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Cymbal Doctor Duo and Trio Mini Kits

The Duo cymbal-cleaning kit is made for the drummer who likes to work by hand. It includes the Cymbal Doctor proprietary cleaner and sealer, plus gloves, an applicator pad, and a microfiber towel. List price: $39.95. The Trio is a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2012

Focus on the Hi-Hat: The Classic Swing Sound (VIDEO)

March 2012 Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Focus on the Hi-Hat The Classic Swing Sound by Steve Fidyk   Before small groups reigned supreme and the ride cymbal became king, the beacon in jazz timekeeping was the hi-hat. Jo Jones with Count…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2012

Hammerax Indigo Suspended Cymbals

Hammerax Indigo suspended cymbals are designed to have a silvery, high yet rich sound. The series consists of 16" and 20" models.

Modern Drummer
Jan 5, 2012

Ride Cymbal Phrasing: How Grip and Fulcrum Impact Your Sound (VIDEO)

November 2011 Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Ride Cymbal Phrasing: How Grip and Fulcrum Impact Your Sound by Steve Fidyk Here’s a video demonstration of the three ride cymbal grips discussed in my latest article. For transcriptions and additional insight into…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2011

Listen to Sound Files of Meinl’s New Byzance Cymbal Models

The complete review is on page 24 of the August 2010 issue.

Modern Drummer
Jun 22, 2010