With awards under his belt such as 'Progressive Rock Drummer of the year' for four years running (as voted by Modern Dummer readers) and 'Best Progressive Drummer' (Drum USA Magazine), it's no wonder our experts at PMT Manchester are looking forward to the Garrison Harrison drum clinic this May. Gavin has made a name for himself playing with some legendary musicians and bands including Iggy Pop, King Crimson and more recently progressive rock group Porcupine Tree. You may have also seen Gavin Harrison's instructional drum books and DVDs where he takes new, innovative perspectives on approaching time and rhythm when drumming – this time experience it first hand at our Manchester store with a chance to ask him questions too!
On the day he'll be showing off the latest latest Zildjian gear. His cymbals include crashes and rides from Zildjian's K Custom range, not to mention the Gen 16 hybrid cymbals. If you're not familiar with the technology incorporated into the Zildjian Gen 16 set this is a great chance to see some exciting new tech. The hybrid cymbals have an identical feel to traditional acoustic models at a quarter of the volume. The system works by taking the quieter cymbal sound and through its audio processing mixer can alter the sound, amplify it and send it to a PA system. The settings allow 20 different cymbal sounds per cymbal with the ability to use up to 5 cymbals at once – clever stuff!