News: Drum Gear


Lenny Castro Joins Innovative Percussion

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

For the past 40 years, Castro has remained a first-call session and touring percussionist who works with the world’s top musical artists. Castro’s long list of credits includes The Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Toto, Rickie Lee Jones, The Eagles, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Kid Rock,...

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Setting up drum triggers

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Combining electronics with acoustic drums has become increasingly more common in recent years and is now easier to do than ever. Here’s how you can go hybrid in just five easy steps… The first step is to select suitable trigger types for your chosen application. Be aware that bass drums...

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New LP Aspire

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In celebration of its nearly 50-year relationship with Grammy Award-winning Latin rock icon Carlos Santana, Latin Percussion (LP) has added a new series of eye-catching bongos, congas and a timbale bell to its Aspire line of percussion instruments. The new instruments feature the memorable “Santana...

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DW Design Series Snare

Monday, May 29th, 2017

DW took a rolled 1mm, bead-reinforced, all-brass shell and decked it out with everything the Design Series has to offer. There’s little doubt that this snare drum will more than get the job done in any musical situation. This studio-quality snare is high-end in every way, except for its modest...

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DW 5000 Series Cajon Pedal

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

A 5000 Series specialty pedal for today’s most demanding players, the DW Cajon Pedal is an externally-mounted unit that’s compatible with virtually every cajon model in the industry. Employing DW’s industry-leading remote cable technology and a unique new Pivot Drive System™, The...

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The anatomy of your drum kit

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The choices facing the prospective buyer of drum gear is staggering. Much depends on your budget, but basically the drum kit is a simple instrument made up of numerous components. Knowing something of how these parts are constructed will help you to make informed choices when buying. Here we show...

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Leo Taylor joins Dream Cymbals

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Dream Cymbals has welcomed young drummer Leo Taylor from Area 11 into the UK family of artists. Area 11 are an electronic rock band, whose recent album ‘Modern Synthesis’ hit No.27 in the UK album charts and No.2 in the UK Rock charts. Area 11 has toured the UK twice to capacity audiences...

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Gold D6 Drum Microphone

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Audix, a leading manufacturer of application-specific vocal and instrument microphones, has announced that in celebration of International Drum Month the company will be giving away one custom-made, gold-plated D6, dynamic instrument microphone.

The D6 is Audix’s flagship instrument microphone...

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The London Drum Show 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

The London Drum Show is the ultimate two-day event dedicated to all things drum. Held at the prestigious Olympia London, you will find three stages and loads of drumming gear spread across two floors, plus a whole host of features from free lessons for kids to soundproofing.

On the stages...

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DW Drums donates Prince tribute kit

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

The Grammy Museum has acquired the five-piece DW Drums Collector’s Series drum kit played during Bruno Mars’ tribute to the late musical icon Prince at this year’s awards show. The five-piece set was donated to the Museum’s permanent collection by the California-based drum manufacturer...

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Travel-friendly drum kit

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The 4-piece drum set comes in Gold-to-Black Sparkle Fade Lacquer and features hybrid poplar/maple short-stack sized shells and a host of boutique-inspired features. The DJNY kit is packaged with DW’s award-winning 6000 Series Ultralight Hardware and durable nylon carrying bags for everything.

“The...

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London Drum Show 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Some of the biggest names in drumming will be holding Main Stage, Masterclass and Education Zone sessions, many offering audiences the opportunity for an up-close-and-personal Q&A. Keep an eye out for some very exciting artist announcements in the coming months.

The London Drum Show is also...

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Jim Macaulay joins Dream Cymbals

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Jim Macaulay, drummer for new wave legends The Stranglers, is the latest high-profile artist to join the Dream Cymbals artist roster in the UK. Macaulay is formerly of Birmingham rock band Envy & Other Sins and has many session appearances under his belt with the likes of I Blame Coco and Emmy...

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Keep your gear in top condition

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Keeping your gear in tip-top order needn’t be difficult, especially when it comes to cleaning drum shells. Here we’ll show you how to get your drums looking good as new. Start by removing the tension rods and then lift away the hoop, along with the drum head. Next, remove the lugs (and any other...

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Limited-Edition Set From Paiste

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Since joining Iron Maiden, McBrain has become one of the most influential drummers. Recent tours of the British top metal band are breaking all records, including the current “The Book Of Souls” world tour, which features a unique cymbal set crafted for Nicko by Paiste.

Inspired...

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