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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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Music Monday: Bass Logic
By Adam Balling
5/18/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Bass Logic Author: Bill Bachman Instrument: Marching Bass Drum   This Monday we will check out Bill Bachman’s ‘Bass Logic’. Bass Logic is a fantastic reference tool for play marching bass drum. Get your bass line on this book to help them understand how to approach Read more...

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Custom Marching Drum Options
By Adam Balling
5/15/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Are you looking for custom finishes for your drum? Do want different hardware color options?  There are many different custom options that different manufactures offer.  Please contact us to go over options and pricing.  Note, typically custom orders do take much longer to get, anywhe Read more...

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Marching Drum Packages
By Adam Balling
5/13/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Be aware of what you are purchasing.  If you are interested in purchasing any marching drum, (snare, tenor, or bass) be aware these instruments are typically sold by themselves. If you need a carrier, a stand, or a case for your drum, there are packages available that will save you money by buy Read more...

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Tags: marching, marching drum, snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, quads, harness, carrier, stand, case
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High Tension Drums vs Standard Tension Marching Drums
By Adam Balling
4/28/2015 6:00:00 AM  
High Tension drums are used by todays top Drum Corps, Universities, and high school marching ensembles. These drums are designed to handle the tension of a Kevlar or High Tension drum heads.  These drums produce a very clean articulation with a quick decay. Models include the Yamaha Sfz & Read more...

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What Type Of Mallets Do I Use On Marching Drums?
By Adam Balling
8/2/2014 11:11:00 AM  
Marching Bass Drum mallets come in graduated sizes that line up with the drum size.  In general, the smaller the drum the smaller the mallet head you want.  On the other side, the larger the drum the larger the mallet head you want.  This will ensure that the drum speaks clear and wit 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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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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