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

2nd Sep 2013 | 13:55

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Truth Custom Drums Brass Snare
A strikingly individual snare (pictured right)

MusicRadar's sister publication Rhythm - the UK's best-selling drum magazine - publishes the best independent reviews of new drum gear.

We've collected all the cymbals, drum kits, electronic drums, percussion and other drum-related gear reviewed in the last month.

All the equipment on show here was originally reviewed in Rhythm magazine issue 219, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A real one-off, rather special snare drum, well built and with impressive sounds."

FULL REVIEW: Truth Custom Drums Brass Snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Yamaha Live Custom Kit
Powerful oak-shelled drums

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Built with Yamaha's usual attention to detail, the Live Custom is a powerful new addition to the market."

FULL REVIEW: Yamaha Live Custom Kit review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Meinl Byzance Vintage Cymbals
Trashy crashes with luxurious price tags

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Byzance is home to many of Meinl's more creative designs. As such, all four of these cymbals are beautifully made and full of character."

FULL REVIEW: Meinl Byzance Vintage Cymbals review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Evans Level 360 Drumheads
Evans unveils a new 360 design

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"With this evolution of its design process, Evans has launched a true revolution in drum heads."

FULL REVIEW: Evans Level 360 Drumheads review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Rhythm Tech Eclipse Cajon
Will this new percussion box shine?

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The sound is quite impressive (especially considering its reduced dimensions), but any potential purchaser should consider the additional cost of a protective case."

FULL REVIEW: Rhythm Tech Eclipse Cajon review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

New drum gear of the month: review round-up (September 2013)
Truth Custom Drums Maple/Walnut/Acrylic Snare
A stare-inducing snare

MusicRadar’s verdict:

The price is against it, but this is a characterful, warm snare with a genuinely unique sound and style."

FULL REVIEW: Truth Custom Drums Maple/Walnut/Acrylic Snare review

(Reviewed in Rhythm issue 219)

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