Canopus Speed Star Bearing

DGR is finally back after another lengthy, lengthy hiatus! Let’s skip the preamble and get right to it. 2014’s first review features a very intriguing little gizmo from the woefully underappreciated Canopus Drums.  Modern bass drum pedals are pretty well engineered. In fact, it’s hard to image most of the high-end pedals on the market […]

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Pearl S-2000 Snare Stand

Alright, I’ve been meaning to put an S-2000 review together for months, but of course, by the time I’m finally ready to post it, Pearl discontinued the item. However, they replaced it with the near-identical S-1030 as part of their Advance Hardware Systems line. The stands are similar enough that I feel like the review […]

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Vater Vintage Bomber Beater

  At about 3 ½ inches tall and 7 ½ inches around, the Vintage Bomber beater may look like a big, fluffy beast, but don’t let it’s imposing size fool you. This wooly mammoth is more than capable of navigating anything from bawdy rock and roll to whisper-quiet piano jazz. With a cork center sheathed […]

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