Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


Win This Incredible Prize From Pearl Drums and V-Classic Cymbals!

Contest valued at over $6,447! The Prize This incredible contest features a five-piece Pearl Masters Maple Complete shell pack in Vermillion Sparkle finish. The kit includes 8x12 and 7x10 rack toms, a 16x16 floor tom, an 18x22 kick drum, and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2016

Video Demo! Paiste - Signature, 2002, 602, and RUDE Additions

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the May 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Paiste Signature, 2002, 602, and RUDE Additions Specialty/artist-designed models and a ride for all occasions. Swiss cymbal maker Paiste…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2016

Video Demo: Zildjian - L80 Low Volume 468 Cymbal Pack

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Zildjian L80 Low Volume 468 Cymbal Pack Authentic-feeling practice cymbals that won't kill your ears—or your neighbors'   Many…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2016

VIDEO DEMO: Soultone Noa Cymbal Pack

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Soultone Noa Cymbal Pack A beginner’s pre-pack with potential for professionals. When putting together its first pre-pack, the Noa,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

News: Impression Launches Custom Cymbal Program

Impression Cymbals and its exclusive North American distributor, ZimMusicInc, have announced the launch of the new Custom Cymbal Program. The Custom Cymbal Program is accessed through the Impression Cymbals website at, where you can begin building b20 cymbals to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2015

VIDEO DEMO! Product Close-Up: Sabian Big & Ugly Collection

This review originally published in the April 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Order a print copy here or learn more about the issue here. Sabian Big & Ugly Ride Collection Large, raw cymbals designed to deliver a darker and richer old-world-style…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2015

Showroom: Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Dual Cymbals

The new Byzance Extra Dry Dual cymbals feature a contrast between Extra Dry and Brilliant finishes combined with a unique mix of hammering and lathing. The dual playing zones offer a thick center for riding and a thinner edge for…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2015

Showroom: TRX Consolidates Cymbal Lines

The TRX Cymbal Co. has announced a realignment and consolidation of its cymbal lines by moving many of its Icon and Dark Icon models into its MDM and DRK series and adding the Icon stacker (vented) cymbals to the SFX…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Cymbal Stands

This article originally ran in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Drum Business.   by Ben Meyer All drummers require hardware of some kind. Knowing what kinds of packages are available from your favorite brands, as well as becoming familiar with individual…

Modern Drummer
Dec 22, 2014

Showroom: Hammerax Bash Compact Tone Stacks

Bash Compact Tone Stacks produce a burst of metallic sound similar to closed hi-hats but with a more raw tone. The compact 8" triple-layer stack is said to be as powerful as much larger instruments, with deep hammering to increase…

Modern Drummer
Oct 31, 2014

Sabian Relauches Set-Up Builder at

Sabian’s new Set-Up Builder allows users to build as many kits as they like, listen to high-quality sound samples, and easily share configurations. Sabian endorsers can also create their own setups and have them automatically updated to their profile pages…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2014

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Bosphorus Lyric Series Cymbals (From the September 2014 Issue)

by Dylan Wissing The new Lyric series from the Turkish company Bosphorus was designed in close collaboration with modern jazz heavyweight Ari Hoenig. For those not yet introduced, Hoenig has a fiercely individual approach to jazz drumming, which is borne…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2014

Have you checked out Paiste’s new Master Dark, Rude, and Signature Precision Heavy Cymbals?

Paiste’s Master Dark crash and Dark hi-hat models were designed in collaboration with notable jazz drummers Gregory Hutchinson and André Ceccarelli and reflect their concept of traditional sound with modern quality. The 16", 18", and 20" Dark crashes are said…

Modern Drummer
Jul 3, 2014

Spaun’s Scymtek Cymbals Now Include Vented Series Jingle Crashes!

Scymtek Cymbals is now offering Jingle crashes within their Vented Series. The jingles can be removed, so the cymbals can be customized to individual tastes. The hole sizes are compatible with standard cymbal rivets, so drummers can also use combinations…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2014