Drum gear of the month: Aug-Sept 2010
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 cymbals, kits, heads, drum mics and an even an orthopaedic back brace from Rhythm Magazine's gruelling testing process. First reviewed in Rhythm issue 180 and published on MusicRadar throughout August and September.
Scroll on for this month’s top picks and click through to read each product’s full review. First up: Yamaha’s Rock Tour Kit...
Yamaha Rock Tour Drum Kit (from £167)
Sabian Xs20 Brilliant Finish Cymbals (£486 for 3-piece set)
“Those stepping up from beginner's cymbals will find the Xs20s noticeably nicer on the ear. For that extra timbral character though, you have to take the next step into the realms of really expensive cymbals. But for now these will do very well.”
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Sabian Xs20 Brilliant Finish Cymbals
(Reviewed by Geoff Nicholls - Rhythm Magazine issue 180)