Company Profile

Meet Your Maker: MBW Drums

MBW Drums is a boutique drum builder who works hard to make any request a reality.

Product Test

DW Performance Series Bop Kit: Born In The USA

David Libman says, "This kit may not be cheap, but considering the quality and sound you get for the price, it’s a steal."

Gear Showcase

Sabian’s 13” Jojo Mayer Hoop Crasher

Introducing Sabian's 13" Jojo Mayer Hoop Crasher, debuting at this year's Summer NAMM show.

Artist Setup, Time Capsule, History

Phil Ehart’s Secret Slingerland Timpani Tom Set

Phil Ehart achieved a symphonic rock sound with his Slingerland Timpani Tom Set.

Product Test

Aquarian: Modern & Deep Vintage

AJ Donahue says these Aquarian Modern & Deep Vintage heads are "truthfully the closest facsimiles to calf heads I’ve encountered."

Gear Showcase, Accessories

Big Fat Snare Drum: Get The 70s Sound

BFSD is an accessory that lowers the fundamental pitch of the drum to sound like a 70s thud.

Gear Showcase

LP Toys That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle

We look at some of LP's add-ons including just about every jingle-jangle device you can imagine.

Product Test

Sonor’s Martini Kit Makes Big Impression

David Libman was impressed by Sonor's Martini kit, saying it "was extremely fun to play, more sturdy than I expected, well made for its price, and extremely “cute” visually."

Company Profile

Meet Your Maker: Acoutin Custom

Cooper Acoutin of Acoutin Custom Drums tells us how he makes these hand-crafted snares.

Artist Setup, Time Capsule, History

Buddy Rich’s 1960s Zildjian Cymbals

Donn Bennett stumbles upon a complete set of Buddy Rich's 1960s Zildjian cymbals.