Drums & Percussion

Drums & Percussion

The Xs20 series from SABIAN now includes three key new models. Designed for low-volume settings, the dB Control Crash is a bright, extra-thin model that is quick, quiet and gets out of the way fast. Best-selling Sabian HHX and AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hat design will also now be available in the Xs20 series as a 14” pair. Their innovative Air-Wave bottom is designed to eliminate air lock for maximum clarity.

Read more: Sabian Xs20 Cymbals

Drums & Percussion

With almost twice the wave ROM and more than 250 additional sounds than Yamaha’s previous drum trigger module, the new DTX502 is the first to incorporate drum and cymbal samples from VST developers optimized for DTX. The system lets users import audio samples and MIDI files for further expandability. It also includes advanced features such as cymbal muting, natural swells, and smoother snare drum rolls.

Read more: Yamaha DTX-502

Drums & Percussion

The DA-26P Percussion Mount mounts to any round hardware tubing from 16mm to 25mm without the need for bolts and catches, secured with a single oversized thumbscrew. The internal spline allows for 360 degrees of pull-and-turn rotation in 26 locking increments, making a versatile mount for cowbells, electric drum pads, music lyres, tambourines, FX cymbals, and more.

Read more: DrumFire Percussion Mount

Drums & Percussion

Grover Pro®’s new castanet mounting frame transforms handle castanets and makes them mountable for a table or any standard cymbal stand. This solid oak frame is extra durable, and its large clamping knob adjusts felt-lined jaws to easily accommodate handles of various diameters. Four hard durometer rubber isolation feet ensure a stable base.

Read more: Grover Pro Professional Castanet Mounting Frame

Drums & Percussion

This cajon comes fully equipped with a built-in 5” speaker, an adjustable volume knob, a 1/8” auxiliary input, and a ¼” input on the back of the cajon, allowing musicians to plug in and play on the go. The Practice Cajon offers a controlled sound, coupled with a wide range of frequency. This cajon’s body and front plate are both crafted from sustainably-harvested Siam Oak wood, and individually tested for quality. 

www.tycoonpersuccion.com

Drums & Percussion

Grover Pro® Professional Musical Anvils are multi-tonal, capable of  producing two distinct pitches plus a third “harmonic” sonority produced by striking on the center logo.  Each Professional Musical Anvil comes with a sturdy hardwood mounting stand that is designed to allow the anvil to vibrate freely, resulting in maximum resonance. The wide 4-in playing surface facilitates execution of fast rhythmic passages. When played with Grover's new Dual-Tone Anvil Hammer, these instruments create metallic transients designed to cut through a variety of ensembles. Retail price: $195, (Duo-tone hammer: $30).

www.groverpro.com

Drums & Percussion

Moderators are designed to help drummers control the sound of cymbals that were too loud or too long to begin with. The items can be used to ‘dry out’ a ride cymbal in a live application, reduce the volume and decay of a crash in a lesson or practice session, and add focus and definition to a cymbal set in a recording studio. In addition, Moderators can quickly and easily be placed under the bell of any cymbal— and removed just as quickly and easily— offering highly effective yet flexible and temporary tone control.

Read more: Cympad Moderators

Drums & Percussion

Crescent’s new Haptic Series offers the modern hand percussionist a rainbow of tonal color. Developed by world musician Jamey Haddad, this series features a thin alloy of ultra responsive hand hammered cast bronze formed to a visual work of art. Available as a Hand China or Hand Crash in 16” or 18”. The Haptic Resonator provides true tactile response and a wave of resonating sound.

Retail price: $380 - $490.

Drums & Percussion

Mike has expanded the tonal color palette for Orchestra Bells, Glockenspiels, and Xylophones. The Glock/Bell/Xylo Series enables the player to be an artist creating new sounds that produce a full, rich tone that will resonate throughout the concert hall. Each mallet in this series features select rattan handles, shorter in length for greater dexterity and control.

Drums & Percussion

Dream Cymbals ReFX SeriesDream Cymbals recently introduced the Scott Pellegrom Crop Circle: a 10” baby brother to the company’s ReFX series 14” ring cymbal circle. The smaller size is ideal for dropping over a hi-hat or ride cymbal. It also fits on top of smaller 12” and 13” snares.

Also new to the series is the ReFX bell, or the donut hole. (Or the Timbit of cymbals, for those in Canada.) The ReFX bell makes a unique effect—it’s a great add-on bell sound or stacker element. The new ReFX HAN 10 is a versatile, unique effect with a truly alien sound. It’s a fusion of East meets West—an ultrathick, unlathed bell with a thin, twangy, flanged edge. The ReFX series are made from recycled cymbals collected through the Dream Cymbals dealer network. Bring in any broken cast cymbal and an Dream dealer will offer a rebate towards a new Dream cymbal at $1 per inch. The company collects customers’ broken pieces and transform them into new instruments in the ReFX series. Retail price: $49 (14” crop circle), $39 (10” crop circle), $29 ReFX Bell), $97 (ReFX HAN10).

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