Episode 019 – Q&A With David Whitworth (Bethel Music)

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David Whitworth – Bethel Music

Hey Worship Drummer Fam! I’m so excited to share with you the conversation I had with David Whitworth (Bethel). One of the questions we get asked a lot is, “How do you get that Bethel snare sound?” Then the follow up question is usually something like, “It sounds sooo good! Is it sampled?”

Well, today I am pleased to say that we have answers to all, or at least most, of your questions. We received just about 70 questions from our insta fam and in this episode we attempt to tackle them head-on.

Grab a coffee and hang on, this is gonna be a great one!

Listen to Episode 019


In this Episode (Timestamps)

02:30 – From Texas To Kansas City
04:20 – IHOP
12:00 – The Fight Conference
16:00 – Section Leading at Bethel
19:00 – Gear Rundown
21:41 – Drum Tuning/Snare Tuning
27:30 – Sleigh bells on Hi Hat stand
28:40 – Truth Custom Drums
29:45 – #worshipdrummer Fails
32:10 – Ableton + Spontaneous Worship
34:48 – Ableton Rig Rundown
36:45 – Balancing Marriage and Ministry
38:45 – In-ear mix
40:00 – Fostering community among musicians at Bethel
41:30 – Drum Samples
43:50 – Playing Live vs Studio
45:30 – What drumming stuff are you challenged with lately?
50:15 – AUX/Double Drums
55:10 – Practical advice to prepare your heart
57:00 – Follow on social @davidwhitworth


TOUR KIT: Truth Custom Kit

  • Vintage Mahogany wood
  • 13×9 rack tom
  • 24×18 kick
  • 16×16 floor
  • 4×8 Brass snare (with 42 strands)


  • Snare: remo powerstroke 4 clear dot
  • Thin Evans tone ring
  • Toms: remo vintage coated



ELECTRONICS (Tracks are through Ableton)