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AHEAD - BIG BANG   PRODUKTER

 

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AGNER - TWINSTICK   TROMMESTIKKER, ARTISTER, etc.

 

SUPERSCOPE for CD-innspilling og musikktrening

 

DIVERSE PRODUKTER NYHETER

 

BESK VRT LYDSTUDIO  

HEAVY/BLACK METAL

 

 

 

 

 

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NYHETER, etc.

 

 

PHIL RUDD - AC/DC - AHEAD SIGNATURSTIKKER

 

 

             TDT-100 Drum Throne

   MC-SEAT

                 Ergonomically drum seat

  • Sturdy, high-quality drum seat featuring an ergonomically designed seat
  • Padded seat covered with black imitation leather
  • Color black
  • Generous seating surface
  • Three double-brace legs
  • Chrome hardware
  • Ballbearing spindle vertically adjustable

 

 

 

 

DIMAVERY OBS Octaban-Set ,black

 

4-piece Acryl Octaban-Set

  • 6" x 10"

  • 6" x 12"

  • 6" x 14"

  • 6" x 16"

  • Rubberseated Lugs

  • incl. Stand

  • Colour: black

 

DIMAVERY DBFC-315 Cymbal 15" Crash

Semi-profi 15" Crash-Cymbal

  • Size: 15"

  • Best price/value relationship

  • Excellent responds

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  • The one and only for all drummer in all music styles

Pris 890,- !  Flere modeller i nettbutikken

 

 

UV-spot incl. UV energy saving lamp 25W

 

Complete UV-spot

 

  • High quality reflector

  • UV-lamp included

 

 

AHEAD EXPANDING LINES NEW BRUSHES & RODS

New for 2008 Ahead Drumsticks is expanding their new and innovative products to include a superior line of brushes and bundled sticks built to outplay and outlast.

The line consist of two Bundled Bamboo rods heavy and light, two rock rods heavy and light, and bundled stick with accent tip.

The models feature Aheads handles as well as the VRS system to reduce shock to the joints and hands.

 

 

 

SW5A AHEAD SWITCH STIX

 

AHEAD Speed Metal

 

                        

Best Snare

Ahead Snare


Not so much of a shock here, it was destined to become the snare that everyone wanted after a few pics made their way back from NAMM back at the beginning of last year. This is the drum everyone is talking about -  and rightly so. Great drums, great construction, great sound. Now with an extended range, you need to go and check these bad boys out

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Best New Product

Ahead Snares


Formatively known as a stick company only, Ahead seems to have pulled a trump card out of the air with their new metal snares. It was voted NAMM product of the show by guys on this very site and you can also ready a full review is in the site archives here. Have a read through. I think youll be as impressed as we were

                                               

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Ahead Snare Drum

Brass Shell, (smoked Chrome) with tube lugs

Available in 2 sizes 6x14" and 6x13"

 

 

Ahead Skarptromme

 

Fra Musikkpraksis 1-07:

Ahead

Ahead var og er de strste p trommestikker av kunstmateriale. Det er fortsatt de hardtslende trommeslagerne som benytter dette merket. Tommy Lee, Joey og Lars Ulrich.

Det er allikevel deres skarptromme jeg m nevne fra rets NAMM Show, en fenomenal klar og tydelig skarp som vil bre gjennom de fleste lydbilder.

Omtalen i media har vrt storslagen, og oppmerksomheten p messen tyder p suksess.

 

 

Simon Edgoose
Mikedolbear.com


Famed for their aluminium sticks, Ahead have ventured into a new area. On the Ahead stand were some new metal snares. Now, I must admit to not being tremendously excited by the prospect of another new snare drum, but at the risk of sounding like an advert That was before I heard it!. The shells are very thin and are 14 or 13 x 6 in black chrome over brass. They have tube lugs, Fat Cat snares (with the adjustable tension inner wires), S-Hoops (triple flange hoops with a larger top flange angled over the bearing edge, which sound more like cast hoops), Tight Screw tension rods (which have an insert of nylon to guarantee they never de-tune) and a choice of Dunnett or Trick throw offs. Now, on paper, they should sound good, but I think that Gerry and I decided they were they best snare we had heard so far at NAMM. When the person who was showing us them first hit one, a guy who was passing stopped and came over and asked what the snare was as it sounded incredible!. It is stupidly loud (making us blink in a hall with 20m high ceilings) but also REALLY musical.
One to check out.

 

 Representant i Norge:

SKANDINAVISK BUREAU A/S

 

 

 

 

Ahead Snare Drum

 

Greater than the sum of its parts is an expression that we have all probably used at some time or other but probably not much about drums. After all, when have you ever heard anyone say yes, but if Ludwigs nut boxes were as good as their shells, they would still be a major player or with those bearing edges and that wrap, Leedy made the best snares in the 60s. No, we take drums, usually, for what they are, a whole unit, and not individual pieces. Ok, so advances are made in different areas, bearing edges, rims, nut boxes etc, but its only the custom boutique builders who really allow you to put Yamaha rims, Tama nut boxes and custom lapped Okapi skin twin-ply heads onto a 49 alternating maple, birch and balsa ply shell with 56 degree bearing edges. Its not often you get a manufacturer who openly says, we got the shell from here, the lugs from them, the rims from over there and the snares from this company (although many do) but that is what in effect is loudly and proudly happening here. Enter the Ahead snare drums.

Ahead launched their metal shell snares at this years NAMM show where they immediately got bloggers going on about the sound and the features. Its unusual for a drumstick company to go directly into drum production, but I can see why they have done it, and its probably a very clever idea.

The drums them selves are black chromed brass shells in 14 and 13 x 6 sizes. What makes them different is the extras on the shell. The rims are S-Hoops, the snare wires are Fat-Cat ones, the tension rods are Tight Screw and the strainer is either the Dunnet R or the Trick 007. Ill look at each of these extras but first lets look at the standard pieces on the review model which is the 13x6.

The shell is a standard looking brass model that is bent and welded (i.e. not a spun shell) and the seam is perfect on the outside and visible but smooth on the inside. The black chrome finish is deep and glossy and as the shell has no bead, there is a nice open expanse of shiny blackness, which looks great. The bearing edges are 45 degree and rounded and very smooth, and (drum sniffers beware) the shell smells great on the inside (sorry, but had to get that in there).

The lugs are standard issue tube lugs of the World Max design (I dont know if they are or not, but thats what they look like) which have a tapered tube between two rounded vaguely Gladstone type pillars. The lugs are bolted   onto the shell through some vinyl bushings, using screw cups and standard lug bolts and while they arent as sexy as traditional tube lugs, they work perfectly well. On the shell are Ahead badged Remo heads Ambassadors with a coated on top and clear snare on the bottom. The air hole is the usual tapped and bolted kind and the Ahead badge, which is metal, is bolted to the shell too and has the serial number stamped in it. Thats it for the standard equipment lets look at the extras.

The S Hoops look almost like traditional triple flange ones, but their USP is their large top flange. On a traditional triple flange, the top edge is bent out wards (or occasionally inwards) and is 2 or 3mm wide. Its common knowledge that the more bends in a piece of metal, the more rigid it is, and the larger the bend, the greater the effect. What S Hoop have done is bend the top edge towards the centre of the snare and make it about a centimetre wide. It is angled down so that it doesnt interfere with rim shots unless you pull the stick so far back that the stick tip only hits about 3cm from the edge. This top flange makes the hoops very rigid it feels nice and solid when off the drum. The rim is made from 2.3mm steel and when suspended on a finger, rings like a bell always a good sign (no dodgy welding). The hoop feels quite weighty and there is an Ahead decal on one side. Being the 13 model, there are 8 lugholes.
 

The S Hoop is tightened onto the shell with Tight Screw tension rods. These are traditional rods except they have a channel machined down the thread and a nylon insert has been put in it. This has the effect of stopping the tension rods moving. Its a very simple and effective idea and obviously can be used as a retrofit on any drum that doesnt have nylon inserts in its lug nuts. They also have captive washers that are to be praised no more scrabbling about on the floor looking for lost ones.

The snare release on the review model is the Trick 007 model. Now, I have nothing against the throw off, but I was rather hoping for the Dunnett model. The Trick works fantastically well, but well, I dont know, aesthetically, Im not sure. It could be because it resembles a Dalek, but it doesnt do it for me. The Dunnett model works brilliantly too, and with its 180 degree (well, slightly more) movement, it just has the edge. The butt end is the normal Piston Works/Trick variety and both strainer and butt are secured using Allen key bolts.

Lastly, the Fat Cat snares - these were the aspect of the drum I was most intrigued about. The ones on the drum are 24 strand, but they are divided up into a group of 6 on either side and a group of 12 in the middle. What makes them unique is that, using a screwdriver, you can loosen the tension of the middle 12 strands so making them have two different tensions at the same time. The purpose of this is that you can have the outer sets tight enough to respond well at low dynamics (where the looser inner set will sound rattley and without definition) and the inner, looser, set to respond better at louder dynamics (when the tighter inner sets will sound choked). In theory it really is a snare wire for all seasons. How does it work? Its a very simple principal all the wires are connected to the same snare plate at one end, but the middle 12 wires are slightly shorter than the outer ones. The inner ones are connected to a narrow plate that has a 90-degree bend in it. A screw passes through the bent up piece of the plate and screws into a corresponding 90-degree bent up piece of plate on the snare plate that the other, longer, wires are connected to. When fully tightened, the wires are all the same tension, but by loosening the screw, the inner 12 wires are loosened too, hence the different tensions. It sounds complicated, but its not promise!

So lets put the drum back together and see how it works.

First thing I noticed was that due to the very nature of the Tight Screws, it takes longer to put heads on as you cant spin the key to take up the slack. Thats not really a problem, as they dont move at all once they are tensioned, but it is something to bear in mind and you cant tune by feel. Another thing I noticed was that the more I removed and inserted the Tight Screws, the more worn the nylon got and the more easy it got to turn the screws. In other words, the more you use them, the more they became susceptible to detuning from vibration, which defeats the point of them. Hmmm

In order to test the rigidity of the hoops, I turned the snares off, tuned the drum to an even pitch and then loosened one of the tension rods completely until I could remove it. On a drum with a traditional triple flange hoop, the pitch of the drum would have dramatically dropped by the lug I had loosened, where as the other lugs would have remained closer to their original pitch, apart from the ones either side of the loosened one. This is because triple flange hoops bend easily. On the other hand, a diecast hoop (which are generally quite expensive), doesnt flex as much as it is a solid casting of zinc or aluminium. I would expect, in the same situation, the pitch of the whole head to drop slightly, but for the pitch around the head to be fairly consistent. This would be because there would be less tension on the head but the rims rigidity would keep the tension consistent. I was curious to see what the S Hoop would do
 

The Fat Cat snare wires on a non Ahead snare

After playing about with the tension, the S Hoop behaved the same as a die cast hoop would have done, but to a greater degree. The pitch dropped dramatically, like the triple flange, but was much more consistent around the head like the die cast. This goes to show that the S Hoop behaves like a diecast hoop by being rigid, but has the sound of the thinner triple flange hoop - it seems to be a happy medium between the two.

The Fat Cat snares were next up for a close perusal and I immediately spotted a problem. The 90 degree bent section of the snare wire plates came lower than the bottom edge of the snare side rim. This means that when you put the drum on the floor or in a case with a flat bottom, all the weight of the drum is pushing onto the snare head. This could be a problem. The bottom snare hoop needs to have a snare gate/guard so the weight is put onto the hoop rather than the fragile head. This could be tricky due to the design of the hoop, but Ahead could easily attach a bent wire guard to the shell of the drum which would get around all the problems and could sit proud of the lower edge of the S Hoop. If you buy one of these drums, DO NOT REST IT ON THE FLOOR, until the problem is sorted, unless you want to buy loads of snare heads and snare wires.

Practically speaking, the dual tension snare worked well. However, I am probably not the best person to try these as I have my snare wires looser than most people as I find they record and mike better and give you a bigger sound. BUT, I should say that whether I used the dual tension function or not, the actual wires sounded great crisp and sensitive, but not quite in the same league as Canopus or Puresound.

The Trick throwoff worked great. The one on the review model was a little stiff so small loosenings in tension did not immediately transfer to the snare wires I found I had to release the snares and then put them on again for the changes to take effect. Tightening the snares worked immediately however. Other Trick throwoff havent done this, so I am putting it down to this particular one being under lubricated. Its not the quietest of releases but it works well. The physical motion of applying and releasing the snares by moving your hand around the drum does distinguish it from most other releases where you move your hand parallel to the top rim of the drum or away from the shell.

The snare with the Dunnett throw off - the other option

Now, after all this, you are probably thinking that I didnt like this drum. Well, I took it on a function gig where I would be playing everything from brushes to out and out slamming backbeats, and also I took it down to the studio and listened to it under mics. And?

Wow! This is one hell of a drum. Forget all the extras, this drum sings. Its great for brushes and it sounded crisp and brush rimshots sounded really nice and full. With sticks, the cross stick was a little weak (but I am used to wooden hoops), but ghost notes and rim shots were wonderful. I havent had this much fun with a snare in ages. The tuning held perfectly and the drum has a real quality crack to it. I had heard it was loud, and it certainly is, though I think maybe it just produces very cutting nice frequencies rather than more volume as such. The needles (oh, ok, LED meters) in the studio werent going any higher, but it certainly sounded loud.

The drum never seemed to choke and took its beating quite happily. Ghost notes were a pleasure, and to be honest, on the gig, I never felt the need to play with the snare tensions as it coped with everything I threw at it. I messed with the snare tensions in the studio, and they did make a subtle difference, but not one that the audience will notice, but certainly from behind the kit, it was rather pleasant. I tend to use mostly wood shell snares, with the exception of one aluminium 14x5, but this reminded me how good brass shells can be. The reduced diameter and the greater depth (going from a 14x5 as a yard stick) really work well. I use a 13x7 beech shell a lot for recording, which also has the same crisp fatness, but I think I will have to invest in a few brass shells.

Ive got to say it, but this drum is greater than the sum of its parts. To be honest, I am not sure if its any better for having the Fat Cat snares or the Tight Screw rods, but the shell, rim and head combination works really well. If you were to go into a drum shop and try one, I challenge you not to like it. Whether or not you like it enough to buy one is a different matter, but it really is good. Its not perfect, but you may overlook any shortcomings when you hear it.

Go on just one hit

Representant i Norge: Skandinavisk Bureau A/S

 

 

Travis Smith

There's no such thing as a band born to greatness. To succeed in the world of music there's a whole energy-sapping storm of hard work to plough through. Florida's Trivium has surely earned the major contender status that has been afforded them by the international media. After spending the last few years up to their necks in blood, sweat and tears, the formidable foursome, whose 2005 sophomore release (and Roadrunner debut) Ascendancy made them a hit with discerning music fans everywhere, have paid their dues. Relentless touring around the world with over 350 shows in the past two years has sharpened the band's live prowess, making their new album, The Crusade, one of the most hotly anticipated hard rock albums of 2006. The level of charisma and energy that they've harnessed since hitting the global gig circuit has built Matthew K. Heafy, Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto and Travis Smith a huge international fan base that is as devoted as it is ever growing.
 

Three reasons Travis says he uses AHEAD products:

  • Durability, long lasting sticks that don't "burn out" after only a few songs.
  • Shock Absorbing, playing 250 plus shows a year can be a bitch on a drummers wrists night after night. With AHEAD sticks my wrists rarely get achy.
  • Rebound, the rebound I get from AHEAD sticks is amazing and what's really important is I don't spend too much time thinking about my hands, which gives me more time to think about my feet!

Ahead Gloves combined with Ahead stick grip give me comfort knowing my hands wont get completely shredded up and that I will have less of a chance to drop a stick. They give me the reliability and durability I expect.
 

 

 

 AHEAD DRUMSTICKS HYBRID SERIES

Ahead Drumsticks is proud to announce it latest NEW drumstick

models to its arsenal. The NEW 5AB Hybrid Series. They are a

blend of two sizes with balance and consistence most drummers

have become a custom to with Ahead. The blend of the 5B handle

into a 5A taper has given the new 5ABs the balance and versatily

many drummers have been asking for. There are two models available:

5ABS STUDIO HYBRID 16 length

 5ABC CONCERT HYBRID 16,25 length

Representant i Norge: Skandinavisk Bureau A/S

 

FIREFLY

DYNAMIC TUNING DEVICE

Revolution Drum

The FIRE FLY dynamic tuning device is perhaps the most innovative and efficient drum key ever made. Its primary feature is the use of a cam clutch bearing. This type of bearing allows the user precise ratcheting minus the annoying clicks and play of a standard ratcheting key. Its features a ergonomic handle for users comfort and is equipped with knurled ends for lighting fast head changes. The FIRE FLY is cnc machined for long life and durability.

The FIRE FLY drum key is a must have for every drummer and drum tech.
Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)

 

 

 

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