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Video Demo! Paiste Signature Rides

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the February 2017 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Paiste Signature Rides Distinctive tones crafted for some of the top drummers on the company’s roster. This past year…

Modern Drummer
Dec 29, 2016

Video Demo! Product Close-Up: V-Classic Hi-Hats, Crashes, Rides, and Jingle Splashes

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the October 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up V-Classic Hi-Hats, Crashes, Rides, and Jingle Splashes Steeped in history and tradition while keeping an eye on the future.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 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: Zildjian Expands the fx Line With Five New Offerings

Zildjian’s fx 10" and 12" Spiral Stackers are paper-thin in weight and provide an inexpensive entry into trashy cymbal stacking sounds. Zildjian product manager Tony Lapsansky explains, “You can stack them on anything, from splashes to Chinas to crashes, or…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2015

Showroom: Zildjian 21" Organic and 20" Renaissance Rides

The 21" Organic ride is the latest member of the K Custom series, and the 20" Renaissance ride joins the K Constantinople series. Both are said to offer clean stick definition coupled with dark ride and crash sounds for a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 10, 2015

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Zildjian Kerope Series Cymbals (From the May 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson Zildjian spent the past couple years developing a new line of cymbals with New York City studio drummer/composer Zach Danziger that would recall the worn-in look, soft feel, and warm tones of highly coveted models made by…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2014

TRX ICON Series Cymbals

Read the complete review in the February 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Click below to listen. 9" Splash   14" Hi-Hats   16" Thin Crash   17" Thin Crash   18" Medium Crash   18" Stacker   19" China…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2011

Hammerax Ultraviolet Cymbals

Ultraviolet cymbals are designed to have good highs and a balanced wash. They are available as 9" and 12" splashes; 16", 18", 21", and 24" crash/rides; and 13" and 15" hi-hats. All Ultraviolet cymbals are designed for a wide range…

Modern Drummer
Aug 2, 2011

Listen To Sound Files of TRX LTD Series Hi-hats and Crash-rides

Read the complete review on page 24 of the February 2011 issue.    

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2010