Drumheads, Drum Skins, Vellums

Drumheads, Drum Skins, Vellums (sounds a little like “Venom”). It doesn’t really matter what you call them, but one thing is for sure, they are one of, if not the most underrated pieces of gear when it comes to the resulting tone you will eventually get out of your kit. Sadly, this is very often overlooked by a lot of drummers… Let’s be honest, how many drummers out there are more than likely STILL playing on the stock heads that shipped with the kit the day you bought it?

Don’t let Load Shedding stop you from Shredding

Practice makes perfect, so as musicians, it goes without saying that we spend loads of time practicing, crafting our artform to perfection. It’s also a part of life that time is a valuable commodity that we can’t just “give away” freely so I can imagine I am not the only one in South Africa that wants to rip my hair out of my head when I am sitting down during my allotted time to rehearse, learn a new part or just practicing and the next thing I know I am in complete darkness thanks to our countries fragile power grid and a company that will remain nameless but rhymes with {lessCom}

Stomp the Essentials

There is no question in my mind that the thought of building your first pedalboard can be a little daunting to say the least, what goes where and which pedals should I be using, I mean there are literally hundreds of pedals out there… making it even easier to end up wasting your money on pedals you don’t necessarily need.

The Big Bass Debate

This blog isn’t likely to settle this debate that has been going probably as long as bass guitars have existed.  If you aren’t a bassist you might not even know about this age-old bone of contention within the communion of musicians of the low end.  It goes something like this; “real bassists don’t use a plectrum!”  And yet many prominent and talented bass players do use a pick.  I like facts more than opinions, so allow me to share my opinion based on the following facts.