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August 2016 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 8

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Articles in August 2016

Product Close-Up - ddrum Reflex Rally Sport Drumset

Product Close-up ddrum Reflex Rally Sport Drumset A great gigging kit with a tricked-out aesthetic. by Michael Dawson One of the sister companies to Tampa-based ddrum is Dean guitars, and one of the woods that Dean uses for electric guitar…

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Product Close-Up - Sabian HH Vanguard Series Cymbals

Product Close-Up Sabian HH Vanguard Series Cymbals A more expressive expansion pack for the original hand-hammered line.   by Michael Dawson   Canadian cymbal maker Sabian has spent the past couple years revisiting its roots in an effort to bring…

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT Joe Butler

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT... Joe Butler? by Bob Girouard The Lovin’ Spoonful burned brighter than most bands in the ’60s—perhaps too bright for its own good. But the singing drummer who made a habit of beating the odds, in…

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Steven Wilson's Craig Blundell

Story by Will Romano Photos by Carl Glover During his rise to the top of today’s prog scene, the ever-adaptable electroacoustic drummer handily dealt with every physical and technological challenge thrown at him. The only real roadblock, it turns out,…

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SETTING SIGHTS: Raphael Mura

SETTING SIGHTS Raphael Mura By Ken Micallef When the leader of the lauded French post-punk trio Underground Railroad joined the rising neo-psych band Purson, he honed his drumming approach by leaning on indie-rock influences and investigating prog pioneers.   A…

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CATCHING UP WITH…Jimmie Fadden

CATCHING UP WITH…Jimmie Fadden by Bob Girouard Fifty years ago he and guitarist Jeff Hanna founded a jug band to avoid the straight life. Today the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s beautifully twisted tale continues unabated.   Nineteen sixty-six was an…

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BASICS - Fundamental Fills

BASICS Fundamental Fills Part 1: Solid 16th Notes by Donny Gruendler The abundant amount of educational material on the market can overwhelm many students and aspiring professional drummers. Due to limited practice schedules or performance opportunities, some drummers fail to…

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Product Close-Up - Love Custom Drums

Product Close-Up Love Custom Drums 7x14 Indian Rosewood Snare A beautifully crafted and sonically superb drum built to withstand the rigors of the road. by Michael Dawson Love Custom Drums founder Buddy “Love” McRoy spent years modifying his own instruments,…

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The History of the Drummer Boy

The History of the Drummer Boy by Michael Aubrecht Musicians have played an important role on the battlefield for centuries. Fifes, bagpipes, and trumpets have been used to instruct friends and intimidate foes. And since at least as long ago…

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CATCHING UP WITH…Carl Allen

CATCHING UP WITH…Carl Allen by Jeff Potter The jazz great has spent the year in constant motion, spearheading multiple ensembles, including one holding special interest for drummers.   The Art of Elvin is Carl Allen’s tribute to his mentors Art…

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Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun

Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun by Willie Rose Phoning in on a day off between dates in Japan, the drummer opens up about his journey to success, what it takes to stay there, and the pressures of holding down the…

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Slipknot's Jay Weinberg

Story by Patrick Berkery Photos by Alex Solca When we last spoke with the drummer, in 2009, he’d recently proven his skills by filling in for his father on tour with Bruce Springsteen, slaying it night after night. Today Max’s…

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