My goal as a session drummer is to exceed expectations and provide world class audio quality and drums tracks from my studio in Los Angeles, California. I have a carefully selected collection of modern and vintage instruments and recording equipment which allows me to do exactly that. This is a comprehensive list of the current gear I am using.

Session Drummer Nick Adams | Current Gear List:


DW Collectors Series Maple Mahogany
22” Kick, 12” Rack Tom, 14”/16” Floor Toms
DW Jazz Series (Maple/Gum Wood)
22” Kick, 12” Rack Tom, 16×14” Floor Tom
Ludwig Late 70’s B/O Badge
12×8”/13×9” Rack toms, 16×16”/18×16” Floor toms 
PDP Concept Series Maple
20” Kick, 12” Rack Tom, 14” Floor Tom
PDP Wood Hoop Concept Series
24” Kick, 13” Rack Tom, 16” Floor Tom

DW Drum Kit for Session Drummer Nick Adams


UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO 8P INTERFACE 8 Channel – With Additional API, SSL, and Neve Unison Preamp Software

AUDIENT 880 – 8 additional channels of Audient preamps

Apollo 8P Session Drummer Los Angeles


I use a variety of modern and vintage cymbals that allow me to choose instruments that specifically cater to your music. Additionally, I have an extensive collection of specialty drums and auxiliary percussion which I utilize based on the specific needs of each song.


  • DW Bell Brass (6 1/2″ x 14″)
  • DW Collectors Series Maple Mahogany (6 1/2″ x 14″)
  • Vintage 70’s Lugwig Supraphonic (5″ x 14″)
  • Vintage 60’s Rogers Powertone (5″ x 14″)
  • Vintage Ludwig Acrolite (5″ x 14″)
  • Tama Polished Brass (Mid 80’s) (6 1/2″ x 14″)
  • Ludwig Supralite Aluminum (5″ x 15″)
  • Pearl Masterworks Maple (6″ x 14″)
  • Vintage 70’s Ludwig Marching Snare (12″ x 15″)
  • PDP Piccolo (4”x 13”)
Nick Adams Snare Drums


  • Oktava MJE Fatboys
  • Shure SM-57
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Electro Voice ND68
  • Sub Kick
  • Audio Technica 4047
  • MXL R144
  • Audio Technica Pro44’s
  • Oktava Mod MK-012
  • Sennheiser MD 421’s 
  • Lewitt LCT 140 Air
421 Sennheiser MD 421 Mic Los Angeles Studio Drummer