Jun 3, 2020, 08:00 AM
Rhythm Scene Staff
New VELOC Drum Transport System
With most drummers honing their chops at home during this global lockdown, Gruv Gear presses forward with game-changing products in preparation for musicians to travel and tour again. The new VELOC One-Trip Drum Transport system allows drummers to carry a 5-piece kit in a single trip.
The fully integrated VELOC consists of a lightweight aluminum cart with a magnetic mount rail onto which the cases attach and stack vertically, creating a shelf-like system with convenient front openings for each case. This means the cases can be left on the cart, allowing drummers to set up and break down much quicker than ever before. Once loaded, the VELOC cart can be moved with minimal effort in its tilted mode, with weight supported by the four never-flat wheels and ergonomic handle. Drummers, roadies, and drum techs can easily maneuver through tight doorways, narrow aisles, and busy parking lots using just one hand.
The high-quality, tour-ready hybrid cases are constructed with robust fabrics fused with an ABS/polycarbonate shell. They are available in the most common sizes for snare, kick, and toms, and they feature comfortable handles and shoulder-strap options. Each VELOC case is equipped with Gruv Gear’s Global Recovery Tag powered by HomingPIN, recognized at nearly 3,000 airports worldwide, so any lost or misplaced bags can be easily reunited with their owners.
The VELOC range also includes cases for double pedals, hardware, and cymbals, all mountable on the cart. The cymbal case has a similar construction as the other VELOC cases with a few extras. Using a pair of standard drumsticks, the case can be propped upright and, with the release of one strap, allows the cymbal pockets to fan out for unmatched accessibility and convenience. It also comes with a detachable telescoping handle, Gruv Gear’s proprietary “snap-on” wheels first introduced on the Kapsule travel guitar bag, and a built-in TSA lock, making it the ultimate travel-ready cymbal case.
VELOC drum bags are offered in the following sizes: 8x10 Rack Tom, 10x12 Rack Tom, 6x14 Snare, 14x16 Floor Tom, 18x22 Bass/Kick, 22-inch Cymbals, 19x12 Double Pedal, and 19x36 Hardware Bag.
To find out more about Gruv Gear and its products, visit gruvgear.com.
New Nitron Finishes Available for Brooklyn Kits
Gretsch Drums has introduced two new Nitron finishes to their Brooklyn Series: Blue Burst Pearl for the original kit and White Marine Pearl for the Micro Kit.
Gretsch Brooklyn drums are constructed from 6-ply North American Maple/Poplar. They are finished with the distinctive 3mm thick, double-flanged, 302 counterhoops, which are reminiscent of the ones used by the company until the mid-1950s. Their innovative specifications create a unique tonal characteristic that is slightly more open and ambient when compared to Gretsch’s classic full, punchy, and warm sound.
Launched to critical acclaim in 2018 the Brooklyn Micro Kit is excellent for small venues, studios, rehearsal rooms, and other situations where space is at a premium. The kit is built to the same specifications as the original Brooklyn drums.
For more information, visit gretschdrums.com.