VESPERA Drummer Jonathan Schwartz Performs With Maximum Taste In This Exclusive Playthrough Of “Vanilla Sky”

Coming all the way from Seattle, WA, rock four-piece Vespera are back at it again, this time with a killer drum playthrough from drummer Jonathan Schwartz, only right here, on Gear Gods!

Jamming along to their 2018 single “Vanilla Sky”, this playthrough has everything from punchy production to hard-hitting, groove-focused playing from Schwartz. Visually, these dudes have everything on lockdown with the production of this playthrough (and their many music videos), which is always a huge win in our book, and Schwartz’s tight playing makes it have that much more of an impact.

In terms of gear, here’s what he’s rocking:

  • Truth Custom Maple Kit – 8 Ply
  • Kick: 24×16
  • Snare: 14×7
  • Rack Tom: 12×9
  • Floor Tom: 16×16
  • Cymbals (left to right):
  • 18″ Zildjian A Custom China
  • 20″ Zildjian K Dark Thin Crash
  • 24″ Zildjian K Light Ride
  • 19″ Zildjian K Sweet Crash
  • 11″ Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Splash
  • 15″ Zildjian K Light Hats
  • Heads:
  • Kick Batter: Remo Powerstroke P3 Clear
  • Kick Resonant: Remo Ambassador Fiberskyn
  • Snare Batter: Remo Emperor X Coated
  • Snare Resonant: Remo Ambassador Snare Side Hazy
  • Rack Tom: Remo Emperor Coated
  • Floor Tom: Remo Emperor Coated
  • Kick Batter: Remo Powerstroke P3 Clear
  • Kick Resonant: Remo Ambassador Fiberskyn
  • Snare Batter: Remo Emperor X Coated
  • Snare Resonant: Remo Ambassador Snare Side Hazy
  • Rack Tom: Remo Emperor Coated
  • Floor Tom: Remo Emperor Coated
  • Sticks: Vic Firth American Classic Metal
  • Hardware: DW 9000 Stands, DW 5000 Single Kick Pedal, DW 5000 Hi-Hat Stand

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods from Wisconsin living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.