NAMM Oddities 2006 The Other Room
Guitars Goodies Percussion Instruments Techno Geek Toys You Figure It Out

The Slapstik

This is a normal drumstick with the flexible plastic bit on the back end. This allows you to play the downstroke as well as the upstroke so you can get fast high hat patterns with one stick. You can think of it as a double bass drum pedal for high hat. It also has an interesting sound when used on a snare.

13636 Ventura Blvd.
PMB 183
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 907-7413



Mighty Morphin Drum Heads

This is a picture of the same drum head, just taken at different angles. Just think, you can have these guys watch you play drums.

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Chosen Fat Co., Ltd.
No. 9 Fu Ping Road
Ihsin Sub-Ward, Taiping City
Taichung Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.



Flaming Djembes Batman!

I kind of like the flames but I'm not quite sure that the fluorescent green really goes with them.

Pearl Drums




Oooh, Shiny

These are like the Factory Metal cymbals from the 2004 Oddities with the addition of a cool finish. They sound just as nasty as the others too but they're not made for tone, just for looks.

Trick Drums USA
450 E. Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 519-9911


Slick Kick Pedal

Trick Drums were also showing a new kick pedal. Made from CNC machined materials and using sealed bearings, these pedals are extremely well made. They are also precisely adjustable.

Trick Drums USA
450 E. Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 519-9911




Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n Roll

Hmmm, ribbedsticks, gripsticks, wrapped in tight fitting animal prints? There's got to be an 80's hair-metal band joke in there somewhere.

Xcel Drumsticks
N6367 Hwy E
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 593-8005


Drum Set Artistry

I thought that they just did a beautiful job on this kit. What spouse could compain about these in the living room?

Cadeson Musical Co., Ltd.
5F, No. 558, Chung-Cheng Rd.
Far-Eastern Industry District
Hsin-Tien City Taipei, 231 Taiwan, R.O.C.




Metropolis Drums

This is one of several custom paint jobs featured on the drums in Craviotto's booth. This one was actually done by drummer/artist Prairie Prince.

Craviotto Drum Company
P.O. Box 719
Freedom, CA 95019
(831) 763-0855


Stealth Kit

In the TRX Cymbals booth I found these very stealthy drums. I believe they are made with purpleheart wood. These had a flat black stealth fighter look to them.

Drums for North America
4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #532
Valley Village, CA 91607
(720) 839-4874




Wedgie Washers

No, I'm not talking about someone who launders your underwear, it's an alternative to felt cymbal washers. In theory these will let your cymbals ring better because they have fewer points of contact.

74 Dillon Ave, Ste D
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 379-0660


Sound Shapes

This is an erector set for percussion. I'd be surprised if the Blue Man Group haven't already bought a pile of this stuff.

Remo Inc.
28101 Industry Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 294-5600




Literacy for Drummers

It's always a good idea to encourage drummers to read… anything. If it were my kit, I'd have to have them put on old issues of The Onion.

Odery Drums
Rua Rio das Pedras
440 Jd. Trevo Campinas SP
Brazil 13040.003
+55 19 3277-0299


Two In One

This is a practice pad with a built-in metronome. They offer some options having do to with the pad but I'm not quite sure what "choose freely various rigidity drum pad" actually means.

Eno Music Co., Ltd.
1-3 Floors, 7th Building
Jiademaluan Industrial Estate, Tangkeng Rd.
Pingshan District, Shenzhen, China 518118



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