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Sabian Releases 13-Inch Jojo Mayer Hoop Crasher

Originally introduced in 2012 as a 14" model, Sabian is now offering a 13" Hoop Crasher. Designed by Jojo Mayer, the Hoop Crasher dual-ring effects device is manufactured from a set of premium B20 bronze hi-hats. The top flotation ring…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2014

Enter to Win This Incredible Prize Package From Gretsch, Gibraltar, LP, KAT, and Sabian

All-new Gretsch Marquee 5-Piece Kit Plus a 6.5x14 Aluminum Snare Drum With Wood Hoops The kit features 7-ply maple shells with 30-degree bearing edges and includes an 18x22 bass drum, 7x8, 7x10, and 8x12 mounted toms, and a 14x16 floor…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2014

VIDEO! Drum Country: Train Beat Variations (From the May 2014 Issue) by Jim Riley The train beat is a must-have in your bag of tricks. While it’s most commonly used in country and bluegrass settings, with very little digging you can find examples of it in a multitude of genres,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2014

KoSA Cuba's 2014 Percussion Workshop & Havana's Drum Festival 'Fiesta del Tambor'

KoSA Cuba held the 12th edition of its annual Cuban workshop and festival this past March 9-16. The program's itinerary featured informative classes, hands-on lessons, and “jaw-dropping” musical performances by the KoSA Cuba faculty. New this year, KoSA's director, Aldo…

Modern Drummer
Apr 16, 2014

Product Close-Up: Sabian 2014 Cymbal Vote Winners (April 2014 Issue)

by David Ciauro As the hustle of the holidays slows and we’re settled into 2014, we can now focus our energy on coveting all the new gear of the new year. Since being announced at Winter NAMM this past January,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

VIDEO - Peter Criss Modern Drummer Web Exclusive

      Peter Criscuola, a founding member of Kiss, AKA Peter “Catman” Criss and one of rock’s influential drumming legends, will be respectfully acknowledged April 2014, when he and bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley are inducted…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2014

VIDEO - In the Studio With Actor/Drummer Michael Chiklis

    In this video, drummer/actor Michael Chiklis takes Modern Drummer into his state-of-the art recording studio and performance space, which will be the hub for all his musical projects in the future. MD sat down for a two-part series…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

Sabian Producing Select Crescent Cymbals Models for North America

To meet the demands of customers and artists for new cymbals, Cymbal Masters is offering select Crescent models in North America that are hand made to exacting specifications by Sabian. Crescent’s Istanbul production managers, Kadri Kayan and Guclu Arslan, will…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2014

Sabian Returns With Cymbal Vote In 2014

For the third consecutive year, Sabian is asking drummers around the world to help decide which new models the iconic cymbal-maker will release in 2014 – and once again, drummers around the world get a chance to play them before…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2013

The Making of Alicia Keys’ "Girl on Fire" with Indie Studio Drummer Dylan Wissing

In this video, session drummer Dylan Wissing shares the story behind the making of the drum tracks on R&B superstar Alicia Keys’ hit single “Girl on Fire.” Dylan Wissing is a Hoboken, New Jersey–based drummer who operates his own recording…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2013

Sabian Players’ Choice 2012 Winners

December 2012 Product Close-Up  Sabian 2012 Players’ Choice Winners by David Ciauro Last year Sabian introduced twelve prototype cymbals within its network of existing series and let the public decide which models would make it into production. Top artists like…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2012

The Drum Exchange Celebrates 20 Years!

Please join the Drum Exchange for their “20th Anniversary Bash” on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, 4501 Interlake Ave. N. Seattle. This FREE event includes: • FREE cowbell giveaway at 1:00 PM (while supplies last, limit 1…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2012

Sabian "Cymbal Vote" Back For 2013!

Throughout September and October, drummers around the world will get to decide which new cymbals Sabian will release in 2013 – but this time around, many of you will be able to play them in person before you vote! Sets…

Modern Drummer
Sep 11, 2012

DW 40 Years Clinic Tours

Join Guitar Center For The Exclusive DW 40 Years Clinic Tour 2012 These unique tours will feature live performances, Q & A, and a meet and greet all hosted from the DW mobile stage. Day of event deals available to…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2012