I once asked Han Bennink if he gets frustrated playing other peoples odd drums on the road. His response:
"No man, I always take my drums with me...they're in my head!"
I tend to use a lot of found objects, from pots and pans to cracked cymbals. However, this is a list of the most standard pieces of gear that I perform with
18" bass drum
12" mounted tom
14" floor tom
14" x 5 1/2 snare
22" Spizzachino medium ride or 22" Zildjian Constantinople Medium Light
20" Istanbul thin ride
14" Bosphorus Stanton Moore hi hats
assorted un-identified crash cymbals
DW 5000 turbo kick pedal
DW 6710 Flush base straight stands
DW 6500 hi hat stand
A Punch To The Head
To take a punch to the head, move toward the blow, tighten your neck and jaw, and clench your teeth. The forehead can absorb a punch most effectively.