MD Podcast Episode 196: Nicko McBrain, Cymbal Chokes, Calderwood Percussion Piccolo Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss July 2019 cover artist Nicko McBrain of the legendary metal band Iron Maiden. The education segment focuses on creative ways to incorporate cymbal chokes into your drumming. Up for review is a funky 3.75×12 piccolo snare by Boston-based Calderwood Percussion. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

Nicko McBrain cover story

“Creative Cymbal Chokes” article 

Calderwood Percussion piccolo snare

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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: