Setup Report

John Tempesta / The Cult

Photo Place:The Grove in Anaheim, CA.  /  2007 Aug. 03

Starclassic Mirage *

Color : Black Ice

H/W Color : Black Nickel

* available in only USA market.

a 20"x24" Bass Drum
b 7"x14" JohnTempesta Signature Snare Drum (JT147)
c 9"x10" Tom Tom
d 10"x13" Tom Tom
e 14"x16" Floor Tom
f 16"x18" Floor Tom
Chrome Iron Cobra Limited Edition **
Iron Cobra Lever Glide Hi-Hat Stand (HH905)
1st Chair Wide Rider Cloth Top Drum Throne (HT530C)

** Limited Edition.

John Tempesta


John Tempesta's Black Ice Starclassic Mirage kit, which he has been using on tour with the Cult.

Here is a view of his kit from behind the throne.

John uses 9"x10" and 10"x13" rack toms, mounted on a double-tom stand.

Here you can see his massive 20"x24" bass drum, and his 14"x16" and 16"x18" floor toms.

John's Signature snare drum features a 7"x14" Brushed Black Nickel Plated brass shell and 42-strand snare wires.

He keeps a backup signature snare handy, as seen here.

His pedal setup consists of a TAMA Chrome Cobra single pedal and an Iron Cobra Lever Glide hi-hat stand (HH905).

John keeps a TAMA Rhythm Watch (RW105) mounted to the left of his hi-hats, and uses it to get consistent tempos before counting off songs.