Drummer Talk 184 – Getting Your Dream Kit

Drummer Talk 184 – Getting Your Dream Kit

Special guest, Troy Dares, joins Dave today as they talk about what you need to know if you’re ready to pull the trigger on getting that dream kit you’ve always wanted!  Show notes after the break!

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Drummer Talk Archives – Dualist Pedals, Your Hearing

No new show today, so here’s a show from the archive, originally posted September 29, 2005.


This week Dave, Bryan, Carter, and Shane discuss the Duallist double and TRIPLE pedals, more PDP/DW info, hearing damage, and a breakdown of the various kinds of earplugs out there.

PDP Platinum Series – One Step Closer to DW

PDP Platinum Series – One Step Closer to DW

PDP recently unveiled their new platinum series drums that boast exotic finishes, new wraps, custom set-ups, and snazzy new tube-style lugs.

With new Platinum Series drums, we raised the bar several notches to offer drummers everything they’d expect from a high-end kit without the lofty price tag. Sure, it might be a production kit, but with a wide variety of popular sizes to choose from, it’s easy to customize your very own set-up. Add to that all-Maple shells, new dual-oval tube lugs, STM (Suspension Tom Mounts), True- Pitch Tuning System and so much more, and you’ll agree, it doesn’t get much more serious than this.

I’m still a little wary about the hardware quality with PDP kits, but these things look great. It will be interesting to see how they do in the market. Thanks ThomasC for posting about this on the boards!

How is DW not being sued over this?

I came across DW’s new Steve Smith Backstage Practice Pad and I got a strange feeling of Dejá Vu. How the heck are the Knee Pad guys not suing DW over patent infringement?? These are obviously the same products!

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The Return of the Peter Erskine Freestanding Stickbag!

When Peter Erskine left his long-standing relationship with Yamaha last year for DW Drums, one question that immediately came up was what was the fate of his amazing signature Freestanding Stickbag. I had heard the Yamaha was due to release the stick bag minus Erskine’s autograph, but lo’ and behold it looks as if DW Drums will be releasing the stick bag – this time with a STAND!

This is great news indeed. I own two of the Yamaha bags and love them! It’ll be interesting to see this thing in person and see how the stand works. One improvement I can see from the pic is the rails on the top of the table bit because I am forever having sticks and mallets roll off the top.

P.S. I guess we know now who owned the patent on this sucker.

Mapex Unveils “My Pro M”

Taking a page from DW.com, Mapex has just unveiled their own web-based custom kit building app called My Pro M. Mapex says:

MY PRO M allows consumers to go online and choose from a wide range of Pro M components and a widely expanded range of finish options to create their own custom configurations.

Sound familiar? Keep reading for more info and my full review.

One grumble I have with the new service is how you must register in order to be able to begin building a kit. However, if you’re ok with relinquishing a few nits of private info, you’re treated to slick, auto manufacturer style of web experience. Read more

Neil Peart’s “The Heart and Soul of a Drumset”

We’ve just stumpled across a new feature over at DW.com. Written by Rush drummer, Neil Peart, “The Heart and Soul of a Drumset” is Neil’s take on new and different products from DW. This first installment talks of Peart’s BD choice and the development of the new 23″ kick. Definitely worth the read. We’ll keep you posted as new installments come out …

Update: this feature appears in the May 2008 issue of Drum! magazine as a 2 page ad.

Drummer Talk 03/02/2007 – Kick Pedals!

It’s all about the feet today as we talk about kick pedals. From the Iron Cobra to the DW 9000, we cover it all .. well, most of it.

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