Kostamos

After a few years of exploring the right sound and equipment for his needs, Kostamos is proud to be endorsed by: Mapex Drums Soultone Cymbals R-stick Drumsticks Cympad Skygel Flix Products
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Mapex

The Mapex Drum Company continues to move forward with their innovative product designs and huge range of tuning. That is the reason I have been playing with Mapex for most of my professional career. I still remember the first time I saw a Mapex drum kit in a shop in the early 2000’s, and seeing some of my favorite artists playing Mapex drums on TV. In 2010, I became the proud owner of a Mapex Orion series (Maple). It was one of the best sounding drum sets I have ever played. When I came to the USA, I needed a set that would fit my budget. I bought a Mapex Mars series (Birch) because of the surprising quality and value in this price range. By far, the best choice I could have made!
A few years later, I was fortunate to join the Mapex family as a USA artist and became the proud owner of a Mapex Saturn V series (Walnut/Maple), as well as a good selection of Black Panther series snare drums. The Maple and Walnut hybrid shell produces a strong attack and a rich tone that projects well in live settings and tracks perfectly in the studio. It’s the classic Saturn sound, and I am happy to be able to use it!
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R stick

I have been a proud R-Stick endorser since 2009. In that year, I designed the personal signature drumsticks that have been a mainstay in my professional career. These custom models were my first official product endorsement, and I continue to support their superior product to this day.
For my professional drumming, I chose Hickory and Hornbeam wood. The custom signature models are printed with my personal logo, which was designed by Petros Diamantoglou and Manos Saloustros. Due to the high quality wood and the endless customization options, I use 3 different variations with a slightly lacquered finish:
Hickory forward balance signature model
Hornbeam forward balance signature model
Hickory rebound balance signature model
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Soultone

Soultone is a high quality cymbal company with a huge variety of cymbals. My favorite part is that I can play any music genre I want and still have this great cymbal sound. The pitch, the color and the characteristic sound of my cymbals blends wonderfully in every situation.

My Soultone signarure set is:
8” Gospel Splash
9” Extreme Splash
14” Abby Hi-Hats
16” Abby Crash
17” FXO 6B3
18” Abby Crash
19” Vintage Old school 1964 Crash/Ride
20” Abby Ride
21” Vintage Old School 1964 Crash/Ride
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Cympad

For my performances, I use Optimizers, Moderators and Chromatics series.
Cympad has been an incredible tool and has helped me explore my sound throughout the small details. Every little thing matters when it comes down to studio recordings, sound through microphones or just room sound conditions. I always carry a Moderator Box with my equipment. It has shaped my sound and helps me to “fit in” everywhere without limitations.
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Flix Rods

I enjoy the high performance and the superb quality of these rods and brushes. They are the bridge that connects traditional sounds with the high quality material and unique styles of the future.
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Sky Gel

SkyGel damperpads are the perfect tool for a precise dampening of overtones on drums, cymbals and almost all types of percussion instruments.
The great choices of sizing and colors helps me reduce the unwanted tones on my snare, toms and bass drum, while providing a sharp look and a long lasting, high quality product.

The Hickory rebound balance signature model is the newest addition to the line. They are made from a high quality Hickory wood and have almost the same dimensions as the other models. The differences are it is lighter with a slightly thinner neck, and the weight is focused on the grip for an easier rebound. Although it has unlimited use, I prefer to use this custom signature model on Blues/Rock and Fusion/Jazz types of music.
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The Hickory forward balance is my “go to” model. They are made from a high-quality Hickory wood, with a thicker neck, slightly longer stick and forward balance for a heavier sound. They are ideal for any music genre but were created especially to withstand the hard hitting required in Rock music.
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The Hornbeam forward balance signature model is a lighter drumstick with an incredible feel on the grip. They are made from selected high quality Hornbeam wood that provides a softer, lighter and more flexible feel (almost like Maple) and use the same exact dimensions as the Hickory forward balance model. I am using this model for lighter hitting/low volume projects and acoustic shows.
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Austin , Texas  USA
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