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Snare Drum Of The Month – Yamaha Club Custom

Something a bit brighter for the New Year! This is a fairly stock drum in the sense that it was a regular production model for the few years the Club Custom line was available. That said though, I think it’s cool for two reasons; one, the finish - which I’ll come to - is different

By | 2018-12-28T17:18:00+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Yamaha Club Custom

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?

Snare Drum Of The Month – Dunnett Ancient Kauri

Kauri is a species of wood that grows on the north island of New Zealand. Swamp kauri (also known as ancient kauri) is wood that was buried in marshland and only found in the last few decades. The trees themselves grew for around 1,000 to 2,000 years before they fell around the end of the

By | 2018-12-01T00:51:48+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum Of The Month – Dunnett Ancient Kauri

Dolbear Webshow S3 E5

Season 3, Episode 5 of The Mike Dolbear Web Show - again filmed at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. This time, Mike catches up with three very different people, including a Brit! Kaz Rodriguezis one of the most talented players to come out of the UK in the last few years. Currently (after this was

By | 2018-11-18T22:51:26+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Dolbear Webshow S3 E5

Drum Geeks In The Shed, Part 2, Bass Drum Beaters

Think you're a drum geek? If so, we have the perfect thing for you! Following on from the last 'Drum Geeks In The Shed' video, where Dave Bateman, Gareth Burnett and Matt Keenan talked about snare drums, we have a new video all about bass drum beaters. Want to get geeky about which work, which

By | 2018-10-31T22:39:30+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drum Geeks In The Shed, Part 2, Bass Drum Beaters

Snare Drum of the Month – Craviotto/Kirchler

As this is the start of a new series, I thought I’d come out of the gate with a little bit of style. The name Craviotto (https://www.craviottodrums.com) is probably known to most people by now. Or it should be anyway. This drum, which is number 14, was a limited run of just 25 pieces worldwide

By | 2018-11-30T16:02:14+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Snare Drum of the Month – Craviotto/Kirchler

Drum Geeks In The Shed, Part 1, Snare Drums

Think you're a drum geek? If so, we have the perfect thing for you! This is the first Drum Geeks In The Shed video, where mikedolbear.com stalwart Dave Bateman (centre) talks to Gareth Burnett (on the left) and Matt Keenan (on the right) about a different aspect of drum gear, and in this case, snare drums.

By | 2018-10-08T10:49:05+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drum Geeks In The Shed, Part 1, Snare Drums

Mike Dolbear Web Show – S3 E4

Season 3, Episode 4 of The Mike Dolbear Web Show - again filmed at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. This time, Mike catches up with two very different players who really are at the top of their games.... Eric Harland is an incredible modern jazz player (who tells of his love of John Coltrane's A

By | 2018-08-13T19:03:40+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Mike Dolbear Web Show – S3 E4

Backstage with… Ian Matthews

The modest and highly versatile drummer from the bill-topping Pyramid Stage.... Ian Matthews! Mike gets the low-down on touring highlight and how you deal with life on and off 'the road'. Plus Ian takes us round his BDC Legend kit on stage at the O2 Areana London.

By | 2018-07-02T17:53:24+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Backstage with… Ian Matthews

Jon Hiseman RIP

It’s with profound surprise and deep regret that we have to report the passing of our pal and every drummer of my era’s mentor: the great Jon Hiseman. Jon died at 03.55 on June 12th, 2018. I grew up musically around him and he kindly put a couple of great gigs my way which I

By | 2018-06-13T22:18:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Features, News|Comments Off on Jon Hiseman RIP
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