Products Reviews

Meinl Customs Classic Dark 2021 Selection

The Customs Classic Dark series has been around for a little while now and yet until a few weeks ago I’d never had a chance to play any of them.  This B10 bronze line has a fairly unique look to it, as you’ll have seen. It’s not exactly a raw finish which has been lathed,

By | 2021-07-01T00:49:37+00:00 July 1st, 2021|Categories: News, Reviews|Comments Off on Meinl Customs Classic Dark 2021 Selection

British Drum Company Lounge Series Drum Kit

I’ll admit that at this point, with so many drums and kits under my belt, there’s not a whole that makes me go ‘oooooh…’ inside, but when I picked up the 12” tom from this kit, I did just that. And the reason for that reaction was the thin nature of the shell and the

By | 2021-06-14T23:42:59+00:00 June 14th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on British Drum Company Lounge Series Drum Kit

Meinl Drumsticks – Hybrid and Signature Models

Meinl makes drumsticks, did you know that? Ok, if you’ve been paying attention you should have known that because I actually reviewed a few pairs back in 2019, but it seems to me that whilst there are obviously the big name players in the stick game, Meinl doesn’t necessarily spring to mind when it comes

By | 2021-05-31T23:56:39+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Meinl Drumsticks – Hybrid and Signature Models

Gruv-X X-Click

You might feel there’s something familiar about the new X-Click and you’d be right. Indeed, the same can be said about the two names behind the X-Click, Russ Miller and Bill Detamore. The X-Click comes off the back of a product Russ designed with his old drum company. These proved to be very popular and,

By | 2021-05-15T00:00:40+00:00 May 15th, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Gruv-X X-Click

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|Comments Off on Sabian SBR Cymbal Pack

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
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