NAMM 2011: After releasing the John Entwistle bass series with Dean it was decided that I would perform a set of music with Dean owner / bassist Elliott Rubinson and my guitarist Mark Hitt at the Grove to kick off the release of the basses.
I was provided with a set of DDrums and began tuning them during the sound check. The snare drum was killer and the next day on the floor of NAMM I asked Felix DeLuna if that snare was available for me to play in the sound proof drum booth. It was a black chrome reflex snare drum. I beat this thing full out for about an hour and fell in love!
I was surprised to find out that this was not a top of the line drum but rather a mid line series.
That didn't matter to me the drum was speaking my language and I asked about getting one or three of these beauties. Long story short I am now proud to be a DDrum artist. I have had the honor of being an artist endorsee for several top companies over the years. My one criteria has always been that I only endorse what I would buy. These drums certainly live up to my standards and deliver the sound and playability I am looking for on stage and in the studio.
DDrum Artist Steve Luongo (John Entwistle Band)