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DW DRUMS, The Drummer’s Choice® is more than a slogan, it’s a fact. After more than thirty years of innovation and tireless dedication to improving the way drum products are made, DW drums, pedals and hardware are the standard by which all others are measured. To get here, it takes more than a working knowledge of the instrument or a few good ideas; it takes a true passion for designing and manufacturing the very best.
SABIAN Cymbals was founded in late 1981, when one of the world's great names in cymbal making, Bob 'Sabian' decided drummers deserve better cymbals. Not happy with the quality, sound and relevance of cymbals made at that time, he launched SABIAN. Located in the small eastern Canadian village of Meductic, New Brunswick, SABIAN - most notably The Vault, where cymbals are designed - has since become the global center for cymbal and sound innovation. Our ongoing program of discovery and design means today's drummers and percussionist have a larger-than-ever selection of interesting and innovative cymbals to choose from, with models ranging from vintage to modern, from highly personalized to whatever you need.
Vic Firth was founded by percussionist, educator and businessman Vic Firth, The Vic Firth Company has been setting the standard in the industry since its inception in 1963. Vic’s knowledge of how to incorporate new ideas was unsurpassed. In fact, many of the key manufacturing processes used today were invented or standardized by Vic. Today, we proudly carry that tradition forward. Never satisfied with the status quo, we continue to innovate, developing new imaginative designs and technologies so that every product we make sounds better, feels better and inspires you to play your best. "I’ve surrounded myself with the best of the best. Each member of this family has an unbelievable passion for what they do and a level of expertise which is unsurpassed in the industry. I couldn’t be more excited about our future."
– Everett “Vic” Firth
Humes and Berg has been a source of inspiration for me since 1995. Michael Berg and his staff have been exceptional in fulfilling my needs for cases, bags and accessories. Their attention to craftsmanship and detail in their design make Humes and Berg my only choice for Drum Seeker and Tuxedo Bags, as well as Enduro cases for my many drum sets.
Big Fat Snare Drum was engineered to effortlessly transform any snare drum into your very own vintage, beefy, thumpy 70’s-inspired BIG FAT SNARE DRUM. Unlike gels and tape, BFSD lowers the fundamental pitch of the drum without any of the hassle. Simply placed on top of your existing snare skin, the custom blend of patented rubber and plastic instantly face-lifts your medium to high-pitched tuned snare drum and delivers that sought after, authentic, deep & warm tone we all know & love. Equipped with a thumb cut out for quick removal, a rubberized gasket for weight, balance and stability, the BFSD was designed for the drummer’s convenience and makes it easier than ever to achieve that signature sound with no need to retune or bring a second drum. Created for the drummer, by the drummer, make everyone jealous with your Big Fat Snare Drum.
64 Audio’s name may be linked to the past but we are all about building products that shape our future, so we are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with in-ear monitor innovator Stephen Ambrose to bring you a revolutionary audio technology called ADEL. This partnership will change the way you hear music, and not just now, but for decades to come.
ProLogix® Percussion is the revolutionary practice tool manufacturer of the world drumming industry. ProLogix® was founded in 2001 by professional drummer and educator Jason Edwards of Hartville, Ohio. Jason realized practice tools needed to be built using quality materials, logical designs, and maintain the look and feel of an actual drum. Jason’s many years of professional experience as a designer, educator, and performer is leading ProLogix® to the forefront of the industry.
Audix, a wholly owned American Corporation, was founded in 1984 in Redwood City, California. Moving to their home base in Oregon in 1991, Audix is a shining example of what can be achieved when a vision is fuelled by imagination, passion, persistence, and hard work. Audix is one of the most recognized microphone companies in the industry, consistently raising the bar in the pro audio world with innovative, award-winning products
Offering a new level of comfort and convenience that has previously been available to only top professional touring and recording artists, the new “BLOWiT” Personal Cooling System from Personal Cooling Concepts is specifically designed to help drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, vocalists and other musicians stay cool, calm and collected in the studio, on stage and in the practice room.
Gruv Gear started as a passion project to fill much needed gaps in the music gear market. With nearly 20 years experience as a bass player/musician, and over 12 years in product management and design, founder Jay Baldemor found himself searching for specific solutions to make his gigging life easier, but discovered that they either did not exist, or players quietly settled for poorly designed products over the last decade or so. After a pilot launch in 2007 with the Original V-Cart™, Jay and his team of industrial designers and engineers soon confirmed a greater need, and immediately began the redesign of the next-generation V-Cart Solo™ based on feedback from endorsers and users. The rest, as they say, is history.
KickPort International was founded in 2009 by a team of professional musicians striving to achieve the best sound quality for drummers and percussionists in ways that were never before realized. Upon release of the company’s first product – The KickPort® – drummers, audio engineers, and audiences around the world were immediately amazed.
The Kelly SHU™ is an integrated shockmount and microphone isolation system adaptable to any standard kick drum microphone and any size or depth of kick drum. The system requires 0% of your valuable stage or riser space and eliminates the need of an additional microphone stand for the kick drum mic. NO DRILLING is required for installation.