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Stacey Lamont Sydnor: ENDORSEMENTS

Mapex Drums

I use the Orion, Saturn and Pro M Series.

Vater Drumsticks

Vater sticks are simply the best sticks out there! Here's what I use:

Fatback 3A
Sturdy shoulder and neck with a rounded barrel tip for volume.

L 16" D .590"
Wood:VH3AW

8A
Small barrel-shaped tip for defined cymbal articulation. Very responsive.

L 16" D .555"
VH8AW

Sabian Cymbals

Much more than a cymbal manufacturing company, SABIAN is a collection of dedicated and very talented individuals whose only focus is to create the finest cymbals and percussion instruments possible.

Here's my cymbal set up:

13in Bright HH Hats
18 & 19 in Evolution Crash
18in AAX Crash
18in Legacy Crash
20 in Ozone
10in Ozone Splash
21in Raw Bell Dry Ride (HH)
16in HHX Chinese
22in David Garibaldi Signature Ride

Tycoon Percussion, Inc. - www.tycoonpercussion.com

Today, Tycoon Percussion is well-established throughout the world as a leading manufacturer of percussion products, and is the only hand percussion company that wholly owns its own manufacturing facility. For Stephen Yu, his journey from OEM supplier to percussion industry "tycoon" serving the world’s largest markets had already seemed swift. Now, with Tycoon Percussion’s presence growing significantly in the U.S. year after year, the pace of progress has only accelerated. "I had a very clear purpose in establishing my own operation in the United States," he states, "to propel the company to becoming the next elite hand percussion brand - and I believe we are well on our way to achieving that goal."


VISION

Tycoon Percussion’s commitment is to combine sound authenticity with innovative designs in all of our products. Our vision is to inspire percussionists everywhere towards greater creativity and to play with excitement each time they pick up their instruments. Our dedication to excellence in every product that we create is fueled by the passion of drummers and percussionists around the world.


THE TYCOON DIFFERENCE

Commitment to quality control and innovation are first and foremost in Tycoon Percussion’s philosophy. Our manufacturing facility, located in Bangkok, Thailand continues to raise the bar on percussion quality and our products are slowly redefining the standards by which others in the industry are being judged.

Evans Drum Heads

"The First"

Most people don't realized that Evans invented the synthetic (or plastic, or polyester) drumhead in 1956. Chick Evans was the first person to use polyester film to form a drumhead, succeeding in creating a weatherproof head, and ultimately changing the drum world forever. Chick's accomplishment is clearly substantial in letters and documents on record, dating back to the 1950s. The plain truth is, Evans was the "The First".


"The Finest"

Since acquiring Evans from owner Bob Beals in 1995, D'Addario & Company, Inc., has moved the company from Dodge City, KS, to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Farmingdale, NY. Tremendous efforts and unprecedented breakthroughs have been made in improving Chick's invention. The results are evident from the countless compliments that Evans receives daily from professionals, amateurs, hobbyists and students alike. Consistency is unparalleled. The sound is unbelievable. Durability has reached an all-time high. Plus, Evans recently became the first and only drumhead manufacturer to be certified ISO9001 compliant, a certification that proves our commitment to quality. More and more drummers each day tell us the same thing: Evans is "The Finest".


"The Future"

Even with products touted as being among the world's best, we continue to invest heavily in Evans' facilities, ensuring that our equipment is not simply industry standard but ahead of it. With machinery designed and built in-house by a staff of highly trained engineers, overseen by company President Jim D'Addario, we've raised the bar on drumhead quality and consistency. For example, it was Evans who introduced a water-cooled molding process, which preserves the integrity of the head's center. Development of such products as the MX Marching heads, Tri-Center Conga and Bongo heads, and the EMAD bass drumhead illustrate Evans' commitment to setting new standards, with no sign of slowing down. Strong customer service and fast-order fill rates, coupled with major investments in marketing and product development, have positioned Evans at the top of the industry. In the drum world, Evans is "The Future."
For All Your Drumhead Needs!

Kick Port

If you want a more defined and powerful kick drum sound, this is the answer!!!

Cym Pad

Cympad optimizes your cymbal sound:


CYMPAD is an incredible, affordable and easy to use system for optimizing the sound and performance of virtually all cymbal sizes, types and brands. Cympad is specially designed and made from premium-grade cellular foam to simply and effectively protect your cymbals and control your sound. When using Cympad the traditional felts are replaced . Available in a six popular sizes and recommended for any drumming style or situation.

A sound investment:


Cympad’s exclusive design enhances and controls cymbal sound.
Isolates cymbal vibration from the cymbal stand
Reduces both volume and unwanted overtones
Moderates sustain and increases articulation
Small size, big difference


Available in incremental sizes, Cympad is versatile and adjustable— providing a spectrum of dampening effects (from open to optimum) without tape, gum or
adhesive pads in a wide range of rehearsal, recording and performance applications.

•Live Sound (Concerts, Clubs, Casuals)
•Home and Studio Recording
•Band Rehearsal and Individual Practice
•Teaching Studios

Phatfoot "Harness"

Phat Foot™ solves the problem of the bass drum & high hat sliding out of place created by the force of the drummer's foot kicking the pedal. It stabilizes the movement of the bass drum/hat by harnessing and anchoring the drum seat to the drum/hat pedal which is attached to the drum/hat linking all three into one solid and complete unit. Phat Foot™ is the perfect replacement for awkward carpets, and the hazards related to using ropes or chains are eliminated.

1964 Audio (http://www.1964ears.com/about) - 1964 Ears

The Beatles invade the US. The Rolling Stones are born. The Beach Boys finally have their number one hit. Bob Dylan couldn’t have been more poignant when he wrote and released “The Times, They are a Changin’”.

1964 was clearly a pinnacle year for Rock music. Because of this extraordinary year, music going forward would never be the same. Many consider this to be the greatest year in the history of music, but what many do not realize, was this was also a historic year in audio innovation. This was the birth year of the first In-Ear Monitor (Invented by Stephen Ambrose).

This original IEM innovation would be emulated and refined over the years; but only 64 Audio has taken this technology to the heights of where it is today. Whether it be a momentous year or groundbreaking advancements in audio, what makes 64 Audio truly unique is the ability to recognize the significant achievements of the past and let it drive the essence of who they are today.

64 Audio’s name may be linked to the past but we are all about building products that shape our future, so we are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with in-ear monitor innovator Stephen Ambrose to bring you a revolutionary audio technology called ADEL. This partnership will change the way you hear music, and not just now, but for decades to come.

Everything about that special year (1964) was life changing, and it left an indelible mark on everyone who lived it or later learned of it. 64 Audio’s sole focus is making that same mark when it comes to personal audio. It was Syd Moore who once said, “disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are”.

We know who we are.

We are 64 Audio.
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