New Triad Pad™ for foot pedal beaters
SLUG PERCUSSION has introduced the new Batter Badge® Triad Pad™ impact pad, model BB-TP. The Triad Pad was made to improves bass drumhead durability without sacrificing sound quality while focusing beater attack and increasing beater "punch". The new compact triangular shape works with both single and double pedals. The patented Armourphragm™ vented design is made of .01" clear polycarbonate film with blaze orange graphics and permanent adhesive backing. The Triad Pad flexes with the drumhead without distorting sound and provides a larger contact area with less weight than conventional circular pads. The Batter Badge Triad Pad is ideal for traditional playing styles, studio recording applications, and drummers looking for the lightest weight to strength ratio in an impact pad.
The Triad Pad is endorsed by Curt Bisquera who has worked closely with Slug owner Eric Behrenfeld, to bring to market this new drumhead accessory for Curt's demanding recording and touring work. "Curt wanted an impact pad that did not distort the sound of his pedal beater in any negative way, yet enhance the articulation of the notes played on his bass drum, and strengthen the point of beater impact on the bass drumhead to allow for more volume as required during heavier play.", says Behrenfeld. Batter Badge impact pads have been made in the USA since 1995 and have many different models comprising the product line for bass, snare and tom drumheads. www.slugdrums.com
November 2008 New Power Head Punch Collar model "PCX" pedal beater
Slug has introduced the heaviest version of it's "Power Head" line of patented tapered shaft foot pedal beaters. The new PCX Punch Collar X-tra heavy beater is for drummers wanting the heaviest foot feel possible with maximum volume. A fixed one ounce weight collar is attached under the Hytrel plastic beater head, delivering aggressive attack and "thud in the chest" punch. The "Balance-tapered" shaft improves playing feel and power, and is guaranteed bend proof for life. Self adjusting, dual sided head design has two different sounds and playing feels. Also rotates by hand without loosening shaft from foot pedal. Slug Endorsers using this model include: Tim Austin (Buddy Guy), Gregg Stocki, and Bryant T. Parker (Mavis Staples).Works with all foot pedals. MSRP $44.00 Made in USA. Visit www.slugdrums.com for Slug dealers and more information.
New "Uni-Badge" Batter Badge®
Slug Percussion has introduced the very first vented impact pad that can be used on any drumhead for universal applications with drumsticks or foot pedal beaters. With input from Slug endorser Joe Nuñez, drummer for the band Soulfly, Slug Percussion Products has produced the "Uni-Badge", a new Batter Badge model which is designed to protect and enhance the sound of drumheads. The Uni-Badge will work on toms, snare, and bass drums. It also works with single or double foot pedals as well when used on a bass drumhead. It is made of clear .010" polycarbonate film and is 5.5" in diameter. It does not muffle the drum. The notched peripheral edge and slot venting of the Uni-Badge allow natural but controlled drumhead vibration, enhancing strike articulation and attack while gating excessive overtones and ring. This Badge design works extremely well for studio and live stage performances when sound control is a must. The Uni-Badge stays in place with high strength pressure sensitive adhesive and can be mounted above or below a drumhead. The Uni-Badge will be making it's debut at Winter NAMM 2007. Slug President, Eric Behrenfeld comments, "Joe Nuñez has been key in the development of this new Badge concept, which incorporates Slug's patented vented impact pad technology. Joe's playing on prototypes really helped determine realistic performance needs for the final design of this product. This Badge design is "Tour-Tested-Tough" by one of Metal's most prestigious drummers. It was a challenge creating a Batter Badge that could do everything Joe wanted, including glowing in the dark so he could keep some visual perspective on his drums during Soulfly's elaborate lighting and stage effects that happen throughout a show."
Slug Percussion brought to market the very first vented impact pad in 1995, and makes a variety of Batter Badges® for different drumhead applications. The new patented Uni-Badge is the first of its kind ever for universal drumhead applications. Nuñez also appears on the recent DRUM NATION 3 CD project. The Uni-Badge is now available from drum and music dealers and distributors. Suggested retail price: $9.95 Visit Slug Percussion at: www.slugdrums.com for more information.