Stick of the Week: XCEL 5B

Hello! We’re back with the second installment of our Stick of the Week series. For this edition, we’re checking out a very unique stick from a company called XCEL. If you’re curious about a particular brand or model, let me know in the comments section, or email XCEL 5B Specs Material: Hickory Length: 15 7/8” […]

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Shakerstix Review and Giveaway

Sorry for the lengthy delay between updates! I’ve been busily working on making some big changes to the site. DGR should have a new and expanded design in the coming months, and it’s just been more work than I’d  initially imagined. In the meantime, however, I’m ready to give some incredible gear away! I’ve got […]

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Bopworks Drumsticks

It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to share a new review because I’ve been hard at work on the first of a new series of videos that should be ready later this week (hopefully). In the meantime, please check out this short write up of three throwback stick models from Bopworks.    […]

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SilverFox Sweet Pea Drumsticks

Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to check out a few of the drumsticks, rods and brushes available from SilverFox Percussion. After hearing so much about the quiet Massachusetts based company, I was eager to get a little hands-on experience with their product, and maybe get to the bottom of their “hit harder, lasts […]

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Vater Hickory Wood Tip Fusion

Having played the Vater Fatback 3A for years, I recently decided to shed a few unneeded ounces and switch to a lighter model. Problem is, I was totally attached to the big, meaty tones offered by heavy shoulder and large ball tip of the Fatback. After a few weeks of searching and experimentation, I finally […]

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