I remember a time when life was simpler; Drum Workshop really only had one line of drums and they were made from maple. How things have changed. Without delving into the archives, I think I’ve
Felt Vic Firth’s VicBeaters have been out for a little while now Felt and Wood These are basically the same design and dimensions, but two different materials. They have two playing surfaces -
Q Drum Co’s Gentleman Series consists of brass, copper and aluminium snare drums. The review drum features a 14x7” 16 gauge (1.29mm) seamless spun brass shell with a raw finish. The drum also has 8
Evans’ UV1 heads may be something you’ve read about. They’re coated heads, similar to some of the other coated heads the company offers, but they’re manufactured/finished in a different way. The level 360 collar technology
Around 2009 I reviewed Sonor’s SQ2 kit. I liked those drums. They were my first time playing a high end Sonor kit and a bit of an expectation going forward was set. That line of
Bass drum beaters may seem a bit of a dull subject; they’re not really that exciting after all. However, all beaters are not created equally, or the same. It may be that you’ve bought a
Tama’s SLP line has been a round for a while now but it seems to always keep getting bigger. One of the latest additions is the Fat Spruce snare came out not too long ago.
There’s been a resurgence in the last few years involving lightweight, flat-based stands. Gibraltar’s take on this has included both straight and boom cymbal stands, a snare stand (which wasn’t available for the video) and
Over the last sixteen years I’ve reviewed many Gretsch drums, both kits and snares, and yet I’ve still never owned a Gretsch drum myself. I’m not sure why as I’ve pretty much always enjoyed them.
We recently got to try some of the [still] fairly new S Family cymbals. The S Family is a series made from B12 bronze. The series are lathed top and bottom, are quite heavily hammered