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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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Tags: Instrument choices, sound
Categories: Accessories, Sticks & Mallets, Concert Percussion, Cymbals & Gongs, Drumsets, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
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Remo Key-Tuned Djembes
By Adam Balling
7/10/2015 9:56:00 AM  
The Remo Key-Tuned Djembes have taken the percussion world be storm. First and foremost, the correct pronunciation is “GEM-bay”. No need to say the added ‘D’ in the beginning. Now that that is out of the way, djembes have becomes extremely popular not only because of their mu Read more...

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Cajon You Dig It?
By Adam Balling
6/18/2014 9:45:00 AM  
Cajons have become extremely popular recently. You can find them in lots of popular music and are becoming increasingly popular in the classroom. Cajons are a great substitute or addition to any drummer’s collection. You can use them in small club settings as a sub for a drum set, or integrate Read more...

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Picking The Correct Size Synthetic Conga & Bongo Heads
By Adam Balling
4/2/2014 9:35:00 AM  
If you are looking to purchase synthetic head for your drums, both Remo and Evans have made charts of which heads should fit which type of drums. Please remember, with synthetic heads, it might not be an exact fit.  Because of a lack of standardization between conga & bongo drums, synthetic Read more...

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How To Measure Conga and Bongo Drum Heads
By Adam Balling
4/2/2014 8:00:00 AM  
Unlike heads for drum set and concert drums, world drum heads for bongos, congas, and djembes do not have standard sizes from manufacture to manufacture.  Several different factors go into choosing the correct head for your drum and it can be a confusing process.  Please feel free to conta Read more...

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How To Take Care Of Rawhide Drum Heads
By Adam Balling
4/1/2014 11:11:00 AM  
If you are playing natural skin drums it is best to detune the heads after playing. When you go to play your drums again, you can tune them back up to pitch. This will preserve the heads longer from temperature and humidity. Some players say to not put oil on your heads, but if they do seem to be d Read more...

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Synthetic vs Natural Skin Conga and Bongo Heads
By Adam Balling
3/31/2014 11:11:00 AM  
A lot of this is personal preference however there are some factors to consider when deciding on purchasing natural skin heads or synthetic heads.  Natural skin heads are prone to weather changes.  If you live in very humid climates and do not detune your heads after playing, this will lim 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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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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How To Measure Conga and Bongo Drum Heads (1)
Larry wrote: I have 2, LP Aspire Vintage Starburst black congas... [More]
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Please email me a few photos of ... [More]
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