Some of the topics covered in the book

  • How Dallas-Arbiter came to exist
  • What it was really like to work there (and with Ivor!)
  • The 1960s drum scene that gave birth to the Hayman concept
  • George Hayman – man or myth?
  • Vibrasonic – deconstructed
  • Development and patents
  • Promoting Hayman to the world
  • The transition from George Hayman to Hayman
  • Where and how the kits were made
  • Full analysis of the product range including Iceberg and Metasonic
  • Hayman dating guide
  • Detailed technical information – even down to thread sizes!
  • Why Hayman production ended
  • The Mark 2 and Mark 3 projects, and other Hayman-based drums