After I had played the Pearls for about a year, I wanted a kit with more projection and found a Drouyn drum kit, with Paiste cymbals, advertised locally. Drouyn drums were made in Brisbane. The colour was the same as this bass drum: It was an amazing kit. I looked for one many times after […]

My First Drum kit Was A Pearl My brother and I in the backyard. Fairly sure the kit was a Pearl. Whatever it was, the floor tom was pre-international, meaning it needed calf heads. Ouch. My poor mother. My Pearl drums story. Pearl was founded by Katsumi Yanagisawa, who began manufacturing music stands on April […]

I’ve had a few emails about this topic and thought I would save myself some repetition and post it. My drums are in a smallish room which was formerly a partly open verandah or balcony. Then it was enclosed with aluminium windows. I put sheets of thick plasterboard into the window channels, which certainly reduced […]

I sold these drums this week. Off to Adelaide to a nice bloke named Luke. They were pretty rough when I brought them home : But they leave in much better shape: This was an interesting kit. One of my mates Dave Egan told me about them. They were for sale in The Drum and […]