Dixon Drums @ 2013 Winter NAMM

Insiders who follow the gear scene know Dixon underwent a major transformation a couple years ago. Not only did the brand move distribution from the megalithic KMC and to St. Louis Music, it also upped the quality of its instruments by a wide margin. This attention to detail was evidenced by the 2013 Winter NAMM debut of the high-end Artisan Series drum set line, with its gorgeous finishes and unique hardware appointments, including bold, new V-shaped suspension mounts. We also got a quick look at the company’s new K Series hardware.