Friday, March 4, 2016


Nashville legend, session drummer, producer, international educator, and all-around good guy, David Northrup, was back in the studio in Nashville several weeks ago. This time he had his Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15. I was very, very happy to see this. He has had one since the end of December 2015 when he first used one for the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show.

I am also working on a drum here which will be something new. David is great about sitting down and discussing drums, and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of them from first-hand experience. We had a great discussion, and one of the things we talked about were auxiliary drums. Generally speaking, I don't think they are as popular as they were. However, they are still out there in large numbers and in use. This drum will be a 5.5 x 12. This particular one will have Tube Lugs, and the drum most likely will be a permanent addition to the 1.5 Steel Series. The drum will come out the Spring, and I am really looking forward to putting it out there with David for a test.

Thanks Again David Northrup. Your someone who has always taken time out for Beier Drums, and I appreciate it....Always.