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Phil Rudd

Band: AC/DC

Genre: Hardrock

Phil Rudd (*May 19th, 1954 in Melbourne, Australia)
Phil Rudd, born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis in Melbourne, Australia in 1954, is best known as the drummer for the legendary rock band AC/DC. His straightforward, hard-hitting style was a defining element of the band’s sound. Phil Rudd’s drumming is a testament to the power of simplicity and groove. Though not known for flashy solos, his steady beats and impeccable timing have been crucial to AC/DC’s success. If you’re a fan of classic rock or interested in the essence of rock drumming, Phil Rudd is a key figure to know. Here’s a list of the drum equipment he uses.

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Sonor AQ1 or SQ2

  • 22″ x 18″ Bass Drum
  • 13″ x 13″ Rack Tom
  • 16″ x 16” Floor Tom
  • 18″ x 18″ Floor Tom

Phil’s Drum Gear