New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)

1st Jan 2014 | 11:30

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
LP Widebody Cajon
LP raises eyebrows with a cajon to cherish

Rhythm is the UK's best-selling drum magazine and every month its crack team 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 December.

All the equipment on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 223, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Widebody delivers top quality and professional tones."

FULL REVIEW: LP Widebody Cajon

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: LP Widebody Cajon currently available from:
UK: Thomann
FR: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
Roland BT-1
Easy-mounting trigger pad

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"This is a simple but clever piece of electronic wizardry for any drummer or percussionist, and is a cost-effective way of expanding a kit."

FULL REVIEW: Roland BT-1

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: Roland BT-1 currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | guitarguitar
USA:Sweetwater
FR: Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
Crush Drums Acrylic Kit
Crystal clear tones

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A beautiful kit with an incredible sound to match - and all at a surprisingly wallet-friendly price."

FULL REVIEW: Crush Drums Acrylic Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
LP Walnut Cajon
A cajon worthy of attention

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The LP Walnut cajon is hugely versatile and able to deliver the full spectrum of tone options."

FULL REVIEW: LP Walnut Cajon

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: LP Walnut Cajon currently available from:
UK:Thomann
FR: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
DW Design Series Kit
Pro-quality, Taiwanese-made kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The standard of build is nothing short of superb, faultless in fact. The sound is impressive and all the features equally so."

FULL REVIEW: DW Design Series Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: DW Design Series Kit currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR:Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
LP Bubinga cajon
Hand-crafted Spanish percussion box

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"We've had the pleasure of playing many other Spanish-made cajons that clock in at nearly twice the price of this LP model, and it really does represent exceptionally good value for money."

FULL REVIEW: LP Bubinga cajon

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: LP Bubinga cajon currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann
FR: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (January 2014)
DPA d:vote 4099 and MMC2011 microphones
Compact mics producing expansive results

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"While these mics are undoubtedly small in stature, their performance is truly professional and the above average prices are more than justified by the quality of sound on offer."

FULL REVIEW: DPA d:vote 4099 and MMC2011 microphones

(Reviewed in Rhythm 223)

BUY: DPA d:vote 4099 and MMC2011 microphones currently available from:
UK:Thomann
FR: Thomann

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