Thursday, January 22, 2015


Long time music veteran, and all around power-house, Mike Hansen, just finished a performance with Racer X legend Bruce Bouillet, and his first with his new Beier 1.5 Steel Snare--5.5 x 15. Bruce has assembled an all-star cast for this new & incredible band. Mike used the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 for their show at The Whisky this last Monday, January 9th. They will also be performing at NAMM this year. This is his new go-to snare, and will be heard live with Bouillet, when Mike is out on the road with Hurricane this coming year, and upcoming studio projects. Check the links below to Bruce's site for tour dates & updates on Hurricane.

Mike has had an extensive career and has performed and/or recorded with Hurricane, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Richie Kotzen, The Coasters, Glass Tiger, Leif Garrett, The Pointer Sisters, and Paula Abdul. It was great to hear that he absolutely loved the 1.5--5.5 x 15, and even the band made note of it. Will be updating this story with more new pics and clips. Thank You Frances Deutsch for use of this great pic from The Whisky, & Thank You Mike Hansen for everything...


Achim Faerber, one of Europe's premier talents, has been extremely busy as always, & has a number of new releases with him behind the kit this month. Prag, one of Germany's top acts, has just released their new album on 1/16: "Kein Abschied". Achim used the Beier 1.5 Steel on this entire record, and also uses a variety of sizes in the 1.5 Steel Series live with Prag-Exclusively. Guy Sternberg of  LowSwing Studio produced, recorded, and mixed the entire record. Industrial metal titans Eisbrecher will also be releasing  their latest on January 23rd: "Schock". Achim has used several sizes of the 1.5 Steel Series live with them. Also the tracks for the upcoming follow up for Automat have been completed, and are in the mixing process. All of the tracks were recorded with the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, and a 8 x 12 wooden snare as an auxiliary. They were done at one of Berlins most historic sites-Candybomber Studios. The producer, Ingo Krauss, comes from the same school of thought as the legendary engineer/producer Conny Plank, and continues this work. The release for this record is May 2015. As well, Automat will be issuing a collaboration of electronic musicians on vinyl of tracks recorded with Max Loderbauer on March 13th, 2015. Four tracks, and available in download format also. Achim is also featured on yet another release for tomorrow-Martin Dean's new record: "Dr. Blue & Mr. Gold".

Thanks as always Achim for using one of your many 1.5 Steel Series Snares live and in the studio, the album credits, & your support. Congratulations on all of your amazing work with some of the finest bands & engineers in today's music~

"When I bought the 1.5--5.5 x 14 Steel Snare, I didn't think this drum would turn out to be THE snare drum for me. Besides my 1960 Slingerland Artist in 5.5 x 14, it is my first choice in the studio, or live...."     Achim Faerber

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Beier Drums are now available at Music City Asheville. First drum to ship was the always popular 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15. The owner, Jerry Lyda,  is a gifted guitar player and plays with the legendary Artimus Pyle in the Artimus Pyle Band as well. Artimus uses a Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 as his main snare. Do stop in Music City when your in the area, or contact them for a web order. Thanks Again Jerry....Looking forward to working with you..