I’ve been using drumtacs by Studio Lab Percussion and I have to say that they are great product that every drummer should try. I’ve been using them while I was recording drums the past few days and they held up perfectly. I’ll give them a spin on some live dates and more recording over the next few months.
Got a new Pearl Reference Pure kit in Scarlet Sparkle Burst a few months ago, I’ve been using it for recording lately and it will be my live kit for the summer. It’s been sounding great in the studio and looking forward to playing it live. Thanks to Peter and Redge at Pearl Canada.
Pearl Drums has just introduced their new line of Reference Series drums.
“Reference Series drums use a combination of task specific bearing edges and 3 time proven woods, Birch, Maple, and African Mahogany. Using Maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well balanced tone that is perfect for a 12″ tom. Subsequently, all Reference Series 12″ toms are composed of 6 plies of Maple. The only single wood shell in the series. Our 10″ and 8″ toms receive 4 plies of Maple with 2 inner plies of Birch for cut and attack. And for maximum response, all 13″ and smaller toms have a rounded 45° bearing edge.”
I just finished putting together my first custom snare drum. It’s 6.5″x14″, solid 1.2mm black nickel chrome finish brass shell with brass tube lugs, brass tension rods and maple hoops. The wood hoops on the brass shell sound great, it has a good loud crack and amazing side-stick sound. I’m totally digging it.
I call this the “Andy Andrews Custom,” I’m planning on making a few more some time soon.