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Where Does Our Used/Demo Gear Come From?
By Adam Balling
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 Read more...

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Gain Some Distance, Get Better Sounds!
By Tony Oliver
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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Categories: Accessories, Sticks & Mallets, Concert Percussion, Cymbals & Gongs, Drumsets, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
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Stick And Mallet Bag 101
By Adam Balling
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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Why Electronic Drums?
By Jim Haler
5/1/2015 6:00:00 AM  
As a long time drummer, I’ve had a deep love for drums since I was a child. When I began playing, there was no such thing as an electronic drum, and the VCR hadn’t even been invented yet. I began gigging in the early 70’s; mostly playing what was on the radio, what would later beco Read more...

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Mapex MyDentity Custom Drumsets
By Adam Balling
6/25/2014 10:00:00 AM  
Looking to pick up a completely customized drum kit that is affordable and not take 6 months to get?  The Mapex MyDentity series is your ticket to getting a drum kit that is all about you! There are thousands of different combinations that are available. As the designer, you have the ability t Read more...

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PASIC 2013
By Adam Balling
11/1/2013 10:49:00 AM  
It's that time of year again! Percussion Source will be headed to Indianapolis again for this year’s Percussive Arts Society International Convention. The convention this year runs from November 12th to November 17th and feature great concerts, clinics, and the world famous expo! We are Read more...

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Categories: Accessories, Sticks & Mallets, Concert Percussion, Cymbals & Gongs, Drumsets, Marching Percussion, Music, Software & Electronics, World Percussion
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Drumset Configurations And Sizing
By Adam Balling
4/27/2013 11:11:00 AM  
There are a few typical drumset configurations that are available. Of course, custom options are available but below are some of the standard configurations today.12”, 13”, 16” Toms, 22” Bass Drum, and 5.5” Snare drum. This set up is very typical on a lot of drum sets. Read more...

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Shell Pack And Complete Drumsets
By Adam Balling
1/25/2013 11:11:00 AM  
When looking to purchase a drum set be aware if you are looking at a “shell pack” or a drum kit with hardware.  When buying a “shell pack” you are purchasing just the drums. No additional hardware or cymbals are provided.  There are also packages that include hardwa Read more...

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Warranty Information
By Adam Balling
5/15/2012 11:11:00 AM  
Warranties differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some products have 30 day warranties on them and some are guaranteed for life.  If a problem does occur with your product please contact us at service@percussionsource.com or call us at 866-849-4387 immediately and we can help you with your w Read more...

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