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Hit Like a Girl and Launch a New Peer-Inspired Community Program.

Leading drum industry organizations Hit Like a Girl and have joined forces to launch the Drumming Connects Us Community – a peer-inspired community designed to encourage and engage young drummers and draw new players into the excitement and benefits…

Oct 31, 2022

Tackle Instrument Supply Co. Introduces an In-Demand Cymbal Case for an In-Demand Drummer.

As one of the most in-demand drummers in Southern California, Marcelo Bucater spends a lot of time driving from gig to gig. On a typical day, he might start out teaching at The Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena,…

Oct 31, 2022


Since the company’s establishment in the early 70’s, Roland Corporation has produced arguably some of the most iconic and influential electronic musical devices known to the world. Their products have shaped popular music in ways that are hard to quantify.…

By Jason Mehler
Oct 31, 2022

1936 Leedy Century “Full Dress” Trap Set with original Painted Dutch Windmill Scene

The Northup Drums Museum loves to acquire what we call “Time Capsule Kits.” That is what we call a drumset that started its instrumental life purchased all together at the same time. Over the years, any kit may have pieces…

By Tim Northup
Oct 31, 2022


Combining two of the world’s best acoustic and electronic drum companies to focus on delivering new innovation for drummers; Drum Workshop will operate as a standalone unit with pioneering founders retaining leadership positions. Roland is the leading global manufacturer of…

Sep 30, 2022

RTOM’s bh single zone triggers and Black Hole Practice System

When I received the Black Hole practice system starting pack from RTOM, I was unsure as to how effectively they would reduce the sound of an acoustic drum kit and I was hesitant as to how simple they would be…

By Daniel “Ziggy” Laverde
Sep 30, 2022


Rikki Rockett’s black on green drumstick is the best of both worlds with the larger grip of a 5B handle and the lighter articulation of a 5A shaft, designed to provide a great balance of speed, power and control for…

Sep 30, 2022


New Flagship Sampling Pad with Advanced Features and Professional Enhancements Based on Feedback from SPD-SX Users. Roland announces the SPD-SX PRO Sampling Pad, the new flagship model in the long-running SPD series. Born of user feedback fueled by extensive road…

Sep 30, 2022


The new BEATKIT is the perfect choice for entry-level users looking for the best sound quality on a tight budget. The package includes four fantastic microphones from the LEWITT range – one kick drum microphone, one for snare, and a…

Sep 30, 2022

Green Music Company: Snare Buzz Mute

The Anti-Buzz Tool That Helps Eliminate Unwanted Snare Buzz at the Flip of a Switch. Snare Buzz: A phrase we’re all too familiar with. Nobody really likes it, and nobody really wants it. But how do we get rid of…

By Brian Hill
Sep 30, 2022

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault: Kenney Jones’ Rod Stewart and Faces Ludwig “Allsorts” Drum Set

On September 2nd, 1972 I was about to attend my first rock concert. I was 12 years old. It was the last day of summer vacation. The next day would be my first day in the eighth grade. I hated…

By Donn Bennett
Sep 30, 2022

Cympad Adds Pink To Its Chromatics Series Of Foam Cymbal Washers.

Cympad has expanded its Chromatics line of colorful, cellular foam cymbal washers with a new pink color option. With this latest addition, Chromatics are now available in a choice of Pink, White, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple, Red, Crimson, Blue and…

Aug 31, 2022

RTOM’s bh single zone triggers usher in a new era of hybrid drumming.

RTOM corporation is proud to announce the launch of bh single zone triggers, a new product that instantly transforms acoustic drum heads outfitted with Black Holes into a hybrid kit. With RTOM’s bh triggers the days of requiring mesh heads,…

Aug 31, 2022

Proel North America Releases the Dave Black Student Signature Snare Drum Pack

Tamburo Drums unites with Alfred Music and Vic Firth to create the Dave Black Student Signature Snare Drum Pack, an extraordinary collection of musical products and accessories in an all-in-one convenient bundle. This world-class drum pack represents the first product…

Aug 31, 2022

TAMA unveils a new Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit

TAMA is proud to unveil a beautiful new Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit featuring a compelling Light Charcoal finish over a Tamo Ash outer ply. This finish provides a fantastic complement to the texture of the wood grain, creating an intricate, intertwining…

Aug 31, 2022