News: Drum Gear


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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Vic Firth unveils new sticks and more

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Vic Firth has showcased a wide range of new drumsticks, beaters, mallets, stick bags and more. First up, there are five new Modern Jazz Collection models, which were developed collaboratively with drummers including Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Joe McCarthy and Lewis Nash. Specs are as follows:

MJC1...

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K Custom Special Dry collection

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Avedis Zildjian Company is excited to introduce the new K Custom Special Dry collection at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show. This new cymbal voice is an extension of its world renowned K Custom family of cymbals, remastered for today’s modern musical styles. These raw and earthy cymbals deliver a...

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Sabian has four new effects cymbals

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

There are four brand new effects cymbals delivering new sonic options for drummers. The B8X Ballistic Crash features an innovative new hammer peen applied from the bottom up. This thin model is capable of high-pitched mayhem while remaining musical. It comes in 16” and 18” models.

Next...

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Limited Edition Collector’s Series kits

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

To mark the occasion, the DW has been given the distinct honour of being the first-ever drum manufacturer to be allowed to responsibly harvest Norwegian Spruce from the famed Paneveggio Forest in Northern Italy for the purpose of creating the drumsets.  “Il Bosco Che Suona” (“The Singing Woods,”)...

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New Online Store

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Porter & Davies are delighted to launch their new website and online store, where customers anywhere in the world can discover and buy direct the complete range of their world beating tactile monitoring systems.  The newly designed online store and website provides customers with easy access...

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DW Drums Latest Icon Snare Honors Bozzio And Zappa

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The latest Drum Workshop Collector’s Series Icon Snare honors legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio and the extraordinarily complex percussion piece written for him by iconic American composer and musician Frank Zappa entitled, “The Black Page.” Paying homage to this infamous composition for drumset...

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Muffkopf Vintage style bass drum beater cover

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

This is a simple and convenient way to get a warm Vintage or Jazz bass drum sound without changing the head or beater. The felt cover, with its faux shaggy fur outer layer simply drops over the pedal beater so it can be secured quickly, making it ideal for a drummer to use mid performance for a quiet...

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(RBI) has announced that it has purchased Toca Percussion

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

For over 55 years, RBI has built a network of clinicians, educators, musicians, and customer support staff focused on bringing quality musical instruments and music education products to students, educators and classrooms around the world. RBI has long been a leader in the development and distribution...

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Rust Patina Snare Drum

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Through some careful techniques and plenty of patience, the outer finish on this drum is real rust formed over a special iron power compound. Once the desired level of rust is obtained it is then sealed in with a dead matt lacquer. Very much a vintage chic look all round.

The Liberty drums...

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