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"
Are you listening to Ash Soan? If you’re not, you probably should be. But here’s the thing. You probably already are even if you don’t realize it. When he isn’t backing up artists and contestants as part of the house band on The Voice UK, he’s cutting studio tracks for some of the biggest artists […]Read more "Rigged: Ash Soan"
Sometimes an instrument just speaks to you. From the second you sit down, playing feels like a conversation with an old friend. Every note is right where you need it, and each sounds better than the last. It feels like you’re getting answers to questions before you knew you wanted them. It’s a weird sensation. […]Read more "Sakae Trilogy Series Drums Review"
Low Boy Launches Universe’s First Online Bass Drum Beater Customizer and Beater Giveaway Low Boy Custom Beaters, the industry’s first and only builder of custom wood bass drum beaters, has launched the Beater Builder, an online bass drum beater customizer. To celebrate this launch, Low Boy is also announcing eight days of product giveaways. […]Read more "Win a Customized Beater from Low Boy Beaters!"
We’re back with another edition of Rigged! This time, we’re checking out the immensely talented Travis Orbin‘s gear. This dude is a savage. Watch everything. Can you describe the kits you’re using on your main gigs? Currently, I perform live only with Darkest Hour. In North America, I utilize a Pearl Vision birch kit with […]Read more "Rigged: Travis Orbin"
Sakae Drums sent over a beautiful five piece Trilogy kit, an aluminum snare, and a selection of hardware for review. Can’t wait to share the full write-up with you. Here’s a quick teaser. See the full Trilogy review here.Read more "Sakae Trilogy Drums, Aluminum Snare, and Hardware Review Teaser"
We’re back again with a new review from our man Josh V. This week, we’re checking out Sleeved Washers from Hendrix Drums. Josh put together a great look at this very effective and affordable accessory, so please take a moment to read the full write-up. One thing I’d like to add is that Sleeved Washers […]Read more "Hendrix Drums’ Sleeved Washers Review"
As the shape of modern music continues to evolve, incorporating electronic sampling instruments into traditionally acoustic settings is becoming more and more common – and that’s no less true among drum set players. Unfortunately, investing in effective sampling units is incredibly expensive, making it difficult for most average working drummers to take the plunge. Thankfully, […]Read more "Alesis PercPad Review"
Have you heard about iDrumTech? Check it, the good people at Drummer Connection developed an app that uses the onboard microphone in your smart phone to help you create a consistent tuning template for your drums. The app looks fantastic, and while I haven’t gotten to check it out just yet because I’m an Android […]Read more "Win a Free iDrumTech App Download!"