Buyer's Guide, Sticks

Vater’s Eternal Black Series Sticks

Back in 2009, Vater revealed a series of drumsticks called the "Eternal Black Sticks." With a bit of inspiration from Remo’s Black Suede heads and Zildjan’s black cymbals, Vater now has a half dozen models finished in black stain.

Buyer's Guide, Video

Video: Istanbul Mehmet’s New Hat Trick

We just returned from the 2010 Percussive Arts Society Convention, which took place on November 11—13 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We saw plenty of cool gear there, including a little gem at the Istanbul Mehmet booth, where product specialist Hakan Açikalin gave us a tour of the Turkish cymbal smith’s newest innovation – the Hat Trick.

Buyer's Guide, Sticks

New Sticks For 2010

If sticks are truly an extension of your arms, then this list of the newest models introduced at NAMM should give you fresh ideas about how to enhance your anatomy.

Buyer's Guide, Snare Drums

New Snare Drums For 2010

So why don’t tom-toms and bass drums have their own categories? Come on, folks — you know the answer. Snare drums make you salivate like Pavlov’s dog. Better get a towel, because here are all the newest ones.