Christoph "Doom" Schneider's equipment

Matériel de Christoph 'Doom' Schneider

Current equipment (live)

Drum kit

Christoph uses a Sonor SQ2 kit with a "Red Tribal" finish created for him.

SQ2 Red Tribal set
The SQ2 Red Tribal set in live
  • 2x 24x19" Bass Drums
  • 14x13" Tom Tom
  • 20x15" Gong Tom
  • 16x15" Floor Tom
  • 18x17" Floor Tom
  • 12x5" Snare Drum with a 'Heavy Birch shell'
  • 14x6" Snare Artist Series Bell Bronze model


After 12 years of collaboration, Christoph "Doom" Schneider decided in May 2009 to break his contract with Meinl, who provided him his cymbals since September 10, 1997. "Doom" is now equipped with Sabian.

Christoph Schneider's cymbals set
  1. HHX Evolution Splash 12"
  2. HH China Kang Chinese 10"
  3. AAX X-Celerator Hats 14"
  4. HH Power Bell Ride 22"
  5. AAX Prototype Omni Crash 18"
  6. HHX X-Plosion Crash 20"
  7. AAX X-Plosion Crash 19"
  8. HHX X-Treme Crash 19"
  9. HHX Chinese 18"
  10. HHX Chinese 20"
  11. Vault Fierce Hats 14"
  12. AAX X-Celerator Hats 14"
  13. HHX Evolution Splash 12"
  14. AAX X-Plosion Crash 20"
  15. Paragon Chinese 19"
  16. APX O-Zone Crash 18"


Doom uses Remo drumheads.


Vic Virth Christoph Schneider signature drumsticks

Since 2009, Christoph uses Vic Firth sticks with his own custom signature and a Rammstein logo at the base of the sticks.

Baguette Vic Virth signature Christoph Schneider

Used by Christoph since: 2009
Length: 41,27 cm
Diameter : 1,63 cm
Price : approx. 15 dollars the pair

The next two photos are promotional photos taken during the arrival of Christoph at Vic Firth.

Christoph and his drumsticks in studio Christoph and his drumsticks in studio


"Doom" uses a Drumplates CS-Pro as a carrier for the rest of his drum set. The right photo shows Christoph's technician for the Liebe ist für alle da tour, Rossi, on the plate, during rehearsals.

Drumplates CS-Pro Christoph's technician, Rossi, on the drumplates CS-Pro


Christoph uses Shure and AKG microphones.

Former equipment

If not specified, the following gear was used during the Reise, Reise tour.


Meinl cymbals


  • 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


  • Tama Iron Cobra HH905XP
  • Tama Iron Cobra HP900


  • Evans G2
Christoph during the Mutter tour


  • Roland PD-9 (Sehnsucht tour)


  • Pro Mark 25


  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure Beta 58
  • AKG C 414 XLS/ST
  • AKG 535EB