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Product Review: Kickport

In How to Tune Drums, Product Review by Philip3 Comments

Kickport: Hype or Heavenly? I’ve seen lots of Kickport’s installed on lots of different drums lately, and to be honest I didn’t really want to jump on the bandwagon. I don’t have any good reason of not wanting to jump on the bandwagon, other than the fact that I think that my kick drum sounds perfectly fine the way it …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dustin Ragland on Experimental Drum Sounds

In Drum Tips, Drummer resources, Inspiration, Pro Drummer Tips by PhilipLeave a Comment

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 Dustin’s Pro Drummer Tip: “My …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Jon Cohan on Snare Wire Straps

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Jon Cohan Jon Cohan is a Boston-based studio drum tech (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dropkick Murphys, Fall Out Boy), drummer, author (Zildjian: A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers, Star Sets: Drum Kits of the Great Drummers, The Drummer’s Almanac), magazine writer (DRUM!, Traps, Rhythm), drum consultant, and recovering custom drum maker. You can check out Jon’s drum tech blog …