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NAMM 2016: Paiste Cymbals

NAMM 2016: Paiste Cymbals

Let's talk about the new Black Label Big Beats cymbals, Danny Carrey ride, Formula 602 crash, and more. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: Zildjian S Family and A Avedis Collection

NAMM 2016: Zildjian S Family and A Avedis Collection

A tour of the Zildjian booth at NAMM 2016 with demos of the new Zildjian S Family and Zildjian A Avedis Collection of cymbals. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

NAMM 2016: New Controllers and Turntables for DJs

NAMM 2016: New Controllers and Turntables for DJs

A look at the new Denon DJ MCX8000 DJ System, the Pioneer DJ Nexus 2, the Denon DJ VL12 Turntable for professional DJs, and more. This article is from our Namm Show series, where we focus on new and upcoming products in the world of music. Read More Comments

Choosing Cymbals: A Guide for the Beginner

Choosing Cymbals: A Guide for the Beginner

In some ways, choosing your cymbals is a more complex endeavour than choosing your drums. While carefully choosing your drums is very important, the types of cymbals you pick will really help you to define your "voice" as a drummer. Read More Comments

The Traditional Tonewoods of Electric Bass

The Traditional Tonewoods of Electric Bass

The kind of wood that your bass is constructed with is the heart of its tone. While pickups, electronics, and amplification will also shape the sound of your instrument, it all begins with the wood. In the world of bass guitar creation, there are nearly limitless combinations of wood types - but today we will focus on a few of the most common to give you a fundamental understanding. Read More Comments

A Simple Way to Learn a Song in Half the Time

A Simple Way to Learn a Song in Half the Time

Most of us learn songs from the internet these days, using a combination of lyrics with chord symbols posted above the words, and YouTube videos of someone teaching the song by breaking down the various sections and demonstrating how to play them on the appropriate instrument. While these may work, here is a more simple way to learn a song in less time! Read More Comments

NAMM 2018: Cymbals

NAMM 2018: Cymbals

Here's a closer look at the new cymbals coming out this year by Sabian, Zildjian and Paiste from the 2018 Winter NAMM show! Read More Comments