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"
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"
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"
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"
Not long ago, we took a look at the Canopus Yoshihito Eto signature snare drum (go check out the review and watch the video – excellent drum). In that same shipment, the good people at Canopus were nice enough to ship over two drums from their Neo Vintage series. Each of the snares in this […]Read more "Canopus Neo Vintage M4 Snare Drum"
Check out our previous Sakae Trilogy and Sakae X-Calibur Bass Drum Pedal Reviews. Because, hey, you’ve earned it. Specs Shell: Seamless with top and bottom interior beads Hoops: Triple-flanged 2.3mm Righty Halo Lugs: 10 double-ended, bridged Wires: 20 strand steel coil with bronze clips Heads: Sakae by Remo Ambassador Coated, Sakae by Remo Hazy resonant […]Read more "Sakae 14×5.5” Aluminum Snare Drum"
I had nothing to do with these videos, but I think they’re recorded beautifully and the drums are killing. Had to share. These guys at Rosemary Drum Company are putting together a lot of really incredible demos. Please take a few minutes to check them out. And, head over to Oriollo to learn more about […]Read more "Oriollo Phantom Aluminum Snare Drums"