Products Reviews

Mixed Reviews – Cymbomute, Garibaldi, Nickel

Cymbomute Pro 360° If you haven’t seen or heard of Cymbomutes, they are essentially an elastic material, designed to fit snugly over the edge of a cymbal and as such, bring its volume right down for quiet practise. I can confirm that on that front, they have always been pretty great and do exactly as

By | 2017-11-15T09:29:13+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Lightweight Cymbal Stands

This isn’t so much a review about a specific product as it is highlighting the practical benefits of the lightweight stand options out there at the moment. After fifteen years of using the same stands, and hitting 45 as well, it struck me that I might want to look at my cymbal stand options again.

By | 2017-11-14T13:04:44+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Solomon LoFReQ Sub Microphone

The concept of capturing the low end from a bass drum has been around for ages and started with people reverse-wiring old audio speakers to try and pick up the sound you can possibly more feel than hear. Over time, this progressed to Yamaha offering a commercial option of this with the Sub Kick some

By | 2017-10-31T22:57:00+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Solomon LoFReQ Sub Microphone

Remo Classic Fit and Felt Tone Heads

A classic fit for toms and snare. The new Classic Fit heads are designed to fit older/vintage drums more comfortably. This is because many, if not most, drum shells these days are slightly undersized to allow the head to both seat better and to allow better overall resonance. Remo gave us some coated and clear

By | 2017-10-14T22:56:30+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Remo Classic Fit and Felt Tone Heads

Gretsch Renown

In 2016, the Gretsch Renown line was redesigned with working drummers in mind. The kit featured in the video is the configuration in silver oyster pearl; a 24x14 bass drum, 13x9 mounted tom, 16x16 floor tom and a matching 14x6.5 snare. The shells are made from 7 ply maple, with 30 degree bearing edges and

By | 2017-09-30T23:07:57+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Gretsch Renown

Zildjian A Customs

The Zildjian A Custom line is 25 years old this year so we thought we would take a look at a selection of them. The A Customs were originally created to have a contemporary feel to them and designed to have neither an overly bright nor dark sound. The review cymbals in the video are

By | 2017-09-21T22:00:06+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Zildjian A Customs

Mapex Snares Review – Heartbreaker, Equinox and Cherry Bomb

Mapex Heartbreaker Mapex has been hard at it again. All three of these snare drums come with Remo USA heads top and bottom and Puresound wires, which I really liked as it means you can get great sounds straight out of the box and not have to spend more money replacing cheaper parts.

By | 2017-08-31T21:23:02+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Mapex Snares Review – Heartbreaker, Equinox and Cherry Bomb

Drum Workshop 45th Anniversary ‘Sapphire’ Kit

I could probably try and come up with lots of clever word plays and adjectives to describe how the drums in question here look, but would I see that as rather pointless in this instance as they kind of do it for themselves. These drums are wonderfully detailed, handcrafted and made with absolutely high end

By | 2017-08-15T08:43:05+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Drum Workshop 45th Anniversary ‘Sapphire’ Kit

DW MCD Double Bass Drum Pedals

A couple of years ago I got to check out DW’s Machined Direct Drive bass drum pedals . These pedals represented a big step forward for DW, as far as kick drum pedals go in general. Roll along to present day, and we get to the fairly recent release of the new chain drive version of these

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:17+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on DW MCD Double Bass Drum Pedals

Paiste 900 Color Sound Cymbal Selection

Coloured cymbals can be a bit polarizing – either people think they’re cool and love them or think they’re pointless and a gimmick. Me, I’ve always loved both the look and sound of coloured cymbals and have been a lifelong fan of the Paiste Color Sound and Visions lines. One of the first cymbals I

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Paiste 900 Color Sound Cymbal Selection
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