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!"
Hello! Sorry for the lack of new reviews and updates over the past week. I’ve been at the incredible Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. This was my first time attending, and it was absolutely unbelievable. Totally overwhelming. Most of the coverage I was doing was for the good people at DRUM! Magazine. You can […]Read more "Quick Check-In and Winter NAMM Update"
I am so happy to share this next review, as it’s the first from Drum Gear Review’s new contributing writer, Mark! After seeing Mark’s brief review of the Perfect Balance Pedal on one of my favorite drum-related message boards, I reached out to see if he’d be interested in putting together a little something for […]Read more "Sonor Perfect Balance Pedal by Jojo Mayer"
IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! Our Arsenal Musical and Diril Cymbals giveaway has arrived at last, and I couldn’t be more excited. With this review, the excellent folks at Arsenal were nice enough to offer up this very set of cymbals to one lucky reader of Drum Gear Review! If you’d like to be entered for a […]Read more "Diril Cymbals Raw Bell Series Review and Giveaway!"
Alright, for the first time since starting this website, I’m going to try and keep this review nice and tight. TRX was kind enough to send over a pair of their Cymbal Mallets, and I don’t want to bury the benefits in a sea of text. Also, these Cymbal Mallets will be given away in […]Read more "TRX Cymbal Mallets"
No reviews today, but a huuuge announcement that I couldn’t be happier to share. In the coming months, I’ll be reviewing a beautiful set of cymbals, and when I’m done, I’ll be giving them to one lucky DGR reader! That’s right, one of you will win a FREE SET OF CYMBALS. Before I’m ready to […]Read more "Your Chance to Win a FREE Set of Cymbals!"
Hello! I always feel like I need to apologize after long periods without a review or update, so I’m very sorry it’s been so long since I put something up on the site. In the past month, I went on a two-week tour with this band, and then I proposed to my longtime girlfriend. Busy […]Read more "Wincent Drumsticks and Accessories – Win FREE Sticks!"
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 wasn’t able to make it out to Anaheim for this year’s NAMM show, but I’ve been keeping a close eye the coverage coming though a number of outlets. So, here I’ve compiled my favorite photos and video from the show. Big thanks to DrumART, DRUM! Magazine and each of the companies that shared their […]Read more "NAMM 2012 Part 1"
Twice this year, the Late Show with David Letterman has offered drummers a rare moment in the spotlight with a full week of monster drum solos. The second round of “Drum Solo Week” ended nearly a month ago, but having watched these a few times now, I wanted to compile them all in one and […]Read more "The Late Show’s Drum Solo Weeks 1 and 2"