The Snareweight @ 2013 Winter NAMM

It’s been a big year for new drum accessory products at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, including the appearance of the Snareweight, a nifty little muffling device. Its solid brass housing accepts a leather inset, which rests against the batter drumhead, held in place by an internal magnet. A notch in the unit hugs the upper hoop, keeping it out of the playing area while allowing it to rotate easily into any position around the circumference of the head. What’s more – the Snareweight is a heck of a of more attractive than duct tape!