I’m very excited to share this review. I first spoke with Josh Allen of Independent Drum Lab last year in an interview for DRUM! Magazine‘s Meet Your Maker column. If you’re not familiar with Meet Your Maker, we feature a quick interview each month with an up-and-coming or boutique builder working in the percussion world. […]Read more "INDe Drum Lab 15×5.5″ Snare Drum Review"
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 long ago, we took a look at the Canopus Yoshihito Eto signature snare drum (go check out the review and watch the video – excellent drum). In that same shipment, the good people at Canopus were nice enough to ship over two drums from their Neo Vintage series. Each of the snares in this […]Read more "Canopus Neo Vintage M4 Snare Drum"
They’re back! Tama’s original run of Superstar drums have an excellent reputation among collectors, and are favored for their full, focused, and punchy tone. The first-run Supes were available from approximately 1976-1986, and mostly featured 6-ply, 9mm thick all-Birch shells without reinforcement rings (although earlier models were built with a 4-ply, 6mm thick all-birch shells […]Read more "Tama Superstar Classic 5-piece Shell Pack Review"
Alright, if you haven’t checked out part one of this review, read it here. And please take a second to check out our Headhunters Drumsticks review as well. Hybrids These sticks are so interesting, I felt that I had to split them into their own review. They shouldn’t be buried at the end of an […]Read more "Headhunters Drumsticks Bundles Part 2: Hybrids"
A few months back, I ran the first Headhunters review featuring a selection of the company’s grooved, un-grooved, and gripped drumsticks. They’re really nice sticks, and you should take a few minutes to read the review. The Canadian stick slingers were nice enough to send a huge box of product over, so we’ve still got […]Read more "Headhunters Drumsticks Bundles Part 1"
Canopus is one of those incredible companies that makes consistently outstanding products, but is criminally overlooked (at least here in the States – I’m not sure about how they are regarded internationally) by most players. I’m not sure if that’s an issue of perception or availability, but it’s bizarre. I think most drummers who are […]Read more "Canopus Yoshihito Eto Signature Snare Drum"
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!"
It’s giveaway time! Well, kind of. This is Part 1 of a FOUR PART series of Headhunters Drumsticks (how great is that name?) reviews to be posted over the coming weeks. When I post the final review, I’ll be sharing instructions for how you can enter to win a selection of these awesome products at no […]Read more "Headhunters Drumsticks Review"