Products Reviews

Sonor Perfect Balance Standard Bass Drum Pedal

I’m pretty sure that many many years ago I reviewed the original Perfect Balance pedal. While I can’t really remember that much about doing that review, I obviously liked the pedal itself as I bought one years later and it’s become one of my favourites. That may mean this review is a little less unbiased

By | 2020-07-31T23:39:24+00:00 August 1st, 2020|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Retro Review – Paiste Crystal Thin Crashes and Crystal Hats

So as something a little different, I thought I would look at a few things from the past and do a review on them. This time round, I’m looking at Paiste’s Crystal Thin Crashes and Crystal Hats which came out about 12/13 years ago Now, you may have come across or seen Paiste’s square bell

By | 2020-07-15T00:41:25+00:00 July 15th, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Retro Review – Paiste Crystal Thin Crashes and Crystal Hats

VK Kast Snare Drums

Alan Van Kleef has quite deservedly made a good name for himself over the last few years with his drums. I first played one of Alan’s drums a few years ago when I got to review one of the Thomas Lang signature snares he made. What struck me about that snare - and what stayed

By | 2020-07-01T00:24:30+00:00 July 1st, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on VK Kast Snare Drums

Canopus Limited Edition Caribbean Cherry Snare Drum

I’ve long maintained the majority of times we’re attracted to a [new] snare drum is initially because of the way it looks.  Yes, it is possible these days - in fact, more so now than ever - that we can come across a visual and recording on any social platform and see and hear a

By | 2020-06-01T00:48:25+00:00 June 1st, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Canopus Limited Edition Caribbean Cherry Snare Drum

Yamaha FP9 Bass Drum Pedals

Yamaha’s FP9 Series of bass drum pedals have been out for a little while now and, from what I can see, gained a lot of interest in that time. The FP9 pedals are available in single and double versions (lefty too) in direct drive and double chain variations. There’s no single chain version if that’s

By | 2020-05-14T23:58:59+00:00 May 15th, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Yamaha FP9 Bass Drum Pedals

Zildjian In-Ear-Monitors

So a couple of updates ago I looked at some new arrivals for 2020 from Zildjian. The one remaining item from those new 2020 pieces were these, Zildjian’s new In Ear Monitors. Zildjian says that these monitors are designed to deliver high quality sound for musicians on stage, in the studio, or practice. They are built

By | 2020-04-30T22:04:15+00:00 May 1st, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Zildjian In-Ear-Monitors

Drumtacs

So. Muffling drums. Sometimes you just have to muffle your drums, probably most often when you’re doing some recording, but it’s something we all need to do at some point. Now, there are - and have been for a long time - many products that we use to muffle our drums, and indeed, sometimes cymbals

By | 2020-04-15T00:00:05+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Drumtacs

New Zildjian & Vic Firth Accessories For 2020

Ok, so in case you didn’t know, Zildjian owns Vic Firth which should now explain why this is a joint review. Now that’s done with, lets look at the new gear… These are new products the two companies have introduced for 2020. I should note that Zildjian has also released some new in-ear monitors as

By | 2020-03-14T19:45:38+00:00 March 15th, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on New Zildjian & Vic Firth Accessories For 2020

Remo White Suede Heads

Remo’s White Suede heads have been out for a while but I thought I’d take a look at them as they’re a little different and not something I’ve seen a lot of people use. And, from experience, I also happen to think they’re a great alternative to coated heads. I’ve been using White Suede Emperors

By | 2020-02-29T13:21:42+00:00 March 1st, 2020|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Remo White Suede Heads
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