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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

What Happens When We Crash

Check out this fascinating video that’s been making its way around the social networks recently. It’s one of a series of videos shot by the Fluke Corporation, a company that manufactures high-tech vibration-testing devices.  

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2011

Zoom R8 Digital Recorder

The R8 is a compact digital multitrack recorder (eight-track playback and two-track simultaneous recording), audio interface, control surface, and pad sampler. Its built-in drum sounds can be triggered using eight pads and three bank keys to create loops. You can…

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2011

Alesis DM10 Studio Kit With New Rack

The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis’s new four-post StageRack with upgraded clamps and high-quality mini-boom cymbal arms. The clamps, mounts, and integrated boom cymbal arms are fully adjustable and feature large wing nuts that enable quick adjustments without having to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 23, 2011

MusicNomad Equipment Care Cymbal Cleaner and Drum Detailer

After twelve months of intensive research and development, MusicNomad Equipment Care has released a line of eco-friendly, high-quality drum and cymbal cleaners, polishes, and towels. With every purchase, the company contributes funds to help musicians, through its advocacy organization,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2011

Killswitch Engage’s Justin Foley Joins Unearth on Mayhem Fest and European Hell On Earth Tour

Massachusetts metal merchants Unearth have officially welcomed Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley to the fold for the band's upcoming slot on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest and their European headlining tour (dubbed the Hell On Earth Tour) to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 17, 2011

Pro-Mark SD6 Multipurpose Stick and Nylon-Bristle Brushes

The SD6 is a maple stick, similar in design to Pro-Mark’s SD9 but with a felt ball on the butt end. It’s 16" long and .610" in diameter, with a relatively long taper and an oval wood tip. List price:…

Modern Drummer
Jun 16, 2011