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

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New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Yamaha DTX562 Kit
Top of the line electronic kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"While the lower-end DTX kits offer a great deal for your wallet, it is worth shelling out the extra for the enhanced response and feel of these TCS pads."

FULL REVIEW: Yamaha DTX562 Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

BUY: Yamaha DTX562 Kit currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater
FR:Thomann | Star's Music

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Crush Sublime E3 Kit
Florida firm's vintage-tinged maple drums

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Crush has gone all-out to ensure the tone created is authentically vintage - just add years of smoke and a touch of sweat and we think that they will come extremely close."

FULL REVIEW: Crush Sublime E3 Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Meinl Artisan Edition Cajons
Hand-crafted flamenco percussion

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Artisan cajons are exceptionally well crafted. They have subtle and colourful tones, befitting their flamenco genre. But they are too expensive - how can a simple wooden box cost 500 quid?"

FULL REVIEW: Meinl Artisan Edition Cajons review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

BUY: Meinl Artisan Edition Cajons currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
FR: Thomann

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Provenance F4 Phantom Snare
From the cockpit to the drum kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"It requires wads of cash, but this snare is a genuine work of one-off art, as well as a fantastic drum."

FULL REVIEW: Provenance F4 Phantom Snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Yamaha DTX522 Kit
Entry-level DTX502 module kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The DTX502 and its accompanying kit offers so much as a practice tool at home and maybe even for gigging too."

FULL REVIEW: Yamaha DTX522 Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

BUY: Yamaha DTX522 Kit currently available from:
USA:Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Star's Music | Woodbrass

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Natal Pure Stave Walnut Snare
Conga-styled snare drum

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Natal's stave expertise is evident and this is a finely crafted snare that could enhance practically any player's kit."

FULL REVIEW: Natal Pure Stave Walnut Snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Provenance Bentley Piccolo
A snare that's driven to succeed

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A stunning drum that not only offer up amazing sounds, but also shows just what you can do with an old motor. We wonder if they can whisk something up from our old Ford Escort..."

FULL REVIEW: Provenance Bentley Piccolo review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (November 2013)
Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder
Hold on to inspiration

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Obviously the LS-14 isn't an alternative to going into the studio, but it is a handy, relatively inexpensive way to ensure you capture those inspired moments of creativity without fail."

FULL REVIEW: Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 221)

BUY: Olympus LS-14 Digital Recorder currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Full Compass
FR: Thomann

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