Archive for the ‘Zildjian’ Category

Q: How about a complete break down of all of your Dream Theater touring drum kits?

A: I’m using either a Pearl Reference Pure kit or a Pearl Masterworks kit. The two 22″ center bass drums are identical in size in order to play typical double bass patterns and to be able to play single kick patterns with either foot. And sometimes I want to free (more…)

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Enjoy this free drumless playalong (more…)

Zildjian announces 2012 as a big year for cymbal fans while creating brand-new techniques to incorporate into new products.  The new Sound Lab features Zildjian’s R&D Director, Paul Francis, playing each of Zildjian’s new cymbals and also giving a bit of background on the development process.

Recorded with high-end audio equipment, the Sound Lab Videos offer the (more…)

Let’s play what we like most! This time, we ask Lars Ulrich to jump out of his great Tama drum kit and to let us sit on his stool and play along with his band mates…

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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…)

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…)


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…)

Electronic Musician has announced that the Avedis Zildjian Company will receive a 2011 Editors’ Choice Award for its Gen16 Acoustic Electric (AE) Cymbal System. Dubbed “the biggest drum innovation in 400 years,” the AE Cymbal System was selected by Electronic Musician as one of the most (more…)