It’s cool to see that other drummers out there collect their back issues od “DRUM!”, as well.
I’ve said this many times b/f, & Andy & Staff were kind enough to publish 2 of my “Feedback” letters in which I stated that “DRUM!”, to me, is a continuing encyclopedia of drumming—not just a monthly magazine. That is why I have all of my issues, from the 1st issue that I bought in 2000 (& quickly subscribed after that) to the most recent. I keep them in ‘clamshell’ boxes w/ the “DRUM!” logo embossed in gold on the binding. Each box can fit @ least 1 year’s worth of issues. They can be ordered & there is usually an ad for them in the last few pages of each issue. When I ordered them, I bought 15 all @ once. It’s an excellent way to catalog your issues. On the binding of each box sleeve there’s a place to write the years & issue #‘s that each contain. This way, I can display them in a presentable manner, as well as (most importantly) access whatever interview, lesson, gear review, drum diagram, song transcription, or any other piece(s) of information that I might need @ the time. & as a teacher it REALLY comes in handy!
My back issues of “DRUM!” & the other drumming publications that I subscribe to are priceless to me & anyone who knows me knows that I consider them to be of my most prized possesions! They’re forever useful, always educational & helpful in my drumming progress, & many are IRREPLACEABLE!!! That makes them all the more precious to me!
Thanks for posting,