New LP Cajon Castanets Provides Accompaniment for Cajons

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Cajon CastanetsNew low-pitch and high-pitch castanets add a snappy sound to cajon beat.


Latin Percussion adds a new dimension to cajon sound with the introduction of the new LP Cajon Castanets. Available in low-pitch and high-pitch versions, the LP Cajon Castanets add a solid crack to a cajon’s sound, and easily attach to the side of any cajon with Velcro®.

Constructed of durable ABS plastic, LP low-pitch Cajon Castanets are available at an MSRP of $17.99 and $15.99 for the high-pitch castanets.

“LP’s new Cajon Castanets have a unique O-ring design for rope-free tension, and are quick and easy to install,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.


LP Introduces Lightweight Durian Wood Congas and Bongos

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Durian Wood Congas and Bongos

Each drum features exotic durian wood and black mirror-chrome appointments.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce LP Durian Classic drums, a new series of premium congas and bongos fashioned from exotic durian fruitwood, known to Southeast Asia. With a rich, projecting sound similar to that of some mahogany blends. LP Durian congas are 25% lighter than LP Classic Series Congas made from Siam Oak.

Durian wood bongos include contoured shells featuring Comfort Curve rims for ease of playing in any setting. Durian drums feature a dark, high-gloss finish and black mirror-chrome hardware, and are fitted with extended collar rims and pre-fitted slide mounts for quick, convenient setup.

LP Durian Classic Series drums are available in 11″ Quinto (MSRP: $699), 11-3/4″ Conga (MSRP: $679) and 12 -1/2″ Tumbadora (MSRP: $729). LP Durian Classic Series bongos (MSRP: $425) are fitted with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ heads.

The look of these Durian wood drums is absolutely striking. This exotic wood offers a warm, open sound that can stand on its own or integrate seamlessly with a large percussion setup,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.

LP Introduces New LP Guicharo

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Guicharo

Durable, modernized version of the Puerto Rican percussion staple.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the LP Guicharo, a durable, precision-molded plastic alternative to the traditional instrument fashioned from natural gourds. Every LP Guicharo features a gourd-like shape with perfectly-spaced grooves for a consistent sound. Each LP Guicharo includes a scraper and an LP-branded padded drawstring bag.

The LP Guicharo (LP245) is available at an MSRP of $59. The LP Guicharo Scraper (LP245-S) is also available separately at an MSRP of $9.


LP Introduces New Sound Platform for Congas

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Conga Sound Platform

Wooden base with non-slip rubber base projects sound when playing conga on the floor.

Latin Percussion now gives conga players more projection for their floor-standing drums with the new LP Sound Platform. Featuring a 13″ wooden base with built-in carrying handle, the LP Sound Platform has a textured non-slip star-pattern rubber pad that firmly holds a conga in place while allowing sound to resonate from the bottom of the drum.

The LP Sound Platform (MSRP: $69) fits all Latin Percussion Quintos, Congas, Tumbadoras and Super Tumbas.

“The LP Sound Platform gives floor-mounted congas the kind of powerful sound one would obtain from a rack-mounted drum,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The platform is lightweight and convenient to set up on stage.”


LP Adds Flavor to Bass Drum Sound with New Jingle Kick

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Jingle Kick

Durable pedal-mounted jingle stick sounds great against a bass drum or jam block.

Latin Percussion is proud to announce a lively alternative to the conventional bass drum beater with the new LP Jingle Kick. The durable, high-impact plastic jingle stick attaches to most bass drum pedals as a beater head, with six pairs of nickel-plated steel jingles providing a crisp, new sound. The LP Jingle Kick is available at an MSRP of $39.

In addition, owners of the LP Fusheki pedal bracket can now replace the maraca with the new LP Jingle Kick in minutes.

“The LP Jingle Kick allows drummers to layer their bass drum sound with the bright sound of jingles,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “Installing it is as easy as changing the beater on your bass drum pedal.”

LP Introduces a New Foot Tambourine

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP Foot Tambourine

Contoured body and elastic band allow players to add a jingle to their beat in seconds.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the LP Foot Tambourine (MSRP: $20), an accessory that simply slips over the player’s foot via an elastic band and is an ideal accompaniment for cajon players or guitarists. The four pairs of nickel-plated jingles are held in place by a patented jingle pinning system, and are encased in a contoured high-impact ABS plastic frame.


LP Expands Brazilian Percussion Line with Six New Instruments

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by admin

LP TanTan & LP Rebolo

New options for percussionists wanting to integrate the Brazilian sound into their setup.

Latin Percussion is proud to announce the introduction of six new drums and accessories to its Brazilian percussion category: the Wood Timbau, Rebolo, Tan Tan, Chocalhos and Brass Cuica.

LP Wood Timbau
LP’s new Wood Timbau (MSRP: $400) has a 35″ inverted conical shell with a lacquered natural wood finish. The timbau is top-tuning, with eight lugs, a 14″ synthetic head and a non-slip rubber bottom. A drum key is included.

LP Tan Tan
Great for solid bass sound in smaller settings, the LP Tan Tan has a 27-1/2″ lacquered natural wood shell, a traditional hook-tuning system and non-slip rubber bottom. The 14″ dual-layer synthetic naugahyde drum head is designed to reduce overtones. The LP Tan Tan (MSRP: $349) comes with an adjustable strap.

LP Rebolo
The LP Rebolo, a smaller version of the Tan Tan, is ideal as an off-beat accompaniment to its larger cousin. Featuring an 18″ lacquered natural wood shell with 14″ synthetic head, the LP Rebolo (MSRP: $289) has a traditional hook-tuning system, a non-slip rubber bottom and comes with adjustable strap.

LP Chocalhos

LP Chocalhos
A staple in Samba music, LP Chocalhos are jingle sticks available in two sizes. LP Small Chocalhos (LP3601 – MSRP: $99) have three rows of five multi-jingles made of galvanized aluminum affixed to a lightweight aluminum frame. Large Chocalhos (P3602 – MSRP: $109) are made with three rows of five dual-jingles.

LP Brass Cuica
The LP Brass Cuica features an 8″ x 10-1/2″ brass shell with goatskin head and machined hardware with an innovative top-tuning design. The included playing stick provides a powerful response when rubbed with a wet cloth to generate sound within the drum. The LP Brass Cuica (MSRP: $299) comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.


New LP Aspire Congas and Bongos in Exotic, Lightweight Jamjuree Wood

Posted on August 20th, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Congas and BongosLatin Percussion has just introduced a new edition of its Aspire Congas and Bongos made from exotic Jamjuree wood. Sometimes called Siam Walnut, Jamjuree is 15% lighter in weight than Siam Oak, yet still delivers stunning tone and resonance. Jamjuree is also one of the most uniquely beautiful woods LP has ever used. Its wood grain ranges from a radiant gold to a deep, rich walnut-colored brown, resulting in dramatic visual contrast. To further enrich the wood’s natural beauty, the drums are coated with a satin-like, matte lacquer finish.

The congas are 28″ tall and come in sets of two with head combinations of 10″ and 11″. The drums are fitted with natural rawhide heads and chrome 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs. To help minimize hand trauma, the congas are equipped with EZ Curve Rims. The rims and side plates are in an attractive black powder coated finish that enhances the drums unique finish. Conga sets come with an LP Aspire Slide Mount Double Conga Stand, which is fully height adjustable. To complete the ensemble, we’ve also added matching bongos with 6-3/4” and 8” natural rawhide heads and steel bottom rims.

LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood BongosThe new LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Conga Set (LPA646-SW) carries an MSRP of $549. The list price for the matching bongos (LPA601-SW) is $149. Both will be available in October 2012.


LP Americana Series Cajons

Posted on May 1st, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

Latin Percussion announced the release of its new Americana Series of Cajons. Manufactured entirely in the USA, Americana Cajons are constructed using hand-selected, 11-ply, plantation grown Baltic Birch, chosen for its superior durability and incredible resonance. The Americana Series makes its debut featuring three distinct models, a String Style cajon, a Snare Style model and a traditional Peruvian model. Each cajon is carefully made by hand using a uniquely engineered design and shape that optimizes the instrument’s acoustic performance and delivers a rich, satisfying tonal range. In addition, all of the materials used in the manufacturing of the Americana Series meet Phase II CARB Compliance and Lacey Act Standards.

“With the Americana Series, LP has a taken a giant leap forward in our Cajon offering,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product Management. “Months of research went into choosing the optimal selection of materials to maximize our advanced design and ultimately produce the best sounding cajons ever made.

What’s more, our decision to manufacture these instruments in the United States, near our world headquarters in Garfield, New Jersey affords us the opportunity to closely monitor product quality and continue to work with our manufacturing facility on developing more new instruments quickly and efficiently.”

To further ensure the quality of every Americana Series cajon, each instrument receives a final ten-point inspection by a quality control specialist before it is boxed to ship. The specialist closely examines each cajon and upon approval, hand signs an inspection certificate that is placed in the carton with the drum.

LP1437 LP Americana Cajon

The Americana String Style Cajon (LP1437) uses a hand-selected, exotic African Sapele wood front plate and highly responsive, custom-designed D’Addario® strings. The combination of the two results in a crisp vocalization that’s essential for the traditional Flamenco sound. LP’s state-of-the-art tuning mechanism is easy to reach and allows the player to control string sensitivity and tonal response with a standard drum key. The String Style Cajon features angled corners for added player comfort and measures 11 3/4″ x 11 7/8″ x 19″. MSRP for the String Style Cajon is $459.

LP1438 Americana Cajon

With a front plate made from hand-selected exotic lyptus and okoume wood, the Americana Snare Style Cajon (LP1438) uses Puresound® Custom Pro brass snare wires that produce a lively, sizzling articulation, that’s bright and resonant. Like the String Style model, the Snare Style Cajon has angled corners for player comfort and measures 11 3/4″ x 11 7/8″ x 19″. The American Series Snare Style Cajon has an MSRP of $429.

LP1439 Americana Cajon

To round out the introduction of the series, LP also created the Americana Peruvian Style Cajon (LP1439) The hand-selected, exotic African okoume wood front plate produces a wide spectrum of traditional Peruvian-style cajon sounds, from the highest-pitched slaps to the deepest, most thunderous bass tones. With its precision dovetail construction, the Peruvian Style Cajon measures 11 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ and carries an MSRP of $359.

“With the Americana Series, LP refused to settle for anything less than exceptional quality and premium performance,” said LP Vice President and General Manager Joe Vasko. “LP has a well-earned reputation for developing and producing the world’s greatest percussion instruments and the Americana Series of Cajons is no exception.”

Whether it be a percussionist needing a premium cajon to perform traditional world music or a drum set player looking for a portable rhythmic solution for “unplugged” gigs, the Americana Series Cajons from LP are among the most well-built, best sounding cajons in the world.

LP Winners for DRUM! Magazine Readers Poll

Posted on March 21st, 2012 by marcia.stevenson

LP congratulates all LP artists who were selected as a winner or nominee in the 17th Annual DRUM! Magazine Drummies Awards.