Initially available in the UK are Wambooka’s Performer Pad. This is an innovative and versatile drum damping system from Italy. There are two different types: ‘Waffle’ and ‘Focus’.
The Waffle style can be used on any drum, but they are recommended for toms of all sizes. They come in two sheets – approximately 85x60mm – but can be cut to make smaller sections, for even more accurate control. They have an impressive adhesion so can be used on the underside of toms without falling off. If they get dirty or dusty, they can be washed with water to restore their ‘stickiness’.
The ‘Focus’ snare damper can be fixed to the outer edge of the drums rim. This means that a drummer can change the amount of resonance to suit styles and moods ‘on the fly’.
“Wambooka is a relative newcomer to the world of percussion accessories, but its products are well researched and manufactured. Music Shipping will be releasing more items from them in the coming months,” said The Music Shipping Company.
Each pack of Wambooka damper pads comes in a metal tin containing two ‘Waffle’ sheets and two adjustable ‘focussed’ dampers.
They are available now with an RRP of £10.