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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:20 PM

In Retrospect; The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival

jp bouvet
hannes grossmann
milos meyer
mike johnston
matt halpern
charly boeck
juan carlos melian
giovanni imparato
jens herz, guido marggrander, jochen ille
georg feltes
benny greb
jost nickel
onkel
benny + jost
bumm
THANK YOU
 
 

another meinl drum festival is over and from what i heard from many of our guests, it has been the best one so far. i totally agree. the last two festival days were among the absolute highlights of my 22 years working for meinl.

we have had visitors from 20 countries (hungary, poland, czech republic, estland, latvia, russia, sweden, england, wales, ireland, netherlands, belgium, luxemburg, france, spain, italy, usa, the philippines, austria and germany). some of them have spent two days in the car driving to our festival, and then another two days to get back home again. that is just amazing.

on behalf of the entire company i say THANK YOU to my team and our awesome performing artists, and most of all i THANK YOU everyone who took the time to attend the 2012 meinl drum festival in gutenstetten. it means the world to us.

the 2013 meinl drum festival will be held in china, and hopefully in 2014 back in gutenstetten again.

here are just a few fotos. you can check out many more on our facebook "meinldrumfestival" fanpage.

be safe out there.

- norbert

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing

7 responses to "In Retrospect; The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival"

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Mherjoy posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Review by Bradley Wayne Tarbutton for Rating: I purchased my goammn set about 4 months ago, first of all the assembly instructions provided in the box are worthless. I also picked up Tommy Igoe's getting started on drums dvd, which walks you through assembly step by step. I'm going to go through everything about this drum set piece by piece, because some things are great and some things are terrible. The drums shells themselves are made of nato wood, which has similar sonic properties to mahogany so you're going to get good lows out of you're bass drum and floor tom but the rack toms could sound much better. The biggest problem i have with this kit are the bass drum spurs: they aren't quite long enough and I've had to set them on top of a bunched up throw blanket to raise the drum up to where it's supposed to be and keep it from sliding forward on me. Also the rack toms only have 5 lugs each, making it more difficult to tune.I really hate the sound of the snare drum, it's hard to describe but it's most likely due to the choice of nato wood again. I replaced it after about a month with a poplar one that sounds worlds better, at the very least it needs a better head put on it.If the cymbals are a big selling point for you prepare to be disappointed. At first i thought that since it's just me and my friends jamming in the basement i wouldn't care if they didn't sound very good, but not only do these sound bad, the hi-hats actually hold you back when you start trying to experiment with them. They don't vibrate, they wobble, and it's impossible to learn certain techniques with them because you can't tell if you're doing it right or not if it sounds like crap no matter what. Also, the bottom hi-hat started to buckle around the hole after only a few days of playing normally. If you can stand them, great, but if not you're going to find yourself spending around [...] on one of the starter packs from meinl, zildjian, or sabian The hardware that comes with it is double braced and sturdy. The cymbal stand doesn't have a plastic sleeve, but instead has two small metal sleeves that may cause harm to your cymbals and the threads on it are a nonstandard size so you won't be able to screw anything onto it other than the wingnut that comes with it. The Hi-hat stand is nice, you can rotate the legs around for a double pedal to fit if you get creative and remove a screw, the spring is already feeling like it's losing its bounce though. I have absolutely no complaints about the snare stand, it does the job perfectly with no issues. If you weigh over 150 lbs be prepared to buy a new drum throne too, I weigh 180 and the legs bent up under my weight and the vertical post had to be bent back into shape daily until the whole thing came apart altogether. Looking back I most likely would have been better off buying a shell pack for the same price and getting the hardware separately. I would have paid roughly the same price and would have ended up with a nicer kit. Sure, it's an all inclusive pack, but I ended up having to replace almost all of it Look at this as a shell pack rather than as a whole kit when comparing prices, and make you're decision with that in mind.

Mherjoy posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Review by Bradley Wayne Tarbutton for Rating: I purchased my goammn set about 4 months ago, first of all the assembly instructions provided in the box are worthless. I also picked up Tommy Igoe's getting started on drums dvd, which walks you through assembly step by step. I'm going to go through everything about this drum set piece by piece, because some things are great and some things are terrible. The drums shells themselves are made of nato wood, which has similar sonic properties to mahogany so you're going to get good lows out of you're bass drum and floor tom but the rack toms could sound much better. The biggest problem i have with this kit are the bass drum spurs: they aren't quite long enough and I've had to set them on top of a bunched up throw blanket to raise the drum up to where it's supposed to be and keep it from sliding forward on me. Also the rack toms only have 5 lugs each, making it more difficult to tune.I really hate the sound of the snare drum, it's hard to describe but it's most likely due to the choice of nato wood again. I replaced it after about a month with a poplar one that sounds worlds better, at the very least it needs a better head put on it.If the cymbals are a big selling point for you prepare to be disappointed. At first i thought that since it's just me and my friends jamming in the basement i wouldn't care if they didn't sound very good, but not only do these sound bad, the hi-hats actually hold you back when you start trying to experiment with them. They don't vibrate, they wobble, and it's impossible to learn certain techniques with them because you can't tell if you're doing it right or not if it sounds like crap no matter what. Also, the bottom hi-hat started to buckle around the hole after only a few days of playing normally. If you can stand them, great, but if not you're going to find yourself spending around [...] on one of the starter packs from meinl, zildjian, or sabian The hardware that comes with it is double braced and sturdy. The cymbal stand doesn't have a plastic sleeve, but instead has two small metal sleeves that may cause harm to your cymbals and the threads on it are a nonstandard size so you won't be able to screw anything onto it other than the wingnut that comes with it. The Hi-hat stand is nice, you can rotate the legs around for a double pedal to fit if you get creative and remove a screw, the spring is already feeling like it's losing its bounce though. I have absolutely no complaints about the snare stand, it does the job perfectly with no issues. If you weigh over 150 lbs be prepared to buy a new drum throne too, I weigh 180 and the legs bent up under my weight and the vertical post had to be bent back into shape daily until the whole thing came apart altogether. Looking back I most likely would have been better off buying a shell pack for the same price and getting the hardware separately. I would have paid roughly the same price and would have ended up with a nicer kit. Sure, it's an all inclusive pack, but I ended up having to replace almost all of it Look at this as a shell pack rather than as a whole kit when comparing prices, and make you're decision with that in mind.

Mherjoy posted on Feb 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Review by Bradley Wayne Tarbutton for Rating: I purchased my goammn set about 4 months ago, first of all the assembly instructions provided in the box are worthless. I also picked up Tommy Igoe's getting started on drums dvd, which walks you through assembly step by step. I'm going to go through everything about this drum set piece by piece, because some things are great and some things are terrible. The drums shells themselves are made of nato wood, which has similar sonic properties to mahogany so you're going to get good lows out of you're bass drum and floor tom but the rack toms could sound much better. The biggest problem i have with this kit are the bass drum spurs: they aren't quite long enough and I've had to set them on top of a bunched up throw blanket to raise the drum up to where it's supposed to be and keep it from sliding forward on me. Also the rack toms only have 5 lugs each, making it more difficult to tune.I really hate the sound of the snare drum, it's hard to describe but it's most likely due to the choice of nato wood again. I replaced it after about a month with a poplar one that sounds worlds better, at the very least it needs a better head put on it.If the cymbals are a big selling point for you prepare to be disappointed. At first i thought that since it's just me and my friends jamming in the basement i wouldn't care if they didn't sound very good, but not only do these sound bad, the hi-hats actually hold you back when you start trying to experiment with them. They don't vibrate, they wobble, and it's impossible to learn certain techniques with them because you can't tell if you're doing it right or not if it sounds like crap no matter what. Also, the bottom hi-hat started to buckle around the hole after only a few days of playing normally. If you can stand them, great, but if not you're going to find yourself spending around [...] on one of the starter packs from meinl, zildjian, or sabian The hardware that comes with it is double braced and sturdy. The cymbal stand doesn't have a plastic sleeve, but instead has two small metal sleeves that may cause harm to your cymbals and the threads on it are a nonstandard size so you won't be able to screw anything onto it other than the wingnut that comes with it. The Hi-hat stand is nice, you can rotate the legs around for a double pedal to fit if you get creative and remove a screw, the spring is already feeling like it's losing its bounce though. I have absolutely no complaints about the snare stand, it does the job perfectly with no issues. If you weigh over 150 lbs be prepared to buy a new drum throne too, I weigh 180 and the legs bent up under my weight and the vertical post had to be bent back into shape daily until the whole thing came apart altogether. Looking back I most likely would have been better off buying a shell pack for the same price and getting the hardware separately. I would have paid roughly the same price and would have ended up with a nicer kit. Sure, it's an all inclusive pack, but I ended up having to replace almost all of it Look at this as a shell pack rather than as a whole kit when comparing prices, and make you're decision with that in mind.

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