Santana - United States
What do John McLaughlin, The P-Funk All Stars, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Victor Wooton, Mike Stern, and Steely Dan all have in common? These are only a small portion of artists who have enlisted the amazing and inspiring drumming of Dennis Chambers.
Hailing from Baltimore, he started playing at age 4 and was performing in nightclubs by the time he celebrated his 6th birthday. It was there he started building the foundation of what was to become his signature sound.
Between the years 1978-1985, he was the force behind the ground breaking musical forces of Parliament and Funkadelic. After a brief stint in Special EFX, Dennis exploded onto the scene with John Scofield's Blue Matter, Loud Jazz, and the incredible Pick Hits Live. His deep groove can make you bite your bottom lip or he can broadside you with tom flurries that will make you shake your head in disbelief.
Always evolving and striving for perfection, Dennis has made an impact on the drumming world that few others have. Talk to anyone who has attended one of his drum clinics and they can attest to his mastery of rhythm. Some of his other projects include CAB, Tom Coster, Tetsuo Sakurai, supergroup Niacin, The Brecker Brothers, Andy Summers, Bob Berg, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and continuing to record and tour with Santana. He has also released several solo CDs, Big City, Getting Even, Outbreak, and Planet Earth.
Made to his detailed specifications, Pearl introduces the 14x6.5 Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum and it is undoubtedly one of the most unique models in our signature line.
Whether he has his foot in the jazz, pop, rock, or fusion world, you can bet that Dennis Chambers will be making music that we'll be listening to (and trying to figure out) for many years to come.
Dennis Chambers @ MySpace
Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum
Equipment ConfigurationReference Series
2005 Santana tour kit
22x16 bass drum
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
20x14 gong bass drum
14x6.5 Dennis Chambers Signature Snare Drum
DR501 ICON front rack
PCX100 clamp x 4
B1000 boom stand x 4
S2000 snare stand
P2002C double pedal
H2000 hi hat stand
TH2000S tom holder x 3
D1000 drum throne
CLH100 closed hi hat holder
Dennis Chambers- Time Lapse Setup - VideoAn overhead view of what Dennis' tech, Chad Tasky, goes through to prep Dennis' kit while on tour with Santana.