the drumshark


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar.


Hey, got a minute?

Hi, my name is Jeff Thompson. I have been playing drums and percussion professionally for about 46 years now, mostly in the mid-northern region of Michigan. I recently relocated to Holland, MI to meet & work with some fresh talent. If you are in search of a versatile player who can lay it down consistently, I'm your man!! Feel free to e-mail me at mudshark92( insert dot here after gee mail)com, and we'll take it from there...OR CALL two three one four zero nine six three one two

Screen name:
the drumshark
Member since:
Feb 15 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


I fell in love with the music and antics of Frank Zappa at the tender age of 15, and while I have been influenced by other drummers, none have had the influence on me that many of his drummaniacs had! Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman are all AMAZING players, and while I am not at their level of proficiency by any means, they have all inspired me to think outside the box.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Vocalist - Bass:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Vocalist - Soprano:
Other Percussion:
Vocalist - Alto:
Vocalist - Tenor:


I think maybe I overdid it on my gear list, but here it is in all it's glory!!



DRUM WORKSHOP Collector's series North American maple shell - Broken Glass Glitter Finish-Ply. Sizes (in inches, diameter x depth): 22 x 18" kick,10 x 8", 12 x 9" rack toms w/ STM system, 14 x 12", 16 x 14" floor toms

CRUSH Sublime AXM ash/maple hybrid - Vintage Sunburst lacquer finish
Sizes (in inches, diameter x depth): 22 x 18" kick, 8 x 6", 10 x 7", 12 x 8" suspended rack toms w/ X-suspension mounts, 14 x 13, 16 x 14" & 18 x 16" floor toms, 6 x 14" matching snare.

GRETSCH Renown Maple series drums - Azure Blue Gloss lacquer finish. Sizes (in inches, diameter x depth): 22 x 18 kick, 10 x 8, 12 x 9 suspended rack toms, 14 x 11 suspended floor tom (w/ G.T.S. mounting system & all toms fitted w/ die-cast hoops).

DIXON Little Roomer kit, 20 x 7" kick, 10 x 7" rack tom, 13 x 10" floor tom 10 x 3.5" matching snare drum

LUDWIG Breakbeats by Questlove street bop kit, 16 x 14" kick, 10 x 7 rack tom, 13 x 13" floor tom, 14 x 5.5 matching snare drum


DRUM WORKSHOP Collectors series 14 x 6.5" nickel over brass snare drum (main snare)

GRETSCH Brooklyn series steel shell snare drum 14 X 6.5", Renown series 14 x 5" snare drum w/ die cast hoops, Azure Blue finish (main snares)

DFD custom crafted all brass hammered shell snare drum 14 x 6.5" (main snare)

DIXON Cornerstone series 14 x 6.5" Titanium coated hammered steel shell snare drum, Purple finish (main snare)

DRUMCRAFT series 8 - 13 x 6" maple shell snare drum, Satin Artist Purple finish (main snare)

CRUSH Sublime AXM series 14 x 6" Vintage Sunburst lacquer finish (main snare)

SONOR Select Force 14 x 5.5" steel shell snare drum (main snare)

PORK PIE Little Squealer Birch/Mahogany shell snare drum 13 x 7" "Pie in the Sky" Black Sparkle finish (main snare), Little Squealer 13 x 7" Maple /Birch hybrid shell snare drum, Porcaro Blue Metallic (main snare), Little Squealer steel shell snare drum 14 x 6" (main snare)

MAPEX MPX series maple shell snare drum 14 x 5.5" natural wood finish (main snare)

ORANGE COUNTY DRUM & PERCUSSION limited edition 14 x 8" steel snare drum - chrome finish (main snare)

PEARL Brass piccolo snare 13 x 3", Firecracker steel shell snare drum 10 x 5" ( side snares)



DRUM WORKSHOP Design series pancake gong drum 20 x 4", chrome piccolo toms 8" & 10"

ALESIS Sample Pad Pro Digital sample trigger module

ROLAND TM-1 Digital sample trigger module

YAMAHA ED-10 Analog drum synthesizer

LP (Latin Percussion) John Dolmayan 6, 8" Mini Timbales, Aspire series 13, 14" Timbales, Aspire series Japanese ash cajon, Black Beauty Sr. cowbell, Rock cowbell, Jam Block x 2 (med. pitch, low pitch), Vibra-Slap/Quijada, tunable tambourine, maracas

MEINL "The Roar" Vibra-Slap/Quijada

REMO 14" Mondo series earthtone tunable Djembe

TREEWORKS 23 bar Classic chimes, Echo Tree alternate tuning chimes

4' hand made/hand painted South American Rainstick



ZILDJIAN A series 14" Quick Beat hi-hats (x2), 17" med. thin crash, 18" China-Boy (low), 20" heavy ride, 24" heavy ride (both are very old).

ZILDJIAN A CUSTOM series 6", 8",12" paper thin splashes 14",15",18" med. thin crashes, 18" China type, 16" ReZo crash, 16" projection crash, 20" ride, 21" ReZo ride.

**ZILDJIAN K series** 13 1/4" medium crash (this is the real deal, hand-hammered in Constantinople pre-1930 (looks like it's been hit by a truck!!), actual age unknown, but at least pushin' 100!! (NOT PLAYED)

SALUDA Symbolic series cymbals 24" china,

SOULTONE Extreme series 15" hi-hat cymbals (secondary x-hats)

STAGG DH series 12" hi-hat pair, 10" splash, 17" crash, 14" china, DH Exo series 8" splash, 13" crash (practice cymbals)

STAGG 26" suspended Chau gong (Tam-Tam)

STAGG 24" suspended Wind gong

STAGG 20" suspended Wind gong



DRUM WORKSHOP round Airlift throne w/ backrest, bass drum muffling pillow

ROC N' SOC motorcycle throne w/ backrest



DRUM WORKSHOP MDD machined direct drive hi-hat stand, MDD machined direct drive double pedal (main),

DRUM WORKSHOP 9000 series hi-hat stand, Adjustable cam double kick pedal (primary)

DRUM WORKSHOP 5000 series hi-hat stand, Accelerator double kick pedal (back - up)

GIBRALTAR GCS 450C four post curved drum rack

WUHAN gong stand

DRUM WORKSHOP, PEARL, PDP, GIBRALTAR, YAMAHA, MEINL boom cymbal stands & adapters

PEARL S930 snare stand, S930D snare stand

(2) PDP by DW 900 series snare stands

GIBRALTAR 12.7 mm tom arms (3), HD Double Braced Tom Stand Double L- Rod Platform.

TAMA Quick Clamp (3)

TRICK DRUMS Dominator alloy bass drum beaters

(3) KELLY SHU kick drum microphone shock mount system

REMO Coated Ambassador heads (snares), clear Ambassador / clear Pinstripe (toms), Powerstroke 3 (kick).

EVANS EQ double kick reinforcement patch

PRO-MARK 5B Shiri - Kashi Japanese oak drumsticks, Nylo - Brushes

VIC FIRTH Bru-llets (brush/mallet combo for use with the cajon)

MIKE BALTER gong mallet, rub mallets


MICROPHONES (live & recording)

AVANTONE ADM drum mic w/ shock mount & rim mounting clamp (snare), MONDO bass drum mic (kick)

SHURE SM57 mic (snare)

SHURE SM58 (wired vocal)

SHURE SM35 XLR condenser headset mic (wired vocal)

CROWN CM311A headset mic (wireless vocal)

(9) SENNHEISER E604 mics (toms & side snare)

(2) SENNHEISER E902 mic (kick)

(2) AKG P220 studio condenser mic w/ shock mount (main drum overheads)

(4) CAD TSM 411 mics (toms, snare)

(3) CAD C9 condenser mics (overheads & hi-hat)

(3) NADY CM88 condenser mics (misc.)

(2) MXL 910 Medium Diaphragm Studio Condenser Mics w/ shock mounts (recording)




SOUNDCRAFT Ui16 - 16 channel digital wireless mixer (mains, rack mounted)

CARVIN C1644p - 16 channel mixer (back up mains)

PEAVEY PV14 - 10 XLR + 2 stereo channel mixer (drum sub-mix)

(2) BEHRINGER B1800X subwoofers (mains)

(2) CARVIN TCS series 115 two-way speaker cabs (mains)

(2) PEAVEY PV115 two-way speaker cabs (mains)

SEISMIC AUDIO FL-10MP floor monitor

(2) PEAVEY PR12 speaker cabs (monitors)

(2) ULTIMATE SUPPORT TeleLock TS90B speaker stands

(2) CROWN XLS 1000 Drivecore power amp (bridged)(MAINS)

CROWN XLS 2000 Drivecore power amp (bridged)(MAINS)

CROWN XLS 2502 power amp (bridged) (BOTTOMS)

BEHRINGER Ultragraph Pro FBQ1502 graphic equalizer

DBX 266 XS - compressor / gate

DBX Driverack PA2 - speaker management system




EUROLITE Bigfoot floor operated DMX lighting controller

(8) EYL 53x3w DMX controlled LED par can lights

(8) UK 25w DMX controlled LED moving head effect spot lights

VENUE Revolver Laser moving head laser & moonflower effect light

(2) CHAUVET OBEY 40 DMX lighting controllers (rack mounted)

(3) 8' T-bar lighting stands



BEHRINGER Eurorack UB802 2+2 channel mixer

AVID Pro Tools 9 DAW

M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro digital audio interface

(2) AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-ANC 27 headphones

ART 4 channel headphone amplifier

Assorted pop filters

HERCULES assorted boom stands