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Episode 17: PASIC 2015, London Drum Show, Drum Depth, Frankie Banali, Tru Tuner, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after a crazy week of traveling. Dawson is just back from PASIC in San Antonio, Texas, and Johnston is calling in from his hotel in London as he wraps up a European clinic…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2015

Video Lesson! Bass Drum Development with Mike Johnston

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock & Jazz Clinic Bass Drum Development 4 Focused Exercises for Building Raw Speed by Mike Johnston One of the most…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Drum Tuning

 This article originally ran in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Drum Business. by Ben Meyer My snare just doesn’t have the "crack" I want, and my toms don’t sound like they do on the radio. How do I tune these…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Counterhoops

  This article originally ran in the July/Aug 2010 issue of Drum Business.   by Fran Azzarto   Counterhoops are among the more mysterious elements of a drumkit. Some drummers aren’t even aware that there are different types, and among…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Bass Drum Pedals

This article originally ran in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Drum Business.     by Billy Brennan   At first thought, it might be easy to write off any bass drum pedal as a simple combination of footboard and beater.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 24, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Drum Shells

This article originally ran in the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Drum Business.   by Fran Azzarto   So far in this column, we’ve discussed drumsticks and counterhoops. Now it’s time to dig in and take a look at what we…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2015

Showroom: Burns Engineering’s New Bass Plate Drum Accessory

The patented Bass Plate attaches to a bass drum using the same screws and holes used for the two bottom batter-side tension lugs. The objective of the Bass Plate is to restore the balance and fullness of the drum’s sound…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2015

Showroom: DW Direct-Drive Pedal

Drum Workshop recently announced a new division of the company, called DW Manufacturing, that produces high-end, machined products. The first offering is the MDD direct-drive bass drum pedal. MDD project head, Rich Sikra, says, “This pedal is a departure for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2014

Trapstrap Bass Drum/Hi-Hat Stability Device

The Trapstrap is a simple and easy-to-use device that prevents bass drums and hi-hats from sliding away during play. It’s designed specifically to anchor the bass drum and/or hi-hat to the throne. The product, which is fully adjustable in length,…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2012