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July 2019 News at Chops

Marching Snare Head Feature: Remo Suede Max

We get many calls this time of year regarding snare head choices. There are many tried and true products out there, but there is one newer option that is quickly becoming the choice of marching groups everywhere: the Remo Suede Max batter head.

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It’s Vintage: Restoring a Ludwig Drum Set

If you are in the market for some new percussion gear for your upcoming marching band season, now is the time to take advantage of these great prices. Cap City Indoor used the gear this past indoor season, the gear is in great shape, and we just reduced the prices.

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

Welcome back to the Chops Blog! This week, 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!

The pedal action is unbelievably smooth. You would expect that from a pedal designed like this one, but even I was surprised by how little effort was used to play it. I know a lot of drummers look at direct drive-type pedals as great for speed, but not much else. This pedal provides both smooth speed and power, so you get the best of both worlds here.

The adjustments and features included on the single and double pedals are too numerous to list in the blog, so I would suggest going here to check it out:

(single) https://www.tama.com/usa/products/detail/hpds1.html

(double) https://www.tama.com/usa/products/detail/hpds1tw.html

The price tags are a little steep ($349.99 for the single and $699.99 for the double), but this could be the last pedal purchase you ever have to make, so that makes those prices a little easier to swallow. We have both in stock, so be sure to stop by soon and see what all the hype is about!

Improve Your Skills This Summer With A Rental From Chops Percussion

Keep improving this summer with a rental from Chops Percussion!

Chops has several drum sets and keyboards available for rental that are perfect for home practice.

Pearl Decade Maple Drum Set

For $69 per month, you will now be able to rent the Pearl Decade Maple set (Black Ice finish only) with 830 series hardware, a Sabin XSR cymbal package (14” hi hats, 16” and 18” crashes, 20” ride), and a Pearl D930 drum throne. We’ve had many requests for drum set outfits with upgraded drum and cymbal options, and this package definitely fits the bill. Do you want to hear the Decade in action? Please check out this video (best to listen with headphones or high-quality speakers):


Adams MSPV43 Soloist Series Marimba

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.

Pro Audio Gear at Chops Percussion

For the past twelve and half years, Chops has strived to serve our customers with the best concert and marching percussion on the market. Our goal to stock the most common and necessary items and to provide quick-turnaround for instruments and not-stock items has allowed us to create positive relationships with both our manufactures and our customers. Over the last decade, the marching arts have evolved at record pace. One of the leading changes: electronics and pro audio.