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

2nd Oct 2013 | 09:54

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Ahead Bell Brass Snare
Snare drum ringing in the changes

Every month, MusicRadar's sister magazine Rhythm - the UK's best-selling drum magazine - publishes the best independent drum reviews.

Here we're pulled together all of the cymbals, drum kits, electronic drums, percussion and any other miscellaneous drum gear reviewed in September.

All the equipment on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 22o, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"CHANGE"

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FULL REVIEW: CHANGE review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Tycoon Chiselled Orange Cajon
Flash looks, reasonable price (pic, bottom right)

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"This cost-effective Chiselled Orange cajon has a thumbs-up for its price and reasonable sound."

FULL REVIEW: Tycoon Chiselled Orange Cajon review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Amedia Ahmet Legend Cymbals
Hand-made Turkish cymbals

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"These cymbals are superb examples of cymbalsmithery of the highest order and represent the tip of the Amedia iceberg."

FULL REVIEW: Amedia Ahmet Legend Cymbals review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Tycoon Cherry Red Acrylic Cajon
Quality hybrid percussion gear (pictured top)

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"While this Cherry Red Acrylic cajon is striking - an 'object of desire' - it is on the expensive side."

FULL REVIEW: Tycoon Cherry Red Acrylic Cajon review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Echo Custom Drums Apollo 2 Kit
Hand built aluminium custom drums

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The partnership of the excellent Evans 360 heads and the aluminium shells seems inseparable - what a great-sounding, versatile kit, suitable for almost any genre."

FULL REVIEW: Echo Custom Drums Apollo 2 Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Tycoon Roundback Cajon
Fun, flexible Thai-built cajon (pictured bottom left)

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The Roundback could literally beat other cajons hands down with its full tone and versatility."

FULL REVIEW: Tycoon Roundback Cajon review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Liberty Drums Birch Snare Drum
Birch beauty from the flourishing UK drum firm

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A versatile drum made by a fast-growing UK builder, yet more proof of the drum building talent on these shores."

FULL REVIEW: Liberty Drums Birch Snare Drum review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (October 2013)
Ludwig Questlove Breakbeats Kit
Questlove's impressive micro kit

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"An affordable kit that lives up to its design, this kit will suit any style of 'groove' player and is even a great quality set for kids. Breakbeats offers a cohesive package of portability, sound and all-round style!"

FULL REVIEW: Ludwig Questlove Breakbeats Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 220)

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