Gear

Buyer's Guide, Cymbals

New Gear 2009: Cymbals Part I

More cymbal makers emerge from China and Turkey - is Brazil the next important powerhouse? Notable endorsement defections sparked gossip up and down the aisles. Sabian buried some pies. Zildjian rocked with ReZo. Meinl finishes got glossy. TRX introduced even more vowel-challenged lines. Paiste shocked with its dearth of new models?

Buyer's Guide, Cymbals

Summer NAMM Report: Cymbals and More

Check out our Summer NAMM Drums Report here.

Though very few drum or stick manufacturers exhibited at the annual Summer NAMM trade show, most cymbal lines showed up.Paiste displayed in the Yamaha booth (Paiste is distributed by Yamaha in the US), and other companies included Sabian, Zildjian, Meinl, Diril, Dream and Supernatural Percussion. Here's a quick gallery of cymbals and other products from the show.

Buyer's Guide

New Gear 2009: Hardware Part II

Pedals, stands, racks, mounts, even badges - no metal was immune to upgrade fever this year. Wildly adjustable bass pedals? Still in vogue. Quick-release lugs? Even more choices. Wood drum rack? We're not kidding - even that was able to find a home at this year's NAMM show.

Buyer's Guide

New Gear 2009: Hardware Part I

Pedals, stands, racks, mounts, even badges - no metal was immune to upgrade fever this year. Wildly adjustable bass pedals? Still in vogue. Quick-release lugs? Even more choices. Wood drum rack? We're not kidding - even that was able to find a home at this year's NAMM show.