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Chad Smith

Bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Chicken Foot

Genre: Rock

Chad Gaylord Smith 
Born on October 25th, 1961 in St Paul, Minnesota, Chad Smith’s rise to rock stardom was defined by his fiery drumming style. He joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988 and became the driving force behind their electrifying performances. Chad’s charismatic presence and musical versatility made him an icon both on and off stage. With every beat, he added a funky edge to the band’s sound and left an indelible mark on the world of rock. We made a list of the equipment he used.

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DW Collector’s Series

  • 24″ x 16″ Bass Drum
  • 13″ x 09″ Rack Tom
  • 14″ x 16″ Floor Tom
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom
  • 14” x 6,5” DW Snare Drum

Chad’s Drum Gear

Chad Smith’s drum sets are not commercially available. Here is a list of drum sets that come close to his original.