We’ll be on hand exhibiting a gorgeous array of our new custom drums from our GroverCustom.com shop.
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…. at the Connecticut Vintage & Custom Drum Show!
In addition to getting a chance to play on our new custom drums, clinics will be presented by R&B legend Bernard Purdie and groover-master Zoro!
When: Sunday, April 21st 10am – 5pm
Where: The Sphinx Shriners Center
3066 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, Connecticut 06111
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:
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:
Endorser and St. Louis Symphony Principal Percussionist Will James is seeking participants to perform at his Snare Drum Lab which will be help at PASIC on Saturday Nov. 3rd at 9 am. PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) is the largest gathering of percussionists in the world!
First introduced at PASIC 2001, Symphonic Labs are instructional, hands-on sessions for percussion students focusing in orchestral music. The presenter of each Lab demonstrates and performs for a portion of the 50 minute session, during which selected student players perform and receive helpful critique from the presenter, in this case Will James.
For more information, contact Percussive Arts Society, E-mail: email@example.com;Tel: 317-974-4488; Fax: 317-974-4499.
We just received a large order from the United States Navy for Grover custom snare drums and bass drums. We manufactured similar ceremonial drums a few years back for the Army band (see photo). When the Navy percussionists heard and saw the Army drums, they knew immediately that they had to have a set.
These custom drums receive a special shell coating inside and out, so that the drum is completely sealed from the weather. The drums are used outside for ceremonies and the Navy percussionists can be assured that the drums will perform optimally regardless of the weather conditions.
Check out the new 360° dynamic view of our G3 Concert Snare Drum! It’s easy to manipulate, just use your mouse to grab and spin the drum around, a full 360°.
Want to examine our G3 strainer…no problem. Want to check out the nodal vent…no problem. Interested in our G3 snare isolation adjustment…no problem. You get the idea!
We just returned from PASIC 2010 held this year in Indianapolis. It was a tremendous show and a smashing success for us!
Thousands of percussionists checked out the wide range of super-high quality products on display in the Grover booth. Here’s a short list of what percussionists drooled over: 13 models of tambourines, 10 models of triangles, 34 models of mallets, our new temple blocks, Spectrasound Mark Tree bar chimes, our new Titanium G3 Concert SD, plus much more!
The January issue of Percussive Notes includes an article on swiss drumming that was written by Grover team member Lee Caron. Lee works in our production department here at Grover Pro. Like many of our team members, Lee is a skilled percussionist and also a music educator. Check it out…