I wrote about a Boom Alley Drums‘ Knocker Hoop for DRUM! Magazine recently. Ultra cool product. Read the full review in the link below. http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/boom-alley-drums-knocker-hoops/ And don’t forget to go enter to win a FREE KickPro Pillow! Entry is easy, but you need to act fast. Get to it.Read more "Boom Alley Knocker Hoop Review in DRUM! Magazine"
I recently wrote an article for the April 2016 issue of DRUM! Magazine comparing 10 bass drum muffling devices, including the KickPro Bass Drum Pillow. The folks at KickPro were nice enough to send over two of their outstanding pillows for the review period, so rather than horde them and argue with my wife about […]Read more "Win a Free KickPro Drum Pillow!"
We’ve got a special guest contributor! Big thanks to Kevin S. for submitting this outstanding review. (Editor’s Note: Kevin submitted two drafts of this review back in September of last year, and I’m just now getting around to posting it because I’m a subhuman monster. Sorry Kevin). Sometimes we lose sight of the forest by […]Read more "Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb 22″ Sand Crash/Ride"
Aaron Sterling is a sensational player, and a pretty entertaining dude to boot. He’s got a video masterclass available for download that covers his approach to achieving certain sounds and styles. It looks great. You can purchase it here. Learn more about Mr. Sterling here.Read more "Check Out Aaron Sterling’s Sounds of Sterloid"
Note: This campaign has been rolling for sometime now and has exceeded expectations. However, Mr. Wackerman could no doubt use any additional help we’re all able to provide given these awful circumstances. Do a nice thing for a nice guy and an outstanding musician if you can. A personal message from DW senior executive vice […]Read more "A Special Message from DW Drums and the Wackerman Family"
The incredible people at Vic Firth sent me these sticks months ago to review and I’m just getting around to sharing my thoughts now. Why did it take so long? Well, it’s because I was waiting for these things to wear out. But, despite many, many hours behind the kit, they still haven’t. In fact, […]Read more "Vic Firth TITAN 5B Drumsticks"
This is a cool one. The subject of today’s review comes from a company called Jenkins-Martin Drums. JM’s history is fascinating, heartbreaking, and inspirational. But, I’m not going to run the tale down here because I just finished writing about it for DRUM! Magazine. That article should be available in print sometime in the next […]Read more "Jenkins-Martin 14×6.5″ Fiberglass Snare Drum"
Alright, we’re back again with a third and final Canopus snare drum review, which means we’ve sadly reached the end of our 2015 Canopus tour. Heartbreaking. If you haven’t yet, please go back and check out the review and videos of the other two Canopus drums I’ve reviewed this year – the Yoshihito Eto Signature […]Read more "Canopus 14×5.5″ Neo Vintage M3 Phenol Fiber Snare Drum"
Not my footage. but had to share. All of Carter’s videos are outstanding. I love the audio, his groove is insane, and the gear he demos is always great. Watch this then watch all of them.Read more "Carter McLean Demos A 14×6.5″ Dunnett Titanium Snare Drum"
I’m a big fan of this organization. If you know a female drummer, make sure they enter. Official press release below. HIT LIKE A GIRL 2016 TO GO “BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DRUMS”. The International Female Drumming Contest Announces 2016 Dates And Names Drumming Superstars Anika Nilles and Hannah Welton As This Year’s Celebrity Co-Spokespersons. With […]Read more "Hit Like A Girl is Back!"