NAMM 2014: The coolest kits, snares and finishes at this year's NAMM!
NAMM 2014:If you want to see wacky/awesome/headache-inducing drums, NAMM is the place to be. So, we've rounded up some of our favourite sights from the 2014 show.
We start with this absolutely incredible piece of work from Crush Drums. Yes, that really is a drum rack that looks like a tree.
SJC always bring a little colour to NAMM, and this year was no exception.
Bone Custom Drums
A neat acrylic snare from Bone Custom Drums. And that wasn't all they had to show...
And loads more!
...They had this little lot as well!
An SJC kit gets the Drumlite treatment.
The work of former Pork Pie master craftsman Masayoshi Nakamura, Gaai Drums' stand was peppered with beautifully finished snares, just like this one.
Ok, this isn't a drum, but it's pretty cool, right? Time for a full-on Van Halen kit decked out in similar style?
Sonor SQ2 Nebula
A drum kit finished with an image sent from the Hubble space telescope? We're not sure where Sonor got this idea from, but we're sure glad they did.
Check our full Sonor stand in pictures gallery here.
Our old friends behind the Roto Drum were back, and once again causing a right old stir with this attention-snatching kit.
Q Drum Co
The Ilan Rubin-backed Q Drums were out in force, and with kits like this it's easy to see why the Nine Inch Nails man is such a fan of the LA company.
Peace and love? Not by the look of this meaning looking drum from the Taiwan firm.
A snare with plenty of bite from Phoenix Drum Company.
We found this stunning sparkle from our pals at Liberty Drums.
One of several lush kits from the guys at Brady Drums.
Gretsch USA Prototype
A stunning step into the past with this prototype Gretsch kit.
You can find our full Gretsch NAMM stand in pictures gallery here.
Ludwig's tasty new Signet 105 range.
Truth Custom Drums
One of many stunning snares from the Truth Custom Drums booth. See what else we found on Truth's stand right here.
DW's icon snare range generated quite a buzz, here's the series' Roger Taylor drum.
You can see the rest of the Icon range, and everything else we found on DW's NAMM stand, here.
Premier does it again with this cracking addition to the ONE range.
Check our Premier NAMM in pictures gallery for more.
A teeny, tiny Tama kit, it's the mightily impressive Cocktail Jam.
To see Tama's stand in full head here.