The Week In Drums: Meinl, Supernova and eBay madness

Our weekly drum news round-up
Our weekly drum news round-up (Image credit: Ray McMahon/Corbis)

We're back with our weekly round-up of the world's drum news, and it's been a week of eye-catching eBay listings.

Up first, we had Guided By Voices drummer Kevin Fennell offering up his kit for the tidy price of $55,000 (with free shipping). Unsurprisingly there were no takers. Perhaps a little more surprising was the reaction of the band's frontman Robert Pollard, who said: "First of all, most people would like to know who the f**k you think you are and who you think Guided by Voices is that you can warrant that kind of asking price for your f**king drums ... You can call it resigning if you want but you were already fired. I've been wanting to do that for a long time. Do not delude yourself, Kevin, that people gave a s*** who was behind that drum kit."

Another big money drum deal in the offing can be found here (opens in new tab). Yes, that is a set of Buddy Rich's Zildjians, with one bid already on the table at just shy of $30,000.

Supernova Drums

The Supernova Drum Company recently released our brand new website at www.supernovadrums.com. The Brit custom company's new web portal allows users to choose from all-new shells, finishes and strainers for their chosen drums.

DIY Cajon

The rise and rise of the cajon continues, and Meinl has released a brand new Make Your Own Cajon kit. The NINO Percussion kit allows you to construct a 15"(height)x10"(length)x10"(depth) cajon with your own fair hands. Want to add a little colour to your cajon? Well, you can do that too as the kit also comes with a set if stencils so you can have an instrument and a craft project rolled into one.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).