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Bill Bachman
Bill Bachman
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

  • Band/Affiliation: Independent / Marching / Drum Set / Inventor
  • Country: United States

Bill Bachman studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Bill has played with and instructed many award-winning marching percussion groups including the UNT drumline, Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown in his 12 years touring with Drum and Bugle Corps.

He is author of Row-Loff's drum instructional books Rudimental Logic, Quad Logic, and Bass Logic, and the producer of the instructional drum DVD's,"Rudimental Beats" and "Reefed Beats." Bill is also a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine. Bill teaches at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, as well as worldwide through live internet feeds via Skype.

As an inventor, Bill designed Vic Firth's Heavy Hitter Pad series - a wildly successful product that set the standard for the practice pad industry. Here are a few of the innovations that Bill brought to the table: thinner thicknesses of gum rubber to better approximate Mylar and Kevlar heads, Quadpads set up to scale with the real drums featuring normal and scrape playing areas, Mylar laminates for maximum articulation and realistic feel, a bass pad for bass drummers and Exactopad for precision training, and of course the slick purple paint!