November 2018 News at Chops

Chops Percussion and Meinl USA at PASIC 2018

As you may or may not know, PASIC 2018 is right around the corner. We will be joining forces with Meinl USA once again this year, so we’re going to try something a little different this time around. What do YOU want to see in the Meinl booth this year?

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What’s Old is New – Getting Rid of Rust

A majority of percussion equipment contains some type of metal that is prone to developing rust after years of wear and tear. This could be an old snare drum with rusted out lugs, rusty rims and rust on the shell, or an old set of bells that has lost its shine. Don’t let the rust stand in the way of an instrument being used properly and sounding great. With a little bit of time and some elbow grease you can make those OLD instruments look and sound NEW again.

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NEW Pearl Decade Maple Rental Package

For several years now, we have offered a drum set rental package that included the Pearl Export EXX, Meinl HCS cymbals, and Pearl D790 throne. While the Export EXX pack is still available, we are excited to announce that we’re adding something new to our drum set rental offering.

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What’s Old is New – Getting Rid of Rust

A majority of percussion equipment contains some type of metal that is prone to developing rust after years of wear and tear.  This could be an old snare drum with rusted out lugs, rusty rims and rust on the shell, or an old set of bells that has lost its shine. Don’t let the rust stand in the way of an instrument being used properly and sounding great.  With a little bit of time and some elbow grease you can make those OLD instruments look and sound NEW again.

You can quickly and effectively remove rust on your percussion equipment by following a few steps:

Step 1: Remove parts from the instrument so that all areas can be exposed to cleaning.  Do not try to clean or remove rust with parts still attached the instrument.  For instance, remove all lugs from the drum so they can be cleaned individually and all the way around.

2018 BOA Indy Super Regional Info

Some of the country’s best marching bands will come to Indianapolis this weekend to compete in the BOA Super Regional, presented by Yamaha. Check out the list of competing bands here: https://www.flomarching.com/events/6180440-2018-bands-of-america-indianapolis-super-regional-pres-by-yamaha/entries

This weekend’s regional will give many schools a chance to perform in Lucas Oil Stadium before Grand National Championships next month. The regional is also a great chance for schools that don’t compete at Grand Nationals to perform in a world-class stadium. Many of the performing bands are from right here in Indiana, but we’ll also see bands from all over the Midwest, Oklahoma, and Texas.

If you haven’t been able to get to a marching band contest this year, this weekend is a great time to change that. Best of luck to all competing bands this weekend!

Take Your Drumming to the Next Level with the NEW Pearl Decade Maple Rental Package

For several years now, we have offered a drum set rental package that included the Pearl Export EXX, Meinl HCS cymbals, and Pearl D790 throne. While the Export EXX pack is still available, we are excited to announce that we’re adding something new to our drum set rental offering.

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):

To learn more about Sabian XSR cymbals, check out this video: https://sabian.com/en/videos/xsr/226055911

If you are a drummer, or have an aspiring drummer at home looking for an equipment upgrade, we hope you’ll consider the new Decade Maple package from Chops Percussion. Please feel free to call 877-900-DRUM or email sales@chopspercussion.comfor more details on our rent-to-buy program.

Chops Percussion and Meinl USA at PASIC 2018

Welcome back to the Chops blog. As you may or may not know, PASIC 2018 is right around the corner. We will be joining forces with Meinl USA once again this year, so we’re going to try something a little different this time around. What do YOU want to see in the Meinl booth this year?

Whether it be cajons, frame drums, or cowbells; we want to know what product(s) would bring you into the booth this year. If you have a product suggestion, please send it to sales@chopspercussion.com

We look forward to seeing you all the weekend before Thanksgiving in Indianapolis for PASIC 2018.