Newly launched by Swiss based Cympad is a new take on the snare drum mute – the Cympad Shark, which the manufacturer says ‘keeps more of the initial attack of the drum and then eliminates the unwanted resonances’.
UK distributor The Music Shipping Co adds: ‘The Shark’s exclusive hinged design, with only the smaller portion fixed to the head, allows most of the surface of the Shark to ‘float’ on top of the playing surface – subtly reducing volume and resonance according to the power and intensity of the stroke. Keeping the initial snare drum attack is something that all other damping systems are unable to do. The Shark is easily removable and can be used and re-used and is manufactured from premium-grade cellular foam.
‘Cympad has revolutionised cymbal sounds with their Chromatic Optimisers and Moderator series, giving subtle control of cymbal sound and volume to suit venues and performance styles and they look set to do the same with snare drums now’.
Supplied in a plastic carry case Cympad’s shark available now at SRP £13.99