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How to Tune Drums

Understanding how to properly tune your drums is the foundation of an excellent sounding drum kit. In this guide we will begin with the tuning of the snare drum. But first we will go over […]

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Flying Drum Sticks

I was too busy filming to realise what the hell was going on.. I vaguely saw Taylor throw something and then when everyone around us started looking at us and reaching I knew something bad was about to happen.. I didn’t? want to look up in case I copped it in the eye!

I couldn’t stop laughing all night after finding out it cracked Vy in the head 🙂

It hasn’t bruised yet though, which is disappointing as it would have made it so much funnier.. is that sadistic? […]

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LP Top-Tuning Congas

We all have those moments when we pop ourselves on the fore head and say “Duh!” why didn’t I think of that? Well it seems the engineering team over at Latin Percussion are breaking out the ice-packs and taking some aspirin, because they’ve finally done it. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls I present to you the LP Top-Tuning Conga! […]

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RacketeX Protection Racket Cases

Protection Racket has built quite a name for themselves here in the states and they certainly have gotten my attention, even more so now that they’ve revealed several new colors for their already stunning and sturdy line of instrument bags. The team at P.R. uses super durable 600 denier RacketeX polyester in the plying of their woven wonders. This stuff is tear resistant and 100% waterproof and now is available in three new colors – Emerald Green, Funky Brown and Steel Grey – so you won’t leave your valuable gear behind at the club or concert hall! Brilliant, literally! […]

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Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Drum Cymbals

Drummers have a unique perspective when it comes to generating sound. While other instrumentalists are limited to what they can be plugged into via an effects-loop or, stomped on via a bloated pedal-board, drummers can make virtually anything percussive. Kitchen sinks, lengths of copper pipe, hubcaps and license plates have all found there way to my percussive arsenal. Found objects can really open up one’s sonic creativity. […]

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Gibraltar Stealth Rack

I also get the peace of mind they provide by allowing you to lock all of your settings; No one likes their drums and cymbals to tip or tilt out of place and racks are very solid. But I play a small kit, often only two or three drums and cymbals; a large rack simply is more than I need. Well, it seems that now I too can feel assured that my gear is solid and secure night after night. I present to you the Stealth Rack from Gibraltar Hardware. […]

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Famous Historic Drum Sets

As the “Trap Set” began to find its way into the pop music of the early 1900’s, it took on may shapes and configurations. Some drummers approached this new instrument as though it were an entire percussion section within their arm’s reach; surrounding themselves with all manner of Tympani, Glockenspiel, Tom-toms, Chimes and other vast and varied sound effects. […]

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Famous Drum Sets No.1 – The Contraption

As I began to think about how to start this column, something occurred to me… pianos. Pianos are exactly the same no matter who sits down to play them; none of the keys can be moved or added to, none of the pedals re-positioned or taken away. It is an instrument that is fixed and rigid; tuned to a standard set of notes and from one to another are all, in theory at least, the same. […]

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Pork Pie Little Squealer Drum Kit

Lil’ Squealer kit from Pork Pie is a take on the company’s highly successful Lil’ Squealer snare drum line. These porky-tubs feature all maple shells which help them cut through guitar-slop when you’re rocking in the garage, the club or even the skate park – black chrome hardware with matching 2.3 mm hoops – all topped off with a classy and classic looking satin ebony finish. The standard squealer kit consists of a 22” kick a 12” rack-tom and a 16” floor-tom. Pork Pie also offers a 10” rack and 14” floor-tom as an upgrade and soon will have new sizes and new hardware colors too. It’s like a plate of bacon with a side of ribs! […]