Zildjian Signs Jazz Drummer, Rodney Green, as Endorsee


On Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, Rodney Green visited the Zildjian Factory at the invitation of John DeChristopher, Zildjian’s Vice President, Artist Relations & Event Marketing Worldwide, and worked with Paul Francis, Zildjian’s Research & Design/Quality Manager, to ultimately select his Zildjian cymbal set up, consisting of a 22″ K Custom Dry Complex Prototype Ride, a 20″ K Prototype Ride and HiHats comprised of a 14″ K Constantinople Top HiHat and 14″ A Zildjian New Beat Bottom. Rodney is now playing Zildjian Cymbals exclusively. Read more

Drummer Talk 05/04/2007 – All About Hi-Hats

This week, we talk all about hi-hats! Drummer of the week is David Garibaldi. Show Notes

Drummer Talk 03/09/2007 – Every Drummer Needs

I sat down with Jim Petit and Bryan Rumfola from Memphis Drum Shop to unveil their new cymbal website,! Also, we discuss accessories every drummer should own.

Drummer Talk 02/23/2007 – All About Rides!

Drummer Talk 02/23/2007 – All About Rides!

The crew is back and we talk all about ride cymbals! Thanks rhythmtech for the topic suggestion!

Drummer Talk 09/15/2006 – All About Cymbals

This week we talk all about cymbals. We only scratch the surface so I’m sure we’ll have a part two very soon. Show Notes

Sticks, Sticks, Sticks

I talk to a lot of drummers about sticks. It’s amazing the differences in players and their preferences. Here’s my take.

Ive been a fan of Buddy Rich’s stick way back before Vic Firth even sold them. Ludwig made a model, 15AL (laminated maple) that were identical to the now VF Buddy Rich Sigs. I use the Rich sigs for heavier work. What I like most about these sticks is the fact that due to the long, beadless taper, the majority of the stick’s weight is closer to the fulcrum. This gives a more effortless feel (especially in my traditional hand) with the stick feeling like it’s moving around the fulcrum, not in front of it. So for rock, funk, or louder worship settings, I use the BR sigs. Read more