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BeatIt visits British Drum Co Booth

NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. As simple as that. Let us try and justify a statement that practically needs no justification. Picture thousands of manufacturers of all musical instruments imaginable (including drums), PA systems, microphones, software or companies rendering services. Add to this tens of thousands of visitors at Anahaeim Convention Center, all of whom work in different branches of the music industry. All of this happens every year in January and this year was no different. You just need to see it for yourselves, if you havent so far…

British Drum Co NAMM Show 2017

Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greats of the drumming business (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl, DW, Gretsch, Tama, Yamaha, Pearl), all those whose merits are unquestionable and who count in this business (Mapex drums, Istanbul Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks) and those who wish to achieve such a status (the Canadian sticks and accesories manufacturers Headhunters or our subject- British Drum Co, who build high  drum kits) attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Russ Miller, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Mikkey Dee, Rick Latham, Vinny Appice or Gergo Borlai. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

 

British Drum Co Booth at NAMM 2017

We were really curious about the great sounding stuff from BRITISH DRUM CO, and their products were really eye-catching to be honest! Besides the drums, they are making a lot of other interesting and useful gear. You can buy some high quality practice pads, try out their top-selling product, the mini cajon called iTap, or get yourself an always helpful Joe’s Butler, the holder for everything that drummer needs when he plays live or in the studio. It was designed by the Blossoms drummer. But let’s focus on drum kits and snares. All of these are really beautiful and well made. There is a Legend series, made of birch, with custom reinforcement rings inside the drum. The Lounge series is a vintage one, with custom Palladium Lugs and mahogany shells. There is also a very compact, but great sounding Imp series, which should satisfy every cocktail kit lover! They have a great amount of snares, for example the award winnnig Merlin avalaible in every size you desire, or beautiful Bluebird with double beading on the shell. Tere is a lot of fantastic stuff, so please take a look at the video from BRITISH DRUM CO booth at NAMM 2017:

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