> > > BeatIt Presents: Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP Drum Key

As beatit.tv viewers already know, some time ago, we locked ourselves up at the Poznań-based Perlazza Studio under the sonic supervision of renowned musician, (Acid Drinkers, Guess Why), sound engineer, award-winning producer and, first and foremost, an utter drum maniac, Przemysław Wejmann. There, we tested a number of Dixon snare drums (Gregg Bissonette Signature, PDS7554CPH-DN, PDS7554EB-DN) and whole lot of hardware and drum accessories from Dixon Drums. To be more precise, it was drummer Tomasz Mądzielewski, who tested all the gear while the beatit.tv team played the role of camera operators and the sound engineer took care of the sonic side of things. After the the snare drums mentioned above and the Dixon PAMF 1621 snare drum muffler, it is time to take a closer look at the Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP drum key. We received it (together with the snare drums and a bunch of other equipment) courtesy of the official Polish Dixon distributor – the SoundTrade company.

Tomasz Mądzielewski, as an offical Dixon endorser in Poland, a great drummer, who has collaborated with a host of popular acts in Poland, such as Grażyna Łobaszewska, Pilichowski Band, Mrozu, Anna Karwan, Lion Shepherd, Mela Koteluk, Monika Borzym, Honorata “Honey” Skarbek, Kasia Klich, Sidney Polak, Filip Sojka, Marek Raduli, Leszek Cichoński, Donatan i Cleo, the Sound’n‘Grace choir, was perfect for the role of ’lab tester’. Needless to say, he was more than eager and happy to do the job.

We are testing the Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP drum key

“Why would anybody want to test a casual drum-tuning key?” – one may ask. A very logical question, so we reply: The Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP drum key is equipped in two simple and practical additional functionalities, which are worth presenting to all the drummers out there who haven’t come across it in the stores yet.


The first functionality is an LED light, which will certainly come in handy when lighting on stage or in the backstage area is dimmed. The other feature of the Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP key is a bottle opener. How many times have you been thirsty on stage or backstage, and were almost able to quench your thirst with a bottle of…lemonade you had on you, but there was no opener around? It has happened to us dozens, hundreds of times. Yes, we know: a lighter does the job. However, these days fewer and fewer people smoke, and every drummer has to have a drum key anyway, so the possibility to open a bottle with said…lemonade is just another reason for making such a purchase.

Since the Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP drum tuning key performs all the tasks flawlessly, we can wholeheartedly recommend it to everybody, giving it the highest score.

Manufacturer: http://www.playdixon.com

Distributor in Poland: http://soundtrade.pl

OCENA: (5/5)


  • LED light
  • Bottle opener


  • None

Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the Dixon PAKE-IVBR-BP drum tuning key!