The Showroom

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Showroom: Drum Brakes Strives to Eliminate Need for Rugs

  Drum Brakes provides drummers with a more convenient alternative to large, bulky drum rugs. Seven anti-slip pads easily place under each of the hi-hat legs, as well as under the bass drum spurs. In addition, placing one pad under…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2015

Showroom: Black Swamp 20th Anniversary Snare Drum

Black Swamp’s 20th Anniversary snare drum features a Unibody Bocote shell, a Multisonic strainer, black-nickel hardware, straight hoops with claws, and the new Infiniti internal snare system (patent pending). Twenty drums will be manufactured and available in three sizes: 6.5x14,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2015

Showroom: Shure PG Alta Drum Microphone Kits

The PG ALTA line of microphones offers advanced design features for professional sound at a budget-conscious price. The complete family includes fourteen new products, including models and pre-packs for drums. “PG ALTA microphones are designed for anyone seeking great sound,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 2, 2015

Showroom: Premier “The Beast??? Snare Drum

The Beast snare drum is said to deliver power and sensitivity and features Premier’s unique shell technology, called the Air-Flow system. Sonic chambers circulate the air movement through the shell, bringing body and depth to its tonal characteristics. The power…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2015

Showroom: Polynome Metronome iPhone App

Drummers Joe Crabtree and Lucas Ives created the PolyNome app for iPhone that allows users to keep track of practices, create playlists, and tag presets. “The original idea behind PolyNome was to create a metronome that would help musicians learn…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2015

Showroom: Tama’s New Products for 2015

The Star Walnut is the new flagship line for Tama drums and is ideal for both the stage and the studio. The Star Walnut shells are said to project booming low end with enough cut to be heard through any…

Modern Drummer
Mar 30, 2015

Showroom: Grover Pro KeeGee Piccolo Snare Drum

The response of the new KeeGee piccolo snare drum is said to extend down beyond the ability of the ear to detect. The drum also is said to possess a powerful “bark” when pushed to the upper dynamic limits. The…

Modern Drummer
Mar 29, 2015

Showroom: Sonivox Tony Coleman Drums Sample Library

Sonivox has released Tony Coleman Drums, an all-new sample drum instrument for drummers, producers, and songwriters. Using a MIDI keyboard, electronic drums, or pad controller, users can access 10 GB of Tony’s blend of playing, timing, and touch to enhance…

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2015

Showroom: Big Bang Distribution Named Exclusive Worldwide Agents for Bass Plate and Pinch Clip Accessories

Pinch Clip and Bass Plate have chosen Big Bang Distribution as their exclusive, worldwide sales agents. PinchClip replaces conventional nuts and wing nuts on many types of threaded hardware, including cymbal tilters and hi-hat clutches. The stainless-steel flange flexes when…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2015

Showroom: CRX Cymbal Packs to Include a Free Black Widow Drum Web

The CRX division of the TRX Cymbal Co. and Pahu International, makers of the Black Widow Drum Web, have announced that CRX cymbal pre-packs will now include a free Black Widow Drum Web. Available in a choice of Classic, Rock…

Modern Drummer
Mar 25, 2015

Showroom: Alesis DM10 Mesh Kits

Alesis’ new DM10 X Mesh Kit and DM10 Studio Mesh Kit feature the new Alesis FMH dual-zone mesh drumheads (patent-pending), which are said to deliver an unprecedented degree of feel and natural rebound. The ultra-quiet mesh drumheads come closer to…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2015

Showroom: Protection Racket AAA Deluxe Cymbal Vault

The Deluxe Cymbal Vault has been designed using Protection Racket’s Triple AAA (Access All Area, All Accidents Averted) drum case technology. The case features an impact resistant, polycarbonate frame, which is fully rigid but lightweight, and weighs 8.8 pounds. The…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2015

Showroom: Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Dual Cymbals

The new Byzance Extra Dry Dual cymbals feature a contrast between Extra Dry and Brilliant finishes combined with a unique mix of hammering and lathing. The dual playing zones offer a thick center for riding and a thinner edge for…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2015

Showroom: TRX Consolidates Cymbal Lines

The TRX Cymbal Co. has announced a realignment and consolidation of its cymbal lines by moving many of its Icon and Dark Icon models into its MDM and DRK series and adding the Icon stacker (vented) cymbals to the SFX…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2015