Pintech Makes Splash With New PDK1000

Pintech PDK1000

Pintech Percussion, which has been manufacturing in America since the 1980s, has released their newest drum kit, the PDK1000. The PDK1000, first announced at the NAMM Show in January 2014, is designed to be a beginner to intermediate-level kit with user-friendly features that will appeal to all drummers including heavy-duty ConcertCast series mesh pads for a natural playing feel.

“We wanted to reach another market with our products, but wanted to do so without sacrificing our commitment to quality,” said Ryan Guard, Pintech owner. “We spent a lot of time getting to know what people really wanted in a beginner to intermediate electronic drum kit, and did our best to pack that all into one package that would not break the drummer’s bank.” The PDK1000 includes Pintech’s renowned ConcertCast Series drum pads with independent sensitivity controls on the sides, TC Series cymbals, a full-size 8” mesh kick drum, the Pintech EZv2 module, full rack, hi-hat pedal, cables, and everything else you need. One nice feature of the pads are the Reaction series mesh heads.

The PDK1000 drum kit was debuted at Winter NAMM 2014 with great success. Pintech was awarded the very highly coveted Best in Show award for “Company to Watch”, partly because of the new PDK1000. The kit retails for under $800.

Pintech Percussion has been manufacturing electronic drums and accessories since the late 1980’s, and is a proud American made company that focuses on heavy-duty products that carry a lifetime warranty.

PDK1000 Specifications

  • 1 – Pintech EZv2 module
  • 3 – 8″ Single-zone ConcertCast mesh pads
  • 1 – 10″ Single-zone ConcertCast mesh pad
  • 1 – 14″ TC Series single-zone cymbal
  • 2 – 10″ TC Series single-zone cymbas
  • 1 – GIG KD mesh kickpad
  • 1 – All-metal GIG hi-hat pedal
  • 1 – EZv2 drum module/brain
  • 1 – 3000 Series rack with all necessary clamps, cymbal arms, cables and hardware

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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."

Pintech’s black mesh heads are available now, and the white mesh heads will be available towards the beginning of May, 2014. For more info, click here

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

stick ark

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.