Davies BC Gigster engine.

Porter & Davies saddle throne.


ACD Unlimited - pedal & hihat stand

ACD Unlimited Darwin Single Pedal (longboard, strap) with a Low Boy custom wood beater.

ACD Unlimited Darwin Single Pedal and Darwin Hihat Stand.

ACD Unllimited Darwin Hihat Stand (longboard).


Tama hardware - stands & accessories

- Tama HTC807W RoadPro Combination Tom/Cymbal Stand
- 2x Tama HC83BW RoadPro Boom Cymbal Stand
- Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Boom Arm
- Tama HS800W RoadPro Snare Stand
- Tama QHC7 Quick-Set Hi-Hat Clutch

Tama QHC7 Quick-Set Hi-Hat Clutch.

Tama HTC807W RoadPro Combination Tom/Cymbal Stand.

Tama MCA63EN Cymbal Boom Arm.


Clinic Rig

Porter & Davies BC Gigster engine (and saddle throne).

Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, Cubase 9.5 Elements and a Akai LPD8 controller for track navigation, volume control, etc.

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 audio interface.

Sound & Communication SC-4 custom molded in-ear monitors.


other accessories

Drumtacs overtone dampeners.

Meinl Ching Ring.

Meinl Cymbal Tuners.

Low Boy Custom Beaters, from left to right - Wool, Wood, Felt, Lightweight Wood, Leather.

Big Fat Snare Drum’s, from left to right - 13” Original BFSD, 14” Steve’s Donut, 14” Original BFSD.

Sound & Communication SC-4 custom molded in-ear monitors.


Recording equipment
 

Current mic setup:

Overhead left - AKG C 391 B
Overhead right - AKG C 391 B

Kick mic - Audix D6
Subkick mic - Solomon Subkick LoFReQ Black

Snare top - Audix i5
Snare bottom - Audix i5

Rack tom 10” - Audix D2
Rack tom 12” - Audix D2
Floor tom 14” - Audix D4
Floor tom 16” - Audix D6

Hallway mic - Samson C01

Voice mic - Audio-Technica AT897

Additional recording equipment:

GoPro Hero Session for video
Huawei Mate 9 Pro smartphone for video and photo
Three 55 W, 5500 K softbox lights

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen audio interface
Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain AD/DA Converter

Dell Inspiron 15 laptop
Cubase 9.5 Elements
Slate Digital Everything Bundle plugins
AKG K-712 Pro Reference Studio Headphones for mixing
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen audio interface for mixing
Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing

Sound & Communication custom molded in-ear monitors