Christian Eigner

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Christian Eigner
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Background information
Born (1971-03-03) 3 March 1971 (age 46)
Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Alternative rock, synthpop, alternative dance, electronica
Associated acts Depeche Mode
Dave Gahan

Christian Eigner (born 3 March 1971 in Vienna, Austria) is a drummer, composer, live and session musician. He began drumming at the age of 4, and started his professional career aged 16 playing sessions and doing tours with various artists, across many genres, he has been performing with Depeche Mode since 1997, as their drummer. He has also co-written Depeche Mode tracks with lead singer Dave Gahan since 2005, most notably the Grammy-nominated Depeche Mode single "Suffer Well" from the album Playing the Angel. Most Recent tour: Global Spirit Tour 2017/18.

He also co-produced and co-wrote Dave Gahan's solo album "Hourglass" (2007).

Eigner uses dw drums, pedals, and hardware, Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.

Drums: dw:

  • Eigner will alter his setup depending on the artist, but with Depeche Mode he usually favors a surprisingly complex setup comprising two bass drums, three or four rack toms, two floors, and a snare.

Drumsticks: Vic Firth:

  • Vic Firth rock vic grip drumsticks
  • Vic Firth 2B drumsticks
  • Rute 606 tala wands
  • T1 General mallets
  • White Wire brush

Cymbals: Zildjian:

  • 20" FX Oriental china "trash"
  • 20" A Custom EFX
  • 8" A Custom splash
  • 14.25" K Custom hybrid hi-hats
  • 14" A new beat hi-hats
  • 10" A Custom splash
  • 11" FX Oriental "trash" splash
  • 19" K dark crash thin
  • 18" A china high
  • 20" A Custom crash
  • 18" FX Oriental china "trash"
  • 13" A Custom mastersound hi-hats
  • 18" K EFX
  • 24" K light ride

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