Drum gear of the month: June 2011
Every month MusicRadar’s industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Future Music and Guitar Techniques - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.
This is a collection of kits, cymbals and electronic drums - including Korg’s Oriental-themed Wavedrum - from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process. First reviewed in Rhythm issue 191 and published on MusicRadar throughout June.
Scroll on for this month’s top picks and click through to read each product’s full review. First up: Liberty’s impressive R Series kit…
Liberty R Series drum kit (£1699)
Gretsch Renown '57 drum kit (£1606)
A tasteful and unique kit which lives up to the Gretsch name. It's good value for money at this level, too.
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Gretsch Renown '57 drum kit
(Reviewed by Dave Holmes - Rhythm Magazine issue 191)
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Alesis DM7 USB electronic drum kit (£459)
Korg Wavedrum Oriental (£575)
Toontrack The Classic EZX Expansion Pack (£54.95)
The Classic pretty much achieves exactly what it sets out to do. A great add-on for anyone who wants to record classic rock or blues with an electronic kit.
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Toontrack The Classic EZX Expansion Pack
(Reviewed by Stuart Williams - Rhythm Magazine issue 191)
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