Modern Jazz Sticks

Modern Jazz Sticks

Classy Drums for Modern Jazz

  • Premier Gen-X drum kit
  • Tuned up Toms for a jazzy sound
  • Tuneable kit. Dialable room tone

Audio demos

  • Soundtrade Studios
  • Soundtrade Studios
  • Soundtrade Studios
The studio

Soundtrade Studios


1967 was a good year for Jazz. Miles Davis released Miles Smiles, Harry Connick Junior was born, and the oldest and largest studio still in operation in Stockholm, Soundtrade Studios, opened its doors to the musicians of the world. Half a century later, we took our jazz kit into their beautiful and enormous live room, to take advantage of the amazing acoustics and serious collection of vintage gear to get just the right sound for this ADpak. Everything was captured with great care and attention to detail, using Neumann, Telefunken, AKG and AEA microphones through Universal Audio preamps. Nice!

Modern Jazz Sticks

Custom Kit - Premier Gen-X drum kit

Jazz requires a certain kind of sound from the drums that simply can't be bashed out on one of our monster rock or pop kits. We needed something altogether more refined for the ADpak. Start with a Premier Gen-X kit, made in the UK with revolutionary birch/maple hybrid shells, tuned up to sound tight and crispy. Add a wood beater for the kick, a mint-condition Ludwig Acrolite snare, famous for its rich tone, and some of the finest brassware from Meinl, Paste and Sabian, and you're cooking on gas.

Kit details

  • Gen-X
    Premier Gen-X 18x14"
  • Acrolite
    Ludwig Acrolite 14x5"
  • HHX Groove Hats
    Sabian HHX Groove Hats 14"
  • Small Black
    Meinl Small Black
  • Gen-X
    Premier Gen-X 10x8"
  • Gen-X
    Premier Gen-X 12x8"
  • Gen-X
    Premier Gen-X 14x14"
  • Gen-X
    Premier Gen-X 16x16"
  • Byzance
    Meinl Byzance 18"
  • Mellow
    Paiste Mellow 18"
  • HHXtreme
    Sabian HHXtreme 19"
  • Byzance Medium Ride
    Meinl Byzance Medium Ride 21"
  • 18x14" Premier Gen-X (played with wood beater)
  • 14x5" Ludwig Acrolite
  • 10x8" Premier Gen-X
  • 12x8" Premier Gen-X
  • 14x14" Premier Gen-X
  • 16x16" Premier Gen-X
  • 14" Sabian HHX Groove Hats Hihat
  • 18" Meinl Byzance Crash
  • 18" Paiste Mellow Crash
  • 19" Sabian HHXtreme Crash
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Medium Ride
  • Meinl Small Black Cowbell