Inside The February 2012 Issue

February 2012 Issue of DRUM!

FEATURES

28 Cymbals: The Whole Story

What’s with our enduring fascination with bronze discs? From ancient bacchanals to modern arena rock, the cymbal abides.

38 Forging Methods

The four main approaches to cymbal making from around the world.

40 Cymbal Timeline

Highlights from the Bronze Age to the information age.

44 Cymbal Selection Pie Chart

An exhaustive guide to today’s range of finishes and textures and what they mean for your sound.

47 The Art Of Cymbal Smacking: A Visual Guide

Maximize the quality of sounds you draw from your cymbals.

50 Testing Tips

Fail-safe strategies to determine the cymbal that’s right for you.

52 Cymbal Perspectives

My life in search of the perfect cymbal sound.

55 Matt Nolan

The DIY cymbalsmith expands the sonic and visual paradigm.

57 All About The Gong

The skinny on the outsize percussion accoutrement.

59 Choice Pies From The Ultimate Collection

A tour of some magnificent gems.

65 The Complete Cymbal Company Directory Manufacturers from A to Z.

HAND DRUM!

79 Poncho Sanchez

The percussionist known as El Conguero takes the lessons of his idols to new heights.

86 Product Test

New gear from LP, DingDrum, and Z-Stik

88 Lessons

Taku Hirano teaches us the value of multitasking with our percussion cymbals; Glen Caruba shows us a cymba trick that’s a snap to master.

PLUGGED IN

93 How To Record Cymbals

The crispest chick, liquid-sounding crash, and crystalline ping await you — minus the harshness.

100 Dialed In Zildjian Gen 16 AE Cymbals

SOUNDLAB

102 Natal Drums And Hardware

105 Cymbal Polish Shootout

We put the leading metal balms to the ultimate test.

DRUM PARTS

109 Sam Loeffler

For the Chevelle drummer, tracking “Face To The Floor” from new album Hats Off To The Bull was a serious headache.

PRACTICE PAD

115 Billy Martin juices the shuffle; Rich Redmond lays into the cymbals; Matt Byrne is hot for the hats; and Wally Schnalle spells out the V Stick technique.

EVERYTHING ELSE

6
Perspective
10
Feedback
12
Notation Guide
16
Single Strokes
26
Showcase
123
DRUM! Picks
129
Meet Your Maker
130
Wiretap

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