JOE MORELLO: Equipment
DRUMS: DW Collector Series in
Coated single-ply DW heads on batters of all drums, clear heads on bottoms of toms
Joe tunes his snare drum fairly tight and crisp, with the batter head about a fourth lower than the snare side. All drums are played wide open, with the only muffling being a 2" felt strip on the batter head of the base drum, running from top to bottom about 3" off the center of the head.
STICKS: Pro-Mark Joe Morello signature mode
Joe primarily uses wood-tip sticks, but he occasionally will use nylon tips in playing situations that require a bit more brightness from the ride cymbal.