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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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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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Whitney Drums Nesting Penguin 16 Drum Set

The first time I came across any info on Whitney Drums I was doing some research on Cocktail-style drums. I was impressed with the clean look of Whitney’s tubs especially their seemingly lug-less design and the look of all that natural, un-obscured wood. The lugs are actually integrated into the drum shell itself – or maybe the shell is integrated into the lug? Hmmm…I digress. Some of you arm-chair drum historians may recognize this design from early Duplex drums made around the early1920s. But dear friends look a little closer and you’ll fine one of the most innovative clever and much needed designs to come down the pike in a long time. […]

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Kelly Shu Kick-drum Microphone shock-mount

Miking a bass drum seems simple enough, but as anyone who has tried can tell you, you either can or you can’t. In general Bass frequency can get lost and muddy in a mix. Take a lean out the window in my neighborhood and the next ’68 Impala to drive by will prove my point. The problem isn’t the drum, or the microphone, but the mic placement! […]

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Swirly Gig Shtick Holder – Drum Gear

It may have been an epiphany when the idea for her Swirly-Gig products came about. Maybe it was too much time spent playing with a Slinky, maybe it was frustration from too often reaching for extra sticks that have slipped in their holder. Either way, the Swirly-Gig Shtick Holder (a.k.a. stick holder… har-dee-har-har) was born and boy-oh-boy am I glad. […]

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Protection Racket Drum Mat Markers

Drum Mat Markers are slick little pre-cut shapes, with a Velcro backing, allowing them to stick securely to your mat without glue or tape gumming it up. Each pack of Drum Mat Markers comes with thirty numbered stand-markers (each containing 3 sets numbered 1–10) which go under the tripod feet of your stands. There are also 10 corresponding markers for the stands themselves, so you’ll easily know which is which. They’ve even included bass-drum pedal and hi-hat markers! Now you can easily memory-mark your setup in minutes and make slight adjustments easily, until you’ve got a quick setup that is a comfy as that old futon you’ve had since college. […]

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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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Pacific Drums & Percussion M-5 drum kit

One of the newest delights to come from PDP is the new M-5 kit. The M-5 sits in the center of PDP’s price line, but make no mistake; these drums are at home on any stage or in any studio. The kit features 7-ply all Maple shells – not “mystery wood” – , 45 degree bearing edges (Cough, cough…did you say Maple shells? OMG!) And these babies come in five gloss-lacquer finish options, two bursted beauties and three fancy faders. […]