Los Cabos Red Hickory Drum Sticks
Any experienced and well-weathered drummer will tell you about the importance of selecting the right tools for the job. Head out to see any band on any given night, and you’re sure to find a crop of bands that run the proverbial gamut of drum setups. Sure the old rudimentary 4-piece kit will pop up more than a lot of others, by cymbal heights, sizes, snares are all likely to vary, even with a bill of bands that are all using the same kit. Drummers, perhaps more so than other musicians, really need to settle themselves and con figure their space. Finding the right tools for the job is a big part of that. Though, for some reason, drumsticks seem too often an overlooked part of that setup. Which is kind of strange, given that it’s the only real part of a kit that you hold on to, I mean, it kind of is your tool.
DIXON JET SET TRAVELER DRUM KIT
Drummers always take the longest to set up, and always take up the most room. Like a lot of equipment, drums have gone through trends of small and big sizes to the point where almost anything is acceptable, but it seems that the quality and design of production with smaller kits has really jumped forward in leaps and bounds. No longer just toys or puny in sound, ‘traveller’ drum kits have become a viable instrument for gigging and recording – not just home, rehearsals and situations where you ‘can’t be stuffed’. Jumping into the ‘traveller’ market recently is the Dixon Jet Set Plus…
Tycoon Percussion TKCT-29 Crate Cajon
Looking a bit like something that has washed up on a beach from a shipwreck, these new crate cajons from Tycoon percussion are really a sight to behold. They are a step away from some of the classic timber looks that Tycoon Percussion have given us with many of their cajons and congas. In place of the usual slick and glossy finish is a more worn down and aged look. But that doesn’t mean they sound old and weathered. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Dixon Drums Cajon Pedal Plus
With the growing popularity of cajons in the percussion world at the moment and the increasing use of stomp boxes by guitar players as part of their acoustic setup, it’s easy to understand why we’re seeing products like the Dixon Cajon Pedal enter the market. A simple and rugged design ensures that this pedal will properly deliver the results you need, and give you the dynamic range of sounds a Cajon offers as a stomp-box substitute.
TYCOON PERCUSSION 29 SERIES SUPREMO SELECT DARKL IRIS CAJON
Tycoon is a percussion company that has been making instruments for 30 years, specialising in hand percussion such as congas, bongos, djembes, timbales, world percussion and plenty more, covering most percussion needs across a range of specs and prices. With pros and amateurs alike enjoying the sounds and usability of the Cajon, it has seen a spike in popularity over the last few years.
TYCOON PERCUSSION 29 SERIES HARDWOOD CAJON
Someone said to me last week that cajons were the ukuleles of the percussion world and I think if you take that as being a positive statement, it’s very true. These days, the cajon is one of the most popular hand percussion tools, as it offers a variety of uses. Because of this, Tycoon Percussion are producing a range of cajons that go beyond the basic design and deliver options within individual instruments. The 29 Series hardwood cajon is one such instrument that delivers so much more than first appearances might suggest.
PEARL KAPUR LIMITED EDITION DRUMSET
It’s not every day that you get to have access to a limited edition drum kit that is specified for Australia only. It’s even better when that kit just happens to be made by one of the most reputable brands in the drumming world. Enter the Australian only, limited edition and one of a kind, Pearl Kapur Drumset!
PREMIER GENISTA BIRCH DRUM KIT
Premier drums have been around for decades with some extremely successful lines. In the 90s, perhaps the Genista Birch was the most popular, with the flagship Signia close behind. Striking looks and punchy tones meant that everyone was interested. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the Genista has returned.