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18 Sep

Rihanna Drummer, Michael Reid, Unveils Custom Reference Series Rig

Pearl Artist, Michael Reid, recently unboxed his beautiful, custom Reference Series drum kit which he’ll be slamming away on for his upcoming dates with, Pop superstar, Rihanna. 

Setup in his preferred 3-up-2-down configuration, Mike Reid’s custom Reference Series rig consists of tom sizes 8”-18”, with the option of either a 20x18 kick drum, a 22x18 kick drum, or both, and topped with 14x6.5 and 14x5 20-ply Reference Series snare drums.  For the finish, Michael chose a Matte Black lacquer (119) with black hardware on the drums, with a custom and matching black ICON Rack System and corresponding hardware to serve as the skeleton of the rig.  In regards to his new Reference Series drums, Michael states:

“The tonality of this kit is unmatched; it has warmth and punch, all at the same time.  It fits Rihanna’s musical versatility- everything from rock, pop, and hip-hop- without missing a beat.  Plus, the Matte Black look is so smooth and stealth, like the Batmobile!”

Michael will be making his first live appearance with this stunning new rig during Rihanna’s headlining set at the world renowned Rock In Rio Festival, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on September 26th.  More information on Michael Reid, including full specs on this must-see kit, can be found here.