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20 Gift Ideas for Drummers and Drum Builders

Christmas is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about potential gifts ideas! I’ve compiled a list of gifts that I would want for myself this Christmas, and I’ve included some of the gifts that fans on Facebook mentioned! Overall this is a list of goodies that would make any drummer/drum-builder happy. You can also refer back …

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DW 9000 Series Hardware Review – Drum Hardware

DW offers some great hardware for your drums. For most of my life, I’ve only owned cymbal stands and hardware that I bought from friends or from Craigslist. Not anymore! I just purchased some really nice hardware from Drum Workshop and I thought that I would share what I love about my new cymbal stands and drum hardware stands. If …

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Want To Learn How To Play The Drums?

Now is the best time to start drumming! Not only is it the best time to start playing drums, but it’s also the perfect time to better yourself at your instrument. Mike Michalkow’s Drumming System does both of those things. I personally own a copy and love it. Now is an amazing time to get on board with the Drumming …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Resetting an Old Drum Head

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrassco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Adding a Natural Gate to Toms

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer, he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrasco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tip: Kenny Sharretts – Snare Drum Tuning In the Studio

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer, he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrasco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dwight Baker on Tuning Tom Drums in the Studio

Dwight Baker Dwight Baker is a multi-platinum producer/engineer/mixer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas who has worked with many artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, Blue October, Alpha Rev, and David Archuleta. He owns and operates out of his Austin, TX-based studio, Matchbox Studios. Dwight’s Pro Drummer Tip: A quick tip for everyone planning on recording or going into …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Kick Drum Holes

Kenny Sharretts Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer, he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrasco, Rusty Wier, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dustin Ragland on Experimental Drum Sounds

Dustin Ragland Dustin plays for Charlie Hall, Student Film, and Dr. Pants. He has been a full-time drummer for 9 years and has played for 16. He produces and mixes records in OKC; teaches recording/songwriting at ACM@UCO in OKC, and reads maps for fun. He also makes his own music as Eutopian Accident, at www.eutopianaccident.com. Dustin’s Pro Drummer Tip: “My …

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Custom Drum Builder Profile: Kevin Bowen

Custom Drum Making Where do you live? Lakeland, Fl What are the sizes of the drums you built? 7×10 7×12 12×14 14×16 18×20 (depth x diameter) What type of shells did you use? Keller maple shells, 10, 12, 14 are 6 ply and 16, 20 are 8 ply