Any musician knows that missing a part can put a serious damper on a rehearsal or performance (not to mention cause a good deal of panic). The emergency kit for drummers includes essential parts: cymbal felts, cymbal sleeves, 8-millimeter wing nuts, tension rods, nylon washers, a Hi-Hat cup felt and clutch felts, a drum key, and snare wire cords. The Survival Kit weighs less than a pound and comes in its own polyester bag, so it’s easy to transport.
“With marching bands being on the road a lot of the year, having spare parts for cymbal booms, auxiliary Hi-Hat stands, and snare drums is always useful because you never know what you will find missing after a previous load out,” says Mike Sutton, electronic percussion and accessories category manager for Avedis Zildjian and Vic Firth Companies.
Marching percussionists also know that carrying gear is a big part of the job. The new 24-Inch Premium Backpack Cymbal Bag features a 16-inch expandable Hi-Hat pocket, padded middle divider, and accessories pocket. “The five graduated cymbal dividers keep your cymbals safe while not getting in the way during setup and teardown,” Sutton says.
Hideaway backpack straps make the bag easy to carry, and the straps stay out of the way when you’re not using them.
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