What is the Ringo Starr drum setup?

Ringo Starr was certainly one of the most influential drummers in history, if not the most influential drummer in rock and roll history. Ringo came onto the scene in the early 60s where the history of the drum set was still being defined, and his unique approach to playing the drums set the standard for […]

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Why do your drumsticks keep slipping? Let’s talk about grip.

Take a moment to digest this situation. You get the gig to play drums on a famous late-nite television show. It is televised in America for a potential audience of 300 million people (more if you include the fact that it will remain on the internet forever).  You play the song like a straight boss, […]

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Are There Such Thing As Unbreakable Drumsticks?

How many sticks have I broken in my 20 years as a drummer? It is absolutely uncountable. However over the years I’ve learned to break sticks less and less. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been constrained to practice pad drumming and I don’t wail on the drums as often during the week. However I don’t think […]

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8 Very Cool Drums That You Can Play With Your Hands (and that you might not have heard of)

Hand drums are magical. There is something about the hand slapping the skin of a drum that  satisfies and dazzles us to the core, whether we are musicians or spectators. But how many drums are we aware of besides those funny bongos our crazy uncles sometimes pull out? Let’s dive into the interesting history of […]

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8 Popular Types of Drums Used across the World - *Drum Roll*

I love learning about different drums that are used across the world. Rhythm is so innate to the human animal that basically every culture has created certain drums to express it. Over the years I’ve become fascinated with how different peoples have made drums, not to mention the rhythmic language that comes with it. Here’s […]

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The Ultimate Drums EQ Chart

Mixing drums has always been an especially unique challenge. From Nirvana to The Beatles, the way the drums have sounded in the mix has always defined the sound of the world’s most legendary bands.  So now that you’ve tracked your drums, how can you EQ them to sit well in the mix? Unfortunately, there is […]

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