249 – All about heads with Evans Drumheads’ Sergio Bonsignore

There are infinite choices when it comes to selecting the right heads to fit your style. What’s even more difficult is where to start, if you’re new to drumming or looking to make a sonic change. Evans Drumheads “Head of Product” Sergio Bonsignore breaks down different types of heads, how to make the best choices, best tuning practices and what it takes to bring a new drumhead to market. This session takes your deep inside the drumhead world, plus there are some other tidbits about getting into NAMM and landing a job in the music business.

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Evans Calftone Drumheads: Revisit the golden era of drumming with Evans ‘56 Calftone. Made in New York from advanced synthetic materials and fitted with D’Addario’s Level 360 Technology, Evans ‘56 Calftone delivers the warm, familiar sound you love, with the quality and consistency a modern drummer demands. Learn how to get that Calftone sound at EvansDrumheads.com

Dream Cymbals: Dream Cymbals are a different kind of cymbal company because they keep it simple. Their approach is simple: Make high-quality, handcrafted cymbals and gongs and sell them for a reasonable price. Their new Ignition Series cymbals are hand hammered from cast bronze discs making for professional quality cymbals at entry-level prices. The 3 piece pack includes 14” Hi-Hats, 16” Crash, 20” Ride PLUS a 22” bag to help protect them. Check them out at DreamCymbals.com

Musicians Institute: Has your drumming progress hit the ceiling? Well, the cure for stale drumming is to receive expert critique and advice from the stellar faculty of the Drum Program at Musicians Institute. While most music schools have a small staff of instructors, MI boasts over 20 working LA drummers including Gorden Campbell, Kenny Aronoff, Ryan Brown, Blair Sinta, Brendan Buckley and Jason Sutter. Enroll now at mi.edu. Musicians Institute, instrumental in life!