We just returned from our first appearance the Connecticut Drum Show and we couldn’t be more excited! Attendance was strong, the mood was upbeat, and sales were brisk! This was our first “outing” of the dynamic, new, Grover Custom drums – the response can only be summed up as overwhelming.
Here is a partial list of drums we had on display:
In addition, I got to hang out with some of my professional buddies like drumming legends Zoro, Bernard Purdie, industry veteran Lennie DiMuzio and Mike Sarabello (one of the original members of Santana).
Hope to see you all there next year!
We are very proud to announce that we received RUNNER-UP placement and BEAT OUT 3 of the 4 MAJOR DRUMSTICK BRANDS!!!
In the USA, you can find the SilverFox Bop Masters at any of our retail partners listed below!
Outside of the USA, please find your local distributor on the SilverFox WHERE-TO-BUY PAGE.
Perfect for individuals and schools who want lots of “bang-for-the-buck”, our new GSX™ line makes professional features and performance affordable for everyone! Despite the value-pricing, these drums have been used by many professional percussionists with excellent results.
Our GSX™ concert snare drums have many of the same innovative features as our G1 snare drums, but are specifically designed for schools and percussionists who demand a quality product at a reasonable price. GSX™ snare drum features include low-mass “bow tie” lugs (isolated with rubber bushings that allow the shell to vibrate freely), our ADV nodal venting system that produces a faster attack and maximizes decay, non-spiral snare wire that adds projection and a broad dynamic response, and a Gladstone-style throw off.
Here’s a quick look at our new GSX entry level concert snare drum. Designed for those players who want a terrific sounding concert snare without having to worry about multiple adjustments. Our Silver/Bronze snares combine silver wire and bronze cable, pre-adjusted to provide optimal body and articulation at any dynamic level. Features include:
As part of the launch of our GroverCustom.com site, drummers who want custom features with immediate delivery can purchase “pre-configured” drums in our new “Grover Custom Express” shop!
These Grover Custom Drums are demo models, “one-offs” and photo samples. They represent a broad range of the thousands of possible combinations available through our “Drum Builder”. Best of all…they are priced to move and shipped FREE in the continental US (contact us for international shipping details).
For over 30 years, we have manufactured some of the finest, most innovative concert snare drums for percussionists across the globe.
In the past few years many drummers have asked us to design & fabricate custom snare drums. While we have never promoted this part of our business, we have always accepted custom work. It’s kinda been our little secret…until now!
Today is the official launch of GroverCustom.com. This new custom drum website presents you with a selection of over 100 individual options, including outer/inner shell finish, lug style and offset, snare weights and alloys, plus much more. When combined, there are over 100,000 ways to customize your drum to become a “one-of-a-kind” sound creation!
Each Grover Custom drum is made to order and purchased directly from us, saving you time and money. And, as our way of showing our appreciation to our customers we’ll even pay the all the shipping charges within the Continental USA!
You may be aware that castanets entered the symphonic orchestrator’s toolbox via Spanish flamenco music. Along with the sound of the 5-string guitar, the “clacking” of the castanets defines the Andalusian flavor associated with flamenco music.
Traditionally, one or more flamenco dancers play the castanets. With one pair in each hand, the dancers click out patterns that support the movement of their dance. What you may not be aware of is that flamenco castanets are pitched unevenly, with one pair lower in tonality than the other. The lower pair, held in the right hand, is called “macho” (male) and the higher pair, held in the left hand, is called “hembra” (female). (A notch carved on the bottom often distinguishes one pair from the other).
While I can appreciate the beauty and importance of this tradition, as a professional American percussionist, I am required to play the music of composers who write for castanets in a manner similar to other percussion instruments, creating a rhythmic line that is integral to the overall composition.
I am shocked that some of our competitors not only sell, but expound the concept of using concert castanets with a low (macho) and high (hembra) pair in one set! Whether I’m playing the Prokofiev Piano Concerto #3 or Strauss’ Salome, I want a set of castanets that sound clear, clean and EVEN. I approach orchestral castanet parts in the same way that I play a snare drum or timpani part – both hands must sound the exactly same. I work tirelessly to ensure that every note I play sounds consistent in color, dynamic and sonority.
Unlike other companies, we manufacture our own castanets, precisely machining four matched “clappers” out of one block of wood – this ensures a perfectly pitch-matched set. Keep this in mind when you’re looking to purchase a set of concert castanets. If you plan to don a red dress and dance around while you play – go ahead and purchase one of their unmatched sets. However, if you’re like me, and your goal is to perform with a world-class orchestra in a top concert hall, better to stick with the leaders in concert percussion!
We just returned from the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), held this year in Austin, TX. During the 3-day event over 3,000 percussionists gathered for clinics, masterclasses, performances and a exhibits filled with the world’s top percussion products.
This year we celebrated our 30th consecutive appearance at the PASIC show, that’s three decades of showing the world’s finest percussion products! The focus this year was on our new Pro Concert Castanets which feature a micro-tension adjustment and solid granadillo wood castanets. In addition, we unveiled our new line of Grover Custom snare drums, including models with solid rosewood,maple and bubinga wood shells. One of the hot items at the show was our 5.5″x14″ 10-ply maple shell drum with our “toaster” style lugs and wooden hoops.
Percussionists crammed our booths, including top pros from orchestras like Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Boston,Paris, London, Cleveland and many others. Alan Abel from the Philadelphia Orchestra used our tambourine in his clinics and Will James from the St. Louis Philharmonic, used our new G2 and G3 snare drums in his lab. We also met with top studio percussionists who told us that our products are used on top rated tv shows like Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. Taylor Swift’s drummer stopped by to tell us that our tambourines can be heard on all of her top hit records! He said that one of Nashville’s most successful producers requires insists that our tambourines be used in the studio!
Here is a glimpse of the action:
Have you been frustrated by having to choose between castanets that sound good-but have no adjustment, and others which have adjustable tension-but lack clarity and richness of sound?
If the answer is YES then our new castanets are for you! Discover the only internal-tension castanets designed for professional percussionists.
These are the best sounding, easiest playing castanets you’ll ever experience! (And YES, you can play redoble rolls…)
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