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  • DBR Series 3
    Yamaha DBR Series and CBR Loudspeakers Offer Power and Portability
    News and Events - September 19, 2014
    Yamaha introduces two new additions to its portable loudspeaker lineup, the powered DBR series and the passive CBR series. The DBR series, the follow-up to the DSR and DXR series, represents the most portable powered loudspeakers that Yamaha offers. Three new models, DBR10, DBR12 and DBR15, feature state-of-the-art DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology inherited from their predecessors, ensuring superior performance and versatility, along with safe, consistent operation. Yamaha’s FIR-X tuning uses linear phase FIR filters for the crossover, achieving more accurate and smooth response for clarity and imaging. D-CONTOUR dynamic multi-band processing applies optimized settings for either front-of-house or floor monitoring applications....
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  • The Loop Loft Releases “Joey Waronker Drums”
    The Loop Loft Releases “Joey Waronker Drums”
    News - September 17, 2014
    The Loop Loft announces the release of Joey Waronker Drums, a collection of drum loops, multi-tracks, samples, and MIDI featuring the legendary drummer and producer....
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  • Los Cabos Updates Randy Black Signature Stick
    Los Cabos Updates Randy Black Signature Stick
    Multimedia - September 16, 2014
    Randy Black’s rubberized dipped series will no longer be available as of Sept 30, 2014. The model will undergo cosmetic changes but all dimensions will stay intact. The sticks will now have a high gloss black finish from the neck of the tip to the butt end. There will also be an option to buy the stick in the normal Los Cabos White Hickory finish....
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  • Korg Cliphit Drumkit Turns Tables Into Drumsets
    Korg Cliphit Drumkit Turns Tables Into Drumsets
    The Showroom - September 12, 2014
    The Cliphit consists of three vibration-sensitive clips that attach to desktops, tables, or any other nearby surface to instantly transform it into a portable electronic drumset....
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  • Kumu Drums
    Finnish-Made Kumu Drums Now Available in the US
    News and Events - September 11, 2014
    Founded in 1984, Kumu Drums offers handmade shells from 6" to 28". Made of top-quality Finnish birch, the four different shell thicknesses include the Original, which is the foundation of the “Kumu Sound” and features 4-ply shells with 2-ply SoulRings; the Original 5-ply bass drum with SoulRings; and the Original 4-ply snare with 4-ply SoulRings....
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  • Chicago Custom Percussion Offers a “Package Deal” Through Guitar Center
    Chicago Custom Percussion Offers a “Package Deal” Through Guitar Center
    The Showroom - September 10, 2014
    Chicago Custom Percussion (CCP) is now offering a package deal for a four-piece drumkit consisting of maple or birch shells with a satin stain finish through Guitar Center....
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  • Alesis Pro X Hi-Hat
    Alesis Pro X Hi-Hat Provides More Realistic Playability
    News and Events - September 5, 2014
    Alesis recently released the Pro X hi­hat, a patented dual­cymbal hi­hat controller with true open, half-open, closed, “chick,” and splash triggering capability. Designed to offer authentic hi-hat playability and unprecedented trigger response with Alesis’s DM10, DM8, and DM Dock, Pro X hi-hat mimics the movement, placement, and feel of an acoustic hi-hat with the flexibility of an electronic drum pad....
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  • Tama Introduces Limited Edition Silverstar Drumkit With 26" Bass Drum
    Tama Introduces Limited Edition Silverstar Drumkit With 26″ Bass Drum
    News and Events - September 3, 2014
    Inspired by the big beats of some of the biggest drummers of all time, Limited Edition Silverstar Traditional Rock kits with a 26" bass drum offer the thunderous punch of large-diameter 100-percent birch shells in classic depths....
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  • Protection Racket Cases for Roland SPD-S and SPD-SX
    Protection Racket Cases for Roland SPD-S and SPD-SX
    The Showroom - September 1, 2014
    After months of road testing, Protection Racket is proud to announce it has extended its range of electronic drum cases. The 9021-00 standard utility case can be used as a multi-purpose case for laptops, paperwork, set lists, and music charts, and it will fit a Roland SPD-SX sampling pad. The case features a padded carrying handle, an adjustable shoulder strap, and three internal compartments....
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  • cellular-foam cymbal washers
    Cympad Expands Chromatics Series with Crimson, Yellow, and White Models
    News and Events - August 29, 2014
    Expanding its popular line of Chromatics cellular-foam cymbal washers, Cympad is now offering them in crimson, yellow, and white models....
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  • Boso Bamboo Drumsticks Introduces New Fixed Handle Wire Brushes
    Boso Bamboo Drumsticks Introduces New Fixed Handle Wire Brushes
    The Showroom - August 26, 2014
    Boso Drumsticks recently released new Natural 5A and Strata 5A fixed handle wire brushes. By layering natural and compressed bamboo, using a method Boso calls “Strata Technology,” Boso is able to mimic the density of hickory to produce bamboo sticks that match the weight drummers are accustomed to. Boso also produces sticks made entirely of natural bamboo (Natural) and entirely of compressed bamboo (Dark) for players looking for a lighter or heavier stick. In a series of reliability tests performed by National Technical Systems (NTS), Boso’s bamboo sticks were found to have greater shock absorption than hickory....
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  • Rudiments On Congas by Alex Acuña Available as Download or on DVD
    Rudiments On Congas by Alex Acuña Available as Download or on DVD
    News and Events - August 25, 2014
    Rudiments On Congas, available via Drum Channel, features nearly two hours of lesson material from world-renowned drummer and percussionist Alex Acuña (Weather Report, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and more)....
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  • Simmons Introduces Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller
    Simmons Introduces Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller
    The Showroom - August 22, 2014
    The new Stryke6 is an iPad controller that delivers a tactile playing experience in a compact, tabletop design. Equipped with six velocity-sensitive pads plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control, the laptop-sized Stryke6 is ideal for on-the-go playing, portable practice, and other times when a full kit is not a viable option....
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  • Grover Pro Aluminum-Handle Bass Drum Mallets
    Grover Pro Aluminum-Handle Bass Drum Mallets
    The Showroom - August 21, 2014
    Grover Pro’s six new models of aluminum handle bass drum mallets feature .625"-diameter aluminum shafts with a finish that is easy to grip....
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  • Sabian’s Fast Hat Pocket cymbal bags
    Sabian Releases Fast Hat Pocket Cymbal Bags To Speed Up Set-Up and Tear-Down
    News and Events - August 15, 2014
    Making it faster for a drummer to get in and out of a gig is the focus of this new cymbal bag collection from Sabian. The bags feature the patent pending Fast Hat Pocket....
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  • Castle Drum Company Produces Tapered Stave Snares
    Castle Drum Company Produces Tapered Stave Snares
    The Showroom - August 13, 2014
    Castle Drum Company produces made-to-order drums using a wide variety of exotic and domestic woods. Company founder, David Cheney, is a professional woodworker and drummer of over thirty years, and he specializes in building tapered stave snares with 14" batter heads and 13" resonant heads. These drums are said to have greater snare movement, sensitivity, action, and response....
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  • Acrylic Customz creates custom bass drum heads of any size!
    Acrylic Customz Creates Custom Bass Drum Heads of Any Size
    News and Events - August 11, 2014
    Company founder Katie Costantino says, “I use acrylic paints and acrylic-paint pens to come up with eye-catching designs and graphics, from abstract pieces to album artwork, for drummers all over....
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  • Grover Pro now offering colored ChromaTone timpani mallets.
    Grover Pro now offering colored ChromaTone timpani mallets.
    The Showroom - August 8, 2014
    The colored felts of ChromaTone seamless timpani mallets are molded to a solid core. The mating of the core to the lightweight bamboo handles moves the center of gravity forward, which is said to produce a round sonority with greater fundamental tone....
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