Posts Tagged ‘Percussion’

drumcool.com - 2013-02-11 playmobeat drum trio from Germany (stand up comedy)

There is an astonishing drum trio that is making some real noise on the social media around the globe… They come from southern Germany and call themselves ‘Playmobeat’, and man, they sure know how to make a show on drums…
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Yep! That guy is carrying a whole cool electronic drum kit in that bag!

For cool drummers demanding digital and portable at the same time, Roland announces the

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The recent move by Sabian to drop its Vault Series does not mean the many innovative cymbal models in Vault are going away. Rather, they have been rebranded as AAX, HHX, AA or HH.  (more…)

drumcool.com - Daniel Rodriguez Guitar Center Drum Off 2006 Champion

Well, not so much time has passed, we know… 2006 was ‘yesterday’ but some groovers must be reminded and never forgotten! With some close attention to his solo, we feel a bit of  the classic Tito Puente‘s (more…)

Q: How do you tune your drums?

A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)

Pearl Drums announces the limited edition of the Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy) signature snare drum.

In a 14x 5.5” beadless stainless steel Snare Drum, with (more…)

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…)

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…)