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Meinl PA-CAJ Cajon Preamp Test

With the never-ending sales success of Cajones, the range of accessories is also constantly increasing. Meinl’s Cajon Preamp has been available since the beginning of 2019 and has been specially developed for the production of Cajones. The name Preamp describes only half of the 100 Euro package, because a small condenser capsule is also included. Continue reading…

Meinl Byzance Foundry Reserve Basin Test

With the Byzance Foundry Reserve cymbals, Meinl introduced a completely new developed cymbal line at the beginning of the year. This was preceded by a development period of several years, with various prototypes the Turkish cymbal makers and the product managers from Germany approached the common ideal of a complex sounding and yet versatile cymbal sound. As soon as the first models were available, Continue reading…

Doublebass Drumming: Drum Sheet Music and Tips for Beginners

In the Double Bass Drum Workshop series by STICKS, the drum and percussion magazine, Bodo Stricker shows you how to learn double bass drumming step by step. The professional drummer will give you useful tips and practice examples, which will bring you and your double bass drum playing forward and make your technique more efficient, cleaner and more enduring. When all these components are in place, you can let off steam musically and give your songs the “double kick” they need. Continue reading…

Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 4pc Drums Test

With the Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch we have one of the most interesting new introductions from the 2019 portfolio of the Japanese manufacturer available for testing. Tama redefines its upper middle class with this set, besides the new wood ingredient walnut the kit has a few features on board, which should appeal especially to professional and ambitious players. Continue reading…

DG De Gregorio Cajon Pedal Test

If you are looking for a Cajon pedal, you will be spoilt for choice. But the search could come to an end here, because the DG De Gregorio Cajon Pedal offers four possibilities of mounting on the Cajon and a direct and smooth-running drive via a cardan shaft. Whether there is also a hair in the soup at the current selling price of almost 140 Euros is of course just as interesting to us as it is to you! Continue reading…

DDrum SE Flyer Bop Kit Test

With the SE Flyer from DDrum we have another compact drum kit under test today, even if it comes in the traditional bebop sizes 18″ x 14″ bass drum, 12″ x 8″ tom and 14″ x 14″ floor tom somewhat more mature. Even a 14″ x 5.5″ snare drum is included in the package, and everything together costs only 325 Euros. Is there a catch? We’ll find out. Continue reading…

Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak Set and Snare Test

With the Live Custom Hybrid Oak we got the newest upper class creation from Yamaha for testing. Maple, birch and beech are familiar woods in the construction of plywood boilers. Oak, on the other hand, is rarely used in mass production. Yamaha has always been open to research into alternative boiler materials. When the first generation of the Oak Custom series came onto the market in 2000, the focused, Continue reading…

SJC Element 14×8 Aluminium Snare Test

Can I have a little more of everything? This could have been the motto of the developers of today’s test object, the SJC Element Aluminium 14×8 Snare Drum. But wait, who is SJC? A little review will help here. About 20 years ago the big custom drum boom started, countless small drum manufacturers started to build wacky finishes and special sizes for their customers hungry for individualization. The catalogues of the Continue reading…