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Ronald Bruner Jr. and Jason McGerr Visit Memphis Drum Shop

Proving that the Memphis Drum Shop is a top notch and high caliber establishment, a couple of the drumming community’s up and coming players dropped by recently and showcased some of their talent. Ronald Bruner Jr. (Stanley Clark) and Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie) both sat down at the kit in MDS’s cymbal vault (which houses the largest Zildjian collection in the world outside of the Zildjian factory itself) and gave viewers a tiny showcase.

It’s interesting to see the difference in styles between the two guys. Ronald is very flashy and all about the speed while Jason is very methodical and has a  more calm, cool, and collected vibe. Love both of their playing.

Five Star Shops to Hold Guiness Record Attempt for Charity

Source: Drum! Magazine

The sound of drums will rumble across North America on Sunday, November 2, as ten Five-Star member drum shops launch the Big Beat. This effort will bring together the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled, celebrate the joy of drumming, and raise money for worthwhile causes. Not only will each location try to break the Guinness world record for the most drummers playing the same beat at one time (previously set by Donn Bennett Drum Studio, with 533 participating players), but the participants will also try to set a record for drummers in all cities playing simultaneously.

Big Beat events will benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and in some cities, the addition of a local charity as well.

Of the shops participating, Memphis’ own Memphis Drum Shop will be banging away as well!

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