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Remo Suede Max Drum Head

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

By | 2019-10-14T22:16:30+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

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 | 2019-10-01T09:18:33+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Craviotto 14×5.5 Maple Snare Drum in Copper Mist

In Ear Stage Diver IEM

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

By | 2019-09-14T21:51:25+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on In Ear Stage Diver IEM

Snare Drum Of The Month – Sonor 14×6” Artist Bronze Snare Drum

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.

By | 2019-08-31T23:21:29+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Sonor 14×6” Artist Bronze Snare Drum

Gretsch Catalina Special Edition

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

By | 2019-08-31T22:43:25+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Gretsch Catalina Special Edition

Ludwig 15×5” Supralite Snare Drum

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

By | 2019-08-14T15:50:25+00:00 August 15th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Ludwig 15×5” Supralite Snare Drum

Snare Drum of the Month, Episode 10 – Tama 14×5.5″ Starclassic Birch

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

By | 2019-07-31T23:26:30+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum of the Month, Episode 10 – Tama 14×5.5″ Starclassic Birch

The Muffkopf

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

By | 2019-08-01T09:13:29+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on The Muffkopf
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