Ryan Hilerio – System Divide / Epica North American Tour – Blog 2

What's up everyone? Ryan here with another update from the System Divide tour. I figured this week I'd go over my setup for anyone that was curious as to the gear I am using for this tour.

Shells: While I usually play a five piece kit, for System Divide I use a 4 piece Keller Maple kit – 22"x18" kick, 10"x6" rack tom and 13"x 13" floor tom and a Spaun 13"x5 1/2" acrylic snare.
Pedals: I've always been a fan of the Axis A longboards. They just allow you to play much faster for longer periods of time with much less effort than standard pedals.
Cymbals: My cymbal setup is a mix of various Meinl, Sabian and Zildjian models. My setup, left to right is as follows:
  • Meinl Byzance 10" Splash
  • Sabian 15" AAXtreme China
  • Sabian 12" AA Mini Hats
  • Sabian 18" Vault Crash
  • Meinl 10" HCS Splash
  • Zildjian 6" Zil-Bel
  • Sabian 20" Vault Crash
  • Zildjian 20" Z Custom Power Ride
  • Sabian 18" Hand Hammered China
Heads: I'm currently using Evans coated G2's on the toms and an Evans Genera Dry on the snare. For the kick drum, I'm using a Remo Pinstripe.
Electronics: My trigger setup consists of a Roland RT-10K kick trigger run through an Alesis DM5 module.
Sticks: Vic Firth 5A.
Thanks for reading everyone! Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more updates and some live footage!
Keep blasting,
Ryan Hilerio