Products Reviews

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

RePercussion Drums 14×7” Bog Oak Snare Drum

I believe I’ve said before that I’m a big snare drum fan, so when something new lands in front of me that is a bit different and I haven’t seen or tried before, I get enthused. This particular snare drum has been made by a new British company called, as you’ll have seen, RePercussion Drums,

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:52+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on RePercussion Drums 14×7” Bog Oak Snare Drum

Sabian Artisan Elite Cymbals

I have to admit to knowing nothing about these cymbals before they were given to me to check out, the only brief I got on them was that they were ‘expensive’. However, as soon as I tried them, it was clear what these cymbals are about and why they are expensive. The Elite line is

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:54+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Sabian Artisan Elite Cymbals

Mixed Media Reviews – Narada Michael Walden, Andy Ziker and Blake Paulson

Evolution - Narada Michael Walden (CD) If you’re not familiar with Narada then you should be! He’s played some very high profile gigs in the past including replacing Billy Cobham with Mahavishnu Orchestra. Now he writes and produces a lot of his own music and this is one such album. I’ve been listening to this

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:55+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Mixed Media Reviews – Narada Michael Walden, Andy Ziker and Blake Paulson

14” Earthtone Head

In the before times, basically anything prior to about 1957, drum heads were made from animal hide – hence the reason they’re sometimes called ‘skins’. You probably all knew that.  Earthtone heads are made with genuine calfskin and are a step back towards in time but are made with modern technology and methods. The heads mount the

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:23+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on 14” Earthtone Head

Dream Trihats Review

  The concept of reversible cymbals isn’t exactly new, and mixing and matching hi hat cymbals will have been around longer still. However, I can’t really remember, in the last thirty years, many companies exploring the concept of interchangeable cymbal packs. The idea behind the Trihats is to provide a more diverse sonic palette, which

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:24+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Dream Trihats Review

Meinl Cymbal Tuners

We are a funny lot when it comes to things that potentially break with what we find as ‘traditional’. When something new does come along which is a little less usual we have a tendency to look at it with either love and fascination, or a questioning ‘why’? In this case, the new Cymbal Tuners

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:49+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |Comments Off on Meinl Cymbal Tuners

Book Reviews – Makanjuola, (Steve) White, Drago

Drum Tabs & Numbers – Joseph O. Makanjuola Drum Tabs & Numbers – Joseph O. Makanjuola A rather small book in terms of the page dimensions, but chunky in terms of it’s depth, the first thing I noticed about this book was that it’s a not really designed to fit on a book

By | 2017-08-11T18:18:47+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Book Reviews – Makanjuola, (Steve) White, Drago
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