Meinl Percussion

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Meinl Percussion

              PASSION FOR DETAILS Variety Over the last 25 years we have created a specific portfolio to match the variety of our customers. Today we are proud to offer a wide assortment of high quality percussion instruments for players all around the world regardless of age, playing skills, or economic background. A large variety of colors, a well thought out assortment and trend setting ideas is what MEINL percussion stands for. Innovation As a modern and progressive company, MEINL has never been content with the status quo! By talking and listening to the people who play, we have developed many new and improved percussion instruments. Original MEINL innovations like the Free Ride System for Bongos (patented), the Floatune® Tuning System for Timbales and Djembes (patented), the revolutionary STEELY II Conga and Djembe Stands (patented), or the Professional Conga and Bongo Stands (patented) prove our leading position in Research and Development work and set the standard in the percussion world. Quality Since our formation, our main objective has been to offer percussion instruments which comply with the highest quality levels regarding manufacturing and materials used. Only by committing to the highest standards, we can guarantee top quality instruments, the maximum of playing comfort, the best possible sounds, and therefore long lasting customer fulfillment. Responsibility Our perception of what it means to be a global player tells us not to measure success in sales only; it is also the way how we achieve it! As a family owned and managed company, we conduct business with integrity, respecting our employees, customers, artists, and the environment around us. Therefore we strictly observe the CITES-regulations set forth in the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” and only use wood from environmentally controlled forests or industrial wood plantations. More...

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

            Hand hammered cymbals created for today’s music. And ultra-modern designs that give drummers more sounds to choose from. Between our traditional foundry in Turkey and our state-of-the-art facility in Germany, we do it all. Cymbals, sounds and beyond. Six Degrees of Darkness The warm darkness of traditional hand hammered cymbals is re-imagined with Byzance. Each range is hand crafted by MEINL artisans at our foundry in Turkey, then given sound-enhancing final touches by our craftsmen in Germany. Six different ranges offer a choice of feels and sounds for virtually every style of music. Best of all, with Byzance your sound is all yours, because every Byzance cymbal is a one-of-a-kind. Modern While traditional cymbal making covers the warmer, darker end of the sound spectrum, it takes modern cymbal making technology to create brighter, glassier sounds. With M-Series and Soundcaster those qualities come to life through unique sounds and stunning looks. Aggressive Three different cymbals, created from three different metals, producing three different sounds, have one thing in common: Their bright responses are aggressive! Mb20 is powered by thick bronze for maximum projection. Mb10 delivers a more focused degree of cut. Mb8 slices through with a direct response. This trio delivers three levels of aggression designed to cut through the loudest music Clarity and Cut Loud. Louder. Loudest. From the loud Classics, to the louder Classics Custom to the loudest, Classics Custom Extreme Metal, this trio of innovative cymbals is all about high-energy response. These cymbals add pure punch wherever clarity and cut are a must. Ideal for pop, rock, and the most brutal metal imaginable, all three will get you heard. Innovation When you want something totally different – something wilder than normal – step into Generation X. There are no rules. Innovation is the reason these cymbals exist. This diverse collection of designs looks and sounds creative, even crazy, but it makes perfect sense if what you want are unique sounds to create your own sonic signature. First Step If you’re choosing your first set of real cymbals, HCS and MCS offer looks and sounds that are much more serious than their price tags suggest. Designed by the MEINL R&D team and crafted using our advanced technology, these two nicely priced series let you make your first set-up one that you can be proud of. After all, every drummer wants cymbals they feel good about, right? Take your pick – HCS in brass or MCS in bronze. The Sounds Darker sounds blend with the music, brighter ones cut through. Many players mix them together. The Bronzes Only MEINL offers four bronzes. High numbers deliver more tone; lower ones sound brighter and tonally tighter. More Info...

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite Bensalem, PA – In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. “Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” commented Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together.”  “We’re very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley,” said Ibanez Artist Relations Manager, Mike Taft.  “It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band’s long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th Anniversary together. I couldn’t think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for...

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HARDCASE

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HARDCASE

Hoshino Benelux BV is proud to announce that they will start with Hardcase Distribution for the Benelux market. Stay tuned for more information.

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PROMARK

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PROMARK

The ProMark company was founded in 1957 by Herb Brochstein, a professional drummer and drum shop owner. ProMark has always been a family business and so continues with the 2011 purchase by D’Addario & Company from Herb’s son Maury. The offices and factory remain in Houston, Texas; manufacturing hickory, maple and Japanese Shira Kashi™ Oak (ProMark was the first American drumstick company to successfully market sustainable Japanese Oak) drumsticks in its modern 90,000 square foot facility. ProMark uses only un-endangered wood in the manufacturing of its sticks and mallets. The harvesting of our hardwoods is carefully controlled, with replenishment of the forest as one of our top concerns.  Prior to becoming drumsticks, the wood goes through a multitude of selection and pre-finishing processes at our own mill in the mid-south, followed by rigorous inspections throughout the manufacturing process. The Houston manufacturing team works with the state-of-the-art machinery to produce the drumsticks, keyboard and timpani mallets that are designed tested and used by top performers, educators, students and enthusiasts throughout the world. ProMark has been the sticks of choice by such renowned artists as Neil Peart, the late Elvin Jones, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Mike Portnoy, Dave Lombardo, Jason Bonham, Benny Greb, Simon Philips, Ray Luzier, Joey Jordison, 9-time DCI champion Concord Blue Devils, and many, many...

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Hardcase

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Established in 1992, HARDCASE is extremely proud to remain a British manufacturer. Our products are designed and produced in the heart of England by a dedicated team, who pride themselves on offering one of the world’s most highly recognised and in demand rigid plastic drum cases. By researching the percussion market we have been able to develop over 150 different case specifications suitable for drum kit, marching band, ethnic, latin and orchestral percussion. Now available in 10 vibrant colours, with the option of being fully lined, as well as our signature black case with yellow webbing, HARDCASE continues to grow with great success. HARDCASE is so confident of the brand, we offer a Lifetime Warranty against all our products for any fault that can be deemed as either a design or manufacturing process failure. We supply 35 international markets and a network of British high street retailers. more info.....

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