Jon brought a cymbal bag to the shoot as his favorite instrument and at first it seemed like a funny choice, but the fact is for a working New York drummer, the tools that get you from gig to gig can be as important as the instrument itself. Jon's Can-Sac cymbal bag was a gift from his wife, and it goes everywhere with him and is vital to his work.
The 5.5x14 Ludwig snare is the same model that Ringo used on virtually all of the Beatles recordings. Yet ironically, Ludwig refuses to reissue this classic drum. Ira's fave.
Jane with her Harmony P-Bass
Bill's a designer, artitst, and musician and knows what he likes in the 3D world and this bass is it. Here he's posing with his '74 Fender Jazz Bass that he's had for a while. Maybe he says it best:
"This bass resonates in my bones. I have a physical connection with the instrument - we vibrate at the same wavelength. It is a conduit to the universal pulse."
Cat with her upright, more to follow.
Posing here with his lute, more info to follow.
The snare drum is a 1920's Ludwig with many modern parts that Jim's been dragging around the world for years.
This one-of-a-kind guitar was built by Sara for herself to her own specifications.
This is a Tremoloa, a guitar/zither hybrid that plays four, fixed chords with one hand as well as mechanically linked plectrum that plays a lead melody line on a single string with the other hand.
Jun is a electronics technician and has customized this guitar to suit his playing.
Brian's holding the Sonor Jojo Mayer Perfect Balance bass drum pedal which is a fairly radical rethinking of bass drum pedal design but relies on time-tested geometry.