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Inside The April 2014 Issue

April 2014 Issue of DRUM!

Cover Story

36 Chad Sexton

The 311 chronometer’s ragga-metal pulse has more feel than ever. Sexton’s inner drum-corps geek still keeps an eye on things, though.

Features

31 2014 Drummies! Gear Award Winners

Our readers pick the best gear from the past year. Oh dear!

44 15 Reasons To Love Ringo

The heartbeat of The Beatles never ceases to amaze. Here’s why.

52 Sean Reinert

The polyrhythmic crusher behind Cynic set the bar high at the start of his career. Only now are his fans finally catching up with him.

Plugged In

73 The Early Sound Of Drum Machines

A conversation with obsessive collector Joe Mansfield reveals gear lust on a different level.

Hand DRUM!

63 Everett Bradley

Life is good on E Street, but The Boss’ percussive ace still has to bring his A game every night.

69 Product Test

LP Jingle Toys

71 Lessons

Glen Caruba takes frame drums beyond finger taps.

Practice Pad

87 Lessons

Chad Smith on the evolution of a beat from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Six-note patterns open up fill ideas and more for Wally Schnalle. The tools for rock solid grooves from Matt Byrne.

Sound Lab

78 Sonor Martini Kit

80 Aquarian Modern Vintage II and Deep Vintage Heads

Vibe

23 François Comtois

Young The Giant might be softies but the drummer gives their songs an edge.

27 Brian Nevin

The drummer for Big Head Todd got a bigger sound after letting go of his jazz obsession — though it still haunts him on occasion.

Everything Else

6
Perspective
11
Feedback
12
Notation Guide
14
Single Strokes
91
Picks
97
Meet Your Maker
98
Time Capsule