Posts in category: GearHead

Snareweight Drum Dampener Review


The old wallet on the snare drum trick eventually gets old. It’s a quick fix, and yes, it does work. But my wallet is bouncing around with every stroke of my stick, and then it looks like it may bounce off the snare onto the floor. And I start paying attention to my bouncing wallet […]

GearHead: Yamaha’s Direct Drive Bass Drum Pedal

Bass Drum Pedals

Bass drum pedals can be an obsession. They have been for me. I’ve tried many. If you care to, you can read about some of my trials and tribulations with pedals here: Perfect Balance Pedal Revisted. But this time, I’m going to tell you about my current favorite. It’s Yamaha’s Direct Drive. I’ve been using […]

Pearl Free Floating Snare Drums

The Pearl free floating snare drum has been my “go-to” for the last ten years or so. There are many options available in shell choice and dimensions (depths), but my favorite so far has been the brass shell with a depth of 6.5 inches (pictured at left is the brass snare with a depth of […]

Jojo Mayer’s Sonor Perfect Balance Bass Drum Pedal Revisited

I’ve been messing with different bass drum pedals lately. I know. So what else is new, right? Any drummer obsessed with sound and technique is always trying different gear. It’s a never-ending journey. This is one of the reasons I am glad I don’t endorse a ton of drum related products. I like to change […]