This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Noble & Cooley SS Classic, Horizon, and Walnut Snare Drums 150-plus years in business, and the historic American company continues to build some of the finest drums around. Noble & Cooley’s history goes all […]
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This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up DW Bass Drum Beaters Four multi-tonal options for dialing in the perfect feel and sound. DW recently released a quartet of bass drum beaters that are designed to provide multiple tones and textures from […]
Musical, affordable, and versatile options from Canada’s twelve-year-old “newcomer.”
Since 2005, Dream Cymbals and Gongs has been providing competitively priced handcrafted instruments that are designed by professional Canadian percussionists and manufactured by expert metalsmiths in China.
This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up ddrum Max Series Drumset Leave your gaff tape at home! These alder/maple drums have a big, articulate, and controlled sound right out of the box. Originally a Swedish electronics company, ddrum began offering acoustic […]
Watch this video demo of Gibraltar’s Beat EFX Bass Pedal Enhancers from the February issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
This past year Paiste collaborated with some of its top artists to craft a handful of unique cymbals. These new models include the 20″ Signature Vir2ocity Duo ride for prog-rock legend Carl Palmer, the purple-finished 22″ Signature Dry Heavy ride for Tool’s Danny Carey, the 24″ 2002 Swish ride for studio great John “JR” Robinson, and the 20″ Masters Mellow “Blue Bird” ride for French jazz drummer André Ceccarelli. Let’s check them out.
Check out this video demo of the Natal Café Racer Series Drumset; from the February 2017 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
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 the mix, DW has created new shells that combine it with maple and cherry. We were sent a gorgeous glossy lacquered Collector’s Series Cherry/Mahogany kit to review.
Drummers Jeff Sevaldson and Joey Nesbitt established DrumLite in 2011 in an effort to pump up the visual appeal of the drumset. What they created is an easy-to-install LED system comprising RGB light strips with 3M foam-backed adhesive and a preconfigured plug-and-play cable snake that has connectors that fit through the vent holes. Watch our video demo right here.
Watch our video demonstration of RBH Drums 6×14 Poplar Prestige Snare from the January 2017 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
The Istanbul cymbal company was originally established by veteran cymbalsmiths Mehmet Tamdeger and Agop Tomurcuk to provide traditional-style Turkish cymbals that were made using centuries-old processes. When Agop passed away, the company split into two separate entities: Istanbul Mehmet and Istanbul Agop. Each boasts a dense catalog of top-quality instruments for a wide range of sounds, whether echoing classic designs or pushing the envelope with more contemporary concepts….
We were sent 6.5×14 6-ply maple and birch Yaiba II snares to review ($350 each), as well as a sleek 6.5×14 black-nickel brass ($724.07) with Canopus’s new thirty-strand Back Beat wires ($50). Let’s check them out.
This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the December 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Zildjian Avedis Series Cymbals A retro refit of classic ’50s designs for today’s applications. Given the great success of the vintage-style Kerope line, which was launched at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show as a […]
We were sent the RN2-E825 shell pack (7×10, 8×12, 14×16, and 18×22) in satin tobacco burst finish, plus a 5×14 Full Range series Hammered Black Steel snare. Let’s check them out.