44 Double Takes: 2013 Musik Messe Slideshow
- By Radim Mccue, Photos by Ronn Dunnett
- Published May 21, 2013
The Musik Messe show this past April provided a meeting place for global product manufacturers to reach the European music products market, and a chance for smaller North American manufacturers to try to grow their business overseas. Ronn Dunnett of Dunnett Drums in British Columbia sent us his pics of the show. There are some great shots of products here, including many we didn't get to see at the NAMMfeatures Show in January.
The interior courtyard at the Messe in Frankfurt where huge international trade shows are held, including Musik Messe, every April. The Messe has ten exhibit halls.
This booth from Drum Center of Koln Germany featured Craviotto, Dunnett, Acoutin, Crescent, and other North American drum equipment companies.
Jim Catalano of Ludwig gets in some early moments behind the kit.
What every home needs. A wall of Ludwig snares.
Europe is Paiste's home turf and they had a beautiful booth. Ron took this shot looking up into a sky of floating Paiste pies.
Paiste is the world's leading gong producer. Impressive.
Drum-Tec is a German e-drum builder who makes drums that look acoustic..
DW Collector Series Snare.
Murat Diril is a well-known and respected manufacturer of Turkish cymbals.
We don't know much yet about LB Drums. They're a custom brand located by the lake in Zurich, Switzerland
Rohema is a full-line stick and mallet company in Germany.
e-Piccolo Engineering is an Israeli company that makes an electronic kit, including the sound module.
Treeworks is a Nashville-based firm. They continue to innovate with lower-pitched triangles and some interesting shapes.
Great eye and ear candy from Taye Drums.
UFIP's natural series finish for their rotocast cymbals looks great.
Bosphorus' Traditional Series is a dark, jazzy cymbal.
Great-looking hats from UFIP.
Premier showed its Nicko McBrain "Aces High" kit inspired by the song of the same name. It carries the LZ symbol of the Royal Air Force Squadron 66.
This excessive moment brought to you by Premier Drums.
The Dube is a lightweight cube that sits on a stand and can be played on all sides.
The Kumu Stonedge drum is made from Steatite composite, and sounds roughly between a wood and metal drum.
Odery is a well-known quality Brazilian manufacturer of drums.
Kickport showed off new finishes.
Sweet and simple kit from C&C Drums.
Colorful Akangatide brushes were designed by Christian Bourdon from Cameroon. They're made from natural materials..
This is a rugged looking tool, a heavy upturned holey-china (so to speak) cymbal called from T-Cymbals, a Turkish brand not seen much in North America.
Beautiful new timbales from Meinl.
The cajon market is healthy, thanks in part to Meinl's wide selection of woods, tones, and colors.