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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

Product Close-Up: Masters of Maple Black Ugly, Bell Brass, and Copper Snares (From the March 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Founded by Southern California–based drum tech/builder Sahir Hanif in 2002, Masters of Maple began as a custom company that manufactured its own ply shells, with a special emphasis on exotic timbers. These days the company also offers…

Modern Drummer
Jan 28, 2014

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…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2012