Gear Showcase, Sticks, Video

ProMark’s Select Balance Drum Sticks

ProMark's new Select Balance line of drum sticks allows drummers to choose between forward and rebound balance.

Sticks, Mallets

Ahead’s Chavez Arsenal Sticks & Mallets

Ahead Drum Sticks introduces the Chavez Arsenal Tenor Drum Stick and Mallet models to the company's marching line.

Product Test

Vic Firth Extreme Series Additions

Vic Firth adds an extra 0.5" to each of the new X series models and AJ Donahue realizes how uncomfortable his old sticks were in comparison.

Gear Showcase

KAT Percussion Adds KT3 To E-Kit Line

KAT Percussion releases the kt3 six-piece digital drum set as an addition to the company's e-kit line.

Gear Showcase, Snare Drums

Tama’s Limited Edition Backbeat Bubinga Snare

Tama releases a limited edition bubinga birch snare, called the "Backbeat," which has an exterior white oak finish and a bubinga interior.

Product Test

Yamaha Club Jordan Cocktail Kit Tested

We tried out the Yamaha Club Jordan Cocktail Kit just for you. Okay, well maybe more for ourselves, but hey, two birds with one stone!

Company Profile

Meet Your Maker: Swan Percussion

We meet Eric Holland and Mike Meadows, the masterminds behind Swan Percussion, building percussion instruments like the ever-famous Swangos.

Buyer's Guide

The Collector’s Key: A Guide To Tuning Hardware

Rob Cook gives a guide to the weird world of exotic drum tuning hardware. A cluttered trap case at your local music store might contain some valuable items.

Gear Showcase

Sonor’s Sunset Beech Kit

Sonor releases a new, limited edition drum kit, called the "Sunset Beech" kit, made from German beechwood.

Product Test, Microphones

Earthworks Z30X & TC30K Microphones Tested!

Kennedy Grey reviews two pairs of high-end recording mikes made by Earthworks, a New Hampshire company every drummer should know about.