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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 www.loscabosdrumsticks.com.

Modern Drummer
May 8, 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

Showroom: Vic Firth 
American Classic 5A and 5B Sticks Available With Barrel Tips

The American Classic 5A Barrel measures .565"x16" and features a proportionately barrel-shaped tip. The result is said to be a balanced stick that creates clarity with great tone. The .595"x16" American 5B Barrel features a reduced surface area of the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 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…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 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…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2015

What You Need to Know About...Drumsticks

  This article originally ran in the May/June 2010 issue of Drum Business.   by Fran Azzarto   Drumsticks aren’t overly mystifying, yet there is information that you should be able to draw from when choosing a particular size or…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2014

Liverpool Special Grip Abiurana and Luminous Abiurana Drumsticks Now Available Through American Recorder Technologies

Abiurana, also known as Brazilian maple, is a tropical hardwood that is grown in ecologically sustainable forest. The forest’s moist climate produces wood rich with long and dense fibers, giving these stick improved feel and power. The Special Grip Abiurana…

Modern Drummer
Aug 5, 2014

Los Cabos now offering Jive and Swing sticks for jazz drummers and additional white hickory nylon-tip models.

The Jive and the Swing drumsticks were designed for jazz musicians. The Swing model features an elongated oval tip that is said to deliver depth and tone from drums and cymbals. It measures .566"x16.29". The Jive model features a ball…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2014

Innovative Percussion Legacy Series Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion introduced seven new drumset models into the Legacy Series this year. Measuring .580"x16" and .630"x16", the hickory models with wood tips list for $15.25. Hickory with nylon tips list for $16.50. Maple models are also available with wood…

Modern Drummer
Jun 24, 2014

Shakerstix Drumsticks With Built-In Shaker Sound!

Shakerstix are played as a traditional drumstick with an added shaker sound. The SSRT1 model has the look and feel of a traditional 5A drumstick. Model SSDR1 combines the Shakerstix design with a wooden rod-style stick to achieve a softer…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2014

Vic Firth Welcomes Vinnie Colaiuta

Vic Firth Company is proud to announce the signing of Vinnie Colaiuta to its family of artists. With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, Colaiuta is one of today’s first-call drummers for both live and session in…

Modern Drummer
Jun 11, 2013

Product Close-Up: Boso Bamboo Drumsticks

June 2013 Product Close-Up Boso Natural, Dark, and Strata Bamboo Drumsticks by Miguel Monroy For many drummers, finding the right kind of sticks is not a quick process but rather a journey that takes a little time before reaching its…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2013