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:
While he was here, Jim informed us that he really loves our new X-Series Synthetic Head Tambourines. Jim explains his experience is that our innovative synthetic head tambos work really well, and are unaffected in the very humid Florida weather. Jim purchased his first Grover Pro tambourine in 1983 and reports that he still plays it all the time with the Naples Philharmonic!
Our log drum is not your average log drum! To prove our point we have captured the resonant, full sonorities produced by our new Padauk Log Drums and make them available for you to hear.
LISTEN TO LOG-20 (small)
LISTEN TO LOG-25 (medium)
LISTEN TO LOG-30 (large)
When you’re done listening to our padauk log drums Google our competitors and listen to their log drums. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
PLEASE NOTE – Due to the RICH, COMPLEX, SONORITIES of our LOG DRUMS, your computer speakers are incapable of reproducing the full sonic spectrum of our product accurately. We strongly suggest listening using high quality ear buds or headphones.
We’re thrilled to announce that the new Grover Pro Log Drums have been released! Our R&D team took extra time to insure that our log drums meet the very high expectations of professional percussionists worldwide.
We believe that professional log drums should have a darker and more resonant sonority than woodblocks or temple blocks. While maple is perfect for our woodblocks, and Baltic birch ideal for our temple blocks, we thoughtfully selected marimba bar grade padauk wood for the soundboard of our new log drums. Padauk is a much more resonant wood species than either maple or birch. This is evident in the sound of our new padauk log drums, which is markedly more resonant and darker than other log drums. Available at select Grover Pro dealers.