NAMM 2019 – LP Press Releases

LP Celebrates 55thAnniversary with Limited Edition Instruments

Anniversary Congas and Bongos Mark 55 Years for USA Percussion Leader

Latin Percussioncommemorates more than half a century as the largest hand percussion brand in the world with the release of Limited Edition 55thAnniversary Quinto,Congaand Tumbaset with matching Bongos.

The ultra-lightweight shells are constructed of select New Zealand Pine. The lumber is treated utilizing a process that literally burns it with a torch to bring out and enhance the natural grain of the wood. The shells are then accented with a Candy Black Fade lacquer finish for a durable, one-of-a-kind look. The drums are complimented with LP’s Black Nickel plated hardware and the company’s patented Top TuningComfort Curve II™rims for easy, on-the-fly tuning. Each drum features a tribute 55th badge, ensuring it’s collectability for years to come.

The visual impact and outstanding performance of these Limited-Edition drums will certainly have heads turning” says Derek Zimmerman, Brand Manager for LP.

Sold as a set of 3, the Congas retail for $3,076.99. Bongos retail for $ 553.99

LP Continues to Innovate on Behalf Cajon Players Everywhere

All-NewDrummer-Friendly “Box Kit” Cajon, Solo Cajon and Cajon Mic Mount are Here!

Latin Percussionis proud to offer one of the most comprehensive lines of cajons on the market today, with something for every player and every gig. New for 2019 are the LP 3-Zone Box Kit, theLP Solo Cajonand the specially designed LP Cajon Mic Mount.

The innovative LP Box Kit(LP1453) allows percussionists to play all three zones in a seated position in front of the instrument, either with hands, cajon brushes or other specialty sticks to inspire new creativity. An independent bass soundboard allows for ultimate distinction with no cross talk, while the adjustable snare mechanism allows players to dial in their ideal snare tone. A specially-designed “side address” DW bass drum pedal perfectly complements the box cajon (sold separately). Retail $569.99

A new pro model, the LP Solo Cajon’s (LP1447) solid cedar body provides depth and warmth while an Exotic Cedar soundboard sourced from the DW California Custom Shop makes a high-end visual statement. Individually tuned strings offer snap and clarity for an authentic “Flamenco sound”. At the same time, an angled playing surface and adjustable swivel feet deliver maximum comfort and playability. Retail $615.99

The perfect accessory for live situations is the LP Cajon Mic Mount(LP-CMM). It allows players to attach the mic of their choice to the sound hole of any cajon up 3/4″ thick without inhibiting vibration or resonance. The mount comes with a knurled aluminium mic rod, as well as a US mic adapter that fits most mic clips, offering superior adjustability and mic positioning.

Retail $53.99

LP Offers More Tambourine Choices Than Ever

Fifteen New Models Offer Players a Variety of Sonic Possibilities

(11thJanuary, 2019 – Oxnard, CA)Latin Percussionis delighted to announce the extension of its world class range of tambourines with the launch of fifteen new LP Pro 10” Tambourines and a10″ “Worship” Tambourine.

All-newLP Pro 10” Tambourineshave Asian Oak shells and a choice of a single or double row of sonically matched aluminium, bronze or brass jingles that produce a myriad of sounds for most musical applications. Headed and non-headed tambourines, as well as and sonically matched, alternating Brass and Bronze jingles are also available. All models include a deluxe carrying bag.

In addition, LP has launched the10” “Worship” Tambourine (LP316) to meet the needs of gospel choirs and other religious settings. The instrument features a lightweight all-wood shell and sixteen pairs of steel jingles for an open, bright sound. It comes with LP’s Perfect Pitch™ synthetic head which is climate friendly and easy to tune. A reinforced grip provides maximum comfort for hours of play.

LP Pro Tambourine prices range from $153.99 for single row to $230.99 for a double row, headed tambourine.

The Worship Tambourine retails for $61.99

LP Tambourines are considered the best of the best and we couldn’t be more proud to add new sonic possibilities for percussionist with this new collection. There truly is something for any musical situation” says Derek Zimmerman, Brand Manager for LP.

LP Helps Percussionists Accessorize

Several New Products Designed to “Bring the Rhythm”

Latin Percussionis pleased to announce the launch of a range of accessories designed specifically for percussionists with the aim of making playing, locally and on the road, that much easier.

The LP Drum Throne(LP3100) is perfect for playing congas and bongos in the seated position. Built to last, it’s constructed from chrome plated steel with a double braced tripod base. The throne’s 13″ Diameter, 3″ thick solid foam round seat is vinyl covered and offers excellent comfort and support. Retail $153.99

LP Skull Shakers(LP006-BK/RD/GLO) further extend Latin Percussion’s expansive shaker offering. The new skull-shaped shakers which are available in Black, Red and Glow-in-the-Dark, produce a quick sound that offer the perfect sonic color where needed. The shakers have a flat bottom which allows for an easy grip and are filled with non-toxic steel shot. Retail $7.99

The new LP Percussion Accessory bag(LP530) is made from heavy-grade, durable nylon with an adjustable shoulder strap and adjustable interior liners that can be configured into customised compartments. The flexible interior of this easy-to-carry bag keeps fragile instruments safe and secure while separating heavier, more items. Retail $107.99

The innovative LP Bongo Throne Attachment(LP330D) clamps on to most drum thrones and holds bongos securely in the seated play position allowing for comfortable play and freeing up space. It features LP’s Patented Camlocktensioning system and a heavy-duty nylon strap to hold bongos firmly in place by the drums’ center block. The Camlock top has a rubber-lined seat which protects the drums and provides additional stability. Retail $246.99

LP Releases New Drumset Bells with a Latin Flavor

New Signature Raul Pineda Cowbells are Designed with Drummers in Mind

Latin Percussionis excited to introduce two new LP Raul Pineda Signature Cowbells.

Grammy award-winning drummer, Raul Pineda, is one of the most innovative and influential Latin drummers today. His unique ability to blend Afro-Cuban and contemporary influences, has gained him notoriety among elite Latin players and fans alike.

Raul came to us looking for a specific sound and aesthetic that would work for a multitude of musical applications. He also wanted something that was specifically designed to be played with a pedal. After working with him and our USA cowbell factory we are extremely happy that we have been able to realize his vision”, says Derek Zimmerman, LP Brand Manager.

The all-new LP Raul Pineda Signature 7” “Songo” Cowbell(LP574-RP) and 8 ½” Footbell (LP576-RP) are made in the USA using a one-piece steel construction. They are finished in a stunning Antique Bronze coating and feature a patented vice-clamp mount that fits rods from to 12.5mm. An included memory lock ensures exact placement every time.

Retail for the 7” cowbell is $84.99. Retail for the 8 ½” cowbell is $92.99

Sheila E and Family Honored with Signature Series

LP Announces Signature Latin Line with a “Touch of Class”

Latin Percussionis excited to present the all-new E-Class Signature Series; a collection of instruments that represent the unique sound and style of the Escovedo’s, the first family of Latin Jazz. The collection is comprised of LP E-CLASS Timbales,LP E-CLASS Bongo Set, and the LP E-CLASS Quinto, Conga and Tumba.

Emblazoned with a signature E logo, the line pays tribute to the Escovedo’s patriarch and legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo, his daughter Sheila E, and sons, Peter Michael and Juan. Each has enjoyed notable careers, playing with a long list of the music world’s most notable luminaries, as well as enjoying chart topping hits and successful solo careers. When they come together to play it’s a rhythmic family experience that’s undeniably electric.

LP E-CLASS Timbales(LP1415-EC) are manufactured with 6 1/2” deep chrome plated steel shells in 14” and 15” diameters. Complemented with black nickel plated hardware and LP’s patented Top Tuning, they are well suited for studio, but have been designed to steal the stage. The set comes complete with a heavy-duty, height-adjustable stand, hex cowbell bracket, sticks and a tuning wrench. Retail $1,030.99

LP E-Class Bongos(LP201AX-EC) are crafted from Siam Oak and topped with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ handpicked rawhide heads. LP Comfort Curve II™ Rims, 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs, steel backing plate and plated cast aluminium bottoms accentuate the superior build quality of the drums. Retail $492.99

LP E-Class Congas includeQuinto(LP522T-EC), Conga(LP559T-EC) and Tumba(LP552T-EC) sizes and have 3-ply 30” tall Siam Oak shells with a striped natural/walnut stain finish. Included are handpicked rawhide heads, Top-Tuning Comfort Curve II rims heavy-duty 5/16″ tension rods and LP’s patented ProCare™ Shell Protectors.

Retail is $846.99 for the Quinto, $861.99 for the Conga and $892.99 for the Tumba

Santana’s Legendary Percussionist Grows Signature Latin Line

LP Adds “Sugar Skull” Karl Perazzo Congas and Bongos

(11thJanuary, 2019 – Oxnard, CA) Latin Percussionhas announced the introduction of new Karl Perazzo Signature Congasand matching Bongosfeaturing Dia de los Muertos skull artwork designed by Perazzo to match his most recent live set-up with Santana. The graphic that adorns the badge of the San Francisco native’s existing signature timbales (LP1415-KP), and now his matching congas and bongos, is said to pay tribute to past generations of loved ones as part of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

TheLP Karl Perazzo Signature Quinto(LP808T-KP), Conga(LP809T-KP) and Tumba(LP810T-KP) shells are manufactured from 30″ Kevlar reinforced seamless fiberglass. They are finished with durable lacquer and complimented with chrome hardware. Topped with handpicked rawhide heads, the drums feature heavy-duty 5/16″ tension rods and patented LP Top-Tuning Comfort Curve II™ rims with ProCare™ Shell Protectors.

The signature collection also offers matching LP Karl Perazzo Signature Bongos(LP794X-KP). The set includes 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8” bongos as well as an 11” Signature Mini Conga (LPM198-KP) complete with Chrome plated hardware and a fully tuneable head.

Retail is $1,076.99 for the Quinto, $1,092.99 for the Conga, $1,123.99 for the Tumba, $615.99 for the Bongos and $107.99 for the Mini Conga.

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