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Previously Rented Practice Marimbas Available

Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

If you’re in need of a practice marimba for home practice over the summer, now is the time!  We currently have a good inventory of lightly used, previously rented Adams practice marimbas in stock and available for you to take home today.  These are also available on our rental plan at a rate of around 15% below the rental rate of a new instrument.  Give us a call and let us help you keep your chops up this summer!

The AMPD30 (top of page) marimba features the same Padouk bars as used on the Best –Selling Soloist Series instruments, giving the player a true graduated bar instrument to learn and grow with. Every tone bar of the Academy 3 octave marimba is hand-adjusted through the sixth overtone using the same bar tuning methods as the top of the line Adams Artist Series instruments. Only Adams is able to consistently produce in-tune instruments with a full and even tone for players at every level.

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators (below) is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full size marimba.

Adams AMPD33R Academy Marimba

Call us at 1-877-900-DRUM or email us at chops@chopspercussion.com.

Keep Improving 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 Export EXX725S Drum Set

Pearl Export Drum Set

This Pearl Drumset package includes absolutely everything you will need to get started on your path to drumming satisfaction, including a set of high-quality cymbals and a sturdy drum throne.
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Adams MSPV43 Soloist Series Marimba

Adams MSPV43 Marimba

Adams Soloist Series Marimbas offer the precision construction methods and many of the great features found on the Artist and Concert series instruments, and combine them with a number of keyboards and size options ideal for beginners and schools looking for a high quality, wood bar instrument, at an extremely affordable price.
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Adams AMPD33R Academy Marimba

Adams AMPD33R Marimba

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full size marimba.
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Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

The AMPD30 marimba features the same Padouk bars as used on the best-selling Soloist Series instruments, giving the player a true graduated bar instrument to learn and grow with.
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Adams AXLD35 Academy Xylophone

Adams AXL35 Academy Xylophone

The AXLD35 xylophone features Light Rosewood bars for a fantastic bright tone, and a durable lifetime of use. With the AXLD35, player’s have a true full-sized bar instrument that sounds in the correct octave to learn and grow with.
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Yamaha DTX522K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX522K Drum Set

The DTX522K features the DTX-PAD snare with newly developed tom pads, exclusive 3-zone hi-hat and cymbal pads, plus the incredible sounds and features of the DTX502 module in an affordable kit configuration.
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Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX532K Drum Set

The DTX532K features the DTX-PAD snare, plus real hi-hat trigger and 3-zone cymbals that allows true drum playing techniques to be developed. The DTX-PAD provides snare head, open rimshot, and closed rimshot voices for authentic snare expression, and the real hi-hat trigger and stand lets you match your ideal setup.
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Rentals are only available for residents of Indiana. Please contact us for more information on our rental program.

Email: chops@chopspercussion.com
Phone: 317.813.2070 or 1.877.900.DRUM (3786)

Casey Cangelosi Clinic at Chops Percussion

Come celebrate the grand opening of our new showrooms for Paige’s Music and Chops Percussion with a FREE clinic and performance by Casey Cangelosi, Majestic artist and Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University!

The clinic is this Thursday, November 16th, at 7pm. Seating is very limited, so please reserve your tickets here.

Casey is commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars. He has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan, and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the “Paganini of Percussion” and “The voice of a new generation”.

A big Thank You! goes out to our friends at Majestic for sponsoring this clinic.

Katarzyna Mycka Masterclass & Concert at Lawrence Central High School

Katarzyna Mycka marimba quartet

International marimba virtuoso Katarzyna Mycka will present a master class next Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm in the Lawrence Central Auditorium. The master class will be followed by a concert of her marimba quartet from 8-9pm. Admission is for both events is $10 at the door.

About The Performers:

Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Katarzyna Mycka the sobriquet “she who dances with the mallets”: “the greatest fluidity”, “perfect mallet technique,” and a “marvelous, rhythmic precision” are characteristic for the musician, who is able to simultaneously produce up to six tones on her concert marimba with the sixty narrow wooden bars and resonance pipes.

After receiving training in piano and drums, the artist born in 1972 discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdansk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the First World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Then followed stipends and invitations to master courses in the United States, Asia, and various European countries, through which the young musician soon developed a network in the music scene.