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Ronald Bruner Jr. and Jason McGerr Visit Memphis Drum Shop

Proving that the Memphis Drum Shop is a top notch and high caliber establishment, a couple of the drumming community’s up and coming players dropped by recently and showcased some of their talent. Ronald Bruner Jr. (Stanley Clark) and Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie) both sat down at the kit in MDS’s cymbal vault (which houses the largest Zildjian collection in the world outside of the Zildjian factory itself) and gave viewers a tiny showcase.

It’s interesting to see the difference in styles between the two guys. Ronald is very flashy and all about the speed while Jason is very methodical and has a  more calm, cool, and collected vibe. Love both of their playing.

Loads of Zildjian Players Play a Part in Grammy’s

Interesting story on Zildjian.com about this year’s Grammy’s. They list all the acts that were nominated whose drummers play Zildjian cymbals. Pretty big list. It’s interesting to see how many bands have drummers that use Zildjian. A couple years ago, I saw a story about how most of the Grammy winners have drummers who use Paiste. I wonder if the overall trend is going back to Zildjian or if it’s just a coincidence. Your thoughts?

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Drummer Talk Archives – World’s Fastest Drummer, Clinics, Memphis Drum Shop

While we are Drumathon-ing, please enjoy one of the shows from our archive. This show was originally posted on September 15, 2005.

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The second real show features Dave, Ian Mac, and Bryan Rumfola. In this episode we discuss New Orleans, World’s Fastest Drummer, clinics and the Memphis Drum Shop, and entry level kits.

CORRECTION: In this week’s podcast, I mentioned that Paiste was a Finnish company when in fact, it is a Swiss company. Man, I was WAY off!! Thanks, Simon, for the heads up! :^)

Pasite Expands Twenty and Rude Series

Source: Paiste.com

First introduced in 2007 in a concept proving and ground breaking essential configuration, the Twenty assortment now undergoes a major expansion, as the company completes an ambitious development process in response to world-wide requests by drummers and percussionists for additional models in the critically acclaimed series. Read more…

Drummer Talk 09/15/2005 – World’s Fastest Drummer, Clinics, Memphis Drum Shop

The second real show features Dave, Ian Mac, and Bryan Rumfola. In this episode we discuss New Orleans, World’s Fastest Drummer, clinics and the Memphis Drum Shop, and entry level kits.

CORRECTION: In this week’s podcast, I mentioned that Paiste was a Finnish company when in fact, it is a Swiss company. Man, I was WAY off!! Thanks, Simon, for the heads up! :^)

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