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Gretsch Brooklyn Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a Gretsch Brooklyn Shell Pack, featuring… 22″ x 18″ bass drum, 10″ x 7″ rack tom, 12″ x 8″ rack tom, 16″ x 14″ floor tom, Grey Oyster wrap finish, 6-ply, maple-poplar mix shells, 30˚ bearing edges throughout, Gretsch silver sealer finished interior, Remo (Gretsch branded) Permatone heads fitted … Continue reading Gretsch Brooklyn Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

Pearl Drums Europe Returns to The UK Drum Show 2023

Drummer’s Review Organisers of The UK Drum Show are pleased to welcome the return of Pearl Drums Europe to next years show at the ACC Liverpool. For 2022, Pearl has added a variety of new finishes to their range, so we we look forward to seeing what will be on offer at next years show. … Continue reading Pearl Drums Europe Returns to The UK Drum Show 2023

Zultan Announce Q Thin Crashes

Drummer’s Review Zultan’s Q Series is a range of medium-heavy, hand-hammered Turkish cymbals made of B20 bronze, which are striking because of their unusual appearance. The different surface treatments are not only pleasing to the eye but also have an effect on the sound. The result is a sound that can be used in many … Continue reading Zultan Announce Q Thin Crashes

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Andy Gangadeen

Drummer’s Review Andy Gangadeen is without doubt one of the most innovative and exciting drummers on the scene today. As a noted session musician he has worked with a huge variety of diverse bands, from ZZ Top to The Spice Girls as well as Jeff Beck and Duran Duran. Andy has been a member of … Continue reading Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Andy Gangadeen

Dixon Drums Heads to The UK Drum Show 2023

Drummer’s Review The UK Drum Show are very pleased to announce that Dixon Drums will join us for the first time for 2023, providing guests with even more gear to check out for next year. Dedicated to the idea that all drummers share the same quest, Dixon has paired its reputation for quality manufacturing with … Continue reading Dixon Drums Heads to The UK Drum Show 2023

Pearl P2050C/F Eliminator Redline LT Single Pedal – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a Pearl P2050C/F Eliminator Redline LT Single Pedal, featuring… Foldable design while retaining settings, Pearl ‘Ninja’ low friction drive bearings, Independent traction grips, Uni-lock beater angle cam, Click-lock spring tension retention system, Removable toe stop, Dual chain drive, Pearl ‘Control Core’ quad beater, Interchangeable drive cams – 4 supplied, … Continue reading Pearl P2050C/F Eliminator Redline LT Single Pedal – Drummer’s Review

Zildjian K Cluster Crashes – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a selection of Zildjian K Cluster Crashes, featuring… 16″, 18″ & 20″ Models, Highly polished, tightly lathed bows, Raw, un-polished bells, Traditional Zildjian K hammer patters with extra hammer clusters. Zildjian Says…“Expanding on the Zildjian K line, and exploring new trashy, alternative sounds, the K Cluster Crashes fills your … Continue reading Zildjian K Cluster Crashes – Drummer’s Review

Toca Teams with Renown Music Educator, Mary Knysh, for “Inclusive Music Circles” Teaching Program and World Drumming Kit

Drummer’s Review Toca Percussion is pleased to announce a teaching and product arrangement with Mary Knysh. Mary is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, community building, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation, and has traveled the world for over 35 years inspiring participants to tap into healing and human potential … Continue reading Toca Teams with Renown Music Educator, Mary Knysh, for “Inclusive Music Circles” Teaching Program and World Drumming Kit

IK Multimedia releases Beat Machines for SampleTank 4

Drummer’s Review IK Multimedia releases Beat Machines for SampleTank 4, an extensive collection of 1.6 GB of round robin samples from 100 vintage analog drum machines and rhythm units, along with over 300 MIDI patterns, all created to take full advantage of the powerful features and effects of SampleTank 4. From ’60s swing to ’80s … Continue reading IK Multimedia releases Beat Machines for SampleTank 4

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: Drummers Brainchild Accessories

Drummer’s Review The Original Magnetic Drummers Brush Holder – £69.99 Every now and then a product comes along that really catches your attention, and The Magnetic Brush Holder was one such product that originally caught my eye at The UK Drum Show in 2019 (albeit in a different guise). Since then, the company which produces … Continue reading Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: Drummers Brainchild Accessories

Practice Pad Comparison – Part 2 – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Back in 2020, the Drummer’s Review team spent some time comparing a host of practice pads from various manufacturers. In this recent video we take a look at a further selection of pads to see what options are out there to help us when it comes to practising our craft, featuring… Meinl Split … Continue reading Practice Pad Comparison – Part 2 – Drummer’s Review

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