Pintech Introduces Mesh Heads In White

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Pintech Percussion is introducing a brand new color to their Reaction Series of mesh heads – white! They are now taking pre-orders for the heads, after a recent demand for a new version of the product.

"We are doing our best to listen to what our customers and the market wants. Pintech has always been the company to go to when it comes to custom jobs, but recently the demand for white mesh heads has grown to the point where we thought it would be best for ourselves as a company and for our customers to offer our very successful 'Reaction' line in white," says Ryan Guard, owner of Pintech Percussion. "We understand that there are many other brands out there, but we believe no one matches our quality for the price. We've done years of extensive testing with various kinds of mesh, and believe that our mesh is the best when it comes to feel and durability. Combine that with our reinforced rubber edge to prevent stretching and tearing, and you have a strong product that feels natural while not breaking the drummer’s bank."

Twiggy Practice Pad

The Twiggy Practice Pad is an invention from author and educator Libor Hadrava to effectively speed up and strengthen the muscle memory process for the correct hand, wrist and rebound hand motions.

"In a perfect world your drumstick should go straight from its starting position toward the drum and using the same exact trajectory on its way back to the starting point, but who could really tell, right? Now you can," Libor says. "One of the first things that comes to mind is the ability to hit the same exact spot repeatedly with each hand regardless of whether you are working on full strokes, downstrokes, accents etc… Using the Twiggy Pad will re-train/strengthen your muscle memory, improve your sound and increase your speed."

StickARK: At Your Fingertips

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What drummer hasn’t dropped a stick in the heat of a solo or during a fast fill? That’s why Maxonix came up with the StickARK, a simple but ingenious drum kit accessory that keeps up to four back-up sticks at the ready. StickARK requires no add-on parts or extra drilling. Simply insert either end of the foam rubber piece under a bass drum tension rod (multiple notches adapt to any standard 8- or 10-lug bass drum). Sticks stay snugly in place nestled in the StickARK’s four slots at a convenient, ergonomic position. Picking up a fresh stick is as comfortable and natural as if it magically appeared in your hand. $9.95 includes free shipping in U.S.


Remo Goodies: Emperor's New Clothes

Remo Heads

Ebony series fans rejoice! Remo has expanded its popular black opaque drumhead line to include a full range of sizes in the company’s Emperor weight. By marrying two plies of film – 7.5 mil Ebony and 7 mil clear – these new models promise more durability than one-ply Ebony Ambassadors, while still offering warmth, volume, attack, and clarity with focused mid-range. Designed for snares and toms, Ebony Emperor drumheads are being launched in 6", 8" 10" 12" 13" 14" 16" 18" sizes. $27.90 — $48.90.


Innovative Percussion Rolls Out New Models

Legacy Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion has been on a roll for the past year. In 2013 they announced a series of great new endorsers such as Sheila E, Shannon Forest, and Chris McHugh For 2014 they have announced new artists and introduced 7 new drumset models into the Legacy Series. The IP-L5AB and IP-L2B are new hickory wood and nylon tip models, and the 3 maple models are the IP-LM7A, IP-LM5A, and IP-LM5B. Specifications and list prices are included below.

Hickory Models

  • IP-L5AB: L – 16”; Dia. - .580”; Wood Tip; List Price - $15.25
  • IP-L5ABN: L – 16”; Dia. - .580”; Nylon Tip; List Price - $16.50
  • IP-L2B: L – 16”; Dia. - .630”; Wood Tip; List Price - $15.25
  • IP-L2BN: L – 16”; Dia. - .630”; Nylon Tip; List Price - $16.50

Maple Models

  • IP-LM7A: L – 16”; Dia. - .535”; Wood Tip; List Price - $15.25
  • IP-LM5A: L – 16”; Dia. - .565”; Wood Tip; List Price - $15.25
  • IP-LM5B: L – 16”; Dia. - .595”; Wood Tip; List Price - $15.25