Meinl Cymbal Tour at Chops Percussion

Are you in the market for a new ride cymbal? Have you been eager to try Meinl cymbals, but you haven’t found a wide variety to choose from? If the answer is “yes” to either of those questions, plan a visit to Chops Percussion between now and December 2ndand check out the cymbals on the Meinl Cymbal Tour.

We have a ton of stuff to choose from for the next 2 weeks. Over 30 ride cymbals; 25 crashes; 10 pairs of hi hats; and 20 effect cymbals (china, splash, stacks, etc.). You won’t find a better Meinl Cymbal inventory in Indiana than this one, so make sure you stop by and check these pies out!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday would be great days to visit, as we will have these cymbals on sale at the same prices they were in our PASIC booth last week. If you’re curious as to what we may have in stock for the tour, feel free to email us at sales@chopspercussion.comor call us at 317-813-2070. There’s never been a better time than now to add some great sounding Meinl cymbals to your arsenal, so we hope to see you soon!

PASIC Week 2018!

It’s the most wonderful time of year again, PASIC week! Educators, clinicians, students, and performers will all come together to enjoy everything the percussive arts have to offer! The convention will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center starting Thursday morning and concluding Saturday evening. A detailed schedule can be found at https://pasic.org/schedule.

Chops Percussion is excited to be teaming up with Meinl Percussion and Cymbals again this year. You can find us at Booth 1357/1458, located towards the back of the exhibit hall. Throughout the weekend, we will be offering SPECIAL FLASH SALES! These will only be advertised through our social media pages, so make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! We look forward to seeing you at PASIC 2018!

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!