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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

Drum History Bart Vanderzee

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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

    The History of Q Drum Co with Jeremy Berman and Max Cuzor

    The History of Q Drum Co with Jeremy Berman and Max Cuzor

    Jeremy and Max discuss cutting their teeth with OCDP, the origins of Q Drum Co., and also Jeremy's recent heroic battle with stomach cancer that has brought his career as a successful drum tech to a halt while he recovers. The silver lining is that this has brought the drum community together to rally around Jeremy like never before to get him back on his feet. Jeremy Berman and Max Cuzor have built drum kits for some of the biggest drummers in the world, and Jeremy has been a tech with bands such as Slipknot, Muse, Norah Jones, Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry and many more. This episode is a very special one and I hope everyone enjoys it!
    You can donate to Jeremy's GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-help-jeremy-get-the-treatment-he-needs

    Check out Q Drum Co. at https://www.qdrumco.com/

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The History of Power Toms with Kyle Schneider

    The History of Power Toms with Kyle Schneider

    Was there anything cooler than a brand new gigantic Power Tom Drum Set in the 1980's? The answer is a no! Kyle Schneider is a power tom enthusiast who has put together a great history of this iconic type of drum set that has got a large and passionate following. Kyle is a listener of the podcast who took it upon himself to do the research and put together an episode that would explain the origin story of Power Toms! We talk about the genesis of power toms, famous brands and models, the current status of power tom drum sets and players, and we talk about Kyles dream set that he had built after years of saving. Enjoy this episode!

    Here is Kyles unboxing video of his monster Pearl Reference Kit: https://youtu.be/lcQ7xm7lF5Y

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    • 58 min
    A Look at John Bonham's Gear with George Fludas and Terry Keating

    A Look at John Bonham's Gear with George Fludas and Terry Keating

    This episode is an in-depth look at John Bonham's drum kits, cymbals, heads, and sticks through his prolific career with Led Zeppelin. Terry Keating (Bonzoleum) and George Fludas (Bonhamology) are experts on all things Bonzo and made this episode a ton of fun and very informative. We start with his rusty old Premier kit, then go through his Trixon and Slingerland sets, then go into extreme detail about his iconic Ludwig drum sets and Paiste cymbals. John Bonham lived a very short 32 year life but has a HUGE impact on musicians still to this day - enjoy this deep dive into his gear!
    Check out this interview on YouTube with tons of great photos of each kit: https://youtu.be/UGIb1GPB1yk
    Here are the links -
    Terry Keating / Bonzoleum: https://www.youtube.com/@bonzoleum
    George Fludas / Bonhamology: https://www.youtube.com/@BONHAMOLOGY
    Peoples Front of Zeppelin: https://www.youtube.com/@PeoplesFrontofZeppelin

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Counting Stick Control with Barry James

    Counting Stick Control with Barry James

    Barry James has just released a book that he co-wrote with Joe Morello all about how to count the famous "Stick Control" book from 1935. This book is the top selling drum lesson book of all time, and majority of the teachers throughout history haven't known how to properly count this book of R's and L's. Joe Morello and Barry were both students of George Lawrence Stone and they were working hard to keep Stone's lessons alive until Joe passed away in 2011. Barry carried on and took all the knowledge he gained from Stone and his time writing with Morello, and created "Counting Stick Control - The Key to Understanding Counting, and Playing the Exercises in 'Stick Control', The Classic Drum Method Book by George Lawrence Stone".
    Here is a link to help support Barry with his cancer treatments: https://www.gofundme.com/f/6azpf3-help-barry-beat-cancer
    Get in touch with Barry to purchase a signed first edition of "Counting Stick Control" or to book lessons with him by emailing him at barryjamesdrummer@gmail.com or by calling him at (1)-321-297-3042

    Thanks to BlueSky Outdoor Living for sponsoring the podcast this week. Check out the 2022 Holiday Guide for great deals on smokeless firepits, Use Code DRUM15 to save $15 - https://www.blueskyoutdoorliving.com/pages/2022-holiday-guide

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    (The Vault) Bringing the Slingerland Drum Shell Machines Back to Life with Bernie Stone - 2019

    (The Vault) Bringing the Slingerland Drum Shell Machines Back to Life with Bernie Stone - 2019

    This is a great classic episode from Dec 2019 - Bernie purchased the original Slingerland radio frequency drum shell making machinery on an Ebay auction in 2001, and that began his decade long quest to figure out how they work. He went through hundreds of attempts to figure out how these incredibly complex machines created drum shells before he got help from from Jack Moritz, a former Slingerland employee who ran the machines for 22 years. Once that happened, Bernie was off and running and making drum shells in under 5 minutes under his new company, Stone Custom Drum.
    Learn all about how Radio Frequencies we're used to create drum shells, and also we discuss the recent acquisition of Slingerland by DW, plus tons of other great stories along the way.
    Stone Custom Drum has Slingerland in its DNA, but is its own brand that creates beautiful, one of a kind drums. You can check them out at www.stonecustomdrum.com.

    In this episode, we also discuss Jim Moritz who is the owner of Chicago Drum. He was the guest on episode 4 and you can check him out at www.chicagodrum.com

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    • 54 min
    OCDP Builders Roundtable with Corey Manske, Nick Turner, and Jarrod Fallon

    OCDP Builders Roundtable with Corey Manske, Nick Turner, and Jarrod Fallon

    Orange County was one of the most popular drum brands in the world in the early 2000's, and I am joined today by Corey Manske and Nick Turner who were some of the original builders during the heyday. Jarrod Fallon is a restorer and buff on all things OCDP and he co-hosts the episode with me. This is a follow up to the first Orange County episode with Jarrod and Michael Kelley and we answer tons of great questions that were submitted by fans of the brand. This is a fun one with a bunch of great behind the scenes stories that makes you feel like you are a part of the original crew building one of a kind drums for greats like Travis Barker, John Otto, Adrien Young, Chad Sexton and many more.
    -Follow Corey on social media at @coreymanske, Nick Turner at @dagnastee, and Jarrod Fallon at @ghostnote_percussion.
    -Big thanks to Michael Kelley for sponsoring this episode. Check out everything he has for sale at www.kelleydrums.com
    -Here is a link to the original OCDP episode with Jarrod Fallon and Michael Kelley: https://www.drumhistorypodcast.com/post/ep-163-the-history-of-orange-county-drums-with-michael-kelley-and-jarrod-fallon.

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

robbiethedrummer ,

Absolute Must Listen For All Drummers

Growing up as a kid in Chicago during the late 60s I was fortunate enough to be around when brands like Ludwig and Slingerland were at the forefront of the drumming industry. I’m the kid who stripped his entire Ludwig kit and packed the lugs with cotton so the springs wouldn’t buzz. Hearing stories from some of the industry’s top manufacturers and drum geeks is an absolute delight, and even though I’ve played DW drums for nearly 30 years I learned many insights and behind the scene stories from founder Don Lombardi that I’ve never heard before. Being a manufacturer of a drumstick company called SHAKERSTIX these industry pros have given me so much insight and encouragement to keep plugging along and producing the only egg shaker drumstick on the market. Every episode I’ve listened to thus far gets a A+, great job Bart, absolutely love what your doing

Wary and aware ,

Insightful and engaging

Definitely my favorite drum podcast! Educational and engaging, anyone who loves drums and the evolution of our instrument will find it interesting and well worth their while. Great work Bart!

DrumPhil65 ,

The world of drums

If you play drums or just find drums and drummers interesting then you will really enjoy this show. Bart and his guests open the doors to the wide world of drumming and make it fun to learn the context that makes it all possible. This is NOT thinly disguised promotional material; it is genuine information sharing by folks who love what they are talking about. Great stuff!

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