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"
Not long ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing a set of gorgeous Trilogy series drums from Sakae. Along with that shell pack, the company was also nice enough to send a few samples from their hardware catalog so I had something to hang that beautiful rig on. However, the stands and pedals had so […]Read more "Sakae X-Calibur XDP-200S Single Bass Drum Pedal"
Low Boy Launches Universe’s First Online Bass Drum Beater Customizer and Beater Giveaway Low Boy Custom Beaters, the industry’s first and only builder of custom wood bass drum beaters, has launched the Beater Builder, an online bass drum beater customizer. To celebrate this launch, Low Boy is also announcing eight days of product giveaways. […]Read more "Win a Customized Beater from Low Boy Beaters!"
Happy New Year! Among my resolutions for 2015 is a plan to give you guys more stuff. Thankfully, I’m on track to do just that. Sorry the Gifts Under $200 series didn’t pan out. It’s been a busy season. But, I’m back and I’ve got a LOT of stuff to give away in the coming […]Read more "PDP by DW Concept Series Hardware Review"
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 […]Read more "Canopus Speed Star Bearing"
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 […]Read more "Pearl S-2000 Snare Stand"
Alright, so the first 400 words of this review are really just a quick little lesson about making yourself available and interested in ALL opportunities, not just the ones you already think are cool. If you want to get right into the review, scroll down to the bolded “Quick Torque Cam” headline. Near the end […]Read more "Quick Torque Cam by Eccentric Systems"
I am so happy to share this next review, as it’s the first from Drum Gear Review’s new contributing writer, Mark! After seeing Mark’s brief review of the Perfect Balance Pedal on one of my favorite drum-related message boards, I reached out to see if he’d be interested in putting together a little something for […]Read more "Sonor Perfect Balance Pedal by Jojo Mayer"
One year ago, I posted my very first review on this website (give or take a few days). It was a very brief write up of my trusted Iron Cobra bass drum pedal that I put together for another outlet. I enjoyed writing it so much that I decided to keep doing it. I’m only […]Read more "Tama Speed Cobra Single Pedal"
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 […]Read more "Vater Vintage Bomber Beater"