New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2011)
5th Oct 2011 | 12:00
Drum gear of the month: October 2011
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, snares, electronic drums and more from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process, plus a couple from Future Music too. First reviewed in Rhythm issue 195 and Future Music issue 244 and published on MusicRadar throughout September.
Scroll on for this month’s top picks and click through to read each product’s full review. First up: Gretsch USA's new, accessible drum setup.
Gretsch USA Standard Kit
Korg Wavedrum Mini
Jalapeno V-L Series Kit
Tama Camco Anniversary Pedal
Alesis Performance Pad Pro
It sounds okay and the drum machine is a bonus, but it's too basic to wear the 'pro' badge.
FULL REVIEW: Alesis Performance Pad Pro
(Reviewed in Future Music issue 244)
Tiki Snare Drums
Mapex Meridian Retro Fusion Kit
This kit will appeal to jazz or funk drummers, or indeed any drummer who needs to squeeze into a small area without compromising the sound of their drums.
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FULL REVIEW: Mapex Meridian Retro Fusion Kit
(Reviewed in Rhythm Magazine issue 195)