LP joins companies pre-announcing new products ahead of NAMM
Ahead of this month’s NAMM show (Anaheim CA, 24rh-2th January), LP has joined the companies pre-announcing its new products in the hope of not getting lost in the media crush during the show.
It’s a year to celebrate for LP, too, marking its 55th year of operation and the US company is commemorating the anniversary by releasing a Limited Edition 55th Anniversary Quinto, Conga and Tumba set with matching Bongos.
The ultra-lightweight shells are constructed of select New Zealand pine. LP says the wood is treated utilising a process that literally burns it with a torch to bring out and enhance its natural grain. 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 Tuning Comfort Curve II rims for easy, on-the-fly tuning. Each drum features a tribute 55th badge, ensuring it’s collectability for years to come.
Also debuting at NAMM will be new Karl Perazzo Signature Congas and matching Bongos featuring 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.
The LP Karl Perazzo Signature Quinto (LP808T-KP), Conga (LP809T-KP) and Tumba (LP810T-KP) shells are manufactured from 30″ Kevlar reinforced seamless fibreglass. 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 tunable head.
There will also be a host of new accessories on the LP stand, including all-new LP Raul Pineda Signature 7” “Songo” Cowbell (LP574-RP) and 8 ½” Footbell (LP576-RP), 15 new tambourines and much, much more.
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