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Eric Moore announced as GEWA G9 artist

Eric Moore announced as GEWA G9 artist

As most of drum manics out there know, Eric Moore had a hand in creating the GEWA G9 kit, specifically the development of the hi-hat pad. A few months ago, he also made a video showcasing the kit. Now, the renowned drummer has been announced as GEWA G9 artist and...

New DW Collector’s Series Private Reserve Exotics finishes

New DW Collector’s Series Private Reserve Exotics finishes

DW have recently begun shipping Collector’s Series Private Reserve Exotics finishes. Hand-crafted at the California Custom Shop, the exclusive range of exotic wood veneers is only available in limited supply. John Good, DW’s ‘wood-whisperer’ and drum designer, has...

New Members of the Meinl HCS and Byzance families

New Members of the Meinl HCS and Byzance families

Meinl Cymbals have just expanded their entry HCS line of cymbals by including three new models. Following the trend of drummers playing larger cymbals on their drum kits, the company are adding a pair of 15” hi hats and a 22” ride. The 15” hi hats will expand the...

TESTS AND REVIEWS

BeatIt Test: Roland TD-27KV

BeatIt Test: Roland TD-27KV

During strict lockdown, we were sent an electronic drum kit from Roland. For this reason, we had some time to get acquainted with the company's new product - the TD-27KV kit. We spent a few days checking out and testing all its functions hidden under the pads,...

Beatit Test: Booty Shakers

Beatit Test: Booty Shakers

Somehow, we never could find the time to take this very interesting product, offered by the American TNR company, under our microscope. We would come across these things in recording studios on numerous occasions, and there was always the thought of getting round to...

BeatIt Vintage Test: EMI Rosetti Hamma Steel snare

BeatIt Vintage Test: EMI Rosetti Hamma Steel snare

In the middle of the summer of last year, we took a trip to the headquarters of the MW-Vintage company, which is known to quite a number of drummers in Poland and Europe not only from beatit.tv publications and can boast an increasingly growing range of drum kits of a...

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