Gear

4 UFiP Cymbal Lines Reviewed!

DAVID E. LIBMAN Having lived in the U.S. my entire life, I have generally been unfamiliar with UFiP. At best, I’ve been aware of UFiP as a mysterious Italian c... Read More

In Search Of The Real Ringo Kit

BY LIAM MULHOLLAND When Ringo Starr purchased his first set of Ludwig drums from London’s famous shop Drum City in 1961 or ’62, neither the man nor the compa... Read More
Crush Drums And Hardware

Crush Drums And Hardware Reviewed!

BY AJ DONAHUE If you want something done right, you do it yourself. The old adage appropriately sums up the motivation behind the establishment of Crush Drums And Percussion. Citing different goals and a different vision as reason for leaving their p... Read More

Gretsch Catalina Club Kit Reviewed!

BY ANDY DOERSCHUK Nothing screams “jazz” like an 18" bass drum. For some bebop jazz drummers, it’s all they ever play. Gretsch has created a new line of kits that feature small bass drums, matching wood snares, covered finishes, and entry level pric... Read More

Zildjian K Constantinoples Reviewed!

BY JIM BATCHO It’s tough not to get haughty about cymbals like these. Playing them, you feel more than a little elitist, like a first-class citizen, the type who walks around in immaculately tailored suits and appreciates the finest in everything. T... Read More

A Roland SPD-S Sampling Primer

BY MIKE SNYDER You can scarcely open the pages of DRUM! without seeing a Roland SPD-S next to a drum set. It’s become something of a “must have” for drummers, ... Read More