The Showroom

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Showroom: Yamaha Hybrid Packs Combine Acoustic and Electronic Components in One Kit

Yamaha DTX502 Hybrid Pack With Stage Custom Birch Drum Set Yamaha is now offering all-in-one acoustic/electronic hybrid drumset packs for drummers who want to take advantage of the growing trend of combining acoustic and electronic elements into one self-contained drumkit.…

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Feb 20, 2015

Showroom: Mapex Including SONIClear Bearing Edge on Saturn V Series Drums

The award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the new SONIClear tom holder are now standard features on every Saturn V set. The SONIClear is said to eliminate the problem of rack toms not resonating to their full potential after they’re mounted…

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Feb 19, 2015

Showroom: Headhunters Dreamcatchers Brushes

Dreamcatchers incorporate an adjustable nylon hoop and a traditional non-retractable wire brush. The hoop is expandable and can be retracted back to the handle. The nylon hoop helps compress the wire brush filaments into the drumhead more readily for a…

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Feb 18, 2015

Showroom: Vater Mallets and Marching/Orchestral Implements

The new Power Bass Drum mallets feature a shaft that starts with a .870"-diameter grip and then slightly tapers up to a .890" diameter at the head. This allows for a heavy and powerful sound, and the shaft is designed…

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Feb 17, 2015

Showroom: Zildjian Expands the fx Line With Five New Offerings

Zildjian’s fx 10" and 12" Spiral Stackers are paper-thin in weight and provide an inexpensive entry into trashy cymbal stacking sounds. Zildjian product manager Tony Lapsansky explains, “You can stack them on anything, from splashes to Chinas to crashes, or…

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Feb 16, 2015

Showroom: Blue Hummingbird Small-Diaphragm Condenser With Rotating Head

With a precisely tuned diaphragm based on Blue’s B1 capsule, the Hummingbird is a versatile and precision-engineered Class A small-diaphragm microphone said to be ultra-responsive and to deliver extended frequency response, making it an ideal studio and stage solution for…

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Feb 13, 2015

Showroom: Roland RT-30 Series Acoustic Drum Triggers

Roland’s RT-30 series gives drummers a solution for using acoustic drums as triggers for a hybrid setup without incorporating additional pads. With quick, simple mounting on kick, snare, and tom drums, RT-30 triggers connect to devices, such as Roland’s TM-2…

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Feb 12, 2015

Showroom: Vic Firth Split Brush Retractable Wire Brush

Designed with German drummer Florian Alexandru-Zorn, the Split Brush represents a new design concept for a wire brush. Created with two separate rows of medium-gauge wire, the two-tiered design helps produce different qualities of articulation. The retractable pull-rod includes a…

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Feb 11, 2015

Showroom: Zildjian 21" Organic and 20" Renaissance Rides

The 21" Organic ride is the latest member of the K Custom series, and the 20" Renaissance ride joins the K Constantinople series. Both are said to offer clean stick definition coupled with dark ride and crash sounds for a…

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Feb 10, 2015

Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums

Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound. The Chris Adler Warbird snare is engraved with his Warbird design. The 5.5x12 6-ply maple/walnut shell…

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Feb 9, 2015

Showroom: Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats

The Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats feature a foam center surrounded with four flat bamboo slats and wrapped in thin PVC and is said to provide a variety of unique sounds with ideal rebound and feel. Tala Wand Slats create…

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Feb 6, 2015

Showroom: Vater Marching Double Quiver Stick Holder, New Player’s Design Models, and Buzz Kill Dampeners

Vater’s Marching Double Quiver attaches to snare drums with adjustable hook-and-loop straps. Made from tough nylon, the Quiver provides easy access for quick stick changes. It is also ideal for use on traditional drumsets. List price is $17.99. New Vater…

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Feb 5, 2015

Showroom: Cymskin Cymbal Protectors

Designed and made in England, Cymskin cymbal protectors offer in-case protection by eliminating metal-to-metal contact and preventing scratches, logo-fade, and the risk of edge dings. A cymbal can be mounted directly onto a cymbal stand with no finger contact with…

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Feb 4, 2015

Showroom: Roland RH-300V V-Drums Headphones

Optimized specifically for use with V-Drums and other Roland percussion products, the RH-300V is said to deliver accurate, punchy sound for personal monitoring during practice, recording sessions, and performances. The RH-300V features dynamic drivers and a closed-back, circumaural design that…

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Feb 3, 2015