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Gear Showcase

Sabian Launches 2014 Cymbal Vote Models

For the third consecutive year, Sabian is asking drummers around the world to decide which new models the iconic cymbal-maker will release in 2014.

Drumkit Of The Week

James Trunko’s Detroit Custom Creation

This week’s editor’s pick is a stunning Red Marine Pearl double-bass setup made by Detroit Custom Drum Company for the hard-hitting drummer with Crud.

History

Stan Lynch’s 1984 Tama Imperialstar

Take a trip down memory lane and check out this Tama Imperialstar "Live Aid" kit that drummer Stan Lynch played during 1984 and 1986 with Tom Petty.

Soundlab

Superdrum12 Snare Drums Tested!

AJ Donahue takes Superdrum12's steel and brass snares for a spin, and decides that these drums' sound warrants some well-deserved attention.

Artist Setup

Create & Destroy: Keith Moon’s Drum Kits

Keith Moon

Keith Moon had an interesting relationship with his drums — they expressed his complex personality by creating music, comedy, tragedy, and performance art.

History

Keith Moon’s Gretsch “D.R.B. Special”

Very few of Keith Moon's drums survived him, but this Gretsch wood shell snare drum, which he played during The Who's 1970-71 world tour, did just that.

Gear Showcase

Sabian Offers Limited Edition Graphic Cymbals

Sabian makes custom graphic cymbals available for consumers to purchase for a limited time.

Company Profile

Meet Your Maker: Grover Pro Percussion

Neil Grover founds Grover Pro Percussion, after coming across an old triangle when performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

History

200 Greatest! Gear Breakthroughs

Great art requires great tools, and thanks to some key advancements in gear and recording tech, playing drums has never sounded better.

Summer NAMM, Video

DrumMax Bullet Beater @ 2013 Summer NAMM

We welcome NAMM newcomers DrumMax – a custom drum company that chose Nashville NAMM to unveil their newest brainchild: The Bullet bass drum beater.