We’ve just returned from the PASIC show in Austin, TX, where we had our biggest, most elaborate percussion display ever. In addition to all our Grover, SilverFox and Artist’s Choice products, we also exhibited the full range of Premier concert, marching and pipeband products (Grover Pro is the US distributor).
The one product that attracted the most attention was our new “Hybrid” model tambourine (T2/HS). Our goal was to create an instrument capable of speaking with resounding high level energy at the top and crisp articulation at the softest of soft dynamic levels. We achieved this by mounting our classic “German Silver” jingles on the top row of jingle slots and our newer “Heat-Treated Silver” jingles on the bottom row. Everyone was knocked out by the great sound of this tambourine! Dr. John Parks (FSU) used this model in his “Accessories Lab” presentation. Here’s what John told us: “The new Hybrid tambourine combines the best of both Grover worlds: the incredible articulation and vintage nuances of the heat-treated instruments with the full, beautiful sound of the German Silver jingles. A perfect tambourine for every application-it has quickly become my “go-to” instrument!”
As you can imagine, our booth became THE destination place for many diverse percussion luminaries including: Evelyn Glennie (International Soloist), Jim Campbell (U of KY), LA studio greats Emil Richards & Luis Conte, Genaro Gonzalez & Kari Klier (Texas State U), Sherry Rubins (San Antonio Sym), Dr. John Beckford (Furman University), Scott Herring (University of SC), Pete Korpula (Lion King), Aaron Guidry (Mystere) plus many more (see photos).
PASIC 2008 Slideshow