Instruments & Gear

This Signature Series mute was created for and is endorsed by Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.

It features a combination of Padauk and Walnut hardwoods.

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Instruments & Gear

The cajon is an entry-level instrument for all aspiring drummers at any age. Toca Percussion proudly presents a new cajon for every budget.

Toca’s Colorsound Cajons are available in five vibrant colors – blue, green, pink, red, and white – and are 17-inches H X 11-inches X 11-inches D. MSRP: $149.
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Instruments & Gear

Each Renown Walnut drum features 6-ply North American walnut shells (walnut/maple/walnut), with 30-degree bearing edges, and is available in Gloss Natural and Walnut/Black Fade with natural interior shell. Drums are finished with chrome hardware including die-cast tom and snare hoops.

The kit includes two tom clamps, non-drilled bass drum, hinged brackets, and ultra-low profile tom suspension system. Toms come with Remo clear Emperors, batter side, and Gretsch by Remo clear Ambassadors resonant side. Bass drum batter-side is shipped with Remo clear Powerstroke 3 and Gretsch coated white heads with muffle ring resonant side. 

Read more: Gretsch Drums Renown Walnut/Birch

Instruments & Gear

The portable Chair Caddy from iCA is a way for musicians, and anyone sitting on a chair, to have their music accessories (reeds, mutes, swabs, grease, picks, resin…) or personal items (cell phone, water bottle, wallet, keys…) close at hand.

The chair caddy is portable with its zip-up pockets that fold into a carry bag with handles, or a hands free bag with a removable shoulder strap.
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Instruments & Gear

Soft covers are made from a quilted fabric much like a jacket and are portable. The cover has a ring sewn into the bottom allowing the cover to keep its shape (oval or cylindrical).

The cover also has an exterior sleeve that houses a removable pole on the side of the cover to keep the cover in an upright position. When finished using the cover, you remove the pole, roll up the cover, and pack it in your case.
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Instruments & Gear

The KickPro combines a weighted core with a non-skid, rubberized bottom and a fleece cover. This design allows the Pillow to be positioned with as much or as little contact with the bass drum head as desired yet keeps it securely in place without applying adhesives to the drum. KickPro Pillows are available now and come in a standard 17˝ x 10˝ size with a black finish, although other sizes and colors are in development. MSRP: $59.99.
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Instruments & Gear

PinchClip (patent pending), the accessory that replaces wingnuts on cymbal stands and hi-hats, is now available in a reusable zip-lock bag that contains three clips and comes in a choice of black or red. The packaging also features information on how to use the PinchClips.
PinchClip is a stainless-steel flange, which gives drummers a way to adjust and control the spacing and tightness of their cymbal washers. Available at leading drumshops, the PinchClip three-packs carry a street price under $10.
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Instruments & Gear

The ReedGeek “Universal“ Tool is ready to use, requires no sharpening, is safe for air travel, and is manufactured 100% in the USA. All edges can be used to flatten reed tables, or used as traditional knives to adjust and balance reeds. The tip of the ReedGeek® features a gentle proprietary radius that can be used for precision scraping, including balancing the tip, adjusting the heart, or making other fine reed adjustments. The radius allows single-point contact for scraping very precise areas of the reed. On each side of the radius, there are contoured blades designed specifically to adjust or modify the rails of the reed.
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Instruments & Gear

The American Classic 5A Barrel features the 5A design with a barrel shaped tip, while the 5B Barrel, which also has a barrel shaped tip, has a reduced surface area on the tip. Crafted from select hickory, these drumsticks are guaranteed straight, weight matched, and tone paired. The 5A and 5B have a length of 16” and a diameter of .565”. MSRP: $15.25.
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Instruments & Gear

The Jupiter JEP1120 euphonium features a 12.2” yellow brass bell and rose bass mouthpiece, as well as double lapped stainless steel piston valves.

The model with the lacquer finish has an MSRP of $4,995 and the model with the silver-plated finish has an MSRP of $5,650.
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