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Gearhead: The Latest Instruments, Accessories and Educational Resources

New from Sabian, PRS and more

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Sabian Cymbal Bag
Nord Lead A1 Analog Modeling Synthesizer
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine
PRS SE Kingfisher & SE Kestrel Bass Guitars

Sabian Cymbal Bags

Are you a drummer whose band is sharing a bill with five other groups at a venue the size of a college dorm room? Sabian has yet another efficiency-minded accessory line to help you along: a pair of cymbal bags fe aturing the company’s patent-pending Fast Hat Pocket. Essentially, the pocket allows drummers to carry their top hi-hat without having to remove and reattach the clutch. The Fast Hat Pocket is a standard design feature of Sabian’s backpack-style Fast 22 bag (MSRP $110) and wheeled-luggage-style Pro 22 (MSRP $180) bag. sabian.com

Cymgard

Over the past year we’ve seen a slew of new drum and cymbal products that aim to make the kit quiet enough for practice at don’t-wake-the-baby volumes. Cymgard’s lineup leans toward the simpler end of the spectrum: These rubber/elastic edge protectors fit around the cymbal’s perimeter and aim to not only dampen the sound but provide shipping and stacking protection as well. The product is available in a Standard edition for crashes and rides (12- to 21-inch cymbals, plus 22- and 24-inch), a Standard version for hi-hats (13- to 16-inch) and a thinner-profiled Lite edition (6-inch to 23-inch). Prices top out at $22.95, and a number of value packs are available. cymgard.com

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