First things first: click an ad! These great companies are keeping this site afloat. Help them out, get to know their products, and click! Alright. Great news! I’m finally running another giveaway! I don’t get to offer up great gear to you guys super often, so I’d like to extend a very special thank you […]Read more "Dream Cymbals 10″ Stack Review and Giveaway!"
Truthfully, I’ve been a little reluctant to post this review. Sample libraries (especially those as well produced as the subject of today’s review) give producers and engineers an opportunity to construct realistic drum tracks from the comfort of their home computer without hiring a live drummer. I think that kind of sucks. However, beautifully recorded […]Read more "Orbinator/Edgemont Drum Sample Library"
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!"
Alright, it’s been a long time (long time) since I left you (left you) without some dope gear for re-view (RIP Aaliyah). I’ve been away from the site for a couple of weeks because I got married (!) to an incredible woman at the end of May, then immediately scooted out of the country for […]Read more "Stick(s) of the Week: Pro-Mark Jazz Cafe Series"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. XCEL 5B Specs Material: Hickory Length: 15 7/8” […]Read more "Stick of the Week: XCEL 5B"
By Mark M. Thanks for another great review, Mark! Check out Gauger Percussion’s website for ordering information and more details about Lockerz. I recently pulled a tired and well used 1980’s Ludwig 14×6.5 Supraphonic snare off a dusty shelf in order to use it on an upcoming southern rock blues gig. I had purchased the […]Read more "Lockerz by Gauger Percussion"
Hello! I’m really excited to share today’s review because I think it’s a very interesting and unique piece of gear that surprised me over and over again. I tried to keep this one pretty short because I’m hoping most of you will read it. Please take some time to check this one out! Libor […]Read more "Libor Hadrava’s Lam-Block"
Alright, our excellent giveaway sponsored by Diril Cymbals and Arsenal Musical is sadly coming to a close. I wish I could give you guys free gear every single week, but for now, we’ve got to take a little break. Thankfully though, we’ll finish up with one more opportunity to snag one of these beautiful, hand-crafted […]Read more "Big Giveaway Part 4 of 4: Diril Cymbals Special 10” Splash"
Hello! Earlier this month, I drove out to Tennessee for the first annual Nashville Drum Show. It was an excellent event with a ton of great gear and a stellar closing performance by the incomparable Keith Carlock. I put together a HUGE coverage package from the show, but I’m still working on editing everything down. […]Read more "Photos from the Nashville Drum Show, Round 1"
I want to thank everyone for participating in our tremendously successful Diril Cymbals giveaway. The winner was notified late last night (so check your email!), and we’ll be shipping out the prizes as soon as we hear back. Check back soon for a formal announcement about another excellent giveaway we’ve got in the works. Thanks […]Read more "Diril Cymbals Contest is a Wrap!"