Lonnie uses a variety of Snare Drums including his favourite, a Dixon Artisan Snare Drum made of Bubinga wood. It’s twenty-seven ply and weighs fourteen pounds! He also has a Dixon Piccolo Snare, A Dixon Popcorn Snare, and a Ludwig Classic Snare.
Lonnie’s Cymbals are made by Dream, and include a set of 15″ Bliss Hi-Hats, a 16″ Dream Crash, an 18″ Bliss Crash/Ride, a 20″ Bliss Crash/Ride, and a 20″ Pang. The ride cymbal is a Dream, 22″ Energy Ride.
Lonnie uses Protection Racket carrying bags, and Aquarian drumheads, while sitting on a Pearl Roadster Throne. For Microphones, Lonnie uses a Shure Beta 52 in the Bass Drum, a Shure SM-57 for the Snare Drum, Samson Q-Tom mics on the mounted Tom-Toms and a K&K mics (no longer in production) on the Floor Toms. Lonnie uses a pair of Apex 190s for overheads.
Lonnie also has several Percussion “toys” including a pair of LP Aspire Congas, Tambourines, (hand-held and mounted) Shakers, AA Meinl Studio Chimes, a Cajon, made by Latin Percussion, a pair of Tabla, a Twenty inch Dream Gong, Djembes, Doumbeks, and of course, Cowbells! When acoustic drums are too much, Lonnie also has a set of Roland V-Drums (TD-4 Module) and an Alesis SamplepadPro.