Dreamgirls - Jim Reif

Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.

Jim's write-up below photos.

Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.

"I’m having a blast playing this show. It is mostly non-stop Motown R&B, Disco and ballads. One thing that is key is the hi-hat work. A great sounding set of hats is important. This show has tons of 16th note hi-hat at various tempos. In the first act there are numerous numbers that are connected with a 16th note hi-hat pattern as underscore.

The fun never stops and the train keeps on moving."

Drums:

  • DW PDP 10” Maple Rack Tom
  • DW PDP 12” Maple Rack Tom
  • DW PDP 14" Maple Floor Tom
  • DW PDP 16" Maple Floor Tom
  • DW PDP 22" Maple Kick
  • Ludwig 6-1/2” X 14" Snare

Cymbals:

  • Sabian 20" HH Ride
  • Sabian 16" HH Crash
  • Sabian 16" HH Crash
  • Sabian 18" HH Crash
  • Sabian 14" Medium Hi-Hats
  • Paiste 14" Signature Fast Crash

Pedals:

  • Tama Iron Cobra Hi-Hat Stand
  • DW 9000 Kick Pedal (I modified this pedal - I removed the stock footboard and installed a DW 8000 longboard)

Percussion:

  • LP Cowbell
  • LP Bongos
  • Timbales

Dreamgirls - Regional - Jim Reif
June 2017

Jim Reif’s drum set setup for Dreamgirls at the Village Theater in Seattle, Washington.

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