Product Spotlight Posts

New Product Spotlight – Yamaha Tour Custom Maple

We just got back from Summer NAMM, where Yamaha reintroduced their Tour Custom Maple series, available in five satin finishes and two shell pack configurations.  This mid-level maple kit combines the projection and expressive capability of all-maple shells with the beautiful grain of US maple.

Features:

– 6-ply, 5.6mm thin all-maple shells for a warm, bright tone
– 45 degree bearing edges for tonal depth and quick response
– YESS mounts to minimize contact between the shell and mount
– Inverse (stick saver) Dyna Hoops to control the natural overtones of maple shells
– Absolute lugs

Product Spotlight: Vic Firth Roger Carter Signature Stick and Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip

We’re excited about a couple of new products released at WGI this year by our friends at Vic Firth.

Roger Carter Signature Stick

First up is the Roger Carter Signature Snare Stick. The continuing evolution of the marching activity lead to the creation of this stick.

“Roger Carter is well known in the marching percussion activity for his dedication to excellence as well as his unique stylistic approach to rudimental drumming. Throughout his career, Roger has performed with and instructed for some of the foremost marching percussion programs in the world, including the Blue Devils, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, Broken City Indoor Percussion and the Bluecoats.”

New Items for 2017 from Meinl – Guest Blog with Adam Anderson

Hi, I’m Adam Anderson from Meinl!  Let’s talk about my favorite new items from Meinl for 2017.

The beginning of the year is always a crazy and exciting time, and this year is no different. Meinl has once again come out with close to, if not over, 200 new items for 2017 – including a new brand!

With the new items flooding into the Meinl USA warehouse in Nashville, it is a good time to make sure that you all know about some of the new items. I decided to just highlight a single item from each catalog, to keep things easier for you all.

Practice More with the Remo Silent Stroke Heads and Zildjian L80 Cymbals

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As a young drummer, I sometimes had a hard time finding ways to practice. The desire to practice was there, but the noise associated with my practice drove everyone else in my house nuts. Today’s drummers have a little more luck in that department. There are some great products out there that can quiet your kit down, so that means more practice time for you! Two of the best products on the market for volume control are the Remo Silent Stroke drumheads and the Zildjian L80 Low-Volume cymbals. Now you can buy them both together! Introducing the Zildjian Quiet Pack (insert pack picture here).

If you’re unfamiliar with these products, check out this video from YouTube user, Buck A.:

The pack will sell for $349.95 and will be available for a limited time only. Email us at chops@chopspercussion.com or call 877-900-DRUM to place your order today!

Product Spotlight & Special Offer: Lalo Quick Mount Practice Pad and Mount

Is your drumline “hacking” on the rims during rehearsal and causing a loud distraction to the rest of the band? Give them something productive to do!

Designed in collaboration with Pearl Artist and acclaimed percussionist Lalo Davila, the Lalo Quick Mount Rehearsal Pad provides a convenient way to stay productive during a slow rehearsal or just to keep your hands warm.

Watch this video to see it in action and explained by Lalo himself!

The small, 3.5” diameter pad stows away easily, and mounts to any 3/8” post for convenient positioning. Practice in silence in any environment, from the concert stage to the football field. The Lalo Pad is a great rehearsal tool for marching percussion ensembles, providing the battery with a silent practice option.

Use the following items to mount the Rehearsal Pad to each of your drums:

Get your hands going while that woodwind arc is adjusted to picture perfect, or work out a tricky lick conveniently and quietly during a water break. Mount, Practice, and Go with the Lalo Quick Mount Rehearsal Pad!

Special Offer

Buy both the Lalo Quick Mount Rehearsal Pad and the MUH-20 Accesesory Mount for $49 for a limited time.

Lalo Pad Mount Offer