MY FAVORITE SNARE DRUMS

Ajax 50-60's
Ajax 50-60's

This is where it all begun. My first snare! I got it when I was 9 years old. Still have it.

Yamaha "Miri Miettinen"
Yamaha "Miri Miettinen"

"Miri Miettinen 50th Anniversary Model". Made with "Vinnie" specs. 6 inch deep with 70 degree bearing edges. nice birthday present from my F-Music guys. They have been supporting me since 1983!!! Thank you!!!

Ludwig 5,5 Copper
Ludwig 5,5 Copper

Nice "crack" and "ping". I got it as a present from my long time producer friend Pauli Ruuskanen, with who I have recorded more than 700 drum tracks already.

Yamaha Peter Erskine model 3.5
Yamaha Peter Erskine model 3.5

This is the first model they produced. I put "symphonic" string type snares on it.

Yamaha Vinnie Colaiuta model
Yamaha Vinnie Colaiuta model

"Vinnie" is nice. Just great!

Yamaha Manu Catche model
Yamaha Manu Catche model

Lot's of "crack" and really loud!

Yamaha Brass 6,5
Yamaha Brass 6,5

Hey! Rock and Roll! It's on most of the Gringos Locos albums...

Gretsch 6" steel round badge
Gretsch 6" steel round badge

Jazz..... ;-) but I used it on Raw Deal album with Gringos Locos.

PT-Percussion 6" Free Floating Pearl
PT-Percussion 6" Free Floating Pearl

Pasi Tenhunen, my drum tec, made me a Free Floating Pearl matching color Keller-shell maple snare. Rock & Roll!!!

Slingerland 5,5
Slingerland 5,5

Nice and quiet. Easy to play on a wedding gig...

Yamaha 3,5 brass
Yamaha 3,5 brass

I got this when I gratuated from P.I.T. Nice "crack", smooth as silk, records very well, microphones love it! Big sound for a small size...

Kari Leino 5" Birch (block)
Kari Leino 5" Birch (block)

Kari Leino (Joni's father) made me this block snare for my 40'th birthday. Really sensitive and nice sounding snare! Thanks again Kari!!! I put Pearl "Super Hoops" on it and it sounds amazing!

PT-Percussion 13"
PT-Percussion 13"

This is my old tom-tom (Yamaha). Pasi made me a spare snare for my Yamaha Hip-Kit. Fat but tight.

Yamaha Rock Tour 6,5
Yamaha Rock Tour 6,5

Probably my most recorded snare. Big and fat. That's how I like it... I call this my "swede". I still think the "swedish drum sound" is one of the best sounds in the world. That Nicci Vallin, Per Lindvall and so on... you know...

Ludwig Supraphonic 5"
Ludwig Supraphonic 5"

My trusted "workhorse". Used daily...

Pearl Free Floating 8"
Pearl Free Floating 8"

When you want that "BIG" and soft...

Gretsch 5" wood
Gretsch 5" wood

Just for fun ;-)

DW 13"
DW 13"

Matching snare with the kit. Exelent tool. Records great!

Radio King 6"
Radio King 6"

Shell from the 20's and other parts from 30-40's. I bought it a long time ago from the Vintage Drum Center. That "old sound" when needed.

Yamaha C-200
Yamaha C-200

Matching snare with my first kit! The "Red Thunder".

Yamaha Custom Snare
Yamaha Custom Snare

Yamaha's own "Acrolite" type of a drum. One of my best and most often used snares. I really love it!!!

PT-Percussion 6" Maple
PT-Percussion 6" Maple

Pasi gave me this beauty for my 40th birthday! It's been used on most of my gigs and recordings. Beautiful color and design.