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.


Video Demo - 4 Killer Double Pedals for under $250

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the February 2016 issue, which is available here. Shop Talk Thinking of Going Double Bass? 4 Killer Double Pedal for Under $250 There are products in the drumming world…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

Video Tour! Gearing Up with Wilco's Glenn Kotche

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Gearing Up On Stage and Up Close Glenn Kotche by Miguel Monroy Glenn Kotche has one of the most distinctive setups…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Product Close-Up: Natal Walnut US Rock Drumset (VIDEO)

This review originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of Modern Drummer, which can be purchased here.  Product Close-Up Natal Walnut US Rock Drumset A top-notch kit created for aggressive, deep, punchy sounds. Natal’s history and vision are worth exploring. The…

Modern Drummer
Mar 13, 2015

Showroom: Trexist Cymbals USA

Trexist Cymbals USA opened its doors on April 1, 2014 and provides several cymbal lines, including the G-Series, which features a big cross in the middle of the cymbal, as well as the Aurum, Evo, Soulmate, Astoria, and Hybrid series.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 10, 2015

Gibraltar Hardware at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Brent Barnett of Gibraltar Hardware shows us many of the new products available from Gibraltar in 2015. There's a new rack for electronic kits, the Chrome Series Stealth E-Rack. It comes with four L-rods,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 6, 2015

Showroom: Vater Mallets and Marching/Orchestral Implements

The new Power Bass Drum mallets feature a shaft that starts with a .870"-diameter grip and then slightly tapers up to a .890" diameter at the head. This allows for a heavy and powerful sound, and the shaft is designed…

Modern Drummer
Feb 17, 2015

Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums

Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound. The Chris Adler Warbird snare is engraved with his Warbird design. The 5.5x12 6-ply maple/walnut shell…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2015

Showroom: Roland RH-300V V-Drums Headphones

Optimized specifically for use with V-Drums and other Roland percussion products, the RH-300V is said to deliver accurate, punchy sound for personal monitoring during practice, recording sessions, and performances. The RH-300V features dynamic drivers and a closed-back, circumaural design that…

Modern Drummer
Feb 3, 2015

Product Close-Up: Canopus New Yaiba Bop and Groove Drumsets (December 2014 Issue)

The complete review of Canopus New Yaiba Bop and Groove Drumsets, which appeared in the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.   Canopus New Yaiba Bop and Groove Drumsets Although they’ve been updated to be more affordable, these two Japanese-made…

Modern Drummer
Dec 25, 2014

Product Close-Up: Gretsch Catalina Ash Drumset (December 2014 Issue)

This review of Gretsch’s Catalina Ash kit originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Revived and revised, the latest mid-price offering from one of the most historic names in drums just got that much better.  …

Modern Drummer
Dec 18, 2014

Showroom: Revolution Drum’s 2nd Generation Firefly Drum Key

The redesigned Firefly drum key features a wider and more ergonomic handle for increased torque and comfort, a smoother and more precise silent ratcheting system, and a red anodized-aluminum handle to help locate in dark rooms. The second-generation Firefly drum…

Modern Drummer
Dec 12, 2014

Sweet Spot Clutches and Accessories Releases New Line

Sweet Spot Clutches and Accessories makes a unique line of hi-hat clutches and cymbal nuts. These high-quality pieces have been designed for function and visual appeal. The solid stainless-steel CNC-machined clutches offer custom feel and extra-thick jam nuts for easy…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2014

Showroom: Proline PLDR6 Snare Rack

Proline’s PLDR6 utility rack enables drummers to store and display multiple drums safely, without cases, while keeping them easily accessible for practice, performance, recording, and rehearsals. For professional drummers, the PLDR6 provides a way to display a collection of several…

Modern Drummer
Sep 25, 2014

Yamaha DBR Series and CBR Loudspeakers Offer Power and Portability

  Yamaha introduces two new additions to its portable loudspeaker lineup, the powered DBR series and the passive CBR series. The DBR series, the follow-up to the DSR and DXR series, represents the most portable powered loudspeakers that Yamaha offers.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2014