Archive for the ‘Acoustic drums’ Category

Dave McClain Machine Head (Rotterdam 2009)

Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?

Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)

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Neil Peart sure knows how to rush a cool drum groove anatomy in his drum solos. In this new DVD, following on from his two previous offerings which dealt with being in the studio and then building a drum solo, deals with how he prepares for live performance.

Described by Hudson Music as “The most in-depth insight into (more…)

One of the most famous drum battles ever! Two legends on the same stage!

Funny is that it seems that on that particular day, Buddy Rich was showing absolutely no (more…)

Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important technical aspects to know as a drummer?

A: It’s important to really understand that technique is only a means to an end. I’ve heard that phrase over the years but the older I get, the truer it seems to ring. Everything we learn as a drummer from the (more…)

Buddy Rich once said, “You don’t tune a drum…you tension it.” Well, up to now that’s been true. Popular tuning devices currently on the market focus on mechanical forces — either the torque of tension rods against the threads of lug receivers, or the (more…)


Yesterday was a day for pictured ‘drum-porn’. Today, let’s get some sounding action!  (more…)

Ok, so how cool was the 2012 NAMM…?

Let’s take a look at a bit of cool drum porn, shall we? (more…)

As a tribute to the drums that changed the industry Yamaha announces a limited-edition reissue of the classic 1980s version of the original Recording Custom.
For over 30 years, the Recording Custom has set a benchmark for excellence. It might be the most (more…)

Mike Portnoy drum cam in a Avenged Sevenfold show (Welcome To The Family) – Paris, France 11/14/10 (more…)

Evans Releases G14 Series Tom and Snare Heads and announces a new user-friendly, social media- oriented and mobile phone-compliant web site!

D’Addario introduces the new Evans G14 series of tom and snare drum heads, featuring a single ply of 14mil film that delivers unprecedented durability, combined with the dynamic response of a single-ply drumhead. Ideal for use in high-volume performance situations, the G14 can withstand heavy-hitting while projecting through the mix to provide a full, aggressive sound.

The G14 is available in

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