New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)

1st May 2012 | 07:31

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)
Drum gear of the month: May 2012

Every month MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Future Music and Guitar Techniques - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.

This is a collection of kits, percussion, accessories and more from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process. First reviewed in Rhythm issue 202 and published on MusicRadar throughout April.

Scroll on for this month’s top picks and click through to read each product’s full review. First up: a low-noise e-kit with a great feel

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)
Drum-Tec Diabolo Rock Kit
A low-noise electronic kit with all the looks and feel of an acoustic set-up

MusicRadar’s verdict:

The Diabolo is an excellent e-kit alternative which perfectly partners the TD-9 drum module.

FULL REVIEW: Drum-Tec Diabolo Rock Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm Magazine issue 202)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)
Meinl Brann Dailor Ghost Ride
Meinl's MB8 range gets a new, Brann Dailor endorsed addition

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Although this cymbal has plenty of muscle for metallers, it also demonstrates its ability with music which is less intense and more subtle.

FULL REVIEW: Meinl Brann Dailor Ghost Ride

(Reviewed in Rhythm Magazine issue 202)

BUY Meinl Brann Dailor Ghost Ride currently available from:
UK/Europe: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)
Pearl Reference Pure Series Kit
Pearl continues its search to define the optimum shell configuration for every situation with the studio-friendly Reference Pure

MusicRadar’s verdict:

Expressly tailored for the studio with its dark and focused sound, the Reference Pure is a top quality instrument.

FULL REVIEW: Pearl Reference Pure Series Kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm Magazine issue 202)

BUY Pearl Reference Pure Series Kit currently available from:
UK/Europe: Thomann | Gear4Music

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (May 2012)
Aquarian Power Trio heads
A batter head solution for hard-hitters

MusicRadar’s verdict:

These are amongst the thickest kit heads ever made and appear capable of soaking up hours of punishing playing.

FULL REVIEW: Aquarian Power Trio heads

(Reviewed in Rhythm Magazine issue 202)

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