Tama S.L.P Fat Spruce 20in Shell Pack in Turquoise Review!

The new SLP drum kits are based on the concept Tama’s SLP snare drum series, which have become very popular worldwide for their wide range of features and sound characteristics. Like the snares, each kit model has its own original sound and distinct features such as hoops, lugs and tom brackets, that were carefully selected to achieve the full potential of its shell material.

We put this 20in Shell Pack through it’s paces! The sizes on this particular kit were 12x8in, 14x14in & 20x16in. This kit also as a 22in shell pack configuration, too!

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Drummers Only Radio #43 w/Jared Falk (Founder & CEO of Drumeo)

Starting an “online” instructional course was crazy talk back in 2007. This whole “internet fad” wasn’t going to dictate or influence our lives on any grand scale, they said. How things have changed…

I’m quite certain most drummers will know about, or have heard of Drumeo but in case you haven’t, Drumeo is the largest and most recognisable drumming and instrument-based online education platform, started by Jared Falk, the founder and CEO of the company. Becoming the most recognisable drumming online educational platform has not happened overnight, infact it’s taken Jared and Drumeo team almost 15 years to reach this remarkable benchmark that’s seen Drumeo achieve a YouTube following of over 1.89 MILLION, and gain millions of students worldwide part of the Drumeo Edge program.

We had to know more, so we sat down to talk with Jared on our podcast. We talked about the humble beginnings of Drumeo, the importance of online education, the future of instruments and what that means for a business like Drumeo & much more!

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Drummers Only Radio #42 – Simon Edgoose – Get The BEST From Your Electronic Drums!

The humble electronic drum kit. It’s a controversial topic for drummers, some see it as a luxury, others as the anti-christ. Regardless of where you sit on the fence, we can all agree that electronic drums nowadays are FAR superior to those from the days of Yorr. The advancement in e-drum technology move so quickly that it’s near impossible to keep up if you don’t love it. Fortunately, Simon Edgoose does!

Simon is a bit of a wizard when it comes to e-drum technology, having spent the last 15+ years being a consultant and demonstrator for some of the biggest brands in the drumming industry. This knowledge has lead Simon to get the call from the likes of Yamaha, U2, Kylie Minogue, Take That and of course, Drummers Only to solve any technical issues. 

We had to know more, so we sat down to talk with Simon on our podcast. We talked about how to get the absolute BEST from your electronic drum kit, his experience from a research and development perspective, and where he sees the future of electronic instruments

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Drummers Only Radio #41 – Kaz Rodriguez – Finding Your Voice

How do you quantify progression as a drummer?

Is it the countless hours of practice? Learning all the artist material? Staying humble and welcoming to any new experiences and people you encounter? Well, Kaz Rodriguez would say it’s all of the above.

Kaz Rodriguez is a drummer, producer, composer and educator. He could be defined as the “drummer for the stars”, with gigs such as Josh Groban, Chakka Khan, Jessie Ware & Disciples under his belt. Throughout his career so far, Kaz has successfully let his voice be heard through performances, a trait he has since passed to his Drumeo & private students. He believes finding your own voice on the drums is key to unlocking your full potential as a musician. Kaz has also been involved in sound design for them TM-6 Pro from Roland as well as composing 5 of his own studio albums, with tracks used by the likes of Anika Niles, Chris Coleman, Arron Spears & others.

We had to know more, so we sat down to talk with Kaz on our podcast. We talked about his progresson as a drummer, working with bigger artists, and the importance of finding your voice behind the drums.

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Drummers Only Radio #40 – Endorsements & Industry w/Ian Aguado-Bush (A&R for Tama, Zildjian)

“How do I get an endorsement?”…

The age old question asked not just by drummers, but musicians alike. The answer however isn’t as simple as one might think. In fact, it’s a topic Ian Aguado-Bush deals with A LOT.

Ian Aguado-Bush has been an integral part of the drumming community for two decades. He is head of A&R for Tama, Zildjian, Aquarian Drum Heads & Tuner Fish in the UK, as well as Director of Sales and marketing for Headstock Distribution, where we get these brands from.

We sat down to talk with Ian on our podcast. We talked about the do’s and dont’s for endorsements, being a drum buyer for the UK and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Drummers Only Radio #39 – Ash Soan – Working From Home!

Turn on the radio right now. Chances are, you’ll hear Ash Soan on the drums.

Ash Soan is one of the UK’s most in-demand session drummers having played on 58 Top 10 albums, which include 29 No. 1 albums and 10 No.1 Singles His live credits include 2012 London Olympic Games Ceremony, 3 seasons of the UK Voice, 8 years in Will Young’s band, Woodstock ’94 and many more. We caught with him from his Windmill Studio to discuss all things recording from home and more.

We sat down to talk with Ash on our podcast. We talked about the do’s and dont’s for endorsements, being a drum buyer for the UK and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Drummers Only Radio #38 – Setting The Drums Up For Your Body

How comfortable are you behind the drums?

When we discuss comfort, we don’t mean how quickly can you rattle off your best Eric Moore chops. What we actually mean, is the idea of having your posture and positioning behind the kit be tension-free. This topic is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of playing the drums; how to set them up FOR YOUR BODY.

It’s really important that you’re comfortable behind the kit, so we take you through a step-by-step of our method of setting up the drum kit for your body. This allows you to feel comfortable, look comfortable and play your absolute BEST!

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Drummers Only Radio #37 – Let’s Talk SONOR!

It’s no secret that at Drummers Only…we LOVE Sonor drums!

Adam & Chris both play Sonor kits, and two very different kits at that! So with that in mind, we decided it was time to GET ‘EM OUT! We talk about the Vintage, SQ1 & ProLite series’ which are all made in Sonor’s German factory.

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Drummers Only Radio #35 – Todd Sucherman

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, we did…and he was AWESOME!

Todd Sucherman is the drummer with Multi-Platinum selling band Styx. He has an amazing session career having performed with artists from Brian Wilson to Spinal Tap as well as Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan. He is a world-renowned clinician and educator having released two best selling drum DVDs “Methods and Mechanics” and ‘Methods and Mechanics 2″ as well as appearances at the Modern Drummer Festival and beyond.

We had to know more, so we interviewed Todd for our podcast. We spoke about lots of things from his details orientated nature to his incredible snare drum collection and more. A real treat to sit down with him.

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