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5/10/2016 8:11:00 AM  
Where does our Used/Demo gear come from? Percussion Source has great relationship with their vendors.  Occasionally we get the chance to purchase gear that is used at a conference, trade show, or concert that has had little use.  Some of these items have simply been on display at a trade s Read more...

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5/2/2016 10:37:00 AM  
The folks at Mike Balter have put together an incredible resource that describes all their mallet options and what situations certain mallets are best used. This reference not only goes into product details and specs, but what application and musical suggestions those mallets are best used. If you a Read more...

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4/20/2016 12:39:00 PM  
Here is an overview of things to know about concert bass drums. Whether you are purchasing a new drum, working on an old one, or performing, these are helpful things for all percussionists to know.   Depth: The depth of any drum will affect the tone, projection and volume. A deeper shell will r Read more...

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3/11/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Orchestra/Concert Band Hand Cymbals are matched pairs that have a lower profile and are lighter in weight in order to offer immediate response at varying dynamics and a full range of overtones. Marching Band Cymbals are matched pairs which achieve excellent projection with a higher profile and heavi Read more...

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3/10/2016 11:08:00 AM  
For our visual learners, the chart below compares the pitch and sustain of our six SoundArt jingle configurations. Read more...

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2/19/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Plink plink plink, tap tap tap, boom boom boom, crash crash crash, ding ding ding. Sounds good to me, but does it sound good to them? As we maintain our percussion instruments, by tuning or dampening or otherwise adjusting them to get the perfect sound, we often listen to them from only the player&r Read more...

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10/1/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Having trouble figuring out what kind of stick bag you need? There are so many options out there today it can be overwhelming. When someone asks me what kind of bag they should get, I always ask what them a few questions first. Who is going to be using the bag? Is this just for drumsticks? Do you ha Read more...

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9/28/2015 11:35:00 AM  
The Stubbs timpani practice pad is a great tool for any percussionist to keep up your timpani chops. Gone are the days of setting up pillows around the bed, the TPP2 pad has come around to answer your timpani practicing concerns. The new design of the pad came out in 2013. When we are at conventions Read more...

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9/15/2015 11:11:00 AM  
The majority of sticks and mallets are sold in pairs. A quantity of 1 = 2 mallets.  There are some mallets such as bass drum, gong, and marimba mallets that are sold individually or in sets of 4.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us at service@percussionsource.com Read more...

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8/31/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms Author: Anthony Cirone   This Monday we will look at a book every musician should have in their tool box. This small, but relatively complete, handbook of terms (over 4.00) is more than a listing of common musical terms. The book is gea Read more...

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