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, so the first 400 words of this review are really just a quick little lesson about making yourself available and interested in ALL opportunities, not just the ones you already think are cool. If you want to get right into the review, scroll down to the bolded “Quick Torque Cam” headline. Near the end […]Read more "Quick Torque Cam by Eccentric Systems"
Hello! Hope everyone had an excellent holiday season, and please let me wish a huge Happy New Year to each and every one of you. We were going to get back into the reviews today, but I’ve been given a great opportunity that simply trumped everything else I had planned. I get to break industry […]Read more "Big News from TAMA Drums and Hoshino USA!"
I still haven’t even gotten all the Nashville Drum Show content uploaded, but I made it to PASIC this past weekend and had to share pictures all the beautiful gear I saw. I want to dive right into it, so I’ll just say that PASIC was awesome, Austin ruled (minus the traffic) and there was […]Read more "A Couple Shots from PASIC"
Earlier this year, at the Nashville Drum Show, Not So Modern Drummer hosted 35 contestants for the return of the Snare Drum Olympics. Throughout the show, attendees could check out each and every single one of the snare drums, compare them against the competition and vote for their favorites. I really enjoyed going through each […]Read more "Checking Out the Competition at the 2012 Snare Drum Olympics"
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"