New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)

3rd Aug 2012 | 13:13

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
July's drum products at a glance

Every month, MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.

This is a collection of kits, percussion, accessories and more from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process, first reviewed in Rhythm issue 205 and published on MusicRadar throughout July.

Scroll on for this month's top picks and click through to read each product's full review. First up: a tasty cajon from De Gregorio.

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
De Gregorio Siroco Cajon (£390)
The cajon's portability is well known and De Gregorio now offers an über-compact professional travel version

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Far from any notion of 'novelty-value', the Siroco is a highly professional instrument in every sense of the word.”

FULL REVIEW:De Gregorio Siroco Cajon

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 205)

BUY De Gregorio Siroco Cajon currently available from:
UK: Thomann
FR: Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
DrumCraft Series 8 Maple Kit (£1199)
German design excellence meets Chinese manufacturing expertise in this well-appointed package

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“GEWA clearly has serious aspirations for DrumCraft, as this kit demonstrates - it's definitely a brand to watch.”

FULL REVIEW:DrumCraft Series 8 Maple Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 205)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
Paiste PST8 cymbals (from £56.95)
There's nothing cheap about Paiste's PST8 cymbals - other than the price, that is…

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Other than the prices, there are few signs of the PST8's budget status. It's Swiss business as usual.”

FULL REVIEW:Paiste PST8 cymbals

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 205)

BUYPaiste PST8 cymbals currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
FR: Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
Tama SLP Wooden Snare Drums (from £259)
The evaluation of Tama's Sound Lab Project drums concludes with some tasty wooden snares

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Tama has done a fine job of narrowing down the choice of snare drums and, in among these eight SLP snares, you're likely to find at least one to suit.”

FULL REVIEW:Tama SLP Wooden Snare Drums

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 205)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (August 2012)
Zildjian K Custom new additions (from 393)
Zildjian introduces a pair of classy rides and a sparkling Trash-Smash to its K Custom contemporary jazz line

MusicRadar’s verdict:

“Two gorgeous looking rides - plus a hit-and-run Trash-Smash - make excellent additions to the range.”

FULL REVIEW:Zildjian K Custom new additions

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 205)

BUY Zildjian K Custom new additions currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music

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