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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: 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: Syl’Sound Snare EQ Snare Drum Equalizer

The handmade Syl’Sound Snare EQ Snare Drum Equalizer is constructed of maple with mahogany and fits the interior of any 12"–15" snare drum shell from 5" to 8" depth. The accessory is designed to eliminate unwanted overtones and dampen the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2015

Showroom: Drum Grip Drumsticks Help Correct Hand Placement for Beginners

The ergonomic design of the Drum Grip is said to set hands and fingers in the right place for a relaxed hold on the drumstick and a more comfortable grip. The sticks are labeled for each hand and feature molded…

Modern Drummer
Mar 16, 2015

Gon Bops at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Gon Bops’ Luis Cardoso gives us the tour of the new products for 2015 from Gon Bops. The first new item is a portable practice cajon, called el Flaco, which comes with a backpack…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2015

Showroom: Burns Engineering’s New Bass Plate Drum Accessory

The patented Bass Plate attaches to a bass drum using the same screws and holes used for the two bottom batter-side tension lugs. The objective of the Bass Plate is to restore the balance and fullness of the drum’s sound…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2015

Showroom: PinchClip Now Available in Three-Packs

The patent-pending PinchClip, a drum accessory that replaces wingnuts on cymbal stands, is now available as a three-pack and comes in a choice of black or red finish. The PinchClip is a stainless-steel flange that makes setting up and packing…

Modern Drummer
Jan 16, 2015

Sweet Spot Clutches and Accessories Releases New Line

Sweet Spot Clutches and Accessories makes a unique line of hi-hat clutches and cymbal nuts. These high-quality pieces have been designed for function and visual appeal. The solid stainless-steel CNC-machined clutches offer custom feel and extra-thick jam nuts for easy…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2014

Showroom: Proline PLDR6 Snare Rack

Proline’s PLDR6 utility rack enables drummers to store and display multiple drums safely, without cases, while keeping them easily accessible for practice, performance, recording, and rehearsals. For professional drummers, the PLDR6 provides a way to display a collection of several…

Modern Drummer
Sep 25, 2014

Cympad Expands Chromatics Series with Crimson, Yellow, and White Models

Expanding its popular line of Chromatics cellular-foam cymbal washers, Cympad is now offering them in crimson, yellow, and white models. “Dealers and drummers continue to ask for more colors, and we are happy we can accommodate them,” explains Cympad president,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2014

Sabian Releases Fast Hat Pocket Cymbal Bags To Speed Up Set-Up and Tear-Down

Making it faster for a drummer to get in and out of a gig is the focus of this new cymbal bag collection from Sabian. The bags feature the patent pending Fast Hat Pocket. With this special front pocket and…

Modern Drummer
Aug 15, 2014

Acrylic Customz Creates Custom Bass Drum Heads of Any Size

  Company founder Katie Costantino says, “I use acrylic paints and acrylic-paint pens to come up with eye-catching designs and graphics, from abstract pieces to album artwork, for drummers all over. Taking serious pride in my work, I make sure…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2014

Grover Pro now offering colored ChromaTone timpani mallets.

The colored felts of ChromaTone seamless timpani mallets are molded to a solid core. The mating of the core to the lightweight bamboo handles moves the center of gravity forward, which is said to produce a round sonority with greater…

Modern Drummer
Aug 8, 2014

Porter and Davies partners with Precision Devices for its drum monitoring systems.

Photography by Paul Demuth   Porter and Davies has partnered with Precision Devices to produce its tactile transducers, which will be installed in all drum monitoring models to give them a greater frequency response range. The new design offers a…

Modern Drummer
Aug 7, 2014