Products Reviews

Sabian SBR Cymbal Pack

Sabian’s website says, ‘Yes, these are brass cymbals. No, they don’t suck…’ and having played these for a little while, I can’t argue with that. I’d not heard of Sabian’s SBR range until they turned up at my house.  The whole range - the fact there’s even a range for beginner cymbals now is in

By | 2021-04-30T17:41:42+00:00 May 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Ebenor Applewood Snare

Have you heard of Ebenor Percussion? I’d never heard of Ebenor until a friend introduced me to them in mid-2020. Actually, it wasn’t just me that he introduced to Ebenor that day, it was a whole bunch of us during one of our online get togethers. The drum in question was one of the company’s

By | 2021-04-01T00:28:30+00:00 April 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Ebenor Applewood Snare

“It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Story” – The Autobiography of Bobby Elliott

I've known Bobby Elliott since 1963 when we were both starting out on the path to fame and possible fortune. We’ve kept in touch over the last 58 years and before I read his book, I thought I knew a great deal about him. ‘It Ain't Heavy It's My Story” is therefore something of an

By | 2021-03-14T23:11:26+00:00 March 14th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on “It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Story” – The Autobiography of Bobby Elliott

Gibraltar Hardware – Pro Lite Range

So in this final venture into the land of hardware we look at a few offerings by Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a name you’ll probably be familiar with as the company has been around for ages and has always been a go to brand for hardware of all types. All of the stands in this review

By | 2021-02-28T23:25:26+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Gibraltar Hardware – Pro Lite Range

DW Hardware

Following on from last update’s hardware-based theme, this time around we’ll be looking at some DW hardware. 5500DXF and 5500TDXF Hihat Stands I’ll admit, I’ve always liked DW’s hardware; it’s well thought out and designed, and is as solid as the proverbial rock. And solid is how I would basically describe these two hihat stands,

By | 2021-02-14T23:47:47+00:00 February 14th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on DW Hardware

Modern Hands Vol 2 – William Granville Taylor

If like me you weren't familiar with the name William Granville Taylor, you can easily find footage of him demonstrate some solid hand technique and advanced rudimental knowledge. He's developed this over years of playing marching snare drum, as well as kit. And, with years of teaching under his belt, we would naturally expect an

By | 2021-02-01T00:09:38+00:00 February 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Modern Hands Vol 2 – William Granville Taylor

Gibraltar Essentials Tables & DW Phone Holder

Over the next few updates we’ll be looking at some hardware from Gibraltar and DW, but I thought we’d first of all start with some accessories from the two companies. More specifically, for this update I thought we would look at some essentials tables and a phone holder. Tables aren’t something everyone is going to

By | 2021-01-31T23:58:39+00:00 January 31st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Gibraltar Essentials Tables & DW Phone Holder

Sabian Effects Cymbals

As a follow-on from the last update, I’m now going to look at the effects models I mentioned. These are from a few different series and each offer different sonic characters and feels. 17” & 19” Complex O-Zone crashes Ok, I love the Complex line of cymbals. I’ve probably said that before to be honest.

By | 2021-01-15T00:01:21+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Sabian Effects Cymbals

Sabian AAX Heavy Crashes and HHX 21 & 23” Complex Rides

I’d love to say it’s not often I get given a box of cymbals to check out, but that would be a lie. However, when I get given a box of cymbals without really knowing what they are, that’s kinda fun.  Now, as far as that box goes, it also contained a whole bunch of

By | 2020-12-31T16:28:06+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Sabian AAX Heavy Crashes and HHX 21 & 23” Complex Rides

Book Review – Alex Cohen – Ultimate Progressive Drumming

I remember discovering Alex Cohen's work a couple of years back as I was entering this mad phase of coordination practice. I thought I had achieved some higher level of coordination after months of intense practice and then I realised after checking some of Alex's solos that... I really was nowhere! For the ones of

By | 2020-12-31T16:18:59+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Book Review – Alex Cohen – Ultimate Progressive Drumming
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