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"
Not a complete list. Just a few I revisit often. Share yours in the comments! John Coltrane – Live At Birdland Elvin is bananas on this performance. You could really pick any of the Quartet records, but this is the one I go back to most. Toto- IV Porcaro! We all know these songs. My friends […]Read more "(A Few Of) My Favorite Drumming Albums"
I wrote about some fascinating rides from Meinl last year. Everybody loves this company and it’s easy to see why. Lots of super interesting designs here. Meinl Ride RoundupRead more "Meinl Byzance Ride Roundup in DRUM! Magazine"
I wrote about a Boom Alley Drums‘ Knocker Hoop for DRUM! Magazine recently. Ultra cool product. Read the full review in the link below. http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/boom-alley-drums-knocker-hoops/ And don’t forget to go enter to win a FREE KickPro Pillow! Entry is easy, but you need to act fast. Get to it.Read more "Boom Alley Knocker Hoop Review in DRUM! Magazine"
I recently wrote an article for the April 2016 issue of DRUM! Magazine comparing 10 bass drum muffling devices, including the KickPro Bass Drum Pillow. The folks at KickPro were nice enough to send over two of their outstanding pillows for the review period, so rather than horde them and argue with my wife about […]Read more "Win a Free KickPro Drum Pillow!"
We’ve got a special guest contributor! Big thanks to Kevin S. for submitting this outstanding review. (Editor’s Note: Kevin submitted two drafts of this review back in September of last year, and I’m just now getting around to posting it because I’m a subhuman monster. Sorry Kevin). Sometimes we lose sight of the forest by […]Read more "Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb 22″ Sand Crash/Ride"
Aaron Sterling is a sensational player, and a pretty entertaining dude to boot. He’s got a video masterclass available for download that covers his approach to achieving certain sounds and styles. It looks great. You can purchase it here. Learn more about Mr. Sterling here.Read more "Check Out Aaron Sterling’s Sounds of Sterloid"
Note: This campaign has been rolling for sometime now and has exceeded expectations. However, Mr. Wackerman could no doubt use any additional help we’re all able to provide given these awful circumstances. Do a nice thing for a nice guy and an outstanding musician if you can. A personal message from DW senior executive vice […]Read more "A Special Message from DW Drums and the Wackerman Family"
The incredible people at Vic Firth sent me these sticks months ago to review and I’m just getting around to sharing my thoughts now. Why did it take so long? Well, it’s because I was waiting for these things to wear out. But, despite many, many hours behind the kit, they still haven’t. In fact, […]Read more "Vic Firth TITAN 5B Drumsticks"