Ahead Adds New Tenor Sticks

Ahead Expands Marching Line With New Chavez “Arsenal” Tenor Sticks And Mallets.

Based on their proven, proprietary designs that integrate an advanced aluminum core and handle, Ahead Marching Drumsticks offer near-perfect uniformity and consistency in terms of weight, size, balance and tone plus the increased durability, comfort and shock absorption that make them ideal for drum corps, Winterguard and other types of marching drum lines. And now, the exclusive "Chavez" Arsenal Tenor Drum sticks and mallets bring Ahead's superior physical, musical and visual advantages to even more marching drummers on the field and off.

Developed in conjunction with Dallas Mavericks’s drum line instructor and educator “Chavez”, the new Ahead Arsenal ATS Tenor Drumsticks and ATM Tenor Drum Mallets feature a durable white powder-coated finish, extruded and swaged handles with premium-quality DuPont Delrin® heads. The ATS are 15.625˝ long by .695˝ diameter, 80 grams, with .875˝ white Delrin heads. The ATM are 14.50˝ long by .695˝ diameter, 82 grams, with 1.25˝ black Delrin tips.

For further information visit www.aheaddrumsticks.com or your local authorized Ahead Drumstick dealer, stop by the Big Bang booth at NAMM (#3564) or contact Big Bang Distribution at 800-547-6401, bigbangdist.com.


Top Country Drummers Choose Cympad

Cympad Goes Country As Top Country Drummers Choose Cympad.

Cympad, makers of a wide range of cellular foam cymbal washers, has announced that the drummers for several of Country music’s biggest artists are now using and endorsing the innovative and popular cymbal accessory. Many of the musicians that these Cympad endorsers perform with have been nominated for 2013 Country Music Association Awards and will be appearing on the CMA Awards show, which will be broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8:00 ET on ABC-TV.

Cympad’s roster of Country Drum Artists include:

Sean Fuller (Florida Georgia Line)* Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood)* Jeff Marino (Darius Rucker)* Billy Mason (Tim McGraw)* Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)* Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)*

These Country music players, along with a growing number of Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin, Metal and other drummers, use a variety of Cympad Optimizers, Chromatics and Moderators cymbal pads in both studio and live situations. Cympads are available at drumshops and music stores everywhere. For more information visit www.cympad.com.