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VIDEO LESSON! Dynamics Mechanics: Loud, Soft, and Everything in Between

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here. Strictly Technique Dynamics Mechanics Loud, Soft, and Everything in Between by Bill Bachman I believe that a drummer should be able…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2015

Showroom: Vic Firth 
American Classic 5A and 5B Sticks Available With Barrel Tips

The American Classic 5A Barrel measures .565"x16" and features a proportionately barrel-shaped tip. The result is said to be a balanced stick that creates clarity with great tone. The .595"x16" American 5B Barrel features a reduced surface area of the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2015

Showroom: Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats

The Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats feature a foam center surrounded with four flat bamboo slats and wrapped in thin PVC and is said to provide a variety of unique sounds with ideal rebound and feel. Tala Wand Slats create…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2015

Diamondback Drumsticks Combine Laser-Engraved Handles With Premium-Grade Hickory Sticks

Bringing modern technology to the classic drumstick design, Diamondback offers the quality and consistency of premium American-made hickory drumsticks plus a textured grip. The laser-engraved handle is said to be less abrasive than a conventional, knurled finish yet safer and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2014

Stick Hammock Drumstick Holder

Designed by top touring drummer Steve Di Stanislao (David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, David Gilmour), the Stick Hammock is a durable and portable tray meant to put sticks within easy reach. The stand, which is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, folds up…

Modern Drummer
Apr 10, 2012