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

1st Mar 2013 | 10:00

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
Roland TD-4KP Portable kit
The electronic drum kit you can take on the bus

MusicRadar's monthly sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the best independent gear reviews around.

In this gallery we've collected the latest reviews of cymbals, kits, electronic drums, percussion and other drum-related gubbins to have passed through their hallowed pages.

All the gear on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 212.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"This kit offers full portability (and is therefore incredibly easy to transport), with little compromise - it is also easily stowable, which will appeal to those not wishing to fill up their valuable space with drums - the rack design could well set a new trend."

FULL REVIEW:Roland TD-4KP Portable kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

BUY: Roland TD-4KP Portable kit currently available from:
UK/Europe: Andertons Music | Thomann | Scan | Gear4Music
USA:Sweetwater
FR: Thomann | Star's Music | Woodbrass | Musikia

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
SJC Custom Hybrid Drum Kit
A truly individual custom kit… for a price

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"With the truest shells and the silkiest bearing edges we have seen in a long while, SJC proves its commitment to quality. Shame custom American kits are so expensive to import."

FULL REVIEW:SJC Custom Hybrid Drum Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
Pearl Eliminator Demon Chain Drive
The Eliminator pedal joins the chain gang

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The speed at which these pedals interpret each step is incredibly smooth, fast and accurate. Although we had previously played with the direct-link Demon a year or so ago, to us, the 'chain' seems to give a slightly more organic feel - a little less like attempting to connect to a machine. Impressive!"

FULL REVIEW:Pearl Eliminator Demon Chain Drive review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

BUY: Pearl Eliminator Demon Chain Drive currently available from:
FR:Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
Ludwig Atlas Pro Hardware
New top-tier drum pedals, stands and seats

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Some of the best hardware we've ever seen. The Pillar Clutch snare stand and hi-hat are innovative, the rest ingenious and functional. If it's good enough for Vinnie Colaiuta..."

FULL REVIEW:Ludwig Atlas Pro Hardware review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

BUY: Ludwig Atlas Pro Hardware currently available from:
UK/Europe:Thomann
FR: Thomann | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
Meinl Byzance Serpant Hi-hat & Vintage Trash Crashes
Derek Roddy's new Byzance cymbals

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Serpents Hats' innovative design makes them versatile and capable of different sounds and feels. While not being quite as inspired, the Trash Crashes also hit the spot."

FULL REVIEW:Meinl Byzance Serpant Hi-hat & Vintage Trash Crashes review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

BUY: Meinl Byzance Serpant Hi-hat & Vintage Trash Crashes currently available from:
UK/Europe: Thomann | Gear4Music
FR:Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (March 2013)
Audio-Technica Drum Mics
Three great sounding kit mics

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Whether recording or working in a live environment, these mics are suited to both. There are cheaper options available from Audio-Technica but these review models are worth the extra expenditure."

FULL REVIEW:Audio-Technica Drum Mics review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 212)

BUY: Audio-Technica Drum Mics currently available from:
UK/Europe:Absolute Music
FR: Woodbrass

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