Dave “Compact Dynamo” Mackintosh began playing at the tender age of eight, and discovered twin kick drums by twelve. Since then, he knew his musical direction, “Metal”! While performing and recording with plenty of unsigned acts throughout the years, he has gained valuable experience not only in his musicianship, but also in showmanship. his thirst for metal has grown ever more extreme. Only now, after two full length albums with black metal outfit Bal-Sagoth, is Dave able to cope with the extreme speed and intensity of DragonForce!

Musical Influences
Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Tommy Aldridge, Charlie Benante, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Nicko Mcbrain, Jonny Maudling, Vinnie Paul.

Main Equipment
Tama Starclassic birch/bubinga, ultraviolet sparkle
Kicks: 2 x 22″ x 18″
Brass snare: 14″ x 5.5″ (main)
Starclassic maple 14” x 5.5 snare(secondary)
Toms: 8″, 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″
Floor Toms: 16″ & 18″
4 x octaban,left side
4 x octaban, right side
1 x 20” gong drum
Double tier, Tama power tower rack, with Tama road pro hardware
2 x Tama Iron Cobra pedals (rolling glide)
Roland TD-20bk meshheads and triggers
Vic Firth 5a extreme hickory sticks and stick bags

All Meinl Cymbals
14” Soundcaster Fusion Medium Hi Hats.
18” Soundcaster Fusion Medium Crash
10” Soundcaster Splash
18” Byzance China
18” Byzance Rock China
19” MB10 Medium Crash
10” MB10 Splash
18” MB10 medium Crash
19” MB20 Heavy Crash
18” MB20 Heavy Crash
20” MB20 Heavy Bell Ride
19” Soundcaster Custom Powerful Crash
17” Soundcaster Custom Medium Crash
15” Generation x China Crash
12”/14” Generation X Xtreme Stack

Evans skins
Toms: g2 coated top heads, g1 clear bottom heads
Snare: g1 coated / g1 coated with power dot

Find Out More on Dave’s MySpace

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