LP has added some variety to two of its most popular shakers. Introducing the LP Egg Shaker Set and Conga Shaker set. Each set includes three shakers, each featuring a different fill formulation that produces a different volume level.
The white shaker is the softest and is ideal for acoustic studio applications. The blue shaker is a multi-purpose medium volume shaker that can be used in a variety of applications and the red shaker produces a particularly loud, coarse sound that is perfect for live performances.
The patented LP Egg Shaker Trio (LP016) and Conga Shaker Trio (LP017) are filled with non-toxic steel shot. MSRP for the set of three egg shakers is $11.99 and $14.99 for the set of three conga shakers.
For drum set players looking to add a little sizzle to their set-up, Latin Percussion has developed the Hi-Hat Chick-ita. This easy-to-mount four-headed shaker can be used with any hi-hat to add a distinctive shaker sound that cuts through drum and cymbal volume and adds accent to any beat. Its innovative, x-shaped design also makes the Hi-Hat Chick-ita ideal for handheld use.
The LP Hi-Hat Chick-ita (LP015) can be quickly slipped onto the pull-rod of any hi-hat stand. The rubber grommet keeps the shaker firmly in place without any screws or clamps. MSRP for the Hi-Hat Chick-ita is $24.99
Latin Percussion is proud to announce the release of its Travis Barker Ridge Rider Cowbell. The 8-inch mountable bell features artwork originally designed by Brian “Pushead” Schroeder for the cover of Barker’s most recent album release “Give The Drummer Some.”
The bell is based on LP’s Salsa Sergio Bell, which has been Barker’s cowbell of choice for years.The bell’s pitch is slightly lower than the LP Rock Ridge Rider Cowbell and features a yellow Jenigor bar to dampen the sound and resist denting.
The Travis Barker Ridge Rider Cowbell (LP009-TB) has a white powder coated finish emblazoned with dye-sublimated graphics, which will not scratch of chip, even during the heaviest use. MSRP for the bell is $77.99.
Latin Percussion has released a brand new accessory for use with a bass drum pedal called the Jingle Kick. This jingle stick has a built-in 1/4-inch steel rod that can be inserted into an auxiliary bass drum pedal equipped with an LP Fusheki Bracket for independent use. The Jingle Kick can be used to replace a bass drum pedal beater to add a distinctive tambourine effect every time the kick drum is struck.
The LP Jingle Kick (LP182) is made of durable, hi-impact ABS material and is equipped with six pairs of dimpled brass jingles produce a bright, crisp sound to every downbeat. MSRP for the Jingle Kick is $43.99.
Latin Percussion has re-invented its often-imitated Softshake-style shaker and given it a new “twist.” LP’s new patent-pending Twist Shaker is a set of twin dumbbell-shaped shakers that are connected with a unique rotating lock mechanism that allows them to be played together in one hand or individually in each hand.
LP Twist Shakers come in three different volume levels: Soft (Yellow – LP441T-S) which is ideal for studio and acoustic performances; Medium (Blue – LP441T-M) which is versatile for use in nearly any musical situation and Loud (Red – LP441T-L) which is perfect for live performances when you really need to be heard. Because the Shakers can be “twisted” apart, musicians can experiment with different volume combinations to achieve exactly the sound they are looking for.
The durable, brightly colored LP Twist Shakers are sold in pairs with an MSRP of $25.99.
LP has recently introduced a beautiful new matte finish to two of its most popular drums. The new color, Antique Sunburst is a traditional golden yellow to dark sienna burst that is covered with a pristine coat of matte lacquer to give the drums a classically warm and elegant appearance.
LP’s Classic Series Congas are available in three sizes, 11″ Quinto (LP522X-MSB), 11-3/4″ Conga (LP559X-MSB) and 12-1/2″ Tumba (LP552X-MSB). The shells are 30″ deep and are constructed using three plies of Siam Oak with a layer of fiberglass in the upper portion of the shell for additional strength. The drums are equipped with LP’s exclusive Comfort Curve Rims for easy playing and natural rawhide heads for incredibly true tone.
The new Antique Sunburst matte finish is also available on LP’s Generation II Bongos (LP201AX-2MSB). Gen II Bongos have 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ diameter Siam Oak shells, chrome Comfort Curve rims and natural rawhide heads.
Latin Percussion has released its all-new “Journeyman” Fiberglass Cajon (LP1435). This all-new Flamenco-style cajon is constructed using a one-piece fiberglass shell, a wood front plate and fixed internal snare wires for incredible response.
“Every busy musician knows the beating that their gear can take over time,” said Jeff Ivester, LP Marketing Director. “The fiberglass body of the Journeyman Cajon is tough enough to withstand the rigors of load in and load out and still sound great in any acoustic setting.”
The cajon’s construction gives the instrument crisp, high slaps as well as deep rich bass tones. Its dimensions are 19″ H x 12-1/2″ W x 12-1/2″ D. MSRP for the LP Journeyman Fiberglass Cajon is $329.00.
LP introduces the Jam Tamb for drummers that hit hard and want an impressive and responsive tambourine sound in their arsenal. The Jam Tamb’s durable jam block design is designed with six pairs of nickel-plated steel alloy jingles that project a bright, powerful sound.
The Jam Tamb is made from LP’s exclusive and indestructible synthetic Jenigor material. A built-in, molded rubber striking surface provides great stick rebound or comfortable hand playing.
The LP Jam Tamb (LP1207-T) is equipped with a mounting eye-bolt and can be conveniently attached to any 3/8-inch rod or to an LP Gajate Bracket. The Jam Tamb has an MSRP of $54.99.
LP has taken its popular Matador Timbales and made them extra deep for incredible volume and rich bass tones. The newly designed steel shells are 8-inches deep and feature a unique Classic Antique powder coated finish. The drums produce a dry and distinctive cascara sound.
LP Matador Barrio Timbales (M258) are sold as a set of two drums, one 14-inches in diameter and the other 15-inches in diameter. With the set of drums, LP is including a heavy-duty chrome stand, a Matador Cowbell, a tuning wrench and timbale sticks. List price for the new drum set is $559.00.
LP Education Specialist, Memo Acevedo was recently honored with the Percussive Arts Society President’s Industry Award at the 50th Anniversary PASIC Convention in Indianapolis. The award was established to recognize those individuals in the Percussion Industry that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field and outstanding support of the Society.
Acevedo has been with LP since 2004. He is responsible for coordinating all educational related activity for LP and Toca. Acevedo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, resides in New York City and is active in the Percussion Industry as well as a performer, producer, educator, author and composer. Accolades of excellence surround Acevedo as he has received among others a KoSA Lifetime Achievement Award for his “tireless contribution to the world of Percussion and Percussion Education”, a JUNO in the World Beat category, a National AD’s Music Award for his Rubbermaid TV Commercial and two consecutive Percussionist of the Year Awards.
“I’m very honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Acevedo. “Over the years, many people have shared their knowledge with me and that has inspired me to pass along what I have learned to others. Music is a gift that comes from the heart. Sharing that gift is one of the most rewarding things in my life.”