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SoftaMats Nonskid Pads

SoftaMats keep bass drum and hi-hat pedals firmly in place on any surface, including wood, laminate, vinyl, tile, and carpet.

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2011

Protection Racket Deluxe Rucksack Cymbal Bag

Protection Racket has upgraded and relaunched its top-selling Deluxe Rucksack cymbal bag. Each ergonomic strap is over-stitched with 30 mm blinding tape, to provide extra strength, and is filled with 5 mm PE foam for more comfort. The base is…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2011

Black Swamp Percussion Overture and SoundArt S3 Tambourines

The Overture (right) is an entry-level tambourine with a 10-ply maple shell, a double row of hammered brass jingles, and a Remo Renaissance head. List price: $105. SoundArt S3 (left) tambourines feature aged brass jingles and a solid cherry shell…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2011

Mapex Saturn Series Limited Edition Drumset

The new Saturn series Limited Edition kit features birch and walnut shells with burl maple exteriors. It is available in very limited quantities as a six-piece shell pack.  

Modern Drummer
May 26, 2011

Meinl Percussion FX Pedal

The FX Pedal has been designed for cajon players and other percussionists, but it can also be used by drummers as an additional sound effect. Simply choose one of ten internal sounds (kick bass, cyber kick, tribal bass, tambourine, clave,…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2011

Billdidit Coady Clutch

Designed with double bass players in mind, the Coady Clutch allows drummers to drop the top hi-hat cymbal with a simple, easy strike. When used in conjunction with the Coady Trip Arm, the device offers a hands-free drop clutch—just step…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2011

Yamaha GigMaker Drumsets

Entry-level GigMaker kits come with double-braced hardware and a matching wood snare and are available in five glitter wrap finishes. Constructed with basswood and poplar shells, GigMaker kits are available as shell packs (with either a 20" or a 22"…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2011

Platinum Samples Bobby Jarzombek Metal MIDI Groove Library

This downloadable package features more than 1,670 MIDI files (including more than 3,430 measures of unquantized grooves) played by prog-metal master Bobby Jarzombek and formatted for BFD2, BFD Eco, EZdrummer, EZplayer, Superior Drummer 2.0, Addictive Drums, Cakewalk Session Drummer, and General…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2011

Zildjian Gen16 AE Cymbal

The AE Cymbal is an acoustic/electric instrument, rather than a sample trigger device. It plays like a cymbal but at reduced volume levels, and it features a dual microphone and a DSP engine to amplify and shape the cymbal’s output.…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2011

New Vic Firth Sticks

Vic Firth Russ Miller Hi-Def And Peter Erskine Big Band Signatures, American Classic 5A Dual-Tones, And 5B Chop-Out Practice Sticks The new Russ Miller Hi-Def signature stick is made with a thin .535" hickory shaft and a special half-acorn wood…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2011

Los Cabos New Line Of Drum Pads

Featuring a 1/4" gum rubber playing surface and a Baltic birch base, Los Cabos’s new Canadian-made practice pads are available in 6", 8", and 10" sizes, with an 8 mm brass thread for easy mounting. List prices range from $25.99…

Modern Drummer
Apr 10, 2011

September 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Phish's Jon Fishman

On the Cover Phish's JON FISHMAN When Phish called it quits in 2004, he headed up to the farm and traded his sticks for a shovel. But the drums called him back, and a self-devised rudimental exercise fired him up…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2010

Neal Smith Selling Historic Mirrored Premier Drumset

Neal Smith, drummer in the original Alice Cooper band, is selling his historic mirrored Premier drumset. This is reportedly the very first completely mirrored drumset ever made. The kit include four bass drums–the two originals from the 1973 Billion Dollar…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2007

Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp 2006

  By Billy Amendola I’ll start by saying, What an amazing five days I recently had—Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp promoter David Fishof is a genius! This past August 13–17, I was invited to the sixth Camp in New York…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2006