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Feel the bass with a BumChum

BumChum

BumChum

You know the situation. You're sat behind the kit at a gig, the bass is booming out front, but from where you're sat you can't hear a thing. Well, there could now be an answer in sight…

The BumChum is a new solution to this age-old problem. Thanks to Tactile Generator technology (the kind used in US military simulators, no less) the BumChum boffins have built a throne top which allows drummers to literally feel the bass.

It also negates the need for stacks of monitoring gear and can be packed away into a case the size of a 10" tom, and anything that means a quicker post-show packdown is ok with us. We were recently lucky enough to try one out for ourselves, and they work a treat.

For more information on the BumChum, which comes with a £1,199 price tag, head to www.thebumchum.co.uk.

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).