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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.

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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

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Sabian Stick Flip Plays Dual Role: Stickbag And Holder

Sabian Stick Flip

Stickbags, holders, and stands all have their place. Now, Sabian has combined them in the new Stick Flip. The Stick Flip is a stickbag that stands up to function as a holder while you're playing. It starts out as a drumstick bag, that you unzip and flip, and it becomes a drumstick holder!

The Stick Flip morphs from drumstick bag to drumstick holder using a proprietary Flip design. The transformation is quick and easy with no snaps or special connections required. During a gig, the Stick Flip sits next to the drummer, putting spare sticks within arm’s reach. When the gig is over, the Stick Flip easily folds back into a stick bag and is ready for the next show.

This new design removes the stick bag from the floor tom freeing it to fully resonate. It is available in two color options and is available at top retail stores worldwide. Learn more at Sabian.com

Roland's Noise Eaters Make The World Safe For V-Drums

Innovative Sound Isolation Units for Kick Pads/Pedals and Hi-Hat Pedals

Roland Ne-1

Among the most interesting products of this year's NAMM are Roland's NE-10 and NE-1 Noise Eaters, two new sound isolation devices designed for use with kick pads and pedals, and hi-hat pedals in a V-Drums set. Noise Eaters solve a common problem: how to isolate the acoustic sound for V-Drums when they’re played on upper floors of multi-level structures, such as houses, apartments, condos, offices, and studios.

V-drums are already quiet and allow players to use headphones to practice and record in situations where it would be impossible to use acoustic drums. However, the physical action of usiStill using the kick and hi-hat in a multi-level building leads to noise on adjoining floors. In tests, Noise Eaters eliminates approximately 75 percent of noise compared to using pedals without them, a dramatic improvement.

Roland Ne-2

Roland NE-10 sound isolation board

The NE-10 Noise Eater is a compact sound isolation board designed to be placed under a V-Drums kick pad/pedal or hi-hat control pedal. It features multiple dome-shaped rubber dampers for sound isolation and a low-profile design that doesn’t affect playing feel or stability. The NE-10 can be used standalone with a Roland KD-9 Kick Pad, KD-7 Kick Trigger, or FD-8 Hi-Hat Control Pedal.

The NE-1 Noise Eater is a small sound isolation foot intended to be used as necessary along with the NE-10 Noise Eater. It features a unique rubber damper structure that provides maximum sound isolation in a very compact and efficient device. When using a Roland KD-140/KD-120 V-Kick or a hi-hat stand for the Roland VH-13/VH-11 V-Hi-Hat, users should place the NE-10 under the pedal and NE-1 units under each stand leg as needed.

Roland Debuts KT-10 Kick Trigger Pedal

Quiet Operation and Pro Feel in an Integrated Low-Profile Design

Roland KT-10

ROLAND DEBUTS KT-10 KICK TRIGGER PEDAL

Quiet Operation and Pro Feel in an Integrated Low-Profile Design

Roland has rolled out the Roland is proud to KT-10, an all-new kick trigger pedal for V-Drums sound modules and other electronic percussion instruments. With an all-in-one design, the KT_10 is designed to deliver professional performance with a compact footprint and ultra-low profile. Newly developed by Roland, the inventive reverse-action trigger mechanism in the KT-10 makes the pedal not only compact in size, but also far quieter in operation than a kick pad played with a standard pedal and beater, making it ideal for musicians that use V-Drums at home.

According to Roland, the KT-10 produces approximately 75 percent less noise in the playing room than a Roland KD-9 Kick Pad triggered with a standard beater. Simple adjustments allow the user to customize the KT-10’s feel to suit their personal playing style. Weights in the beater mechanism can be removed or shifted to change the response, while moving the integrated spring to different hook positions modifies the pedal’s tension. It also includes a Mix In trigger jack for users to create a double-pedal setup with a second KT-10. It is compatible with all Roland products with 1/4-inch trigger inputs.

For more information, visit http://www.RolandConnect.com.