LP Shakes Up Percussion Rigs with New Session Shakers

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Session Shakers

Easy to play, and great for a variety of musical applications.

Latin Percussion introduces the Session Shakers – 5″ (LP446-S) and 9″ (LP446-L) tube-shaped shakers that are perfectly weighted with molded end caps and fitted with an easy-to-hold grip for controlled sound and rhythm.

The LP Session Shakers are available for $18.99 – MSRP for the 5″ version and $21.99 – MSRP for the 9″ version.

LP Presents the Richie Gajate-Garcia Signature Congas and Bongos

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Richie Gajate-Garcia Congas and Bongos

Beautifully crafted and precision-tuned to the demands of the percussion legend.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce a set of congas and bongos designed in collaboration with longtime LP artist Richie Gajate-Garcia. Made with banded shells of exotic Romanian Tilia wood for a defined and full-bodied sound, Richie’s new congas and bongos feature natural rawhide heads, Top Tuning Comfort Curve® II Rims and chrome hardware over a Mavi-colored satin finish.

The are top tuning and created with a layer of fiberglass to strengthen the inside upper portion of the shell. Sizes include an 11″ Quinto (LP522T-2RGM – MSRP: $719.00), 11-3/4″ Conga (LP559T-2RGM – MSRP: $739.00) and 12-1/2″ Tumbadora (LP552T-2RGM – MSRP: $769.00). LP Richie Gajate-Garcia Bongos (LP201AX-2RGM – MSRP: $459.00) are fitted with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ heads.

“I am very excited with my new series of drums! Made of light weight Romanian Tilia wood, which is also known for its resonance, makes the conga lighter than most congas in the market,” said Richie Gajate-Garcia. “We colored the drums to match the Mavi – a popular drink in my native Puerto Rico, they will look absolutely beautiful in any setting.”

Among Richie Gajate-Garcia’s playing credits are Phil Collins, Christopher Cross, Diana Ross, Sting and countless movie soundtracks. As a globally recognized educator and clinician, Richie has conducted more than 500 percussion clinics and is featured in several LP instructional DVDs.

 

LP Adds Comfort to Cajons with New Cajon Throne

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by marcia.stevenson

Easily fits on any cajon surface top and stays in place with non-slip rubber bottom

LP Cajon Throne

Latin Percussion (LP) is proud to introduce a comfortable option for extended playing on any cajon, with the new LP Cajon Throne. Designed to support up to 300 pounds, the 10”-diameter LP Cajon Throne (LP1445) mounts quickly to the top of any cajon. The cajon throne rotates a full 360 degrees, allowing the player to easily transition between their entire percussion setup without moving the cajon. The padded seat on the cajon throne is covered with a removable and washable cover, and is mounted on a non-slip rubber base for added stability.The LP Cajon Throne (MSRP: $29.99) is available now at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

“LP is always looking to the frontier of innovation,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product Development. “The new cajon throne opens up new possibilities for playing angles and seating position for the percussionist.”

LP Combines Merengue and Salsa Sounds with New Guira Cowbells

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by marcia.stevenson

LP Guira Cowbells

Latin Percussion (LP) introduces a new addition to its line of premium, U.S.-made cowbells with two new guira cowbells. Handmade from quality stainless steel, the guira cowbell is designed with a textured surface that lets the cowbell also serve as a guira. The LP Guira Cowbell comes in hand-held (LP225H) and mountable (LP225) models. A scraper (LP335) is included with every hand-held model.

The LP Guira Cowbell (MSRP: $79.99 for LP225 mountable version, $75.99 for LP225H hand-held version) is now available at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

“The new LP Guira Cowbells are the first of their kind to be made with U.S. stainless steel, which gives the cowbells a medium, dry tone,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “We worked with artists throughout meringue, salsa and pop music to dial-in the correct sounds for both the guira and the cowbell.”

LP Clinics

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by marcia.stevenson

LP is firmly committed to music education. Each month, with the cooperation of retailers and schools, we schedule educational clinics and events with our most talented and knowledgeable endorsing artists.

Many of these events offer free (or very nominal) admission and all are designed to inspire, educate and entertain everyone in attendance. Please check with the event organizer for admission fees and start times.

Zoro
January 16th
Zoro Clinic
Visible Music College
200 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TENNESSEE
Contact: Josh Kotte

 
 
 
 

Antonio Sanchez
February 19th
Antonio Sanchez
Drumming Clinic
Drummers Collective
541 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NEW YORK
Contact: Tony Maggiolino

 
 
 
 
 
 

LP Introduces New City Series Congas and Bongos

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by marcia.stevenson

LP City Series Congas and Bongos

Beautifully appointed shells product a bright, crisp tone

 

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the new LP City Series Congas and Bongos. Each pair of City Congas features 10″ and 11″ drums crafted from Siam Oak. Measuring at 28″ tall, City Series Congas come complete with height-adjustable conga stand. LP City Series Bongos include 6″ and 7″ diameter rawhide heads. Both City Series Congas and Bongos are appointed with black powder-coated hardware and available in natural, dark, or vintage sunburst satin finishes.

“City Series Congas and Bongos are ideal for the beginning player who is looking for great quality at an attractive price,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.

The LP City Series Congas (MSRP: $499.99) and Bongos (MSRP: $132.00) are available at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

LP Expands Aspire® Jamjuree Wood Line with New Djembe

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by marcia.stevenson
LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Djembe

Stunning tone and resonance in a lightweight, unique shell.

 

Latin Percussion adds to its Aspire Series of Jamjuree wood drums with a beautiful new 12-1/2″ diameter djembe. Jamjuree wood, sometimes known as Siam Walnut, has a deep, rich grain that is accented on each Djembe with a satin finish and black powder-coated hardware. The LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Djembe(LPA632-SW) features a 2-ply, 25″ tall shell with EZ Curve rim and mechanically-tuned lugs.

“The Jamjuree djembe is 15% lighter in weight than Siam Oak yet still delivers stunning tone and resonance. It is a great choice for any player transporting their djembe to and from performances,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.

The LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Djembe (MSRP: $319.00) is available immediately at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

SEE ALL LP JAMJUREE WOOD DRUMS!

 

 

LP Introduces the Click Hi-Hat Tambourine

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by marcia.stevenson
LP Click Hi-Hat Tambourine

Innovative tambourine can be instantly muted without removing it from the hi-hat stand.

 

Latin Percussion is proud to announce the Click Hi-Hat Tambourine (LP193), an innovative add-on that allows players to mute the jingles quickly, with a simple click of the patent-pending over sized button on the top of the tambourine. Featuring a durable plastic frame crafted from Jenigor, LP’s exclusive plastic formulation, as well as eight pairs of crisp-sounding nickel-plated steel jingles, the Click Hi-Hat Tambourine easily mounts to the pull rod of a hi-hat stand. When muted and struck, the tambourine creates a quick, trashy sound effect.

“The mute button on the Click Hi-Hat Tambourine makes on-the-fly changes to your sound easy,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “With a simple press of the button it eliminates the need to dismount your tambourine between songs.”

The LP Click Hi-Hat Tambourine (MSRP: $59.00) is available now from Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

Click here for more information including on where to buy the tambourine.

LP Introduces American-Made Groove Cajon

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by marcia.stevenson
LP Groove Cajon

Handcrafted, durable and lightweight cajon that is comfortable to play.

 

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the new LP Americana Series Groove Cajon (LP1427), made in the U.S.A. from hand-selected, 9-ply, plantation-grown Baltic birch. Featuring an adjustable front plate and fixed snare wires in a uniquely slim design, the LP Groove Cajon offers rich, deep bass tones while maintaining precise articulation and sensitivity. Every Americana Series Cajon is designed with angled top-front corners for added player comfort, as well as rubber feet that add stability on any playing surface.

“The Groove Cajon is ideal for a beginner or intermediate player seeking superior sound and beautiful craftsmanship at an affordable price,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.

LP Gives Greater Control with the New Adjustable Snare Cajon

Posted on February 7th, 2013 by admin

LP1426 Adjustable CajonDistinct sounds available with a simple turn of a knob.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the new LP Adjustable Snare Cajon. Featuring a birch wood front plate that provides a bright but voluminous tone, the new Adjustable Snare Cajon (MSRP: $289) has a durable MDF shell with a textured seating surface to prevent slippage. Snare tension can be adjusted with a single knob on the back of the cajon that is easily accessible with the right hand in a performance setting.

“LP’s new Adjustable Snare Cajon allows players to change the response of the instrument instantly while performing,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.