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VIDEO DEMO! Zildjian FX Series Spiral Stacker

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the August 2015 issue, which can be purchased at: Product Close-Up Zildjian FX Series Spiral Stacker Inspiring, funky sounds delivered in compact sizes. Seizing on the current trend toward…

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Jun 30, 2015

VIDEO DEMO! Paiste Masters Dark Crashes and Hi-Hats

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here. Product Close-Up Paiste Masters Dark Crashes and Hi-Hats Rich, warm, mix-ready tones from Switzerland’s ultra-consistent cymbalsmiths. The Masters series started in…

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Apr 30, 2015

DEMO VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Zildjian K Custom Organic and K Constantinople Renaissance Rides

This post is excerpted from the complete review that appears in the May 2015 issue. Product Close-Up Zildjian 21" K Custom Organic and 20" K Constantinople Renaissance Rides Zildjian recently teamed up with two of its artists, drummer/educator Pat Petrillo and jazz great Adam Nussbaum,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 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...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

Grover Pro Tunable Concert Tambourine

The T2/GS-T tunable concert tambourine offers players who prefer a natural-skin head the ability to maintain consistent tension, regardless of the ambient temperature or humidity. The tambourine utilizes miniature titanium tuning pins, and the tuning mechanism is contained completely within…

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Aug 16, 2012

Mastro Bronze Snare Drums

Mastro bronze orchestral snares are fitted with 5 mm heavy steel hoops, eight lugs, steel claws, and a dual-action throw-off for precise tension settings. The shell is sized to accommodate calfskin heads, and up to four different wire sets can…

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Apr 5, 2012

What You Need to Know About...Cymbal Alloys

  by Billy Brennan An alloy, in its most basic sense, is a blend of two or more metals. Since metals are not chemically bonded in their natural state, they are fused—and alloys are created—in a molten state, through melting…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

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