Superstar Classic Exotix Drumkits

Built on a foundation of 100-percent maple shells, Exotix series drums feature a lacebark pine outer ply and are designed to emit powerful tones with brightness and projection. Hardware includes triple-flange hoops and low-mass lugs. The Star-Mount system optimizes resonance, adjustability, and stability. Drumsets are available in Black Sunburst or Garnet Burst finishes. The seven-piece shell pack lists for $1,749.98, and the five-piece lists for $1,416.65. Visit your local Tama dealer or shop now at Sweetwater.

Groove Juice

Cymbal Cleaner

Introduced twenty-five years ago, Groove Juice is a spray-on/rinse-off cymbal cleaner. List price is $10. groovejuiceinc.com



MS45DR Electronic Drum Monitor System

The MS45DR features a 2.1 loudspeaker system, including two compact, lightweight satellite speakers that mount to a 1.5″ rack frame. The satellite speakers are twenty watts and come with a .75″ dome tweeter and a 3″ midrange driver. The subwoofer features a 6.5″ driver and is also twenty watts. List price is $499.99.




Strike Amp 12 Powered Drum Amplifier

This 2,000-watt electronic drum amplifier offers a 12″ woofer and horn-loaded tweeter for clarity and punch. Additional features include a high-frequency compression driver, two XLR/TRS .25″ inputs with independent volume controls and a clip indicator, an XLR output, and a lightweight and flexible tilt-back cabinet that can be mounted on a speaker stand. A contour EQ switch controls tone, and a ground-lift switch eliminates unwanted noise. List price is $299. Check it out at your local Alesis dealer or shop now at Sweetwater.



Crabby Tools

Drummer’s Wing Nut Wrench

This hand tool tightens or loosens difficult bolts and is ideal for securing cowbells, wood blocks, and drum/cymbal stands. Made from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum, its sleek design allows for straight access to the nut. List price is $29.99. crabbytools.com


Innovative Percussion

Drumset Stick Bag

The DSB-2C canvas drumset stick bag features six interior pockets that can accommodate numerous pairs of drumsticks, brushes, and accessories. An inside zip-up pocket can be used to store drum keys, small tools, cymbal felts, and miscellaneous items. Charts and set lists can be stored in a rear exterior pocket, while the front exterior pocket provides a larger storage space with padding to help protect metronomes, headphones, tablets, and other devices. innovativepercussion.com


64 Audio

N8 Custom In-Ear Monitor

The hybrid design of the N8 utilizes a 9 mm dynamic driver for low frequencies and eight balanced armature drivers for the midrange and highs. The hand-built monitors are customizable and feature 64 Audio’s patent-pending technologies. Accessories include a personalized protective case, a dehumidifier, a cleaning tool, a shirt clip, a 48″ or 64″ detachable cable, and m15 or m20 apex modules. List price is $1,699. 64audio.com