Ok, so technically this is a head designed for marching snare drums and not drum kit. However, I thought it would be interesting to try out this new head from Remo in a kit context and see if it provided a viable alternative for more conventional snare batters. The head itself is not made from
Ok, so the reason I did the finger tap thing at the start of the video was so you’d get some idea of just how vibrant and pure the tone of the shell was from even the weakest tap. Over the last two years or so I have developed a real fondness for thicker, cast
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
Like many of us, I use in ear monitoring when I gig. Nothing that unusual there. However, a few years ago having used generic fit bud-type models for a while I decided I wanted to try a moulded design. But, not being a pro player and being on a budget, I didn’t want to go
This is a drum I only picked up recently, although I’d been aware of the actual model for ages. I’ve had a lifelong interest in Sonor drums going back to the 1980s after seeing adverts in Modern Drummer magazine. In 2010 I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Sonor factory in Germany.
Duco finish The Gretsch Catalina line has been around for some time now, but Gretsch has now released a limited Special Edition version so it therefore now has an increased level of cool to it. These kits are available in two configurations - 20x14”, 10x7”, 12x8”, 14x14” floor and a 14x5.5” snare, or
So, these have been out for ages now but since this particular drum is a little more unusual I thought I would take a look at it. For those unfamiliar, the Supralite series of snare drums are made from a 1mm beaded steel shell which Ludwig says was designed for a bright cutting attack with
This month’s snare drum isn’t just as much about what the drum is but also who it was originally made for. Gary Husband, for those who aren’t aware, is a noted British drummer (and pianist as well). Whilst he’s mainly known for playing another company’s drums, for a short time about twenty years ago Gary
Yep, they might look a little out there, but the general idea of the Muffkopf is to transform the sound of your bass drum from contemporary to vintage in an instant. Or, in other words, to go from a pointed, attacking sound to a flatter more vintage tone. We were given the Muffkopf Bundle to
Early on in my playing - ok, I don’t want to say ‘career’ here, but you get what I mean - I went to a rehearsal and forgot my hihats. Luckily, the studio had a set of 15”s that I could borrow. I distinctly recall hating them, finding them both too big and unmanageably heavy.