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BeatIt presents the newest drumsticks by Zildjian Company at NAMM Show 2017

NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. As simple as that. Let us try and justify a statement that practically needs no justification. Picture thousands of manufacturers of all musical instruments imaginable (including drums), PA systems, microphones, software or companies rendering services. Add to this tens of thousands of visitors at Anahaeim Convention Center, all of whom work in different branches of the music industry. All of this happens every year in January and this year was no different. You just need to see it for yourselves, if you havent so far…

Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greats of the drumming business (Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl, DW, Gretsch, Tama, Yamaha, Pearl), all those whose merits are unquestionable and who count in this business (Istanbul Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Anatolian Cymbals) and those who wish to achieve such a status (the Canadian sticks and accesories manufacturers Headhunters or Doc Sweeney, who build beutiful drum kits) attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Russ Miller, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Mikkey Dee, Rick Latham, Vinny Appice or Gergo Borlai. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

New Zildjian sticks at NAMM Show 2017

Zildjian Josh Dun Signature Sticks, Zildjian Thomas Pridgen Signature Sticks and Zildjian Gauge 9 Sticks

Zildjian Drumsticks at NAMM 2017

Of course ZILDJIAN Booth is not only about the world’s finest cymbals, which were present there in every size and configuration. It’s a well-known fact that Zildjian also makes great drumsticks. We saw that huge wall made of them and it was guite a sight to see. Take a look at what new sticks are going to hit the stores this year. At first, we got introduced to the new signature drumsticks. The first model was the blood-red pair of sticks signed by Josh Dun – drummer for Twenty One Pilots – an extremely popular band right now. It’s a long stick for loud playing, something between the 5A and 5B size. Secondly, we saw a model signed by a drummer, who is well-known for his showmanship – Thomas Pridgen. His sticks are such a great tool for the heavy hitter. These are thick, long and heavy. The last new model is an addition to the Gauge series. It’s called Gauge 9 and it’s a typical 5A stick. It has a smaller tip and begins to narrow closer to the tip than the usual 5A’s. Let’s take a look at the video: