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We have not yet managed to cool down after last weekend’s meeting at the Meinl headquarters, but the fresher our report is, the better. What event are we talking about? It was a trade meeting for distributors of the brands Meinl, Tama, NINO Percussion, Meinl Percussion, Meinl Sonic Energy and Viva Rhythm (also Ibanez and Ortega guitars), drum stores, as well as media representatives from Central Europe under the name Meinl News Day. All new products for 2020 were presented there, and they will soon become available on the market in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and of course Poland. Although it was an event intended only for sales and media representatives, it is worth spending a few moments to get acquainted with our report, as it will give you a picture of what you can expect from TAMA and Meinl this year. A lot is about to happen…

As for Meinl Cymbals, here is what’s in store:

  • Extension of the Meinl Dual line with chinas sized 16″, 18″, 20″, Trash Crashes sized 16″, 18″, 20″, a 19″ Dual Crash, 14″ Dual Hats and a 14″ Multi Trash
  • Extension of the Pure Alloy Custom line with machine hammered Smoked Bronze finish Pure Alloy Bronze cymbas, 15″Medium Thin Hats, three Medium Thin Crashes (16″, 18″, 20″), a 22″ Medium Thin Ride, as well as an 18″ Trash Crash
  • Extension of the Pure Alloy line with two cymbals: a 12″ Trash China and a 24″ Medium Ride
  • Revamping of the HCS line (with the MCS and Classics series discontinued) by dividing the line into HCS Bronze (bronze B8) and HCS (brass). The HCS Bronze will comprise of a whole range of crashes, trash crashes, hi hats (including a soundwave), splashes, trash splashes, bells (high, medium and low), rides, chinas – in all, 26 models plus cymbal packs. The HCS will be expanded by an 18″ Trash Crash, Trash Chinas (16″, 18″), a 20″ Crash Ride plus cymbal packs
  • Acccessories including a 22″ cymbal bag, ajuch bells in three sizes, a Benny Greb signature hi hat tambourine

New Meinl Stick & Brush products comprise:

  • Sticks – Standard Long 7A, Big Apple Swing 7A, Big Apple Swing 5B, Big Apple Bop 7A
  • Rebound Multi-Rod Birch rods
  • Vintage Wire Brush
  • Ttimbale stick
  • Conga stick
  • Switch Stick 5A (a hybryd stick – quickly changes from a stick to a hard-felt mallet)
  • Acccessories including the Stick Grabber stick holder, a 5B-stick bottle opener, a drumstick keychain

New Tama products include:

  • Tama Star Mahogany kit
  • Extension of the Star series with new finishes and shell sizes
  • Extension of the Starclassic series with new finishes and shell sizes
  • Extension of the S.L.P. series with new finishes and configurations
  • Extension of the Superstar Classic and Superstar Hyper-Drive series with new finishes
  • Tama Club-JAM Flyer kit (lower volume than the Club-JAM, meant for small venues)
  • Star Reserve Hand Hammered Brass snare sized 14″ x 5.5″
  • Star Reserve Solid Sendan snare sized 14″ x 6.5″
  • S.L.P. Sonic Stainless Steel snare sized 14″ x 6.5″
  • S.L.P. Bold Spotted Gum snare sized 14″ x 6.5″
  • Mini-Tymp Steel snares sized 6″ x 3″, 8″ x 3″, 10″ x 3″
  • Metalworks Steel snare sized 13″ x 4″
  • Woodworks snare sized 14″ x 6,5″ and 14″ x 8″ (poplar)
  • Dyna-Sync hi hat stand
  • Stage Master hi hat stand
  • Stage Master single-braced hardware kit
  • Iron Cobra 200 left-footed double bass pedal
  • Iron Cobra 600 hardware kit
  • Sizzle Touch Drop Clutch
  • Hi hat attachments (2 models)
  • Concert percussion (concert toms, the 14″x 6″ Starphonic Bravura snare drum, hardware)
  • Acccessories including the Soft Round Ring set (reduce volume, sized 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 20″, 22″), Half Soft Sound Beater (reduces volume), Powerpad bags (hardware, drum pedal, cajon), XL drummer gloves, Tama logo rugs, Ultimate Steel Mighty Hoop, Alexa Rüdinger and Anup Sastry signature sticks

Add to the list interesting new products from Meinl Percussion (Cocktail Cajon, ultra light djembes, Mike Johnstone signature cowbell, new cajons, Amadito Valdes signature timbales, and accessories), NINO Percussion instruments for kids as well as Meinl Sonic Energy handpans and singing bowls, and you get a range of new products the size of an entire catalog from a respectable but smaller company.