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Mike Mangini
Dream Theater - United States

Overview

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Mangini first started playing the drums when he was two and a half years old, being inspired by Ringo Starr of The Beatles. He would practice two to four hours a day and by the time he was nine he was already mimicking Buddy Rich performances. His other influences include Bobby Colomby, Danny Seraphine, John Bonham, Neil Peart and Terry Bozzio.

In late 2010, Mangini, along with Marco Minnemann, Peter Wildoer, Virgil Donati, Aquiles Priester, Derek Roddy and Thomas Lang, auditioned to succeed Mike Portnoy as the drummer for Dream Theater. He had previously appeared on three solo albums by Dream Theater’s lead singer, James LaBrie.

Mangini was announced as Dream Theater’s new drummer on April 29, 2011, several months after he actually joined. He has appeared on every Dream Theater release since.

Links

Mike Mangini.com
www.DreamTheater.net

Equipment Configuration

2014 Dream Theater Tour kit
Masterworks Series
BMW Frozen Blue with Satin Hardware
*- 2 outer Mahogany/2 mid Maple/2 inner Birch: 45 degree edges
**- 4 outer Maple/2 inner Birch: Rounded 45 degree edges
***- 2 outer Mahogany/2 mid Maple/2 inner Birch: Rounded 45 degree edges
****- 2 outer Mahogany/2 mid Maple/4 inner Birch: Rounded 45 degree edges
*****- 2 outer Maple/6 inner Mahogany: Fully Rounded edges
****** 2 outer Mahogany/2 mid maple/4 inner Birch: Fully Rounded Batter edge/Flat Reso edge
******* 4 outer Maple/2 inner Birch: 45 degree edges
******** 2 outer Mahogany/2 mid Maple/2 inner Birch: 45 degree edges

22x18 bass drum x2 * 
20x18 bass drum x2 * 
6x7 tom **
8x7 tom ***
10x8 tom ****
12x9 tom ****
13x9 tom ****
16x16 floor tom *****
18x16 floor tom *****
14x6.5 snare drum*******
10x6.5 snare drum********

Specialty Drums
6x12 Rocket Tom
6x15 Rocket Tom  
6x18 Rocket Tom
6x21 Rocket Tom  
20x14 gong drum****** 

Electronics
ePro Drum Module
10x4 ePro tom with TruTrac Electronic Drumheads x6

 

A Dramatic Turn of Events Tour kit
Reference Pure
Custom Lacquer finish
26x16 bass drum
22x18 bass drum (x2)
18x16 bass drum
6x6.5 tom
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x9 tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
14x5 Reference Pure Snare
10x6.5 Custom Snare Drum

Specialty Drums
20x14 gong drum
6x12 Rocket Tom
6x15 Rocket Tom
6x18 Rocket Tom
6x21 Rocket Tom

Electronics
ePro Drum Module
10x6.5 ePro tom with TruTrac Electronic Drumhead x4

 

MMP Masters Series
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
10x6 popcorn snare drum
14x5.5 snare drum

DR501C ICON Rack x2
DR501E ICON extension x2
PCX100 clamp x5
PCX200 clamp x4
CH2000S cymbal holder x4
P2002B belt double pedal (red cams)
S2000 snare stand
CH2000 cymbal holder x2
RH2000 remote hi-hat (red cam) x2
CLH1000 closed hi-hat x2
D1000 throne
DCL300P drop clutch
TH2000S tom arms x2
TH2000I tom arm x3
AX25L adapter x2
AX25 revolving adapter x4
PS85 pedal stabilizer
CH70 cymbal holder x2
IS08N/C with BT3 mount
UX80 universal mount x2

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