I’ve looked at a number of Provenance snare drums over the years, both in metal and wood, and you can read about some of them; HERE; HERE; and HERE. However, Tim from Provenance recently very kindly let me have another drum to look at. Provenance make drums from reclaimed materials, be it wood or
Pro Version mounted internally So I’m not quite sure how this passed me by in terms of not reviewing it sooner as it’s been out for some time, but anyway… The Kelly Shu is an integrated shock mount isolation system for bass drum microphones. It sounds fairly unexciting in that respect, but if you’re
This isn’t so much a review about a specific product as it is highlighting the practical benefits of the lightweight stand options out there at the moment. After fifteen years of using the same stands, and hitting 45 as well, it struck me that I might want to look at my cymbal stand options again.
The concept of capturing the low end from a bass drum has been around for ages and started with people reverse-wiring old audio speakers to try and pick up the sound you can possibly more feel than hear. Over time, this progressed to Yamaha offering a commercial option of this with the Sub Kick some
A classic fit for toms and snare. The new Classic Fit heads are designed to fit older/vintage drums more comfortably. This is because many, if not most, drum shells these days are slightly undersized to allow the head to both seat better and to allow better overall resonance. Remo gave us some coated and clear
In 2016, the Gretsch Renown line was redesigned with working drummers in mind. The kit featured in the video is the configuration in silver oyster pearl; a 24x14 bass drum, 13x9 mounted tom, 16x16 floor tom and a matching 14x6.5 snare. The shells are made from 7 ply maple, with 30 degree bearing edges and
Mapex Heartbreaker Mapex has been hard at it again. All three of these snare drums come with Remo USA heads top and bottom and Puresound wires, which I really liked as it means you can get great sounds straight out of the box and not have to spend more money replacing cheaper parts.
I could probably try and come up with lots of clever word plays and adjectives to describe how the drums in question here look, but would I see that as rather pointless in this instance as they kind of do it for themselves. These drums are wonderfully detailed, handcrafted and made with absolutely high end
A couple of years ago I got to check out DW’s Machined Direct Drive bass drum pedals . These pedals represented a big step forward for DW, as far as kick drum pedals go in general. Roll along to present day, and we get to the fairly recent release of the new chain drive version of these
Coloured cymbals can be a bit polarizing – either people think they’re cool and love them or think they’re pointless and a gimmick. Me, I’ve always loved both the look and sound of coloured cymbals and have been a lifelong fan of the Paiste Color Sound and Visions lines. One of the first cymbals I