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Drum Hacks & Tips

Back in the woodshed

Posted by Hugh Lawrence on

A family holiday last week meant a week without practice, and you know what that means: A week without practice makes one weak... So, today, back in the practice room for a mix of full acoustic practice and some "padded up" practice. As a busy man with a business to run I no longer enjoy the luxury of many hours per day, so I divide my routine into separate sections: I start with a practice pad and warm my hands up while doing something with my feet (perhaps a samba pattern for example), this way I am physically warmed up...

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Manchester Drum Show

Posted by Hugh Lawrence on

Well, we had a blast at the Manchester Drum show on May 17th! It was a great day of exhibiting from many of the UK's finest names in Drums, Cymbals, and Accessories.  Amedia Cymbals, AD Drums, Forecast Drums, GURU Drums, D’Addario, Sakae Drums, Dream Cymbals, Soar Valley Music, S-S-R Manchester, Cymbal Magic, Echo Drums, Johnny Roadhouse Music, Table Tom, Rock Drummers, Provenance Drums, Stomp-E, Cymbomute, Drumsmartapp, Hardcase, Roland, Tuner Fish Lug Locks, Highwood Drums, Flint Percussion, Cymskin, Drum Dots, VK Drums, CODE, Pellwood, Majetone Industries, Liberty Drums, Stagg, and REMO were all present at the show. At times, the volume of...

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Paiste Video Contest

Posted by Hugh Lawrence on

Big news! Cymbomute are giving away Paiste cymbals in our first Video Contest! We are open to submissions from all over the world, as we are happy to ship the prizes internationally. All anyone has to do is make a short video about cymbomute - it's really easy. With the advent of smart phones, iPads, etc. it's never been easier to capture a short video - so whether you want to showcase some drumming skills, or do a product review, or talk about the usefulness of cymbomute for teaching, or simply tell some jokes - you can enter! Be creative & you...

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Drum Innovation of 2014!

Posted by Hugh Lawrence on

We are so happy to be nominated by Rhythm Magazine UK for 'Drum Innovation of 2014' in the Music Radar Readers Poll! Anyone can vote at : http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/rhythm-2014-readers-poll-609149 if you have a minute, please vote for cymbomute. We are not expecting to win, as there are some big corporations, with big marketing budgets in the same category - but that's not the point. When a publication such as Rhythm gives us such a ringing endorsement, by including us in the poll - we've already won! Perhaps this 'shot in the arm' will convince yet more drummers that if they would rather...

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Selling to Trade

Posted by Hugh Lawrence on

After months of work sorting out packaging and dozens of fine details, I'm now getting ready to sell to trade. This is alongside the mail order direct sales right here at cymbomute.com. You'll still be able to order direct, at the same great prices. But if you're near a store, you may well start to see cymbomute on display. If you know a drum store that you'd like to stock cymbomute - tell them to get in touch with me! Building a network of dealers to help get the word out is my aim. Together we can make cymbomute the...

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