Summer NAMM 2011 Report Part 2

Just a few more timely entries into the Drum Gear Review Summer NAMM 2011 journal. Comment if anything piques your interest. Spencer Strand from Drumfun is a great dude with a ton of personality – plus, he’s created some of the most effective play along practice tools on the market. I’m currently working through the […]

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Summer NAMM 2011 Report

Thankfully, it only took me three months to put this Summer NAMM 2011 report together. The summer show is always much smaller than the one in Anaheim, but there was still plenty to see. Let me know what you think. Slide Show Video Istanbul Mehmet. I cannot say enough good things about this cymbal. I […]

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Being There

This piece is really corny, but it helped open a few doors for me earlier this year and I wanted to share it.  Three nights ago, I was sitting in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, watching a sublime performance by the Denny Zeitlin Trio – the closing set of their week-long stay at the famed LincolnCentervenue. Watching […]

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Here’s to Ten Years

A little over a month ago, I drove out to Nashville, Tennessee to cover the Summer NAMM show for DRUM! Magazine. While there, I was lucky enough to catch the tenth anniversary celebration of the World’s Fastest Drummer Organization. Here’s a little report I put together about the event. As if the sweltering summer heat […]

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A Big, Phat Interview with Dennis Stauffer of Stauffer Percussion

“I always said ‘we’ because it sounded a bit more professional, but no, it’s just me.” A few months ago, I was lucky enough to sit down with Stauffer Percussion founder, proprietor and sole employee, Dennis Stauffer. As we discussed his inauspicious introduction to the instrument, the company’s humble beginnings and the qualities that help […]

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Quick Update

Welcome back! Wanted to post a quick look at what’s coming for any new visitors. In the next week, I should have reviews of the following: Zildjian 22″ Constantinople Flat Ride Dunnett George Way Studio Snare Drum Mapex Saturn Snare Drum Alesis Control Pad In the near future: Istanbul Agop ’06 Limited Edition Ride Istanbul […]

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