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Product Showcase — March 2022

Mar 2, 2022, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

Evans Tune UpEVANS
Snare Tune-Up Kits
Evans Drumheads has launched new Snare Tune-Up Kits. These kits give players the tools, materials, and instructions to modify, adjust, and holistically maintain the most essential piece of the drum kit: the snare drum. Snare Tune-Up Kits are available in two offerings with either UV1 or Calftone as the centerpiece of the kit.

Both kits include an Evans branded microfiber cloth, a unique drum key, lug lube, hardware polish, Barney Beats branded ProMark Rebound 5A drumsticks, a snare side 300 drumhead, and a two-pack sampler of the new Evans EQ Pods.

The UV1 Snare Tune-Up kit is available in 13- or 14-inch sizes with Puresound Custom Pro snare wires, ideal for rock, metal, and funk, providing sonic versatility and long-lasting durability. The Calftone Snare Tune-Up Kit is available in a 14-inch size with a Puresound Concert Series snare wires, ideal for jazz, providing a classic warm, full, and rich tone.

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Vic Firth HeadphonesVIC FIRTH
VF Bluetooth Headphones
The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, has announced the release of the new VF Bluetooth Isolation Headphones, the latest extension of Vic Firth’s Isolation Headphones collection.

The VF Bluetooth Isolation Headphones come in an elegantly textured red finish with cozy black foam cushions and a shock-absorbent padded headband. These stereo headphones deaden outside noise by 20 decibels. Insulated broad foam cushions maximize comfort for any use including live, studio, practice, and beyond. The 500mA built-in rechargeable battery allows for up to 20 hours of use. Using licensed Bluetooth 5.0 technology (lowest latency), these headphones connect wirelessly to enabled devices, and include a 3.5mm cable and 1/4-inch adapter for optional wired usage. The VF Bluetooth Isolation Headphones package also includes a 40cm USB charging cable and an instruction insert. Any drummer looking for dependable, superb hearing protection deserves the VF Bluetooth Isolation Headphones.

"We are excited to introduce a wireless version of our immensely popular Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones,” says Pamela Ricci, Zildjian’s Brand Manager for Apparel, Merchandise & Accessories. “Wireless capability has been the most requested product feature from our artists and consumers alike. Leveraging Bluetooth 5.0 technology, we have developed a product that retains the outside noise cancellation and clear, crisp sound of the SIH2, with low latency and outstanding battery life."

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