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Taku Hirano Joins Vater

Vater is excited to welcome world-class musician Taku Hirano to the Vater Family of Artists. Taku is currently on tour playing percussion on Fleetwood Mac's world tour. Vater will be releasing Taku Hirano's unique signature multi-purpose stick design, "Katana", at NAMM 2019.   "I'm so excited to now be a part of Vater's family of

By | 2019-01-03T23:42:59+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Taku Hirano Joins Vater

NAMM 2019 – Vic Firth Press Release

VIC FIRTH LAUNCHES NEW, VERSATILE, FREESTYLE SERIES DRUMSTICKS NORWELL, MA, January 2, 2019– The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, is pleased to introduce the new Vic Firth Freestyle series of drumsticks in 2019. The Freestyle series offers an enhanced experience for drummers, allowing them to move up and down the stick, adjusting

By | 2019-01-02T23:50:41+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on NAMM 2019 – Vic Firth Press Release

NAMM 2019 – Zildjian Press Releases

Zildjian Relaunches Fx Line With The Unveiling Of Fx Stacks And A New 22” Crash Of Doom NORWELL, MA, January 2, 2019– The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Zildjian fx line with the unveiling of fx Stacks and the 22” fx Oriental Crash of Doom. The new fx cymbals

By | 2019-01-02T23:38:58+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on NAMM 2019 – Zildjian Press Releases

DIME Online Lesson 3 – January 2019

Welcome to this lesson from the team at DIME ONLINE! The lesson is designed to help you improve your playing and also give you an idea of what you can expect from the courses at DIME ONLINE. Hi everyone – I’m Paul Elliott, and it’s my pleasure to be able to bring you a new

By | 2019-01-01T11:29:38+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|Comments Off on DIME Online Lesson 3 – January 2019

Meinl Benny Greb 16” HiHats

Master drummer Benny Greb has been at it again. Not content with his initial 14” Sand Hats, his taste has now extended to creating a 16” version as well. The cymbals are made from B20 alloy. They have narrow lathing on all but the playing side of the top cymbal - which is unlathed -

By | 2018-12-28T14:12:16+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Meinl Benny Greb 16” HiHats

Steve Smith Clinic/Masterclass Tour with Mike Dolbear and mikedolbear.com!

In association with Sonor drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, DW hardware and Vic Firth drum sticks, Steve will be doing five clinic dates and two masterclass dates (for BIMM students only). Mike said “We have been planning this for over two years but Steve has had a extra busy touring schedule since he has been touring with Journey. But finally

By | 2019-01-16T00:01:01+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Steve Smith Clinic/Masterclass Tour with Mike Dolbear and mikedolbear.com!

Tony Roster Jnr becomes a SlapKlatz Artist

  SlapKlatz are pleased to announce the addition of Tony Roster Jnr to its list of endorsees. Tony is now part of the endorsee family which includes the likes of Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Craig Blundell and John ‘JR’ Robinson. Tony’s musical CV reads of a who’s who in the music industry having toured with

By | 2018-12-28T23:14:47+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Tony Roster Jnr becomes a SlapKlatz Artist

YDOTY 2019 The Final 10!

Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2019 Young Drummer of the Year final! Again, the standard was through the roof - well done - it's so nice to see how many great young drummers we have coming through. Seven independent judges have worked there way through the final 40 to come up with the 2019 final

By | 2018-12-10T22:53:24+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on YDOTY 2019 The Final 10!

Who are Aston Microphones?

James Young We got a chance to ask James Young, MD of Aston Microphones, some questions about the company as we realised that many musicians, particularly drummers, possibly wouldn't know much about them yet. As you will read, Aston aren't another 'UK, rebadged foreign mics' company; there's a lot more too it than

By | 2018-12-01T12:55:56+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Who are Aston Microphones?
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