Christopher Schneider Equipment

Update June 2016 – Christoph Schneider SetUp 2016

  • 20“ AAX Aero Crash
  • 18“ HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
  • Max Stax Low
  • 15 HHX Celerator Hats
  • 12“ HHX Splash
  • 20“ AAX Plosion Crash
  • 22“ HH Power Bell Ride
  • 20” HHX Plosion Crash
  • 19” AAX Plosion Crash
  • 15″ Artisan Hats
  • 21” AA Holy China

Update (effective 1st October 2009): Christoph Schneider has switched to SABIAN cymbals.



  • 24″ Bass Drum
  • 24″ Bass Drum
  • 14″ Snare
  • Throne
  • 14″ Tom
  • 16″ Tom
  • 18″ Tom
  • 12″ Snare
  • 20″ Gong Drum


  • Paragon Hats 14″
  • HHX Evolution Splash 12″
  • AAX X-Celerator Hats 14″
  • HH Power Bell Ride 22″
  • HHX X-Plosion Crash 19″
  • HHX X-Plosion Crash 18″
  • HHX X-Treme Crash 18″
  • HHX X-Plosion Crash 20″
  • AAX X-Plosion Crash 19″
  • HHX Chinese 18″
  • HHX Chinese 20″
  • HHX Evolution Splash 12″
  • HH China Kang Chinese 10″
  • AAX X-Plosion Crash 20″
  • HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash 18″
  • APX O-Zone Crash 18″
  • HHX Evolution Hats 10″

Christopher Doom Schneider Biography

Here you can read what he was using before SABIAN:

TAMA Starclassic Maple

tama starclassic maple

Starclassic Maple shells are 100% Maple. Toms and Floor Toms are 6-ply, Bass Drums are 7-ply and Snare Drums are 6-ply. They feature superior response, the warmth of premium maple shells, bottom end resonance, articulated highs, and the control of die-cast hoops. Tama’s “Back To Basics” approach to the Starclassic series includes: ultra-thin rigid shells and die-cast hoops, making Starclassic Maple one of the top choices for professional drummers today. Bass drums come with matching wood hoops. Toms come with Star-Cast Mounting System. Starclassic Maple drums are not drilled for bass drum or tom mounts.

Drums: Tama Starclassic. 22″ x 18″ BD (2x). 10″ x 8″& 12″ x 9″ TT, 16″ x 14″& 18″ x 16″ FT, 14″ BiliBrudfordSignature SD

Trunk: Evans. Bassdrum EQ 4/EQ 3, Toms G2 Klar, Snaredrum Powercenter coated
Pedals: Tama Iron Cobra HH, DW 5000 BD
Becken: Meinl 14″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Hihat, 18″ Byzance China, 16″ Byzance Medium Thin Crash, 18″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Crash, 16″ Byzance Medium Crash, 18″ Soundcaster Custom Powerful Crash, 22″ Soundcaster Custom Mega Bell Ride, 14″ Soundcaster Custom Powerful Hihat, 18″ Amun China.
E-drums: 2 x ddrum 3, ddrum pads

Charakteristics of the cymbals

cymbals set

A: 14″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Hihat
B: 18″ Byzance China
C: 16″ Byzance Medium Thin Crash
D: 18″ Soundcaster Custom Medium Crash
E: 16″ Byzance Medium Crash
F: 18″ Soundcaster Custom Powerful Crash
G: 22″ Soundcaster Custom Mega Bell Ride
H: 14″ Soundcaster Custom Powerful Hihat
I: 18″ Amun China


Christopher Schneider Drums


  1. Doom is using one electronic pad now. It’s a Dual Zone Tech Pad. If you want proof, look on the Ich Tu Dir Weh video.

  2. I prefer Meinl cymbals, but other than that, your setup rocks. I especially like the 12″ snare — what a pop. Damn.

  3. Hey, I’m 16 and I’ve been drumming for 7 years now, I’ve listened to Rammstein since the 3rd studio album was released, Mutter, I think I started playing drums because of that album… and therefor because of your drumming, so thank you for inspiring me. I by the way use the same cymbals as you, they are awesome and I can well understand why you use them… I was disappointed though that you started using Sabian, but maybe they are better, I’m going to keep using Meinl.

  4. schneider he’s the best drummer in the world
    i made my kit the same as his awsome!!!!
    i have joey jordison’s cymbals tho to but alot of sabian to

    best drummer ever tho!!!!!!
    HHX amazing sound

  5. But from what i just found out Doom cancelled his deal with mienl and now is using Sabian. Cause if you go to meinl cymbals website his files gone and it says on wikipedeia he’s switched. He switched May 19th. But we don’t know what kind of series he’s using.

  6. @cole
    First of all, Rammstein members don’t visit this site and asking them questions is useless.
    And second, he is using Meinl

  7. You have a great blog here and it is Nice to read some well written posts that have some relevancy…keep up the good work 😉


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