Tama Superstar Classic Neo-Mod Drumset
This easily transportable and compact kit features 100-percent maple shells and is said to provide full sounds with excellent projection and brightness. The kit includes a 7×12 tom, a 9×14 floor tom, and a 10×20 bass drum. This series is currently available in Mod Blue Duco, White Smoke, and Turquoise Satin Haze finishes. Check it out at your local Tama dealer or from Amazon.
Aquarian Super-Mesh Practice Heads
Available in 6″ to 26″ sizes, these volume-free, single-ply drumheads feature Aquarian’s Safe-T-Loc hoops, which are said to keep the head round and flat. They are also ideal as replacement heads for some electronic drums. Check it out at your local dealer or from Amazon.
Warm Audio WA-84 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The WA-84 is a cardioid, vintage-style, small-diaphragm condenser based on classic microphone circuit topology. It sports a CineMag USA transformer, Fairchild transistors, and Wima capacitors. The WA-84 is designed for live and recording applications and is ideal for a variety of instruments. It is offered in nickel and black finishes and can be purchased individually or as a stereo pair. Check them out at your local Warm Audio dealer or from Amazon.
Pearl Masters Maple/Gum Series
Masters Maple/Gum series drums are available in a preselected offering of hand-lacquered and wrapped finishes, with each featuring a vault-cured 6-ply North American maple and gum shell (four plies maple, two plies gum) with 60-degree edges. Additional features include Mastercast die-cast hoops and the company’s CL bridge lugs. Masters Maple/ Gum kits are available in Hand-Rubbed Natural, Black Diamond Pearl, Matte White Marine Pearl, and Platinum Gold Oyster finishes, and are offered in two shell packs with a limited selection of component addon drums. Look for it at your local Pearl dealer.
Gon Bops La Salsera Cowbell Line
La Salsera cowbells are handcrafted in Venezuela from clear-coated raw steel and feature the Gon Bops V-Grip mount with its two-point tightening mechanism. Handheld Bongo Bells are offered in high, low, and medium models. The High Bongo Bell produces a dominant high-pitched fundamental note for authentic tone that cuts with clarity. The Medium and Low Bongo Bells produce medium- and low-pitched fundamental notes, respectively. The La Salsera Timbale Bell produces a medium-pitched tone, while the Cha-Cha Bell offers a medium-bright tone. Both are designed to be mounted but can be handheld for muted tones. Ask for them at your local Gon Bops dealer.