Episode 99: Styx’s Todd Sucherman, Bass Drum Technique Builders, VK Aluminum Drumset, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite exercises for building bass drum technique. The featured artist is Todd Sucherman of the legendary prog-rock band Styx. Up for review is an antique bronze–finished aluminum drumset from UK company Van Kleef. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

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Todd Sucherman’s website

VK Aluminum drumset demo

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Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: