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VIDEO DEMO! Gretsch Renown Birch and Walnut Drumsets

The excerpt below is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Gretsch Renown Birch and Walnut Drumsets Two new shell offerings expand the tonal spectrum. A couple years back…

Modern Drummer
May 28, 2015

VIDEO DEMO! Product Close-Up: Castle Tapered Snares

This post is excerpted from the complete review that appears in the May 2015 issue.  Product Close-Up Castle Tapered Snares Massachusetts-based craftsman David Cheney has developed a unique conical snare drum shell with function as its focus. The shell is…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2015

Pearl Partners With Tune-bot for USA Distribution

Pearl has partnered with Overtone Labs to begin sole USA distribution for its Tune-bot digital drum tuning system. The move comes on the heels of Tune-bot’s 2012 debut, and looks to expand its presence with key USA drum retailers. “Pearl’s…

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2014

In the Studio: Seeing Sounds, Part 3: Funk (September 2013 issue) UPDATED

September 2013 In the Studio Seeing Sounds Part 3: Funk by Donny Gruendler Funk drumming is synonymous with masters like James Brown’s Clyde Stubblefield, Tower of Power’s David Garibaldi, P-Funk’s Tiki Fulwood, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2013

Seeing Sounds, Part 2: The Deep, Fat “Thud??? (UPDATED)

July 2013 In the Studio Seeing Sounds Part 2: The Deep, Fat “Thud” by Donny Gruendler There’s been a trend in recent years of drummers going for deep, dark, heavily muffled tones, whether in indie rock or mainstream pop. Steve…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2013