I’m very excited to share this review. I first spoke with Josh Allen of Independent Drum Lab last year in an interview for DRUM! Magazine‘s Meet Your Maker column. If you’re not familiar with Meet Your Maker, we feature a quick interview each month with an up-and-coming or boutique builder working in the percussion world. […]Read more "INDe Drum Lab 15×5.5″ Snare Drum Review"
Last year, the folks over at Drum Workshop gave me an opportunity to review and give away two PDP Concept series snare drums. It was awesome and I can’t thank them enough for it. This year, they’ve given me another incredible opportunity to check out their PDP Concept Direct Drive Pedals and again pass them […]Read more "GIVEAWAY ALERT! PDP By DW Concept Direct Drive Bass Drum Pedals"
Earlier this year, I got a chance to write about Meinl’s new Pure Alloy cymbals for DRUM! Magazine. Read the full article on DRUM!’s site and see the video below.Read more "DRUM! Magazine – Meinl Pure Alloy Cymbals"
I took a bunch of photos from the NAMM show for DRUM! Magazine. You can find them here! What are you most excited about?Read more "NAMM Photos"
Alphonse Mouzon died on December 26, 2016. Another in a long line of musicians that passed last year whose contribution to the medium would be impossible to calculate. There have been plenty of great pieces about the legacy he left behind, and I’d encourage you all to read as much as you can if you’re […]Read more "Canopus Alphonse Mouzon Signature Snare Drum"
I got to play on this record last year, and it was finally released this month. I’m very proud of how it came out. https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3300910591/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/Read more "Some Of My Own Playing"
Earlier this year (way earlier), the good people at Sakae shipped over one of the company’s new Road Anew drum sets. The series is Sakae’s first foray into the mid-level market for U.S. consumers, but it’s loaded with high-end features so I was really excited to check it out. We’ll get to the specs in […]Read more "Sakae Road Anew Drum Set Review"
When I recently stumbled into an opportunity to spend a few weeks with a killing all-birch stave snare drum from North Carolina-based Salem Street Drums, I knew I wanted to feature it here. Britt from Salem Street is doing some really cool work, and I’d highly encourage you to check it out. Speaking of, let’s […]Read more "Salem Street Drums 14×6.5″ Birch Stave Snare Drum"
I could not be more excited to post this review. First of all, the two snare drums we’re looking at are great. But second, and perhaps more importantly, I get to give them away. That’s right. Thanks to the wonderful team at PDP and Drum Workshop, I’m giving both of these drums away to you […]Read more "PDP By DW Concept Snare Drums"
I wrote about some fascinating rides from Meinl last year. Everybody loves this company and it’s easy to see why. Lots of super interesting designs here. Meinl Ride RoundupRead more "Meinl Byzance Ride Roundup in DRUM! Magazine"