Guitar Triller is a super-cool little toy that I randomly stumbled upon on Kickstarter last year. It’s basically a hammer-type tool used to strike the string of any stringed instrument to give it a percussive, dulcimer kind of sound. The Triller can be used in three different positions: chord, single-string, and pick. It seriously opens up a whole new world of sound, style, and playing. It’s one of those things you just have to get your hands on and see for yourself. Guitarists, you must try!
Cympad is a company that manufactures cellular foam rubber washer cymbals. The goal of these washers is that they help bring out the best sound and tone of your cymbals while also controlling overtones and volume. Essentially, they help to focus your cymbal’s best sound qualities. I’ve noticed this most in my hi-hats (14″ Sabian AAX X-celerators). My hats are crisper and louder than I’ve ever heard them and that’s because Cympads have allow them to really open up and shine. I’m a HUGE stickler for uniformity and aesthetics, as well, when it comes to my gear (especially drums) and the added bonus is that these washers help my cymbals hang straight on their stands on a consistent basis, something I’ve always struggled with with traditional felt washers.
I am honored to be working with both of these companies and cannot sing their praises enough. I encourage you all to try these products and see for yourself though. Let them know I sent you!