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Is Your Percussion Section #BuiltToCompete?

As hard as it is to believe, marching band season is now upon us. Before long, you will be making orders for drum heads, sticks, and mallets. Chops will have everything you need to get you ready for the upcoming season and beyond.

For those of you that are fans of Evans and Promark products, please visit this link: http://percussion.daddario.com/

Here, you will find info about their Built to Compete campaign, along with their top-selling products for your battery and front ensemble. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can download a free copy of the Built to Compete Buyer’s Guide. Should you have any specific questions on any of the products they feature, please do not hesitate to call (317-813-2070) or email (sales@chopspercussion.com). We will be glad to help you in any way possible!

Best of luck this summer. Let’s work together to make sure your percussion ensemble is #BUILTTOCOMPETE.

Evans and Promark are #builttocompete

In case you missed this clip at DCI Finals, here’s the initial video for Evans and Promark’s joint campaign:

Both Evans and Promark are widely used by many DCI and WGI groups, as well as marching band percussion sections all across the country. They are constantly working at making new and exciting products, as well as trying to make their current products better.

To keep up with the Built to Compete campaign, be sure to follow Promark and Evans on all their social media outlets. Just be sure to use the hashtag #builttocompete. You can also find the newest Promark and Evans items here.  If you have any specific questions about Evans or Promark products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Product Feature: D’Addario’s Proprietary Mallet Manufacturing Improvements

We not sure if you’ve heard, but D’Addario has completely revamped its manufacturing process from the bottom up. Here’s the low down:

  • Rather than purchasing raw materials from third-party suppliers, they now using injection molds and make all cores in house.
  • They have also developed a new method to attach cores to shafts by developing a threaded insert that dramatically increased durability
    • With the new process, it requires over 200% more force to pull the core off of the shaft versus nailed construction.
  • Taking D’Addario’s proprietary string winding technology, they developed and custom built a new mallet winding machine that offers a more consistent finish and increased variability in design.
    • They can now custom tailor “wrap recipes” that are optimal for the shape and use of each mallet.
  • Diversity of Materials: With access to a vast library of materials, as well as developing an innovative new way to achieve multi-tone sounds, we are able to create mallets that can be tailored to any playing situation.
  • Quality Control + Consistency: By manufacturing all of the components in house, they’re able to apply their own quality control practices and ensure that every mallet core and shaft are made to the highest possible standards. This includes the core itself being extremely consistent in its weight and hardness from pair to pair.

These are available to order right now. Please contact us if you have any questions!