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Category: Product Close-Up

Product Close-Up, where we review and supply multimedia for new products from the drum industry.

Soultone Noa Cymbal Pack

VIDEO DEMO: Soultone Noa Cymbal Pack

When putting together its first pre-pack, the Noa, Soultone wanted to keep the price down without sacrificing quality. To do that, the company decided to use the same B20 bronze alloy from its high-end series, but with the options limited to a simple, compact three-piece package comprising 13″ hi-hats, a 16″ crash, and a 19″ ride. The pack also comes with a Soultone-branded gig bag….

Vater Product Close-Up - November

Video Demo: Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories

Vater is good about balancing its catalog with highly practical products and innovative designs and accessories. This year the company introduced unfinished versions of two of its most popular “rock” models, the 1A and 3A, and added custom designs for Primus’s Tim Alexander and 311’s Chad Sexton. Also new are two sizes of clear muffling gels, the Buzz Kill and Buzz Kill Dry, and a couple of inventive StickMates, which allow you to add shaker or tambourine textures to your grooves via a slim, lightweight plastic grip attachment. It’s all very cool stuff, so let’s take a look….

Sun & Stars Collection Snare Drums

VIDEO DEMO: Gaai Sun & Stars Collection Snare Drums

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Gaai Sun & Stars Collection Snare Drums One-of-a-kind hand-cut finishes and classic maple tones…with a twist. Gaai Drums is…

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VIDEO DEMO: Pearl Wood Fiberglass Drumset

While American companies like Ludwig, Slingerland, and Gretsch established their now-classic drum sounds in the late ’60s with all-wood makeups (3-ply maple/poplar or mahogany/poplar for Ludwig and Slingerland, 6-ply maple/gum for Gretsch), something a bit more adventurous was taking place across the Pacific Ocean at the Pearl factory….