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Percussion instruments will be reviewed in this section, including drums, cymbals, and similar items.

Vancouver Audio Show 2016

Vancouver Audio Show 2016

This is the second time in recent years we have had the pleasure of an Audio show on the west coast of Canada. As it is a relatively new show the attendance for both exhibitors and attendees was on the low side. The quality of the equipment shown was certainly on the high side...

Gig Grips for Drumsticks

There have been many accessories invented over the years to assist in controlling the drumsticks in your hands when playing. Gig Grips consist of thick rubber bands with holes on each end that you push the stick through until it is in the location on your stick where your fulcrum finger would be when holding the stick. They can be used in traditional or matched grip and are a very useful addition to any drummer's kit, but also, they would be a good teaching accessory for beginning drummers learning how to control stick movement.

Maxonix Zero-G Drumstick Holder

An issue that all drummers deal with is where to put all their sticks so that they are easy to grab, quickly. Bags and cups will hold a lot of sticks, but (1) they have to be vertical, and (2) you have to fish through a number of sticks to come up with the pair you want. Maxonix has solved that problem with a device they call the Zero-G Drumstick Holder. It only holds one pair of sticks, but what makes it so invaluable, is that you can mount it anywhere, and the stick holding plate can be rotated so that the sticks are in any position you desire. Enough said . . . let's take a look.