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June 2020 News At Chops

Sabian Wants You To Buy With Confidence

Have you ever ordered a cymbal for your drum set or your concert band and been disappointed by the sound of the instrument when it finally arrives? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one! Sabian has come up with a couple of unique ways to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase from minute one, and if you’re not, they will make it right!

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Product Spotlight: Evans TCX Marching Tenor Heads

The TCX tenor heads are a new alternative from Evans for all marching tenor applications. They are designed with band directors and percussion instructors in mind who seek enhanced volume and tonal clarity of their tenor line.

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Product Spotlight: Tama’s Dyna-Sync Bass Drum Pedals

We’re excited to talk about Tama’s brand new Dyna-Sync bass drum pedals. These pedals were unveiled at Winter NAMM this past January, and there was a lot of buzz surrounding them. I can tell you after putting my own foot on one the buzz was deserved!

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Demo Gear & Clearance Items

We’ve had several updates to the demo page since our last email. Head over to the list to check them out!

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Sabian is Striving to Make Cymbal Selection A Better Experience for Music Educators

Have you ever ordered a cymbal for your drum set or your concert band and been disappointed by the sound of the instrument when it finally arrives? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one! Sabian has come up with a couple of unique ways to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase from minute one, and if you’re not, they will make it right!

New Product Spotlight: Evans TCX Marching Tenor Heads

The TCX tenor heads are a new alternative from Evans for all marching tenor applications. They are designed with band directors and percussion instructors in mind who seek enhanced volume and tonal clarity of their tenor line. With the combination of two identical plies of 7 mil clear film, TCX tenor heads offer a full, rich tonal spectrum at any tuning range with increased projection and clear articulation. Combined with Level 360 Technology and Evans proprietary two-ply alignment, each head delivers maximum resonance and sustain at any tension. Available in 6-14″ for all common tenor drum sizes.

For all of you that are fans of the Corps Clear and MX Frost tenor heads, those are being discontinued in favor of this new TCX head. Chops now has the TCX heads in stock, so give us a call when you’re ready to give them a shot!

Demo List Updated

We hope this finds everyone doing well. We have updated and added to our demo list at chopspercussion.com. You can view the list here. Please check product availability with the Chops staff before ordering. You can call 317-813-2070 or email sales@chopspercussion.com and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Safety First: Some Thing To Know Before Coming To Chops

Welcome back to the Chops blog. I hope this finds all of you doing well.

We are now at the point that we can start letting customers back into our showroom. While we are very excited to see you, there are some new protocols in place for our walk-in customers. Here are some things to know before you head this way:

– If you do not feel well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please do not enter the building.
– Children 16 years of age and younger will not be allowed in Chops unless they’re accompanied by an adult.
– Children 16 and under must remain in the Paige’s showroom with their parent(s) until a parent is able to accompany them into Chops.
– No more than 4 guests are allowed in the Chops showroom at one time.
– Please ask the staff on hand for assistance before trying instruments/accessories out.
– Hands-free sanitizing station is available at the counter.
– If more than one person is in the room with you, please practice social distancing.

We all know things are A LOT different right now, but for the safety of our staff and our customers, this is the way things have to be. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we try to get the showroom up and running again. For those that aren’t ready to come into the store, we will still be offering curbside service.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 317-813-2070 or email us at sales@chopspercussion.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!