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Industry News — January 2021

Jan 13, 2021, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

Gru Gear MaskGRUV GEAR
KarbonZero Mask
Premium lifestyle brand Gruv Gear launched its new Karbon Series face masks to help protect people during travel or in public places, especially during the COVID pandemic. The lightweight KarbonZero reusable mask has a stylish and luxurious design. The breathable, multi-layered face mask is fully compatible with optional, disposable PM2.5 activated carbon filters. The five-layer antibacterial filters are designed to block droplets, pollen, and pollution also. KarbonZero masks come with a pinch-seal nose bridge and easy-to-adjust straps for a custom comfort fit.

The new masks feature satin-brushed side panels with an air mesh ventilated center panel for comfort. The mask can be purchased with or without a pack of 10 filters. Guidelines recommend that the filter be replaced every one to two weeks. Owners may also keep their KarbonZero masks looking fresh by occasionally hand washing with warm water and gentle soap, and allowing it to air-dry.

To learn more about Gruv Gear and its products, visit

Assumes Distribution of Tama and Other Associated Brands in Canada
Beginning in 2021, Hoshino U.S.A. Inc. will be the distributor of Tama Drums, Tama and Bergerault Marching and Concert Percussion, and Hardcase Drum cases in Canada. For inquiries, dealers may contact the Hoshino U.S.A. sales dept. directly at

TRX International ArtistsTRX CYMBALS
Additions to International Artist Roster
The TRX Cymbal Company has announced the addition of several outstanding, young drummers from around the world to its international artist roster. From North America, that includes Faith Benson (Crimson Apple, Bea Miller), Antoine Fadavi (King Princess), Gary “Smash” Foster (The Bad Dreamers), Jamie Leigh Schultz (independent), Jack Mudd (Emblem3, Tegan Marie, Kid Politics), and Lindsey Raye Ward (independent). From Central and South America, additions include Ricardo “Oso” Cortez (Ha*Ash) and Pauline Roberts (Cinema). From Europe, the TRX roster has added Georgia Challinor (Luke Rainsford), Šimon Bílý (Mirai), and Dominik Smutný (Sebastian). From Asia, the roster now includes Victoria Gridzhan (independent), Victor Han (independent), Subin (independent), Noriko Terada (Tap Dogs), and Jinwoo Yeo (independent).

To learn more, visit the TRX website at

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