Thousand Oaks, CA – March 2017..… Sound Percussion Labs (SPL), designers of quality drums, percussion, and accessories for today’s hard-working musicians, has introduced new competition marching drums that enable your marching ensemble to hit the field at full power. These top-quality instruments feature all-birch construction for bright, cutting tone and low-end attack. Hard, dense birch provides an articulate, focused sound that’s highly desirable for marching drums. The triple-flange hoops and Remo USA Crimplock® Pinstripe® heads create the open sound, increased sustain, and articulation necessary for high-level competition. All SPL marching drums are available in black or white finishes, and sticks are included.
For the most drum-configuration options, start with the SPL Birch Competition Marching Tenor Quads. These SPL tenors feature 7-ply all-birch shells for a bright, highly projected sound while maintaining low-end attack-ideal for halftime shows, parades, pep bands, and more. They’re available with 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch and 13-inch shells. Most companies charge extra for a carrier, but SPL includes a sturdy, rugged, lightweight, T-style carrier free to ensure you can effortlessly carry your marching drums.
When you want to expand your marching drums, the SPL 6-inch Birch Marching Tenors are an ideal solution. Since all SPL marching drums are modular, you can quickly and easily swap out drums, enabling you to reconfigure your set. No drilling or special tools are needed; simply add the 6-inch tenor (or two) to expand a quad into a quint or even a sextet, using the preconfigured slots on the SPL carrier-or downsize a quint or sextet to a quad with ease.
If you are ready to go big or go home, opt for SPL’s Birch Competition Marching Tenor Sextet, which includes two 6-inch shells, along with 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch, and 13-inch sizes. As with the Marching Tenor Quads and Quints, the SPL T-style carrier and sticks are included.
“Our new marching drums are exactly what you need for a competitive marching ensemble,” offers SPL Product Manager Clyde Miller. “We use only top-quality wood and other materials, and we paid attention to details and components that make a difference. The result is great sounding instruments that will hold up under the stress of travel and outdoor performances, show after show.”
SPL Competition Marching Drums are available at Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend and Woodwind and Brasswind (wwbw.com).
Thousand Oaks, CA – January 2017..… Sound Percussion Labs (SPL), designers of quality drums and percussion equipment for today’s hard-working musicians, introduces three new Unity Series drum “shell packs”. Great for beginners and advancing students, these shell packs (drum sets without the stands, pedals, and cymbals) feature rugged, multi-ply, poplar shells that deliver a bright, projected sound, ready to fill any practice space or performance venue.
Unity Series shells offer sturdy, 5.6 mm, 8-ply construction, with low-mass lugs and precision, 45-degree bearing edges for enhanced attack and superior sustain. They employ durable one-piece, weld-less, triple-flange hoops for enhanced strength and include top-quality Remo heads.
A high-quality, yet affordable solution for expanding your existing drum kit, the SPL Unity 3-Piece Extension Shell Pack includes a 22×16-inch bass drum, 8×7-inch rack tom, and 14×12-inch floor tom. Add this trio, and your old drum kit will feel and sound fresh, with many more musical possibilities.
Designed for the advancing player who wants a great sounding drum kit at an equally outstanding price, the SPL Unity 5-Piece Shell Pack offers a 22×16-inch bass drum, 10×8-inch and 12×9-inch rack toms, a 16×14-inch floor tom, and a 14×5-inch snare. Use it to built a new kit or to upgrade your existing kit in a big way.
If you’re ready to go all out, get the SPL Unity 8-Piece Shell Pack. Delivering great tone, power to spare, and more drums than you can shake a stick at, this monster kit delivers dual 22×16-inch bass drums; 8×7-inch, 10×8-inch, and 12x 9-inch rack toms; 14×12-inch and 16×14-inch floor toms, and a 14×5-inch snare.
A kit this potent is not for the faint of heart but if you’re serious about double-kick drumming, the Unity 8-Piece Shell Pack is for you.
Not quite ready for the full 8-piece experience yet? Start with the Unity 5-Piece Shell Pack, and add the Unity 3-Piece Extension Shell Pack later. The two smaller kits combine to give you the equivalent of a full-blown Unity 8-Piece Shell Pack.
“Our Unity Shell Packs are high-quality and very affordable, and they’re great for a wide variety of styles and skill levels,” observes SPL Product Manager Clyde Miller. “These poplar shells sound bright and present, and they’re built to last. We’re very proud of them.”
All three SPL Unity Shell Packs are offered in White, Black, Silver Sparkle, and Wine Red finishes. Cymbals, pedals, and stands are available separately. SPL Unity Shell Packs are available at www.guitarcenter.com, and at Musician’s Friend.
Thousand Oaks, CA – March 2016..… Sound Percussion Labs (SPL), designers of quality drums, percussion, and hardware for today’s hard-working musicians, introduces the new SPL DBX5522 Unity Birch kit, a 5-piece, all-in-one drum set designed with high-grade all-birch shells for warm, full-rounded tone and deep, powerful attack.
Featuring SPL’s exclusive Arch-Tech™ bearing edge design for fast, easy tuning and ultra-warm tone, the Unity Birch Set’s 100% birch construction delivers the deep, resonant sound drummers crave. Starting with an all-birch 22″ x 16″ kick drum, 10″ x 8″ and 12″ x 9″ mounted toms, 16″ x 14″ floor tom, and 14″ x 5″ matching snare, the Unity Birch Drum Set also includes an 18″ crash/ride cymbal, a pair of 14″ hi-hat cymbals.
Matching, solid wood bass drum hoop adds to the aesthetic, and low-mass lugs help maximize resonance even more, making this the perfect high-value drum set for a broad variety of drummers. All drums are fitted with high-quality Remo heads. The Unity Birch 5-Piece Drum Set includes everything you need to start playing right now, right out of the box, including top-grade, chrome plated, double-braced cymbal, snare, and hi-hat stands, single-chain direct drive bass drum pedal, hardware, and even a drum throne.
“The DBX5522 Unity Birch kit is the latest in the new generation of Sound Percussion Labs drums, and it’s one we’re particularly proud of,” remarked SPL Product Manager, Clyde Miller. “It’s a high-quality, affordable drum kit that’s well made, great sounding, and looks fantastic.”
Available in Black Mist, Red Mist, and Silver Mist finishes, the Unity Birch kit is available at all Guitar Center stores, guitarcenter.com, and Musician’s Friend, carrying a street price of $499.99.
Modern Drummer Magazine has named the Street Bop by Sound Percussion Labs as one of its “Best Four-Piece Shell Packs for Under $400”.
SPL Street Bop Shell Pack ($299) – This kit from Sound Percussion Labs comes in at a much more competitive price point but with fewer color options. The birch/basswood shells include a 16×18 bass drum, a 7×10 tom, a 13×13 floor tom, and a 5×13 snare.
Westlake Village, CA – December 2014… Sound Percussion Labs (SPL), the evolution of the Sound Percussion brand, is out with a new look, a new logo, and a bold new line of high-quality drum kits, percussion, and hardware. With a broad assortment of kits designed to meet the needs of beginners, students, and experienced professionals alike, Sound Percussion Labs delivers an exciting new look and sound at an affordable price.
SPL’s new Kicker Pro is a 5-piece, student-size drum kit that combines sleek, modern design, rugged construction, and professional features including tunable drumheads, a full-size chain drive bass drum pedal, and multi-ply, real poplar wood shells. With an 18”x14” bass drum, 12”x5” snare, 8”x5” tom, 10”x5” tom and a 12”x10” floor tom, as well as hi-hat and crash/ride cymbals, the Kicker Pro comes with everything you need to play right away. It also includes a drum throne, stands, hardware, tuning key, and set-up guide – even the sticks! Featuring a silver metallic glitter finish with stunning black powder coat hardware, the Kicker Pro is an ideal choice for students and young players.
The SPL Lil’ Kicker is a 3-piece scaled-down drum kit that provides the perfect introduction to percussion for children 3 to 6 years of age. Unlike other “junior” drum sets, Lil’ Kicker kits are built to professional standards, including fully tunable, replaceable drum heads, quality metal hardware, and real multi-ply wood shells. The Lil’ Kicker includes a 16”x12” bass drum with pedal, 10”x4” snare drum, and an 8”x5” tom-tom, plus a crash/ride cymbal and hi-hat. Available in your choice of black, white, or wine red finish with sleek, black hardware and mounts, each drum set also includes a sturdy drum throne, tuning key, drum sticks, and set-up instructions – every piece your lil’ drummer needs to start playing right out of the box.
“The new generation of Sound Percussion Labs drums brings musical tone, professional features, and a sleek, modern look to aspiring drummers all the way down to the age of three,” comments SPL Product Manager, Gerry Helfrich. “Research has shown that music study produces positive effects in childhood development, and SPL is proud to provide high-quality, affordable kits in both the Kicker Pro and Lil’ Kicker. All of our products are designed to foster a lifelong love of music, from music education to family jams, as well as just having fun.”
The all-new Sound Percussion Labs Lil’ Kicker and Kicker Pro drum sets are available at all Guitar Center stores, guitarcenter.com, and Musician’s Friend. The street price of the 5-piece Kicker Pro is $279.99. The 3-piece Lil’ Kicker set, age graded for children 3+ years of age and tested as compliant with all Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations, carries a street price of $129.99.
About Sound Percussion Labs
Sound Percussion Labs designs and distributes versatile workhorse drum kits, convenient accessories and an exhaustive array of drum replacement parts for the hard-working, value-conscious musician. Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for a pro-style kit at a cost-effective price or a touring professional counting on dependable accessories and heavy-duty replacement parts to keep your rig going strong, SPL has the quality products you need. Priced to be your first, built to be your last. You can learn more about the complete line of SPL kits and products at www.soundpercussiondrums.com.
For more information contact: Sound Percussion Labs, P.O. Box 5111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.
Westlake Village, CA – November 2014… Introducing Sound Percussion Labs, the evolution of the Sound Percussion brand. With a new look, a hip new logo, and a bold new line of high-quality drum kits, percussion, and hardware designed to meet the needs of beginners, students, and experienced professionals alike, Sound Percussion Labs delivers an exciting new look and sound at an affordable price.
SPL’s new Unity Series represents a fresh generation of pro quality drum kits that combine sleek, modern design and rugged construction to create a range of all-in-one kits that offer everything you need, right out of the box. Unity kits are an ideal choice for students and intermediate drummers, as well as experienced players who want a practice or additional gigging kit.
From subtle and laid back to slamming power punch, SPL Unity Series drums deliver superb tone with more than enough resonance, volume, and power. Unity kits feature a sleek, streamlined look, with head-turning hardware and a choice of three popular finishes. And every Unity kit is built tough, with rugged, multi-ply, all-poplar shells, precision cut 45-degree bearing edges, and low-mass lugs for maximum resonance.
The Unity D4522 is a professional 5-piece kit that delivers a complete playing experience, right out of the box. The kit includes a 22” x 16” kick drum, 10” x 8” and 12” x 9” mounted toms with adjustable mounts, 16” x 14” floor tom, and a matching 14” x 5” wood snare. Also included is a pair of 14” hi-hats and an 18” Crash/Ride cymbal. The D4522 features cool black coat hardware and rugged, double braced cymbal, snare, and hi-hat stands, along with a single-chain direct drive kick pedal, and even a pro drum throne.
The Unity D4420 kit is a 4-pice kit that includes a 22” x 16” kick drum, 12” x 8” mounted tom, 14” x 12” floor tom, and matching 13” x 5” wood snare. The kit also includes rugged double-braced cymbal, snare, and hi-hat stands and a single-chain direct drive kick pedal. Customize your kit by adding your choice of cymbals and throne. The D4420 is a great choice for drummers looking for a great sounding, solidly built solution that’s compact and easy to setup and tear down.
The first offering from the brand new Velocity Series is the S5418 Street Bop kit. This high-quality but ultra compact 4-piece kit is a perfect fit for a wide range of gigs. The kit’s classic birch and basswood construction delivers crisp highs and well defined lows, making it a great choice for both studio and stage. The kit includes an 18″ x 16″ kick drum with matching wood hoops, a 10” x 7” mounted tom, 13” x 13” floor tom, and a matching 13” x 5” wood snare. With polished chrome hardware on a silver metallic glitter finish, the Velocity Street Bop kit is a fresh new take on a compact, go-anywhere gigging kit.
SPL Product Manager Gerry Helfrich remarked, “Sound Percussion Labs is truly a new generation of drums for a new generation of drummers, and both the Unity Series and the Velocity Series will ensure that drummers can have many options, even on a budget. Whether you’re an aspiring drummer looking for a kit to hone your chops on, or a seasoned professional looking for a second kit for rehearsal or gigging, there’s an SPL kit for you.”
The all-new Sound Percussion Labs Unity and Velocity Series are available at all Guitar Center stores, guitarcenter.com, and Musician’s Friend. The Unity D4522 streets for $399.99; the Unity D4420 streets for $279.99; and the Velocity S5418 Street Bop kit carries a street price of $299.99.
About Sound Percussion Labs
Sound Percussion Labs designs and distributes versatile workhorse drum kits, convenient accessories and an exhaustive array of drum replacement parts for the hard-working, value-conscious musician. Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for a pro-style kit at a cost-effective price or a touring professional counting on dependable accessories and heavy-duty replacement parts to keep your rig going strong, SPL has the quality products you need. Priced to be your first, built to be your last. You can learn more about the complete line of SPLkits and products at www.soundpercussiondrums.com.
For more information contact: Sound Percussion Labs, P.O. Box 5111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359.