U2 Atomic: Larry Mullen, Jr.

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BRADY DRUMS: Client since 1989


(partial list)

10 x 4.5" Jarrah Ply Snare, Wandoo Burl satin finish

12” x 7” Sheoak Block Snare (old primary, pre 2005)

12” x 7” Jarrah Block Snare

14” x 6.5” Jarrah Block Snare

14” x 8” Jarrah Block Snare

14" x 8" Sheoak Block Snare (primary, post 2005) 

14" x 8" Wandoo Block Snare

14 x 8" Sugar Gum Block Snare

Jarrah Ply Drumkit/Banksia Satin finish:

14” x 10” Rack Tom

16” x 14” Floor Tom

20” x 16" Bass Drum


"We have been using our newer 14 x 8 Sheoak Block snare on the U2 Vertigo World tour and we have had some great reactions from drummers and fans alike. There is such great tonality from the Sheoak but as do the Wandoo and Jarrah which we have used on previous tours and studio recordings. Larry's mainly used a 12 x 7" Sheoak Block drum live since 1989. It's only 12 inches across, but he gets a great whack out of it. They all have that defining Brady sound and all have their own qualities. Sheoak this time around again.........sounds Great"

(Quote by long-time drum tech, Sam O'Sullivan)


* click on drum kit icon to see other kit configurations from other U2 tours *

Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute


Acoustic Drums: White Mica (finish)
WSD-0107 14"x7" Snare Drum
WBD-1024 24"x16" Bass Drum
WTT-1014J 14"x10" Tom
WTT-1016 16"x14" Tom (to the left of his hi-hat)
WFT-1016 16"x16" Floor Tom
WFT-1018 18"x 16" Floor Tom


CS-940 Cymbal Stand (4x)
CS-945 Cymbal Stand (3x)
DFP-8210 Double Foot Pedal
DS-940 Drum Stool
FP-8210 Foot Pedal
HS-950 Hi-hat Stand
SS-940 Snare Drum Stand


Brady Custom Drums

12" x 7" Brady Custom Snare *


* While the Yamaha website lists a Yamaha snare drum, Larry does use the Brady 12" x 7" for the majority of live applications.

** Also, while the Yamaha site lists Larry as playing Yamaha drums "since 1977", he did play Tama FiberStar drums during the "Boy" and "October" era's - and a Premier Olympic Kit before that.

Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute characteristics

Beech has the attack and presence of maple and the bottom-end punch of birch. Beech Custom Absolute has the best of both worlds and is the most versatile woods available.

Larry Mullen Jr // 1997-1998 POPMART tour
Yamaha 30th Anniversary Maple Custom kit (multi-colour sparkle kit)


U2 - Atomic: Then And Now
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