Try out the latest Mapex and Paiste gear at DrumWright in July

Our good friends at DrumWright in Woodley, have dropped us a line to tell us about an open day they are hosting on Saturday 4 July to give punters the opportunity to try out the latest new gear from Mapex and Paiste. Remember all that lovely stuff we reported on from the NAMM and Frankfurt music shows? Try it out here!

The new Meridian Maple and Birch series (4 star review in the latest issue), the latest Black Panther snares, including the Chris Adler signature model, the 700 series hardware, plus a fantastic selection of the whole range of Mapex kits and hardware will all be set up ready to play.

With over 200 Paiste cymbals in stock, this is also your chance to find the perfect cymbal combination. The new Twenty series cymbals provide the perfect balance of dark and light with their complex, soulful tones, the 2002 is a legendary series that is utilised by some of today's most innovative drummers, while the Alpha is fast becoming known for its endurance and powerful projection.

Of course, if you find something you like you may well be able to take it home with you for a killer price as part of the 'on the day' deals.

To cap it all off there'll be performances from Mapex artists as well as a visit from legendary Kinks drummer Bob Henrit.

For more info contact DrumWright on 0118 9441418

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.