New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)

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New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Natal Classic Series Congas
The return of Natal's fibreglass conga (left)

Every month our sister publication Rhythm - the UK's best-selling drum magazine - reviews the latest drum, cymbal and percussion gear.

In this gallery we've gathered all of the cymbals, drum kits, electronic drums, percussion and any other drum gear reviews posted on MusicRadar throughout November.

All the equipment on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 222, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team. First up, Natal's Classic Series Congas...

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A welcome return for these much-loved fibreglass congas."

FULL REVIEW: Natal Classic Series Congas review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Premier Nicko Sicko snare
One of two new Nicko McBrain signature models (left)

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Using native sycamore instead of American maple is a refreshing change and overall this is a brilliantly built snare."

FULL REVIEW: Premier Nicko Sicko snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Mapex Black Panther Widow Kit
None more black drum kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Drums have to be special to join Mapex's Black Panther range and the Black Widow kit definitely fulfils the entry requirements."

FULL REVIEW: Mapex Black Panther Widow Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

BUY: Mapex Black Panther Widow Kit currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann
FR: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Gibraltar G-Class Pedal
Ground-up redesign ushers in the next generation of Gibraltar pedals

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Gibraltar's G-Class pedal is an ambitious addition to the market. Its strong visual aesthetics are complemented by straightforward operation and a cracking performance."

FULL REVIEW: Gibraltar G-Class Pedal review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

BUY: Gibraltar G-Class Pedal currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann
FR: Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Natal Large Cajon
Affordable noise-box percussion

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A decent sized and deep sounding budget cajon."

FULL REVIEW: Natal Large Cajon review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Meinl Laptop Table
Keeping drummers' laptops safe

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Meinl hasn't skimped on quality here, and that is reflected in its hefty price tag."

FULL REVIEW: Meinl Laptop Table review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Premier Aces High snare
Nicko McBrain's anniversary present (right)

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Aces High is superbly hand-built in the UK with exceptional attention to detail."

FULL REVIEW: Premier Aces High snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (December 2013)
Natal NSTC Cowbells
More cowbell for less money

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Two clean toned, good looking cowbells."

FULL REVIEW: Natal NSTC Cowbells review

(Reviewed in Rhythm 222)

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