The Showroom

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Showroom: Los Cabos 55AB Hickory Drumstick

Los Cabos has added a new model to its white hickory line of drumsticks. The .587"x16" 55AB hybrid stick is thicker than a 5A but thinner than a 5B. For more information, visit

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2015

Showroom: Vater Buzz Kill and Buzz Kill Extra Dry Dampeners

Buzz Kill is a drum and cymbal gel dampening system to control unwanted overtones. If needed, each gel can be cut to achieve the desired amount of dampening, whether used live or in the studio. Buzz Kill is super-tacky and…

Modern Drummer
May 7, 2015

Showroom: Valter Percussion Aludu Udu Drum

The Aludu is an aluminum udu drum that is said to feature a wide range of sounds that are similar to a ceramic udu but are more responsive because the shell is thinner. Unbreakable and compact, the 32x15cm Aludu is…

Modern Drummer
May 6, 2015

Showroom: Rock-N-Roller Ground Glider Carts and Casters

Rock-N-Roller recently added two off-road carts, R16RT and R18RT, and made caster upgrades to other models. Both the R16RT and R18RT boast extra-wide Ground Glider front casters, wider rear wheels, larger frame tubing, and high weight capacities to make transporting…

Modern Drummer
May 5, 2015

Showroom: Groove Freedom iPad App

Leading online educator Mike Johnston, founder of the popular live-streaming drum lesson site, recently teamed up with app developer Derek Lee to create an interactive version of his popular method book, Groove Freedom, for iPad users. Incorporating all of…

Modern Drummer
May 2, 2015

Showroom: Slug Percussion Batter Badge Triad Pad HD

Industrial designer and drummer Eric “Baron” Behrenfeld, owner of Slug Percussion, is celebrating his company’s 20th anniversary with the release of a new patented armourphragm design for bass drum heads, called Batter Badge Triad Pad HD. The new product is…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2015

Showroom: Roland TD-25KV and TD-25K V-Drums

Roland has added two new mid-level kits in its V-Drums lineup. Featuring the all-new TD-25 sound module, mesh-head pads, and more, these kits are said to offer serious players quality sound and expressive playability. The TD-25KV and TD-25K kits feature…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015

Showroom: Rimshot-Locs Tension Rod Locking System

Rimshot-Locs, an all-metal drum tension rod locking system that prevents drums from going out of tune when rimshots are played, is now available across North America. The patented Rimshot-Locs are said to keep drums in tune for an entire gig,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 27, 2015

Showroom: VK Drums Offers Hand-Built Drums

Launched in 2012 in Sheffield, England, VK Drums feature single-point lugs turned from solid stainless steel and drilled, tapped, and polished by hand. Hoops are available as 12mm solid laser-cut, mirror-polished, or single-flange with welded-on tags. The welded tags of…

Modern Drummer
Apr 24, 2015

Showroom: Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Hip-Hop EZX Expansion Pack

Toontrack has released a third EZX sound library expansion, called Hip-Hop EZX, since the EZdrummer 2 launch in 2014. “This is easily one of the most comprehensive products in the history of the product line,” said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack’s head…

Modern Drummer
Apr 23, 2015

Showroom: Gator Pro-Go Series Snare Cases

  Gator Cases’ deluxe Pro-Go series provides professional-level protection for musicians on the go and is now available for snare drums. The Pro-Go series offers adjustable, removable, padded backpack straps, a nylon exterior, and padded sidewalls. The interior features a…

Modern Drummer
Apr 22, 2015

Showroom: Black Swamp Di Sanza Triangle Trigger

The Di Sanza Triangle Trigger, designed in collaboration with Black Swamp artist Tony Di Sanza, can be mounted to any existing cymbal stand, is adjustable both horizontally and vertically, and fits triangles up 9". The rotating beater mount holds .125",…

Modern Drummer
Apr 21, 2015

Showroom: Ahead Mach 1 Bass Drum Pedals

The Mach 1 Pro single pedal with Quick Torque offers a heavy-duty design; fully adjustable beater angle and spring tension; Quick Torque cam to enhance speed, return action, and performance; adjustable two-way beater (felt or plastic), and a dual-chain drive…

Modern Drummer
Apr 20, 2015

Showroom: Simmons SD100KIT Electronic Drumset

Sporting a new industrial design and a space-conscious footprint, the SD100KIT electronic drumset is ideal for beginners, students, and drummers looking for a practice kit. Compact enough to fit neatly into a bedroom, office, or home studio, the SD100KIT features…

Modern Drummer
Apr 19, 2015