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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.

DW - 5000 Series Lowboy Hi-Hat

Before the modern hi-hat existed there was a device that allowed early drumset players to control a pair of small crash cymbals with a pedal. This aptly named lowboy extended a foot or so above the floor, which helped keep…

by Michael Dawson
Dec 28, 2017

Industry Insights - Drum Workshop's Don Lombardi

This merging of the best elements of past and present technology is largely due to the personal influence of DW president Don Lombardi. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital…

by Rick Van Horn
Oct 19, 2017

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - DW Collector’s Series Pure Oak Drumset

With all of DW’s experiments in drum shell construction, you may be surprised to learn that it wasn’t until recently that the company began to explore the bright, clean timbre of hard oak. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN…

Feb 23, 2017

Dave Matthews Band's Carter Beauford

“I tried to assemble a kit that would fit with what we were doing musically,” says Carter Beauford. “Everyone in the Dave Matthews Band comes from a different musical background, and we were all those different backgrounds through the music.…

Feb 23, 2017

DW - Collector’s Series Cherry/Mahogany Drumset

The Collector’s Series is DW’s flagship line, comprising a variety of single-species shell types (maple, cherry, and red oak) and hybrid mixtures, such as the poplar/maple Classics, the maple/gum Jazz, and the bamboo/birch Eco-X. Adding deeper- and darker-sounding mahogany to…

Michael Dawson
Feb 23, 2017