February 2015 Posts

February News at Chops

If you aren’t signed up for our Chop Transmission emails, you may be missing out on the most update happenings around the store.  Below is the February edition of the transmission.  If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!


Demo Gear/Clearance Items

 

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo gear page has a fresh update. Some new items added are the Indiana Pacers drums, marimbas used by Legacy Indoor, and Zildjian cymbals from the Midwest B&O Clinic.. Remember, first-come, first-served!

View the entire list on our website.


2015 IPA Season Is Under Way

 

Indiana Percussion Association

Indoor Percussion season is underway and we’re proud to once again be the Presenting Sponsor for the Indiana Percussion Association. There are plenty of chances left to check out an IPA show this season. Check out the full schedule to find a show near you.

Good luck to all of the participants this year from all of us at Chops!


Planet Waves Cables In Stock!

 

Planet Waves cables always in stock at Chops Percussion

Now’s a good time to take stock of the cables you use and make sure they’re all in good working order. If you need new cables or would just like to have extra cables for backup, let us know. We always have a good variety of Planet Waves cables in stock. Give us a call to see what’s currently here and we’ll get them out to you ASAP!

 

 


February Drummer Birthdays

 

Famous drummer birthdays in February

Do you have a birthday in February. Follow this link to see which famous drummers share your birthday month.

Indoor Percussion & Hearing Protection

Have you ever gone to bed at night after your indoor percussion rehearsal and had an incessant ringing in your ears? If you have, that is your body telling you that you’ve done some damage to your hearing. Please know that hearing loss is irreversible, so you need to start protecting your ears NOW! How, you ask? There are a couple of great ways to do so.

  • Earplugs – These should be essential to your playing and performing. Many of the percussion instruments used in an indoor show are played at a high volume for long periods of time, so you need to be protecting your ears. Do yourself a favor and start using earplugs now. Tell yourself that ear protection is just as essential as the sticks and mallets you use to play. If you’re a cymbal player and execute many loud crashes at ear level, this advice applies to you as well.
  • Headphones – Not so great if you’re trying to make a fashion statement while playing, but hearing is way more important than looking cool! These are great if you have hypersensitive ears and they allow you to hear the music you’re playing while cutting out all of the dangerous frequencies. A great option if earplugs are uncomfortable for you to wear.

 

A gym is a very tough listening environment for percussionists, so hearing protection not only safeguards your hearing, but it may allow you to hear more of what you need (the music that you and your group perform) and less of what you don’t (the unwanted high frequencies associated with loud music).

You can buy your earplugs here: https://www.chopspercussion.com/run?id=8
Feel free to e-mail us at chops@chopspercussion.com or call 877-900-DRUM if you have more specific questions regarding hearing protection.

You only get one good set of ears in your life, so take care of them!!!   

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How Do I Order Supplies And Have Them Delivered To My School? – FAQs

Another frequently asked question is – How do I order supplies and have them sent to my school?

We have 2 options and neither one requires you to visit our store.

1. Call the store at 1-877-900-DRUM (3786). Jeff or Derek will take your order, ask for your school, student name, and payment information. Then the order will be delivered by the Paige’s Music District Managers on their next weekly visit to your school.

2. Order online. Browse our online store and add your items to your cart. Our website uses SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption to allow you to shop our site with confidence. And, we go through a site vulnerability scan several times a year which is verified by SecurityMetrics.

When you’re ready to checkout, sign in with the username and password that we sent to you when you first signed up for a rental instrument. NOTE: The Paige’s Music username and password will work for Chops Percussion. There’s no need to create a new account.

Note: If you have a rental instrument from Paige’s Music , please use the username and password that was automatically generated for you by our system. We provided those credentials to you in a letter just after you recieved your instrument. If you have discarded or misplaced that information, please call us at 1-800-382-1099 and we’ll help you get signed in.

If you didn’t rent an instrument from Paige’s Music or Chops Percussion, go ahead and sign up for a new account.

During checkout make sure to choose "Delivery to Account School – Free" to make sure our District Manager will deliver your order for no charge.

Billing and shipping details

Next, enter your payment details.

Payment information

Finally, review your order. Note that the next delivery day for your student’s school will be noted under "Shipping Information."

Confirm order and shipping details

Click the "Purchase" button to finalize your order.

If you have any questions or experience any problems along the way, please contact us at
1-800-382-1099.

 

New Products for 2015 – Part II

New Products for 2015

Continuing with our series of new product highlights from our recent trip to the NAMM show, here are some great new items from Pearl, geared specifically for outdoor use.  The new Pearl Field Percussion, designed with the elements in mind, features a protective, textured black lacquer finish, and outfitted with all-weather Remo NuSkyn and Fiberskyn heads, great for any environment. 

See below for our hightlights, but be sure to visit the Pearl website for more details:
http://pearldrum.com/products/marching/field-percussion/field-percussion/

 

PJF350FP649 Field Percussion Djembe  

  • 14”
  • Weather resistant fiberglass body

 

WST20FP Field Percussion Shime Taiko

  • 10”
  • Thai Oak stave construction for cut and clarity


  

 

PFC202EDU649 Field Percussion Congas

  • 10”/11”
  • Weather resistant fiberglass body

 

PGA60FP Field Percussion Shaker

  • 21” length
  • Large, hexagonal body produces massive sound