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Cymbal Choices of the Greats — AAX

The Prof is in, Todd Sucherman

Posted by Gareth Makin on

I met Todd Sucherman a few years back when he did a clinic at a local drumstore I worked for at the time.  I will say first that I loved his playing (before I met him) and his kit too.  Now, I'm not a real lover of large drum sets (having owned some and well, basically been lost behind them - the dreaded Cul-de-Sac (an English term for a short street that bends back on itself and doesn't go anywhere) fill appeared more than once at gigs) probably due to the gigs I do/did rather than an objection to them...

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The Prof is in. Virgil Donati

Posted by Gareth Makin on

An article in the July edition of DRUM magazine has prompted this weeks 'Cymbals of the Greats' blog as it reminded me of the first time I saw this drummer perform. It was on one of Virgil's first visits to the UK when he was endorsing Premier drums (that night he was playing their birch 'Genista' model - he's now with dw) and the clinic tour (which he was sharing with pipe band legend Jim Kilpatrick and then 'Take That' drummer Steve Washington) called at my home town of Warrington (UK). Jim Kilpatrick opened the show and admirably demonstrated why...

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