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Paiste Twenty Custom Collection

The Twenty Custom Collection is a newly designed series for a range of modern musical styles such as R&B, alternative rock, pop, and metal. Each cymbal is handmade from CuSn20 bronze. The lineup includes 20" and 22" Full rides; 16",…

Modern Drummer
Aug 9, 2011

Meinl New Byzance Cymbals, Bongo Cajon

Trash crashes are completely handmade in Meinl’s Turkish facility using B20 bronze, and they feature different-size cutouts, which give the cymbals a unique look as well as a wide and trashy white-noise-like effect. The sandblasted surface, which is applied in…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2011

Web Update News 8/11

  Thomas Pridgen is on tour with his band the Memorials. For more info, visit Mike Portnoy has a new project called Adrenaline Mob. For more, visit Richard Danielson is on Vintage Trouble’s debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2011

SABIAN has just announced the launch of a Band & Orchestral curriculum on SABIAN U!

New Band & Orchestral Courses Launch on SABIAN U MEDUCTIC, Canada – (August 1, 2011) As a result of the tremendous success of SABIAN U, SABIAN has just announced the launch of a Band & Orchestral curriculum. Comprised of 4…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2011

Hammerax Ultraviolet Cymbals

Ultraviolet cymbals are designed to have good highs and a balanced wash. They are available as 9" and 12" splashes; 16", 18", 21", and 24" crash/rides; and 13" and 15" hi-hats. All Ultraviolet cymbals are designed for a wide range…

Modern Drummer
Aug 2, 2011

Guitar Center's Drum-Off, World's Largest Drumming Competition, Kicks-Off

23rd Annual Competition Offers America’s Most Skilled Undiscovered Drummers The Chance To Win Career-Launching Prizes Including Cash, Gear, And Pivotal Endorsement Deals Watch the video announcement here: Continuing its ongoing support of and commitment to aspiring artists, Guitar Center…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

Toca ColorSound Tambourines

Toca ColorSound tambourines are available in red, green, blue, white, and hot pink. These 10" models feature lightweight, exotic acacia hardwood shells and double rows of nickel- and brass-plated jingles. List price: $38.

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2011

Attack John Sferra Signature Snare Batter

The John Sferra signature snare drum head is based on Attack’s heavy-duty Blast Beat 2-ply coated batter, with the addition of a top dot. The Sferra is Attack’s thickest and strongest head, but it offers a crisp, powerful response and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 26, 2011

Tama New Finishes

Tama has added the volcanic red burst finish to the Starclassic Bubinga series, and molten satin brown burst to the Starclassic Maple line. These finishes feature a new process that creates flowing patterns of color that appear almost iridescent under…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2011

Sennheiser IE 7 Headphones

The IE 7 is a lightweight ear-canal-style headphone that features outstanding customized noise isolation (up to 26 dB of noise reduction). It is suitable for professional monitoring and comes with accessories (cable clip, cleaning tool, dual-flange and gummy ear adapters)…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2011

Tama Starphonic Steel Snare Drum

Tama has augmented its acclaimed Starphonic snare line with a 6x14 model featuring a 1 mm steel shell finished with high-gloss black nickel plating. This drum is designed to offer a crisp, sharp, open sound with symphonic-level snare sensitivity. Starphonic…

Modern Drummer
Jul 14, 2011

Paiste Alpha Swiss Crashes

The perforated 18" Alpha Thin Swiss crash is designed to be explosive, forceful, trashy, and mysterious sounding, with a fast and balanced decay. The 18" Alpha Medium Swiss crash is slightly heavier but responds very quickly and delivers a trashy…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2011

Cympad Ride Cymbal Optimizer

New and improved Optimizer ride cymbal washers feature a higher density, firmer foam, and increased height to better support larger, heavier ride and crash cymbals. They come in a two-pack, with a list price of $5.  

Modern Drummer
Jul 5, 2011

SKB Drum Soft Cases

SKB’s new Drum Soft cases have a polyurethane inner wall that makes the sides more rigid and adds additional protection. The outside is wrapped with 600-denier nylon, while the padded interior is plush lined. Each case includes carrying handles and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2011