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

1st Jul 2013 | 10:20

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Liberty Drums Maple Shell Pack
Fine British custom drum shells

Rhythm magazine is MusicRadar's sister publication and the UK's best-selling drum magazine and every month it reviews the latest drum gear.

Here we've brought together all of the cymbals, drum kits, electronic drums, percussion and other drum-related gear reviewed throughout June 2013.

All the equipment on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 217, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Even in this continuing recession, it seems there is little to dampen our thriving custom UK drum industry. The level of build quality is excellent with some beautiful machining/finishing on those particularly thin shells."

FULL REVIEW: Liberty Drums Maple Shell Pack review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Tama Iron Cobra 600 Series pedal
A new range joins the pedal pit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Tama's Iron Cobra pedals have earned a world class reputation over the past two decades. This new series bring many of the pedal's qualities and mystique within the reach of more players."

FULL REVIEW: Tama Iron Cobra 600 Series pedal review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Sabian AAX V-Crashes
Cutting crash cymbals

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The V-Crashes are archetypically modern cymbals and make a fine addition to Sabian's AAX Series. Their sleek looks are matched by clean, cutting sounds and they would fit into many musical situations."

FULL REVIEW: Sabian AAX V-Crashes review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
DW Concrete Snare
A rock hard soapstone snare!

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"DW has always pushed boundaries and this drum is another example of its willingness to experiment. A concrete shell makes a loud, solid and authoritative - if pricey - alternative to a traditional snare."

FULL REVIEW: DW Concrete Snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Korg Wavedrum Global Edition
Persuasive percussion synth

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Wavedrum is a formidable cutting-edge tool that could be used in countless music and media applications."

FULL REVIEW: Korg Wavedrum Global Edition review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Remo White Suede Drum Heads
Dress up your drum heads

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"These heads are as versatile as they come and are priced the same for either the Ambassador weights or the Emperors, depending on your preference."

FULL REVIEW: Remo White Suede Drum Heads review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Tama Iron Cobra 200 Series pedal
Affordable pedal power

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Tama's Iron Cobra pedals have earned a world class reputation over the past two decades. This affordable interpretation will not dent it."

FULL REVIEW: Tama Iron Cobra 200 Series pedal review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 217)

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