February 18th, 2018
Flatheads incorporate and 45mm mallet head onto a drum stick platform. The mallet head is flattened on its opposite sides. One side is fitted with a cavity. The fulcrum grip area is side indexed to help identify and locate the correct positioning of the mallet head depending on the user grip. Employing a French grip will position the mallet head so that the rounded mallet head surface can be played, producing a softer more’ feminine’ quality. Utilizing the German grip will allow the cavity area to be played. This produces a huge ‘fat’ back beat and a more aggressive sounding attack. It will also create a ‘clack’ sound on cymbals. An entirely new cymbal sound spectrum can be reached with the Flatheads.
Hot Spot incorporate a 30mm mallet head onto a drum stick platform. The mallet head is fitted on one side with a cavity and on the opposite side a nylon bead is embedded at the surface level. The Hot Spot is a tri-tone mallet head allowing 3 distinct sound dynamics merely but rotating the stick to the desired mallet head position. Softer mallet rolls, cymbal definition and a unique ‘clacking’ sound of the cavity.
Jingle Things incorporate a 45mm mallet head onto a drum stick platform. The mallet head is flattened on one side and a tambourine jingle is mounted on to this side of the mallet head. On the opposite side a nylon bead is embedded at the surface level. The Jingle sound produced is somewhat like a head tambourine as the bottom jingle ‘claps’ onto the flattened surface while the top jingle can resonate and ring freely. The nylon bead helps produce just enough cymbal and drum sounds so as not to overwhelm the single pair of jingles.
Are similar to our Jingles Things. The noticeable difference is the additions of the compression spring. The compression spring adds a lively bounce and allows the player to execute multiple rebounds and more complex rhythmic patterns at lower dynamic levels. A ½ inch nylon bead centered in the compression spring pulls attack and focus from the drums and cymbals as the spring compresses and the bead makes contact with the playing surface.
Bead Balls are 10 small poly balls set inside a hole-filled high impact outer ball. This combination is mounted onto a light-weight drum stick. Many attempts have been made to create a shaker drumstick with enclosed balls however this muffles the sound and any rattling or shake sound is further muted by the interaction with drum and cymbals. The combination with in the bead Ball concept of materials allows the sound created of the rattling poly balls to escape through the hole-filled outer ball and is not muted during the interaction with the drum set. .
An Echo Ball consists of a hard high impact ball mounted onto a light-weight drum stick. The ball is cut to produce an ‘echo’ chamber. The Echo Ball is intended for cymbals and when rested onto any cymbal surface will cause the cymbal to produce an eerie fun filled sound. Each Echo Ball comes with an Activator. The Activator is similar to our Tublitz. The combination of the fast rebound lower volume Activator with the Echo Ball can be the background of some eclectic and esoteric musical ventures.
Springs Shakes consist of 2 shot filled hard plastic balls mounted on a light weight centre ball. On the playing side, the centre ball is fitted with a compression spring, in its centre a nylon bead can come in contact with the playing surface as the spring compresses, this increases contact definition. The spring aids in the bounce in this forward shake design.
Go Get Shakes consist of 2 shot filled hard plastic balls mounted on a light weight centre ball. The mounting ball is positioned near the players hand to distribute the weight evenly. The polyrod strands have 2 different sized nylon bead which can be adjusted in position to create less or more attack as desired.