News: Drum Gear

The Event Of The Year

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The top drum event in the UK will be here sooner than we think so get those early bird tickets before its too late. At the show there will be live performances on the main stage by some of the worlds top players, vintage kits on show and for sale for the enthusiasts who have deep pockets and feel...

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Protection Racket Nutcase range

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Protection Racket has revamped and updated its Nutcase range of drum bags. To announce the re-launch, Protection Racket put together this impressive press release, which we thought was worth reading in all its glory! Enjoy. “They call themselves ‘Nutcases’ and for years they have roamed backstage,...

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New FireGrain drumsticks by Promark

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Promark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with its brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrain. The new sticks feature a “revolutionary heat-tempering process” that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into “precision tools with unprecedented durability”. While keeping their original...

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Tour Custom drum set

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 percent Maple 6- ply shells using the company’s proprietary staggered diagonal seam shell construction, building a thin drum shell that will start round and stay round. Other features include 2.3mm vintage inverted Dyna-Hoops that help focus the...

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Heirloom stainless steel snare drum

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

To honour over 100 years of Ludwig craftsmanship, the drum manufacturer has released the Heirloom stainless steel snare drum. Decorated with a custom laser-etched Heirloom Band – which has never been seen on any Ludwig snare drum before – this is a stunning addition to Ludwig’s American series...

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Code Orange’s singing drummer Jami Morgan

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Twenty-three-year-old singing drummer Jami Morgan commands Code Orange’s aggressive hardcore punk/metal hybrid from the back with gutteral vocals and an intense, cross-bred drumming style. They might be a young band, but the unbridled anger and power of acclaimed new album Forever proves that they...

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Gojira’s Mario Duplantier talks about his amazing technique

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Overnight success is increasingly becoming the only route to making an impact in the music business – write a hit, make a splash and ride the wave. But the heavy metal world is a different beast and headline bands like Mastodon, Slipknot and Lamb Of God have worked hard for years to become...

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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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