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Snare Drum Of The Month – December 2019 – Pearl 14×6.5″ Tico Torres

I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard of the band Bon Jovi and have therefore heard Tico Torres play. So ok, that might be true, but why make this a snare drum of the month? Well, in my view - and others too it seems - this drum is a bit

By | 2019-12-06T09:02:14+00:00 December 5th, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – December 2019 – Pearl 14×6.5″ Tico Torres

Vater Classics Drumsticks

Vater recently sent us some sticks to try out. These are all from the 'Classics' range which are apparently all more 'old school' designs, based on the original designs that Vater made before they became Vater (when them made sticks for another very well known stick company), meaning they are slightly different from the current

By | 2019-11-29T22:46:11+00:00 December 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Evans UV2 heads

I’ll come clean straight away; I’m a fan of the UV1 line. I have been since I tried them. When I tried the UV1 heads back in mid 2018 - http://mikedolbear.com/reviews/uv1-drum-heads/ - I pretty much instantly liked them and I’ve been buying them ever since to put on my toms and snares. The funny thing

By | 2019-11-14T22:45:45+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Evans UV2 heads

Snare Drum Of The Month – Craviotto 14×5.5″ Timeless Timber Maple Snare Drum

The first drum I ever saw and thought, ‘if I ever had the money…’ was a Craviotto Timeless Timber snare. Ok, it wasn’t this snare, but was one very much like it, although dare I say it, this one is better looking and more collectible. It was in my local drum shop about twenty years ago, in

By | 2019-11-04T12:54:18+00:00 November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Craviotto 14×5.5″ Timeless Timber Maple Snare Drum

Keo Drum And Percussion Products

By now, you must have heard of the British Drum Company. If you haven’t, where have you been??? Keith Keogh is the main man behind the BDC. With that company pretty much just making drums, Keith [fairly] recently launched a new company - Keo - to produce other drum-related products. We were given a whole

By | 2019-10-28T16:39:51+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Keo Drum And Percussion Products

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|Comments Off on Remo Suede Max Drum Head

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
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