Tim Baltes

Drum. Mix. Deliver.


Drum kits

C&C Gladstone Series Shell Bank (Ebony Oyster Finish)

24x14, 20x14 Kicks

12x8, 13x8 Toms

13x8, 14x9 Concert Toms

14x14, 16x15 Floor Toms

Slingerland 1950s (Gold Sparkle)

24x14 Kick, 13x9 Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom

Pearl 1960s (Red Sparkle)

22x14 Kick, 13x9 Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom

Ludwig 1950s to 1960s – "Old Moldy" (Smorgasbord)

22x12 Kick, 12x8 Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom

snare drums


14x6.5 8-Lug Black Beauty

14x7.25 Maple/Poplar/Maple

14x6.25 Maple Gum


1967 14x5.5 Acrolite

1957 14x6.5 WFL Auditorium

Mid-2000s 14x6.5 Black Beauty


14x5 SensiTone Elite Aluminum

14x6.5 SensiTone Aluminum


1960s 14x5 8-Lug COB

1970s 14x5 10-Lug COB

1950s 14x5.5 3-Ply Student Radio King

1930s 14x7 3-Ply Student Radio King

1950s 14x7 3-Ply Student Radio King


Keplinger 14x6 6-Lug Stainless

Rogers 14x5 Powertone Buildout

Premier 14x6.5 Steel

Yamaha Steve Jordan Signature


Tim exclusively plays Zildjian Cymbals. He has a variety of vintage and new models, ranging from classic sounds to shimmery modern tones and dry, trashy goodness.


Tim has cases and bins full of interesting percussion instruments, including Keplinger, Index Drums, Pete Engelhart, vintage Ludwig, Slingerland, and Deagan products, along with additional homemade items.


Shure Beta 52A

Shure Beta 91A

Shure SM57 (x 5)

Shure SM58 (x 3)

Shure SM7B (x 2)

Shure 588SB

Shure PE 56D

Shure PG58 (x 3)

Sennheiser E609

Sennheiser MD-421 II (x 2)

Placid Audio Copperphone

Placid Audio Carbonphone RU-80

Rode NT55 (x 2)

Apex 205 Ribbon

Apex 210 Ribbon

MXL V69 Mogami Edition (x 4)

Electro-Voice 644

Electro-Voice Slimair 636 (x 2)

Electro-Voice 635A (x 2)

Audio-Technica Pro 37 (x 2)

Realistic 33-1080

Realistic 33-1070

AKG D112

AKG C414 B-TL II (x 2)