The Showroom Archives
Showroom: Mapex Expands and Updates Accessory Line
News and Events - February 26, 2015
Mapex has added a complete line of tom holders, cymbal arms, boom arms, and clamps to its hardware selections....
Showroom: Sabian B8X Cymbal Series
News and Events - February 25, 2015
Sabian has announced that B8, a bestseller since its launch in 1984, will be replaced with the significantly improved B8X series, which features fully hammered bells, adjusted profiles, and a new logo, at the same prices...
Showroom: Gon Bops Cajons and Tambourines
The Showroom - February 24, 2015
The Commuter is a fully collapsible cajon that fits into a backpack for transport to gigs, rehearsals, and sessions....
Showroom: Vic Firth
American Classic 5A and 5B Sticks Available With Barrel Tips
The Showroom - February 23, 2015
The American Classic 5A Barrel measures .565"x16" and features a proportionately barrel-shaped tip. The result is said to be a balanced stick that creates clarity with great tone. The .595"x16" American 5B Barrel features a reduced surface area of the tip for a more focused cymbal sound....
Showroom: Paiste Signature Cymbals and New PSTX, 602, and 2002 Models
The Showroom - February 21, 2015
Police drummer Stewart Copeland teamed up with Paiste Sound Development to design a small hi-hat for fine articulation yet crisp enough to cut through at all volume levels. The result is the 12″ Signature Combo […]
Showroom: Yamaha Hybrid Packs Combine Acoustic and Electronic Components in One Kit
The Showroom - February 20, 2015
Yamaha is now offering all-in-one acoustic/electronic hybrid drumset packs for drummers who want to take advantage of the growing trend of combining acoustic and electronic elements into one self-contained drumkit....
Showroom: Mapex Including SONIClear Bearing Edge on Saturn V Series Drums
News and Events - February 19, 2015
The award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the new SONIClear tom holder are now standard features on every Saturn V set. The SONIClear is said to eliminate the problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they’re mounted on a stand....
Showroom: Headhunters Dreamcatchers Brushes
The Showroom - February 18, 2015
Dreamcatcher brushes incorporate an adjustable nylon hoop and a traditional non-retractable wire brush. The nylon hoop helps compress the wire brush filaments into the drumhead to produce a “fat back beat” and faster rebound and can be played in the up side or down side position.....
Showroom: Vater Mallets and Marching/Orchestral Implements
News and Events - February 17, 2015
The new Power Bass Drum mallets feature a shaft that starts with a .870"-diameter grip and then slightly tapers up to a .890" diameter at the head. This allows for a heavy and powerful sound, and the shaft is designed to withstand rimclicks....
Showroom: Zildjian Expands the fx Line With Five New Offerings
News and Events - February 16, 2015
Zildjian’s fx 10" and 12" Spiral Stackers are paper-thin in weight and provide an inexpensive entry into trashy cymbal stacking sounds....
Showroom: Blue Hummingbird Small-Diaphragm Condenser With Rotating Head
The Showroom - February 13, 2015
With a precisely tuned diaphragm based on Blue’s B1 capsule, the Hummingbird is a versatile and precision-engineered Class A small-diaphragm microphone said to be ultra-responsive and to deliver extended frequency response, making it an ideal studio and stage solution for drum overheads....
Showroom: Roland RT-30 Series Acoustic Drum Triggers
The Showroom - February 12, 2015
Roland’s RT-30 series gives drummers a solution for using acoustic drums as triggers for a hybrid setup without incorporating additional pads. With quick, simple mounting on kick, snare, and tom drums, RT-30 triggers connect to devices, such as Roland’s TM-2 Trigger Module, TD-series V-Drums sound modules, and SPD-series percussion pads....
Showroom: Vic Firth Split Brush Retractable Wire Brush
News and Events - February 11, 2015
Designed with German drummer Florian Alexandru-Zorn, the Split Brush represents a new design concept for a wire brush....
Showroom: Zildjian 21″ Organic and 20″ Renaissance Rides
News and Events - February 10, 2015
The 21" Organic ride is the latest member of the K Custom series, and the 20" Renaissance ride joins the K Constantinople series. Both are said to offer clean stick definition coupled with dark ride and crash sounds for a variety of genres and performance applications....
Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums
The Showroom - February 9, 2015
Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound....
Showroom: Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats
News and Events - February 6, 2015
The Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats feature a foam center surrounded with four flat bamboo slats and wrapped in thin PVC and is said to provide a variety of unique sounds with ideal rebound and feel....
Showroom: Vater Marching Double Quiver Stick Holder, New Player’s Design Models, and Buzz Kill Dampeners
News and Events - February 5, 2015
Vater’s Marching Double Quiver attaches to snare drums with adjustable hook-and-loop straps. Made from tough nylon, the Quiver provides easy access for quick stick changes. It is also ideal for use on traditional drumsets. List price is $17.99....
Showroom: Cymskin Cymbal Protectors
The Showroom - February 4, 2015
Designed and made in England, Cymskin cymbal protectors offer in-case protection by eliminating metal-to-metal contact and preventing scratches, logo-fade, and the risk of edge dings....
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