Drums

A drummer’s drum from a drummer’s drummer.

A drummer’s drum from a drummer’s drummer.

Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Signature Snare To take the gig as the drummer in a band led by Dave Grohl, one of rock most respected and recognized drummers, takes balls the size of floor toms. Proof of Grohl’s drumming talents can be heard in an instance […]

Why the Ringo drum kit belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Why the Ringo drum kit belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Vintage Black Oyster Pearl Ludwig On April 18, 2015. Ringo Star will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. He’ll be the last Beatle given with the honour. Whether he deserves it is a point of contention. Ringo’s […]

Black Keys kit originally a sales tool.

Black Keys kit originally a sales tool.

The Ludwig Salesman Kit The Ludwig Salesman kit has seen a resurgence as the Black Keys kit, since Pat Carney toured with the multi-colored set. You wouldn’t be alone if you thought the set was a result of 60s psychedelia, see acid trip. The rainbow finish […]

Learning to love acrylic. Or the kit that Bonham kicked.

Learning to love acrylic. Or the kit that Bonham kicked.

Ludwig Vistalite Amber ‘Zep Kit’ Truth be told, if the Ludwig Vistalite Drum Kit featured at NAMM 15 didn’t come from, well, Ludwig. And if it didn’t have a historical endorsement from Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, we’d be tempted to write the amber acrylic 5-piece off. […]

More possibilities than a third arm.

More possibilities than a third arm.

The DTX502 Eletro Acoustic Hybrid Pack Yamaha is releasing the world’s first acoustic electronic drumset with its DTX502 Hybrid Packs. When you think of it, Yamaha is the James Franco of instrument manufacturers. They make guitars, their acoustics are actually very good, they make pianos, […]

Red hot chilli snares

Red hot chilli snares

Pearl’s Chad Smith Limited & Chad Smith Free Floater Chad Smith’s latest collaboration with Pearl has produced a pair of seriously smackworthy signature snares. To those who know Chad Smith only as Will Farrell’s doppelgänger, or the winner of the 2014 Drum Off with the […]

TAMA’S LITTLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER

TAMA’S LITTLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER

  TAMA Cocktail-Jam Kit From the country that brought you the capsule hotel comes this compact curiousity. What you are looking at is Japanese drum manufacturer TAMA’s Cocktail-Jam Kit. Now cocktail drum kits have been around a long time, sproting up as the big band […]

ONE LUCKY DRUM KIT

ONE LUCKY DRUM KIT

Keith Moon Ludwig Super Classic ’64 Drum Kit This 1964 Keith Moon drum kit is in remarkably good condition considering the Who drummer’s notoriety for being a wild man. You know the cliché about rock stars trashing hotels and throwing TVs out the window? Well […]

BRING THAT BEAT BACK

BRING THAT BEAT BACK

Gretsch reintroduces the Broadkaster series You know that Gretsch drum sound. We can say that with a high degree of certainty, because Charlie Watts plays on a set of ’57 Gretsch. In the 1950s, probably when Charlie was just learning to get his backbeat on, […]

A KIT FOR BEGINNERS. AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS.

A KIT FOR BEGINNERS. AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS.

      Roland TD-1K V-Drums Roland introduces a seriously affordable entry level drum kit with the TD-1K. If you’ve looked into electronic drums, you’ll know that Roland’s V-series is kick ass. Great sound, feel, quality and they can take that all important beating. And […]

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK.

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK.

  Pearl Export EXX Back in 1985 someone at the Coca-Cola Company decided to change the formula of one of the world’s most popular soft drinks and replace it with something called New Coke. If you look up marketing bone-headed moves, you might find a […]