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Old 03-20-2014, 05:39 PM
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Default Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

I haven't seen this anywhere on DW, but it is doing the rounds on other drum forums, Greg Bissonette has amicably left Mapex, and according to some posts will be joining Dixon drums. (I have absolutely no confirmation of this, merely reporting on what I have read elsewhere).
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

I saw on Mapex's fb feed they posted that Greg was leaving them.
Which was odd in that I have never seen a company announce an endorser has left.

Dixon? I find that a bit hard to believe.

Greg's FB feed doesn't say anything yet.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

A great player regardless of what brand he's playing!
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

Actually, Dixon is "under new management" as it were, and are making fine pro-line drums now. Hardware refinement, etc. If Greg went with them I'm sure he has a good situation in order. As i recall when Greg went with Mapex they were not a major player yet. Maybe he's into going with the underdogs and helping them build.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:18 PM
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Actually, Dixon is "under new management" as it were, and are making fine pro-line drums now. Hardware refinement, etc. If Greg went with them I'm sure he has a good situation in order. As i recall when Greg went with Mapex they were not a major player yet. Maybe he's into going with the underdogs and helping them build.
Then we should see the Rise of Dixon ;)
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:23 PM
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Hope the badges look OK

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Old 03-20-2014, 11:36 PM
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Hope the badges look OK

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You got to it before me! Those badges better be AWESOME ;)
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:37 PM
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many great minds........
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

Today's it's official



http://greggbissonette.com/news/greg...-drums-family/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edTD9...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

Those badges look horrible...
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

I'm over this nonsense of who's playing what, does it really matter, who gives a shit?
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:38 PM
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I'm over this nonsense of who's playing what, does it really matter, who gives a shit?
It's called the Music Business.

In which, there are two words, music and business.

If you don't like threads about business side, don't read them.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:49 PM
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I'm over this nonsense of who's playing what, does it really matter, who gives a shit?
Obviously us.

I've quite liked the finishes I've seen of those Artisan kits though they are a bit too 'techno' in my opinion. Not a lot of info about ordering or prices last I checked either.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:30 AM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

So I listened to the (very eq'ed) video, and you know what? Dixon Drums sound just like other drums when put under studio conditions. I think they've done well to forge a relationship with an artist of Gregg's caliber, and he's made it a point to work with up-and-coming drum companies. Mapex was in its infancy when he endorsed them, and look at them now. I think we're going to see and hear a lot from Dixon in the coming years, if this development is any indicator.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Greg Bissonette leaves Mapex

Dixon has been offering good quality drums for some times now, having Greg certainly is taking them to a new level.
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