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Next Generation Reactor

Reactor NG

Following several years of extensive research and development, Andante are pleased to announce The Next Generation Reactor Snare Drum. The drum features a completely re-designed bottom assembly which allows the fully free-floating shell to contact the bottom head intensifying the projection and dynamic range.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

 

Special alloys used for strength, reducing weight for the players comfort.

 

SHELL

Consist of 2 x 3ply layers of Birch strengthened with a 3ply Birch reinforcement ring giving increased response and brightness of tone.

 

TOP HEAD ASSEMBLY

Easy to tune, features a new top tension ring profile with a 20 screw helicoil tension system, to tighten head evenly thus producing a clear sound and reducing the risk of head damage.  Core-tec Top Head

LIFTING HANDLE, Carrying Hook

TOP SNARE

Box Snare Mechanism. MECHANISM - Self Levelling. TENSION - Self Aligning. HEIGHT - Self Equalising.

TWO POINT ADJUSTMENT of Height and Tension

 

BOTTOM HEAD ASSEMBLY

Features a re-designed 12 screw bottom tension ring, new suspension ring profile, revised snareguards and re-designed bottom snare strainers.

BOTTOM SNARE  - Multiple swivel points for easy tuning. 2 point linear adjustment. 4 point levelling to heads. 1 point tension adjustment.

IN LINE SNARE - Top and Bottom ensures an easy to play, highly responsive surface for drummer.

ADJUSTABLE LEG REST

 

METAL FINISHES

Tough oven baked powder coated paint finish.

STYLISH, PRACTICAL, ROBUST DESIGN

3 YEAR WARRANTY

Rigorous quality control checks at each stage of production ensures the continuity of excellence and reliability.              

                          

 

NEXT GENERATION REACTOR DRUM WEIGHT

MODEL                 HEAD SIZE               DRUM LENGTH                  WEIGHT

  401                            14"                               12"                        14lb/6.35kg

 

 
DRUM CARRIERS

The Ultimate Design Drum Carrier Range by Tom & Gordon Brown

Specially Designed for the Andante Reactor Snare drum. With a top quality Chromescent Powder Coated finish. A New Adapter Bracket is now available for most other drum makes. Can also be used with Andante Tenor Drums.

MODEL

TYPE

COLOUR

701

Bass Drum Harness

Black

703

Tenor Drum Sling

Black

705

Snare Drum Sling

Black

950

TG Bass Harness

Silver

951

TG Bass Harness Juv

Silver

952

TG Snare Harness

Silver

953

TG Snare Harness Juv

Silver

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Updated XL Lite

 Aluminium Marching Snare Drum Carrier

Compatible with all marching snare drums

GATOR CARRIERS

Removable Padding System

All aluminium construction with black powder coated finish to blend with most band uniforms

Includes removable, washable padding for shoulder and belly plate with back-strap

Adjustable back-strap helps secure the vest and distributes weight to the body and hips

 

XL Lite series defined marching vest carriers through its durable, lightweight, and custom fit design

Offers years of trouble-free solid performance in a sleek and simple design

Replacement hardware such as nuts and bolts can be purchased from any hardware store

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Sticks, Practice Pads and Books

Tenor Features

LIGHTWEIGHT -
Andante Tenors are constructed similar to the Bass and are remarkably light.
NEW TEMPERATURE PITCH CONTROL
TUNING -

There are 14 screws on each head. This makes it easier to achieve even tension throughout the entire surface of the head. Damping fitted and tuned by meter.
SOUND -
Andante Bass and Tenor drums are designed to produce a sound that is in harmony with the drone section of the bagpipe, balancing the overall sound of the band thus enhancing the ensemble.
CARRYING HOOK -
The Tenor Drum has a carrying handle and carrying hook combined. This makes the drum easy to carry by hand.
 

16" x 12" 8.5lb/3.86kg

16" x 14" 9lb/4.09kg

16" x 16" 9.5lb/4.31kg

18" x 14" 10.1lb/4.58kg

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Bass Features

LIGHTWEIGHT -
The Andante Bass Drum is constructed with four lightweight alloy extrusions retaining a non porous acrylic shell which makes the drum extremely light and easy to carry.

NEW TEMPERATURE PITCH CONTROL

PINSTRIPE HEADS
DAMPING FITTED
TUNED BY METER

SOUND -
The drums are constructed from non-porous
materials which means that none of the sound
is absorbed thus maximising and giving a
full resonating sound.

CARRYING HOOK -
The carrying hook is firmly fixed to the two alloy retaining rings and gives a choice of single or double carrying points.
 

 

28" x 12" 13lb/5.89kg

28" x 14" 13.8lb/6.11kg

28" x 18" 15lb/6.80kg

24" x 12" 11.5lb/5.23kg

24" x 14" 12.3lb/5.59kg

24" x 18" 13.5lb/6.14kg

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PowerMax

 Bass & Tenor Drum Heads

 

Remo’s hugely successful PowerMax pre-muffled marching bass and tenor drumhead has revolutionized the sound of marching bassic section drums.

Featuring a single-ply 10-mil ultra white film, the PowerMax has a free-floating internal muffling ring to focus attack, pitch and lower frequencies. With a 7.5-mil dampening underlay and a CS dot applied underneath for added strength, the PowerMax is the ultimate in Powerful bass with Maximum projection, tone and control.

PowerMax: the perfect head right out of the box and onto the field. No assembly required!

Now available in 16", 18", 26" and 28"

 

 

Laminated from Para-aramide and alternate layers of Polymeric High Density Thermoplastic.

Rim - System  -  Precision lock bead non-slip rim system eliminates slippage of the head material.

Twin layer Thermoplastic - Through-bonded expels all of the air from within the Para-aramide unifying the 3 layers to form 1.  This creates a responsive and durable playing surface.

 

Awesome Power!

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NOW AVAILABLE IN WHITE

CASES

MODEL

TYPE

SIZE

COLOUR

211

Bass Drum

28"

Black

244

Bass Drum

24"

Black

311

Tenor Drum

16"

Black

344

Tenor Drum

16" x 16"

Black

411

Snare Drum

14"

Black

444

Snare Drum

14" x 7"

Black

 

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New Andante Soft Drum Cases

MODEL

TYPE

SIZE

COLOUR

222

Bass Drum

28"x18"

Black

233

Bass Drum

28"

Black

255

Bass Drum

24"

Black

322

Tenor Drum

16"

Black

422

Snare Drum

14"

Black

455

Snare Drum

14" x 7"

Black

 

 

 

 

 

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Bass Drum Heads

MODEL

TYPE

SIZE

COLOUR

640

Pinstripe

28"

Clear

641

Pinstripe

28"

Black

642

Standard

28"

White

642A

Double Skin

28"

White

650

Fibreskyn

28"

Skyn

MODEL

TYPE

SIZE

COLOUR

643

Standard

24"

White

644

Pinstripe

24"

Clear

645

Pinstripe

24"

Black

 

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Tenor Drum Heads

MODEL

TYPE

SIZE

COLOUR

620

Pinstripe

16"

Clear

621

Pinstripe

16"

Black

622

Tenor Bottom

16"

Clear

623

Fibreskyn

16"

Skyn

 

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SNARES

MODEL

TYPE

SPEC

750A

DTS 6s (Aug '95)

Internal

750B

Internal

752

SPA 30

Internal

753

SPA 34

Internal

755

Bottom Light

External

 

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The Andante Torque Limiter

This is a high precision torque limiting tool. It is preset to give the correct torque on each screw to tighten the Woven Kevlar Snare Drum Top Head to the ultimate playing tension.  The Torque Limiter is very easy to use and is a real benefit.

Only works correctly with the Andante Snare Drum!

 
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TENOR BEATERS

ONLY $75.00

 

Very high quality fur with black moulded stems, made by Farquhar Drumming Supplies. These tenor sticks are 8 3/4" Long and have the new internal shock mount fitted to the inside of the tenor head. The tenor sticks are excellent for flourishing and also the tone produced when striking the tenor drum is excellent, Overall, the lightweight tenor sticks are excellent for any level of tenor drummer.

Tenor Drum Sticks

Lightweight

$59.00

 

Drum Tuning Just Got Easier!
Tenors, snare drums and bass drums are all easily tuned without even hitting the drum head. DrumDial does this by measuring Timpanic Pressure - not tension rod torque. All drum users will appreciate the ability to accurately tune their drums, again and again, especially in loud environments.

DrumDial has what it takes to repeatedly produce uniform readings, so you can tune a drum to itself perfectly or tune to a particular pitch faster than ever before!

$140.00
SIDE STICKS

Stephen Creighton SC-1 stick

 The stick has been designed to Stephens specification using the best raw materials and is manufactured to the highest standards by Vater Percussion, the Worlds leading producer of drum sticks across all genres.

 $32.00

 

BAZTIX

Side drum sticks from Beatstreet

Acting as a first hand inspiration to tomorrow's champion drummers, the Baztix is an all round stick branding well constructed features to allow for clean rolls, sharp execution and projection off the top head.

Endorsed by the World's Best Pipe Band Solo Drummer,

Barry Wilson.

 $29.00

 

 J. Reid Maxwell isl-1

 Snare Drumstick. As used by the S.F.U.

One of the most requested side sticks and a trial would soon tell you why!

 

$29.00

The Jim Kilpatrick KP1 is the original drum stick in the Jim Kilpatrick line. 

First available in 1982, the stick has been used by generations and still proves itself to be a favourite today. This stick has the thinnest profile of the KP models producing a clear, high pitch response with ease of control.

$32.00

The Jim Kilpatrick KP2 is the world's best selling pipe band snare drum stick. 

Used by most of the top drum corps around the world, this stick has a perfect balance for total control and high definition and pitch from the snare drum.

Now available in many colours from the traditional lacquer through black, blue, red, white, green, orange and purple.

PLAIN

$32.00

 

 

 

COLOURED

$32.00

The Jim Kilpatrick KP3 model is designed for the player that wants a fuller drum sound. 

It is one of the most popular sticks on the market today and has the thickest profile in the KP stick range. The KP3 is a favourite for all drummers wanting to use a slightly heavier stick and is also used by many drummers to develop great technique. 

$32.00
PDX

The New PDX Model One Pipe Band Snare Stick by BeatStreet.

 

Unmatched stick control, equally contemplated weight balance, and the flexibility to express dynamics in all ranges. A stick boastful of its pioneering features, design and craftsmanship.

 

$29.00

 

 

 

 

ERIC WARD

Upgraded version of original Eric Ward drumstick.

Slightly thinner profile and smaller tip adds more precision, leading to a lively stick giving full bodied snare sound.

 

$32.00

David Farquhar

 

Side Sticks

As used by Ravara, a Modern Quality Heavyweight from one of the top professional drummers.

$29.00
DRUM PRACTICE PADS

Outlander Portable Practice Pad

NEW - Upgraded to Model OLS-VMBL 9.0 inches with OffWorld Percussion's patented rims and Offworld's "Darkmatter" surface creating a "more realistic rebound geared towards fundamental chop development."

Non-slip bottom, 2  Darkmatter centre circle replacements, lightweight and portable.

 

 $69.00

XYMOX A practice drum pad with a "snare" sound. Excellent tone from a high quality make.

 

$75.00

Jim Kilpatrick Signature Practice Pad

The new Jim Kilpatrick Signature practice pad is designed to produce an accurate rebound and stick response and will help to develop the ultimate drumming technique for stick control, feel and speed. It features a specially selected neoprene playing surface for a true and precise response. The pad also features a non-slip ring for playing on flat surfaces. Perfect for all beginner and professional drummers that require a high quality pad for a true drumming experience.

 

$69.00

Rad Pad

Made in Canada from 100% recycled materials. Flexible, table top drum pad. Easily transported and economical.

Can also be used on the drum top for reduced volume during practice plus rolled up for transport.

$35.00

Farquhar

 

Practice Pad

 

The lightweight practice pads are manufactured to an exceptionally high standard by Farquhar Drumming Supplies. A high quality rubber disc is inserted into a centre recess. There is an anti-slip high quality vinyl attached to the base of the practice pad. The overall size of the lightweight practice pad is 19cm square and the playing surface of the rubber disc is 14cm These practice pads are responsive and are excellent for any level of drummer. The lightweight practice pad fits easily into a drum case

NEW MEDIUM RUBBER RED PAD NOW AVAILABLE

Lightweight

$45.00

BASS MALLETS

Mayor bass mallets are handmade and feature a one-piece maple shaft, four dynamic inner layers with the highest quality fur outer covering in 5 colours: Black, Blue, Green, Red, White.

 

$139.00

Farquhar Bass Sticks

These bass sticks made by Farquhar Drumming Supplies are 11 ¾” long with a 6 ½” wooden handle. The high quality fur blends in well with many drum shell finishes. These bass sticks produce an excellent tone from the bass drum and have natural coloured lace cord attached to the lower end of the wooden handle.

 


$109.00

BOOKS
Snare Drum Rudiments & Pipe Band Drum Scores Tutor with included CD, written by David Farquhar, covers all the rudiments, with over 100 exercises, as well as various drum scores.

The exercises are written in a way that allows you to play the rudiments and execute them correctly before increasing the pace.

The included CD, laid out in the same order as the book, allows you to listen and play along with the exercises as you progress through each section of the book.
$45.00

Farquhar

Teach yourself side drumming kit

Includes the lightweight drum pad, side sticks and book as shown above with CD from David Farquhar.

$109.00

Infinite Sticking Snare Drumming Exercise Book - Stronach

In this spiral bound book, Doug Stronach presents multiple formulas and accent lines that can be combined to create over 1,000 snare drumming exercises. Stronach also offers tips for successful practice and emphasizes the importance of all of drummers--pipe band drummers and others--being able to read music. 31 pages.

Excerpt from the introduction to Infinite Sticking: "This book will change the way you think about rudiments. It will also train your hands to be able to play any drum score in any style."

 

$39.00

Duple & Triple: The Essential Rhythms Book by Doug Stronach

Duple & Triple "clearly defines and teaches the most common rhythms used in pipe band music," says Doug Stronach in the Foreword. Based on his belief that pipe band drummers should focus first on rhythms, then on rudiments, the book introduces monotone rhythm patterns for duples and triples, followed by sticking patterns and studies. Whether used as a companion to Stronach's Pipe Band Snare Drum Tutor or as a separate resource, the material is important and useful for pipe band drummers. 63 pages.

 

$39.00
“Keeping the Beat” Drumming Book & DVD by Robert Meade

A "must-have" tutor for bass & tenor drummers with a long awaited instructional DVD going from the introduction to intermediate playing.  Having taken years to put together, the tutor covers every aspect of play from the hands-on with easy to follow instruction to the music and tuning the drums. Massed band music is included with swings.

 

BOOK + DVD

$65.00

 Doug Stronach's Pipe Band
Snare Drum Tutor


A method for beginner and intermediate drummers. It features a CD with 78 recorded audio tracks, 14 digital videos, scores played with or without a piper, all exercises with or without a metronome,

$49.00

Massed Band Drum Settings with CD.

This is a twenty page book for learning to play traditional massed bands drum scores.  The accompanying CD has recordings of all the scores at four tempos to accommodate all levels of players.  The marching tempo includes a piper playing along.  A comprehensive learning tool.

 

$39.00

James Laughlin's Guide to Snare Drumming

The perfect start for any snare drummer. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an intermediate player trying to improve the basics, or a drummer with a different background dabbling in Scottish drumming for the first time, this is a must-have!

This 65 page book outlines snare drumming from the very basics of learning how to hold the sticks, understanding basic theory, developing rhythms, mastering the essential rudiments and learning your first drum settings.

Upon purchase, you obtain access to 43 FREE MP3 recordings from James Laughlin.

 

$29.00
Drum Major's Handbook

 by Sgt. E. Burgess, C.D.
This book is geared towards a Highland Drum Major as opposed to a regular band Drum Major or Majorette. Its intent is to help the novice understand the basic requirements of a Drum Major at the head of a band and in competition.

$15.00
  Scores for the Grade 4 Drummer
by Blair Brown

A book of scores for the grade 4 drummer. Also includes a number of exercises and 2 CDs containing all of the music contained in the book

$65.00


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