My name is Max Wieden and I’m a drummer and bass player in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to LA to pursue my music career. While in Phoenix, I was the drummer of R&B/funk/rock band Boss Frog, with whom I recorded the 2016 album Twilight Throb. I was also the drummer of funk band Class Action, and bassist of the Mike Reardon Band. Prior to those, I was the drummer of progressive metal band Phoenix & Dragon, with whom I recorded the demo The Ghost Town Sessions in 2014. In addition to playing in bands, I’m an independent drum teacher.

I’m available for gigs, studio work, and drum lessons →

Major Influences

Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Yes, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Aristocrats, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Steely Dan, Coheed & Cambria, and Pink Floyd

See the the list of my favorite albums and musicians →


Drums, Cymbals, and Hardware

14” Zildjian K Hi-hats
21″ Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Ride
20” Zildjian K Custom Dry Ride
20″ Zildjian K Ride
20″ Zildjian A Ping Ride
16″ Zildjian K Custom Fast Crash
16″ Zildjian K Medium Thin Dark Crash
18″ Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash
18” Zildjian A Medium Thin Crash
18” Zildjian A Medium Crash
14″ Wuhan China
18” Wuhan China
12″ Wuhan Splash

14” Sonor Gavin Harrison Protean Snare
22” Ludwig Epic bass drum
10” Ludwig Epic tom
12” Ludwig Epic tom
14” Ludwig Epic tom (floor)
16” Ludwig Epic tom (floor)

14″ Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz snare
18″ Gretsch CCJ bass drum
12″ Gretsch CCJ tom
14″ Gretsch CCJ floor tom

Pearl Eliminator double bass pedal
DW MDD hi-hat stand
Pearl Eliminator remote hi-hat stand
Gibraltar Rack System

Two other Ludwig drum sets and
assorted Sabian and Zildjian cymbals

Bass Gear

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4HH
Fender Precision Bass
Squier P-Bass
Carvin Head
Avatar 210 Cabinet
Fender Bassmaster 25 Amp


Korg M3-88 Keyboard Workstation
Epiphone 1956 Replica Les Paul w/ P90s
Squier Stratocaster
Cort Pro Custom acoustic guitar
Beringer Vintager GM110 Analog Modeling Amp
Phonic 780 2x300w PA

Assorted percussion/hardware, includes:
14″ Djembe – hand carved in Ghana

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