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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy 4th of July / Summer update

Hey everybody, wanna wish everyone a safe and happy fourth of July. For the Drummers out there just use Fireworks safely, We don't need any 9 finger drummers !! Well quite a bite has transpired in the last few weeks so let me bring ( like we say in jersey) youz guyz up to date.
Our own proprietary website is getting close to completion. We have some really very cool and competent people working on it. Everything that's available on our Ebay store will be available in our own store. We probably will have more checkout options. Along with Paypal which is what we use on our Ebay store were looking into google checkout also. We want to make purchasing a product from Cymbals & Snares as easy as possible.
Our Site will eventually include sections for Product reviews, lessons, Customer submitted video's and a Drum Forum. We are looking to build a one stop shop Drum Portal. In other matters of interest C & S has moved into Wholesaling we are making our first wholesale sale of Silken Cymbals over the next week or two. A drumshop in Washington state has informed us of their intention's of adding Silken Cymbals to their product offerings and are formulating their first order from us. It was our intention from the start to become a full service retailer/wholesaler/ distributor and now it's a reality. We will begin to pound the pavement looking for additional stores to add Silken to their product mix.
We have reached an agreement and have been granted an exclusive territory with a brand new Drumhead company. Since we have reached and an agreement in principal and only verbally we are going to refrain for the moment from making an official announcement and naming the company. We expect to formalize our agreement within the next two weeks. When we do and make our deal official, we will give you guys all the details. We will not only be retailing these heads but also wholesaling them, Continued expansion of our wholesale division will just make for a stronger over all company.
In addition to the deal mentioned above we have been in touch with Meinl Cymbals about the possibility of Cymbals & Snares being added to their list of retailers. There are however some issue's with Meinl that need to be addressed and worked out before this can happen. If it does we will announce it here of course. Ideally we would like to bring Meinl's products for the 2010-2011 holiday season. If we can come to an agreement, Meinl would be the largest Cymbal company we are prepared to carry. Since they are in many peoples eye's the really "Big Company" alternative to the BIG3. Fear not Friends Cymbals & Snares has no intention of selling out and carrying the big boys product lines. We have been since day 1 and will always be the " Home of the Other Name Brands". That's our niche and will never change.
We have also been in contact with Aquarian drum heads and would very much like to add them to our product line. I personally love their Super Kick II Bass Drum head. They are one of the smaller Drum head makers which of course is a perfect match for us. We will see if we can work out an agreement with Aquarian. That's really most of the concrete news to report. Like always there's more in the works but we will let you know when it's more appropriate. So keep playing and until next time T. President, Cymbals & Snares

Friday, June 4, 2010

ATTACK Drumheads worth checking out.

Hello again everyone. It's everyone's fav Internet Percussion retailor/wholesaler/entrepeneur T here. One great thing about being a Percussionist is that they're really are endless things to speak about. Always something new to learn , Limitless possibilities on how to set your kit up , what kind of Cymbals to use what brands to use . A double kick pedal or a double bass kit ? It just goes on and on I so love our instrument there's litterally hundreds if not thousands of different style drumheads to choose from. If you tried it probably would take you years if you could even do it to try out all the possible drumheads for your kit. Which brings us to todays topic Drumheads. Just picture me screaming that last paragraph out at the top of my lungs. If nothing else I'm very enthusiastic about selling drums.
We are going to discuss ATTACK brand drumheads. ATTACK is one of the smaller Top 4 brands of drumheads available in the US Market. Since Cymbals & Snares is the " Home of the Other Name Brands" We had to look into these guys to see what they offered. At the moment we have a smattering of Remo heads and a bigger selection of Evans but our largest selection by far is ATTACK heads. That should tell you something. To put it simply they are excellent heads. Since a cardinal rule at C & S is we will not sell a product we wouldn't use, These often overlooked Drumheads are no exception. They are well made good looking and absolutely the most importantly great sounding. Let me share with you my recent experience with ATTACK heads.
Speaking with one of our sales rep's we were conversing about drumheads. I mentioned I needed to change out my snare heads He asked if we still had any ATTACKS Terry Bozzio Signature snare packs in stock, I replied we did indeed. He told me that's what he used and he absolutely loved it, he recomended I try them out. So I grabbed a pack on the way home and changed out my heads. Just looking at the heads comming out of the box I was really impressed. Nice sturdy good looking well built head. The coating was applied perfectly and evenly. I did the tap test which produced a nice warm resonation. I was getting pumped. The TB snare pack comes with a single ply coated batter head and a thin clear snare side head. My personal prefrence is a single ply head for my snare and a 2 ply for my toms. Your personal prefrences are as good as mine. It's simply a personal choice.
After a quick and easy tune up I finally began to play that head It sounded great. I currently am using a 14x5.5 Mapex Mars series snare nothing fancy but a nice snare drum none the less. It never sounded so good. I can't tell you how impressed I am with these heads. ATTACK use proprietary technology and boasts there "Glueless Locking collar" is garaunteed to hold the drumhead perfectly tight and not let it slip out of the collar. They also claim there coating last longer and holds up better than any other brand. Well after using this head for several months I am begining to believe all their claims. That's not just some slick advertising lingo. After a quick break in period and some periodic retuning the heads really seem to hold there tone quite nicely. Of course that is partly due to having my kit in a climate controlled enviroment. When I was a teenager I had my kit in a uninsulated garage the weather played havic with my heads.
My Conclusions are as far as their snare heads go the TB sig heads are outstanding. I get an great crack when I hit them. You guys know exactly what I'm talking about God that feels great. Excellent responce and projection from the heads with an underlying warm full bodied sound, not hollow or harsh sounding at all. I am so very happy with these heads. Let's face it your snare drum is the heart of your kit. Getting good quality drumheads are critical. One of the nicest things about ATTACK heads, they are probably the least expensive heads on the market. Just a nice perc to boot. So the next time your looking for a new snare head which you should replace every 6 months or so at minumum once a year Walk past the Remo's and the Evans and give ATTACK a shot I think you'll really like what you hear. Click on the highlighted link below and watch the Video of me demonstrating my ATTACK snare heads. Till next time ---- T . I have no Idea what has happened here so work with me. Check out The video at this address it's
www.youtube.com/ILDUCE61 There's lot's of other goodies for you too feast your eyes on. " Note to self learn how to Blog before starting Blog "