Gear Interview Video Podcast 

Vic Firth – Product Spotlight: Benny Greb (SBG)

Vic Firth Co., the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce the new Benny Greb Signature Stick. German drumming sensation Benny Greb requires no introduction in the percussion world. A true student of the instrument, his analytical and holistic approach to the drums fuels his enviable ability to groove in any musical setting. As much an educator as he is a performer, Benny strives to share his knowledge and passion with future generations of drummers in his instructional roles at the Popakademie in Hamburg…

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Audio Podcast Gear Interview Lesson 

Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 74: Benny Greb, Favorite Hi-Hats, AT2020USBi Mic, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their all-time favorite hi-hat cymbals. The featured artist is German drummer Benny Greb. Up for review is the Audio-Technica AT2020USBi digital microphone, which connects directly to iOS devices with a lightning port. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.  

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Audio Podcast Lesson 

Modern Drummer Podcast – Episode 16 – Bass Drum Mic Positioning, Bill Bachman’s Quintuplets Article, Gerry Gibbs, Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand Ride, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss different ways to position a bass drum mic, and then they dig deeper into Bill Bachman’s article on quintuplets from the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Next, they give some additional background on jazz drummer Gerry Gibbs, who’s featured in the December issue. In the gear review section, Johnston details the differences between Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand ride and his signature Transition ride. The duo concludes with their picks of the week, which include an iPhone accessory and sticks designed especially…

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Audio Podcast Interview Rock 

Modern Drummer Podcast – Episode 7 – Benny Greb

In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about June 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, Benny Greb, and dig into some of the concepts in Benny’s new DVD, The Art and Science of Groove. Then they share their thoughts on the pros and cons of electronic drums. In the gear review section, Dawson shares some insight into his experience with Paiste’s new Masters series crashes and hi-hats. The show concludes with the hosts’ “pick of the week.”

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