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Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums

Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums Mt. Juliet, TN January 2, 2023…. Mapex is starting the new year strong with the exciting launch of the updated and upgraded MPX Snare Drum Series perfect for any drummer from beginner to seasoned pro.  Expanding to an impressive 18 models, the snares include new

By | 2023-01-19T18:27:53+00:00 January 19th, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums

Useful Things For Drummers!

Useful Things For Drummers! (And not particularly ‘gift ideas’) Yep, it’s after Christmas, so the concept of ‘gift ideas for drummers’ is a little pointless. But, I’m not going to be distracted by that sort of thing, so here are a few little bits and pieces which are both useful and can be cool to have. It’s important

By | 2023-01-19T17:49:02+00:00 January 19th, 2023|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Useful Things For Drummers!

Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums

Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums   MT JULIET, TN, JANUARY 2, 2023...Mapex is starting the new year strong with the exciting launch of the updated and upgraded MPX Snare Drum Series perfect for any drummer from beginner to seasoned pro. Expanding to an impressive 18 models, the snares include new

By | 2023-01-02T18:13:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on Mapex Updates, Upgrades and Fully re-tools their MPX Series Snare Drums

Meet the finalists – Young drummer of the year 2023

Meet the 2023 "Young drummer of the year" finalists performing at the live final on February 19th.       Brooklyn Nyan: 16 years old and from Milton Keynes, he has been playing for 11 years and his favourite drummers are Devon Taylor, Matty Brown (previous Young drummer of the year winner), Rico Nichols and Lacy Corner.    

By | 2023-01-02T18:00:02+00:00 January 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Comments Off on Meet the finalists – Young drummer of the year 2023

Zildjian Cymbal Selection

Zildjian recently sent us a small selection of relatively new cymbals to try out.  K FX Blast Bell I have a lot of small bells, chimes and general bell-like cymbals and I have to admit, Zildjian’s large Zil Bel is my favourite of all these. For me, it has the perfect blend of pitch and

By | 2022-12-15T19:50:13+00:00 December 15th, 2022|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Zildjian Cymbal Selection

Young drummer of the year 2023 Top 10

Young drummer of the year 2023 Top 10 (in no particular order) Congratulations to the 2023 final 10. I would like to thank all the judges who have helped mark this year’s entries. The live final will be on Sunday 19th February 2023 at the Lighthouse Arts centre in Poole, doors open at 1.00pm show starts at 2.00pm

By | 2022-12-13T10:15:39+00:00 December 13th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on Young drummer of the year 2023 Top 10

The Young Drummer Of The Year 2023 Final 40

  Young drummer of the year 2023 top 40 in no particular order. The 2023 competition which is the 21st year had more entries than ever before and the standard just keeps getting better! Well done to everyone who entered. The final 10 will be announced on Tuesday 13th December. The live final will be

By | 2022-12-13T15:16:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on The Young Drummer Of The Year 2023 Final 40

NEW CSD35M Carlsbro Digital Drum Kit.

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the NEW CSD35M Carlsbro Digital Drum Kit. New for 2022, this affordable, all mesh-head kit from Carlsbro has landed just in time for the pre-Christmas rush, and is sure to be nestled under many-a-tree come Christmas Day morning! In stock now for immediate delivery. This kit features 4x

By | 2022-11-21T13:39:41+00:00 November 21st, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on NEW CSD35M Carlsbro Digital Drum Kit.

ddrum upgrade

ddrum Upgrades Dominion Birch Series with New Configuration, Finish TAMPA, FL — ddrum unveils the upgraded Dominion Birch Series, with reimagined shell-pack configurations, new hardware, and eye-catching finishes. The Dominion Birch Series unites the tonal dynamics of classic birch shells with cutting-edge design, and a splash of sophistication, to bring this popular drum series to

By | 2022-11-17T12:18:21+00:00 November 17th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on ddrum upgrade

DRUM WORKSHOP PUTS INNOVATION ON DISPLAY AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

DRUM WORKSHOP PUTS INNOVATION ON DISPLAY AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Company hosts a multi-day program of talks and workshops designed to celebrate drummers and the drumming community along with DW’s own heritage of innovation; the opening night brought the introduction of new products that honor the past and excite for the future.   SANTA MONICA,

By | 2022-11-17T11:41:21+00:00 November 17th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on DRUM WORKSHOP PUTS INNOVATION ON DISPLAY AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
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