Product Spotlight Posts

Product Spotlight: Pageantry Innovations Concert Percussion Packs



The newest product from Pageantry Innovations involves bringing their solid, innovative designs to the concert percussion setting. These new Concert Percussion Packs have been assembled as ready-to-use solutions for band, orchestra, and percussion directors. With three different set-ups, each one has been specifically designed to fulfill any concert percussion need. They all offer a a variety of tools to help with typically concert percussion set-ups so as trap-trays and crash cymbal holders. Depending on how much space you need, you can check out either the CP-10 Concert Band Pack, CP-20 Percussion Ensemble Pack or CP-30 Wind Ensemble Pack.

The CP-10 Concert Band Pack is a great starter pack for any level of percussion section and with enables programs to have a designated auxiliary percussion station.

The CP-20 Percussion Ensemble Pack is an excellent solution for large, cumbersome setups such as concert toms and multi-percussion setups.

The CP-30 Wind Ensemble Pack is designed to be the ultimate auxiliary percussion headquarters for wind band and orchestral applications

To find out more information on these great products you can check them on the Pageantry Innovations website. http://pageantryinnovations.com/concert-percussion-packs

 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Meinl Drumsticks and Brushes

Meinl is well known for the versatile line of cymbals they produce for styles ranging from fusion, rock, pop and more. They are known for producing cymbals that really allow you to find your “sound” and have the most individualized sound possible. With the relatively new line of drums sticks from Meinl, you can take this individualized sound even farther with many variations on popular models such the Standard 5A, Heavy 5A, and Hybrid 5A. Each stick is made from American Hickory wood and produced in Germany with the highest in weight matching standards.

If you are looking for even more unique sounds, check out their different lines of brushes, hot rods and drum set beaters. Meinl has focused on creating drum sticks and brushes that give you the drummer the ultimate voice!

Check out the video linked below to see even more detail about why Meinl started  making drumsticks and stop in today if you would like to check out some sticks for yourself!

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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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.

If you love the sound of their now-famous Black Max, but desire a softer feel, then the Suede Max is probably the head you’re looking for. Along with the softer feel, you still get the durability that you’ve come to expect with the Black Max. This drum head is available in 13” and 14”.

Give us a call if you’re ready to try these out this marching band season. We have several in stock with more on the way! For more information on this drum head, visit this link: https://remo.com/products/product/suede-max/

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!