FARMINGDALE, NY, January 17, 2007 — Ask a working drummer where the drum key has gone and you may hear the wry reply: “Look under the bass drum!” Those dark recesses are the Bermuda Triangle of the drum world.
The introduction of the Evans Wing Nut Drum Key puts drum keys in clear view. A carefully threaded 8mm bore enables use as a cymbal wing nut and a drum key. An ergonomic grip provides maximum comfort and no-compromise drum key action, while solid construction ensures the unit will see action as a cymbal wing nut, gig after gig. The Evans Wing Nut Drum Key is sold conveniently in a set of 3 for $14.99 and will be available first quarter 2007.
The Evans Utility Key incorporates a broad range a features that make it a must-have for drummers, particularly in the field. A cooperative project between Ned Steinberger’s NS Designs and Evans, the key features flat and Phillips screwdrivers, bottle openers, a small blade, and a fitted carrying case. The locking, fold-out drum key can withstand the intense torque necessary for marching head tuning, while the long stainless steel shaft will clear hardware. The ergonomic handle is built from high-grade die-cast aluminum. The Evans Utility Key will also be available first quarter 2007 and will retail for $39.99.
“The two new accessories expand our already extensive range of drum keys,” comments Michael Robinson, Evans Product Manager. “The new Wing Nut Key is ingenious in the way it addresses real concerns of working drummers. The Utility Key is not only handy; but it delivers more torque than standard drumset keys.”