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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This month’s snare drum isn’t just as much about what the drum is but also who it was originally made for.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

Remo Adjustable Bass Drum Dampener and Sub Muff’l – New bass drum orientated products for 2019

Adjustable Bass Drum Dampener This is pretty much what you think it would be, so I’m not going to try and poetically describe it. It clamps to a bass drum hoop and dampens the head. If you watch the official video from Remo with Dave Weckl explaining and demonstrating the dampener, you’ll see and hear

By | 2019-06-30T23:45:18+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Remo Adjustable Bass Drum Dampener and Sub Muff’l – New bass drum orientated products for 2019

Snare Drum Of The Month – Paiste Spirit of 2002 Snare Drum

For the longest time - and by that I mean pretty much since I first saw one around 1999 - I wanted one of these drums. In fact, up until this year it was one of my bucket list drums, although I never realistically thought I’d own one. However, through a bit of good luck

By | 2019-06-30T22:05:35+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Paiste Spirit of 2002 Snare Drum

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|Comments Off on DW Accessories

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
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