Indy 500 Kit!
A new kit custom designed exclusively for Poison's performance at this year's Indy 500!
This kit will be auctioned off for charity!
See: Indy Kit
Sailer Jerry Kit Featured!
Rikki Rockett in the new issue of iDrum Magazine!
Interview with Harley Dewinter from "Un D Vided"
Featured Kit: "The Creepy Dolls Kit"
Fully painted. Original art by Craig Fraser. Designed by: Rikki Rockett. Semi flat clear. Multi-colored powdercoated hardware. 8-Ply Maple. 18x22, 10, 12, 14, 16 toms. 6.5 x 14 snare.
(For sale. Call: 661.379.7739)
Rikki Rockett Reality Show: the Poison Drummer Tells Us Why He Should Be on Your Television
Rikki Rockett NAMM 2013 Interviews
Rikki Rockett Interview NAMM 2013
NAMM 2013 Interview with Rikki Rockett by RadioScreamer
Rockett Drum Works Reality Show
RIKKI ROCKETT DEVELOPING REALITY SHOW
February 3rd, 2013 by Rockett Via VH1’s Classic Radio Show: RIKKI ROCKETT DEVELOPING REALITY SHOW
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is getting ready to premiere his new reality show, American Drums, which gives viewers a glimpse into the gritty world of rock and roll craftsman. See, Rikki doesn’t just play drums, he makes them too. He owns Rockett Drum Works, where he and his staff create some amazing custom drum kits for everyone from legendary rockers to amateur musicians. The show, which will document life at Rockett Drum Works, is currently being shopped to networks and will hopefully air later this year. Learn more at RockettDrumWorks.com
• • Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Gives Viewers a Backstage Pass on New Reality Show, “American Drums” Link: http://droppingtheneedle.com
NAMM Observations 2013
As I walked the floor of Hall D yesterday, I was surprised to find how many ideas that custom drum companies have been doing for years have made their way into the production lines of some of the major drum brands. Now, that is all well and good as long as it's executed properly. Many of these ideas are several years old. Drummers are sometimes hard to convince of new things and manufactures are even harder. Therefore, the drum making industry is still in the dark ages in some aspects. For example, tension rods with the atypical archaic design drum key is an idea that should have been dispensed with a long, long time ago. Find a drum key in the middle of nowhere on a gig night when you reach into your pocket and realize, "Geez, I left my drum key somewhere!" Therefore, Rockett Drum Works will be offering good 'ol Allen wrench style tension rods on all kits from here on out. Stainless steel, solid and beautiful tension rods that require a simple allen wrench that probably the janitor cleaning the kitchen at the gig has one of. Now, ya still want the old style? Fine, but you have been warned!
Single Point Lugs - I can't wait to hear the backlash from my standpoint on this one. Bring it fellas!Single point lugs are superior for 3 reasons: 1. Less contact with the drum shell. 2. Less holes drilled into the drum shell. (On a typical snare drum, you have 10 top and 10 bottom. Most drum companies' standard 2 point lugs will give ya 40 holes in your drum shell and that's before vent holes, snare strayers and the badge.) 3. Less weight and the ability to make them all one single piece of material. If you have a drum with 2 point lugs, next time you take the heads off, tap that drum shell. Sounds like a tool bucket I bet! Try that with single point lugs. Tone! Yes, there is tone, even with the attached hardware.
Look, physics are physics and if you aren't making aluminum, single point lugs then maybe you are outsourcing to China and have cast lugs made??? Yeah, I bet you are! But, then again, we all knew that.
NOTE: Generally speaking, tube lugs are essentially single point lugs in most cases with a connecting rod. Many custom companies use these and they are a nice choice as well, especially on snare drums. Rockett Drum Works will be offering tube lugs in the very near future.
NOTE: Hail to all of you custom companies showing at NAMM! You are ballsy, innovative and deserve to prosper!!!