GEAR Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

BONE Custom Drums

8.5×14 Carbcutter Snare BONE Custom Drums was founded by drummer Nejc Boskovic in 2005 after earning a degree in Composite Drum Shell Analysis from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Boskovic’s primary focus for research and development…

By Michael Dawson
Feb 1, 2022


FP7 Drum Mic Package I’m not really one of those cranky, old-school studio rats, but I almost can’t help sighing “Kids don’t know how good they have it these days” when I look at current microphone packages. Way back when…

By Michael Molenda
Jan 14, 2022

Latin Percussion

Stainless Steel Salsa Snares I pull the 5.5×13 Latin Percussion Steel Salsa Snare from its box and suddenly I am a child on Christmas morning. Wow! The stainless-steel shell is super beefy, solid, and heavy duty with a clean and…

By Jon Christ
Jan 14, 2022

Restoring the Vintage Marching Drum

Today’s marching drums are typically outfitted with heavy chrome hoops, continuous lugs, a substantial throw-off mechanism, and a multi-ply shell. These drums can withstand exposure to extreme elements, can project well, and provide a durable head that can be tuned…

By Chris Lee
Jan 14, 2022

New Gear for the New Year

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if 2022 offered drummers new opportunities, savvy ways to improve their technique, and just tons more fun? Cross those fingers, gang. If you’re up for some cool tools to help bring on that brighter, happier new…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2021