Welcome back! I’m really excited to share this review. The Carolina Drumworks snare drum featured in today’s piece is unlike most everything I’ve played before, and I really hope you all take the time to watch the video and read the full write-up. We get to check out a lot of great instruments here, but […]Read more "Carolina Drumworks Solid Walnut 14×6.5 Snare Drum"
Last year, I had the opportunity to check out and review a Crush Sublime kit for DRUM! Magazine. I was really surprised at how drums were constructed, and how well-designed all the shell and hardware appointments were on a product from such a young company. Since then, I’ve been keeping an eye Crush’s growth, and […]Read more "Crush Drums and Percussion Headquarters Tour"
I’m really exciting to finally share this (hopefully) first installment in a series of (somewhat) instructional videos that take a look at creating interesting and unique sounds using traditional drum set components and a few household items. I’m calling the series “Outsourcing” (I called it Outsourced in the video, but that was a horrible NBC […]Read more "Outsourcing Episode 1: Tymp-Tomming"
I like Mike Strickler. He’s a big dude with a big voice and a big beard (for reasons that should be clear from my videos, I like that), but more importantly, he makes beautiful drums. After starting his company, Avenue Custom Drums, out of “boredom and a love of drums”, he’s developed a sizeable […]Read more "Avenue Custom Drums 14×7 Maple Snare"
Specs: 14×7 10 ply maple shell Trick 007 snare throw and butt Puresound Custom snare wires Solid brass tube lugs Triple-flanged hoops Nylon snare straps Phattie proprietary edge Something Special I live in an area with an uncommon affinity for high-quality, local craftsmanship. Asheville, NC hosts an ever-growing community of extremely talented artists and […]Read more "Phattie Distressed Acid Etched Snare"
Ronn Dunnett’s penchant for innovation in the modern drum-smithing community is nearly without rival. His contributions to the industry have been written about extensively, so I won’t try to reiterate what others have better said before me, but I find it hard to address the quality and craftsmanship of anything from the Dunnett Classic […]Read more "The Geo. H. Way Drum Company Studio Snare Drum"