FARMINGDALE, NY, January 17, 2008 — In the world of practicing drummers, drum mutes are a necessity to keep the peace with neighbors and family. The problem is that most mutes curb noise by sacrificing feel. HQ SoundOff Drum Mutes promote realistic practice sessions by allowing drummers to use their own drumsets. Soundoffs mount efficiently to playing surfaces and reduce volume by up to 95%.
The new HQ SoundOff Bass Drum Mute will be welcomed by drummers who own a “gigging kit” with a smaller bass drum in addition to a rock kit with a power kick. The amazing new mute, with its unique attachment clamps, will fit any bass drum within the 16” to 26” range—and provide realistic rebound. Retailers will appreciate only having to order one SKU.
The popular Evans HQ SoundOff mutes also come in newly-designed Boxed Sets. In addition to the stock tom and snare mutes, each set features the new bass drum mute and our easy on, easy off crash cymbal mute and the new 20” ride cymbal and 14” hi-hat mutes. Box sets are available in fusion (10”, 12”, 14”, 14”) and standard (12”, 13”, 14”, 16”) configurations. Due to the universally sized new bass mute, the box sets are now an attractive value, no matter the size of the bass drum. The set also presents a reduced package size enabling retailers to maximize available display and stock space.
“Everything the contemporary drummer needs for silent practice is available, on its own or in box sets,” says Senior Evans Product Manager Mike Robinson. “Drummers will appreciate the realistic feel of the mutes while friends and family will appreciate the silence.”