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

1st Feb 2013 | 12:03

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
Evans Black Chrome Drums Heads
Cool-looking drum heads with a warm heart

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 first reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 211 or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"While these Evans heads appear slightly more expensive than others on the market, they are incredibly durable, sound amazing, are easy to tune, look stunning - what more can we say, what more can you want?"

FULL REVIEW:Evans Black Chrome Drums Heads review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

BUY: Evans Black Chrome Drums Heads currently available from:
USA:
Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR:Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
DW 5000 Series Delta III Accelerator Bass Drum Pedal
DW reboots one of its flagship drum pedals

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The 5000's subtle design improvements make a surprising difference to the pedal motion, giving it improved speed and feel."

FULL REVIEW:DW 5000 Series Delta III Accelerator Bass Drum Pedal review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

BUY: DW 5000 Series Delta III Accelerator Bass Drum Pedal currently available from:
UK:
Andertons Music| Thomann
USA:
Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
Paiste Black Alpha 'Hyper' Cymbals
Joey Jordison's signature Slipknot cymbal set

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The selection in this set will be enough to whet your appetite but the RRP but could well dry it up again and put you off any potential purchase - fortunately the 'street price' will make this a more palatable purchasing proposition for what is a versatile set of cymbals."

FULL REVIEW:Paiste Black Alpha 'Hyper' Cymbals review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

BUY: Paiste Black Alpha 'Hyper' Cymbals currently available from:
UK:
Thomann
FR:Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
C&C Drum Company Player Date Kit
Can this off-the-shelf kit keep the custom charm?

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"There is an unpretentious and honest feel to this kit that is appealing. The drums are based on uncomplicated designs, are well made from quality materials and sound utterly fantastic. The simplest of recipes can also be the tastiest."

FULL REVIEW:C&C Drum Company Player Date Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
Animal Custom 2012 Series Kit
A UK custom drum kit in wild walnut

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Animal takes a big leap forward with the 2012 series which displays genuine craftsmanship with its thin shells, lightweight aluminium lugs and gorgeous finish. Above all, the drums sound terrific."

FULL REVIEW:Animal Custom 2012 Series Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (February 2013)
Aquarian InHEAD Kick And Snare Pack
A truly dynamic trigger-happy head

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Aquarian's ground breaking inHEAD blurs the line between acoustic and electronic drums. Like all heads, it will eventually wear out but individual inHEADS can be purchased separately in a variety of sizes."

FULL REVIEW:Aquarian InHEAD Kick And Snare Pack review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 211)

BUY: Aquarian InHEAD Kick And Snare Pack currently available from:
USA:
Full Compass
FR:Woodbrass

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