Brad Schlueter

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September 2007    Gearhead

Gretsch New Classic Series Bop Drum Kit

Gretsch recently expanded its New Classic Series line to include a classic bop-style kit. The three-piece shell pack includes a 14 x 18-inch bass drum, an 8 x 12-inch mounted tom and a 14 x 14-inch floor tom. This line’s preconfigured shell packs don’t include...

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July/August 2006    Gearhead

Evans EMAD 2 Bass Drum Heads

Evans’ EMAD 2 bass-drum head is a two-ply version of the original single-ply EMAD head, which is the world’s fastest-selling bass-drum batter head. If you aren’t familiar with these heads, EMAD is an acronym for Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping bass...

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May 2006    Gearhead

Sabian Dave Weckl Signature Legacy Cymbals

In 2002, Sabian collaborated with Dave Weckl to create the Canadian cymbal company’s Evolution line, a series that made quite a splash when it debuted on the market. The Evolution line includes the totally cool O-Zone crashes, cymbals that feature six large...

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December 2005    Gearhead

Zildjian K Constantinople Hi Bell Cymbals

Zildjian recently sent me a slew of new Hi Bell K Constantinople cymbals to audition--flat rides, thin rides, medium thin rides and a dry ride--plus a pair of hi-hats. These cymbals have a bell modeled after a 100-year-old pair of Zildjian orchestral cymbals...

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November 2005    Gearhead

Paise New Signature Dark Energy Cymbals

Paiste has always been known for remarkably consistent manufacturing standards, with each cymbal line having a consistent and identifiable sound. This is wonderful if you have to order a replacement cymbal and don't live near a shop where you have the luxury...

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September 2005    Gearhead

Bosphorus Stanton Moore Signature Cymbals

Stanton Moore is a young, versatile drummer known for his skill at covering a wide range of styles while giving them all a dash of his N’awlins Creole seasoning. His work ranges from funky drumming with Galactic, gigs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band...

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July/August 2005    Gearhead

Sabian Vault Artisan Ride Cymbals

Sabian's Vault line of cymbals was developed during one of its cymbal-making demonstration tours, where the company visits drum shops, brings in hammering and lathing machinery and manufactures cymbals on the spot. It's fascinating to watch, but more than...

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