SOLiD Italian wood (African Rosewood Snare)

SO we hit plastic skins on wooden tubs, we like it because it makes us feel good plus other like it too! We give our brain and our bodies something to enjoy – figuring out weird stuff and making it sound and feel goooood & easy. Check the sold shell –...

Ali-CAT Snare Drum & DA Sticks

Our ALI-CAT hand finished Aluminium snare drums are nearly ready! They include quality parts like a Dunnett throw and more.. MASSIVE news is that DRUM ART have ordered some shells to fit out with their fantastic hardware – confirming these are super sounding...

METROECONOMICAL

Single strokes (or notes) at 25 bpm – not easy, give it a few mins and you start to get close. I try to meditate on it and nail it consecutively before changing to eights or triplets etc and on. 40 bpm is easy right? 30 bpm is ok too .. 20 bpm is crazy hard!!...

DAMPENING

No disrespect to Moongel or retail prices – we all gotta live – but discovered the cheapskate answer £2.50 for 21 bits perfect for various tom sizes. My fave, the big red star for a 16″ floor Get them on the bay, see happy birthday gels below. I once...

RICHARD NEWBY – UK REPAIRS / RESORATION

See Richard Newby on facebook – have known him 29 years .. he is a perfectionist craftsman jolly decent chap. Officially recognized repairer/restorer for Yamaha and Gretsch. Go see his fabulous stuff, he invents bits too. I am loving my aluminium cymbal nobby...

BATTERIA TAMBURO DRUMS BENJAMIN CLARK

you’ve heard of Benjamin Clark – young drummer of the year 2010 (see a fab set of ideas here – BEN CLARKE SOLO Ben loves the sound of my Tamburo kit –  and they are interested in him  – hopefully they will offer him a deal Tamburo drums...

XMAS 2013

THIS XMAS 2013 FOOD AND GIGGING KIT – BACK ON THE TAMBURO IN 2014. I love my seafood – the Mrs makes it so special. And it has been nice to do some practice too – listening to Arabic and Afro...

GRETSCH

I won a battered 14×10″ 70’s Gretsch tom with no fittings for £4.95 (laughing right)! Had it chopped it into 2 snare drums – Richard Newby (Newby Drums on FB) whom I have known 25+ years did his usual marvelous & wonderful work –...

TAMBURO DRUMS

Current basic kit – mostly on 2 stands. However did have an idea for a small kit – remote hi hat stand with bottom 14″ and top 18″ so one can play hats, ride and crash in one .. plus kick and snare – packs into a rucksack.....