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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

Win a pair of signed Vic Firth drumsticks from Dirty Heads drummer Matt Ochoa, plus a signed vinyl copy of the Sound of Change

Due to a database error, The Dirty Heads contest has been extended until June 10th, 2015. Everyone who entered previously will need to reenter this contest for a change to win.   Register now to win a pair of signed…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 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

Showroom: Check Out Meinl’s Bamboo Multi-Stick Collection!

New from Meinl is the Bamboo Multi-Stick collection consisting of three different pairs. Each Multi-Stick is made in Germany from hand-selected bamboo and provides a different playing feel and new sound options for the cajon and other percussion instruments. A…

Modern Drummer
Nov 25, 2014

News: Big Band Debuts New Website for Ahead Products

A year in the making, the new Ahead website is designed with a fresh look, user-friendly navigation, and updated information on all Ahead products and artists. Viewers can now find information on old and new Ahead products, including drumsticks, mallets,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 19, 2014

PinchClip Replaces Wingnuts on Cymbal Stands and Hi-Hats

The patent-pending PinchClip from William Feldman Studio is an accessory that replaces conventional wingnuts on many types of threaded drum hardware, including cymbal tilters and hi-hat clutches. The stainless-steel flange flexes when pinched so that the holes in its overlapping…

Modern Drummer
Nov 14, 2014

Diamondback Drumsticks Combine Laser-Engraved Handles With Premium-Grade Hickory Sticks

Bringing modern technology to the classic drumstick design, Diamondback offers the quality and consistency of premium American-made hickory drumsticks plus a textured grip. The laser-engraved handle is said to be less abrasive than a conventional, knurled finish yet safer and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2014

Los Cabos Updates Randy Black Signature Stick

Randy Black’s rubberized dipped series will no longer be available as of Sept 30, 2014. The model will undergo cosmetic changes but all dimensions will stay intact. The sticks will now have a high gloss black finish from the neck…

Modern Drummer
Sep 16, 2014

Tired of shopping for drumsticks? Even Flow offers a mail-order subscription service.

Even Flow Drumsticks offers drummers a subscription service to receive drumsticks on a monthly basis. Subscriptions are available at three different tiers: one pair per month for $10, two for $20, or four for $35. The company carries its own…

Modern Drummer
Jul 10, 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