I believe I’ve said before that I’m a big snare drum fan, so when something new lands in front of me that is a bit different and I haven’t seen or tried before, I get enthused. This particular snare drum has been made by a new British company called, as you’ll have seen, RePercussion Drums,
Repercussion Drums isn’t a name you’ve probably heard of as yet since it’s pretty new. RePercussion Drums is a small company based in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor in the south west of the UK, specialising in making bespoke stave construction snare drums and full kits. The idea is for quality and not quantity.
I have to admit to knowing nothing about these cymbals before they were given to me to check out, the only brief I got on them was that they were ‘expensive’. However, as soon as I tried them, it was clear what these cymbals are about and why they are expensive. The Elite line is
In the before times, basically anything prior to about 1957, drum heads were made from animal hide – hence the reason they’re sometimes called ‘skins’. You probably all knew that. Earthtone heads are made with genuine calfskin and are a step back towards in time but are made with modern technology and methods. The heads mount the
The concept of reversible cymbals isn’t exactly new, and mixing and matching hi hat cymbals will have been around longer still. However, I can’t really remember, in the last thirty years, many companies exploring the concept of interchangeable cymbal packs. The idea behind the Trihats is to provide a more diverse sonic palette, which