TRISTAN LONG

DRUMS

Tristan uses CODE DRUMHEADS, DREAM CYMBALS, LUDWIG DRUMS,PELLWOOD STICKS & CYMSKINS exclusively.


"The DNA heads are simply perfect on my vintage kit, the round bearing edge of my 1964 Ludwig downbeat, twinned with the high quality build and high durability of the CODE heads is a stunning combination".


Tristans kit is a 1964 Ludwig downbeat in champaigne sparkle with an early 70's Ludwig black beauty snare drum.

The hardware is WFL (pre 1955 Ludwig ) all matching including the red topped throne.


The cymbals are DREAM BLISS paper thin 20" crash/ride, 18" crash/ride and 14"Hi-Hats. The cymbals are protected by the CYMSKIN cymbal protectors.


Tristan uses PELLWOOD 5A sticks, SURE in ear monitoring system, DDRUM pro series triggers, DDRUM 4 module and a custom built riser with custom 5star flightcases.

‚ÄčTristan also ownS a 1969 Lambretta scooter.


Tristan started playing drums at the age of 12 after hearing Johnny Kid & the Pirates "shakin all over" the two bar drum break leading into the guitar solo, several years later Tristan discovered the drum break was in fact played by 60's Tornado legend Clem Cattini.


Tristan has performed hundreds of concerts playing with acts such as:-

Deacon Blue, Midge Ure, Gareth Gates, Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, Desmond Decker, SKIN, Wolfsbane, Halloween, 999, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), King Kurt, Howard Jones to name only a few.