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DW Accessories

Never one to sit around and watch the world go by, DW is always coming up with new things or refining, well, let’s face it, everything it makes. Up for review this time are a few small items intended to help us out. Self-centering snare wires This is a retro fit accessory for DW snare

By | 2019-06-13T23:00:26+00:00 June 15th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Snare Drum Of The Month – DW Titanium Snare Drum

If you caught the fairly recent issue of [UK mag] Rhythm which featured Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Chad Smith, or if you type in ‘Chad Smith busking’ into YouTube, you’ll have seen this drum. It’s one of the original DW Titanium snares - not one of the ones Drum Workshop currently markets - made by

By | 2019-06-01T00:18:36+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – DW Titanium Snare Drum

Zildjian Sweet Hi Hats, Crashes and Ride

Ok, so these have been out for a little while now, but hey, better late than never…! 15” hi hats The Sweet hi hats have a thin top cymbal with an extra heavy bottom and un-lathed bells. This provides a dark sound and a nice solid chick. I remember very early on in my playing

By | 2019-05-31T22:29:40+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Zildjian Sweet Hi Hats, Crashes and Ride

Aquarian Drum Kit Tools

If you didn’t know, Aquarian makes more than just drumheads. The items here are, in many ways, quite self-explanatory. That said, they offer alternatives – or possibly solutions – to issues which every drummer will come across at some point. t-Tab Head muffling is something we all need to do at some point, whether it

By | 2019-05-14T23:12:58+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Aquarian Drum Kit Tools

Snare Drum Of The Month – Q Drum Company, 14×8″ Steel

The Q Drum Company hails from Los Angeles, USA. It’s a company  that has made a bit of a name for itself creating drums which are both visually and constructively a little different. This drum has a heavy 14x8, 3mm steel shell which is made from a plate that is riveted together. It’s got a raw

By | 2019-05-02T08:35:37+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Q Drum Company, 14×8″ Steel

Pearl Session Studio Select Drum Kit

The new Session Studio Select kit from Pearl sits between its Masters Maple Complete and Crystal Beat lines, with the line itself replacing the older Session Studio Classic.  The review kit I was sent consisted of 10x7”, 12x8” and 14x14” toms, with a 14x5.5” snare and a 20x14” bass drum (with a small hole in the front

By | 2019-04-30T23:49:31+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Pearl Session Studio Select Drum Kit

Paiste 2002 18” Giga Bell Ride

The concept of a ride cymbal with a huge bell on it isn’t new and has been around for decades. That said, even ten-plus years ago I would have really only been able to name one specific model which met that description. Over the last few years or so though, numerous versions of the same

By | 2019-04-14T17:22:55+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Paiste 2002 18” Giga Bell Ride

Drum Workshop 5000AH4 Double Bass Drum Pedals

Over the last year, I’ve developed a bit of a fascination with bass drum pedals to the point of where I have rather too many of them. These include examples of strap drives, double-chain, direct drives and, as we have here, single chain designs. For at least the last fifteen years though, I held the

By | 2019-03-31T23:15:17+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Drum Workshop 5000AH4 Double Bass Drum Pedals

Snare Drum Of The Month – Craviotto 14×5.5 Maple Snare Drum in Copper Mist

This drum is, to my knowledge, unique. Although the one piece maple shell is very Craviotto in every sense, the finish and configuration are more non-standard. The drum features die cast hoops, eight double-ended cast lugs, Craviotto Diamond butt plate, custom ‘C’ logo on the Dunnett snare mechanism, Craviotto snare wires, and Remo heads top

By | 2019-03-31T23:15:46+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Craviotto 14×5.5 Maple Snare Drum in Copper Mist

Provenance ‘Radio Caroline’ / Ross Revenge 14×6.25″ Snare Drum

Another quality piece from Provenance…  If this is the first time you’ve come across the Provenance name, check out some of the other snares I’ve reviewed and I've covered them in more depth, or go to the company website.  That said though, the basis of Provenance’s shells are that they are made from reclaimed materials

By | 2019-03-15T00:00:56+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Provenance ‘Radio Caroline’ / Ross Revenge 14×6.25″ Snare Drum
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