We’ve got a special guest contributor! Big thanks to Kevin S. for submitting this outstanding review. (Editor’s Note: Kevin submitted two drafts of this review back in September of last year, and I’m just now getting around to posting it because I’m a subhuman monster. Sorry Kevin). Sometimes we lose sight of the forest by […]Read more "Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb 22″ Sand Crash/Ride"
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"
Not my footage. but had to share. All of Carter’s videos are outstanding. I love the audio, his groove is insane, and the gear he demos is always great. Watch this then watch all of them.Read more "Carter McLean Demos A 14×6.5″ Dunnett Titanium Snare Drum"
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"
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"
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"
Last year, I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks with Zildjian’s new Kerope cymbal line. I put together a full review for DRUM! Magazine which you can read here: Zildjian Kerope Cymbals. And check out the video: Subscribe to DRUM!Read more "Zildjian Kerope Cymbal Review at DRUM! Magazine"