LARK Distribution who are set to return to The UK Drum Show in 2022 with brands SJC, Revolution, Prologix and Headhunters are proud to announce the new, exclusive partnership with Gruv-X which will appear on this booth.
“From the outset our aim has been to provide musicians with best quality instruments and accessories we can get out hands on,” Said Jay Lewington, Director at LARK Distribution, “Gruv-X is a perfect fit for our catalogue and we are super exited to add their range of products to our growing family of innovative brands and display them at the show.”
Founded in 2020 GRUV-X is a joint venture by International artist Russ Miller and veteran drum builder Bill Detamore. Miller is globally known as one of the top session and touring drummers of the past 25 plus years. Along this career path, and having a second interest in architectural engineering, he has developed a penchant for inventing musical products and accessories. He has developed over 80 products with different companies in the music instrument manufacturing business. Enter hugely respected drum builder extraordinaire Bill Detamore, founder of Pork Pie Drums, a custom drum and accessory manufacturer, creating some of the industry’s most sought after, USA made instruments and accessories since the 1980’s.
Gruv-X launched its first product line in November 2020, with the “X-Click, Extreme Cross Stick Percussion Accessory”. The X-Click has a hybrid formula of 24-plies of American rock maple and copper in a trapezoid shaped body, with a proprietary new mounting design called the “Mono Mount”. This revolutionary design gives expanded volume and boosted low frequencies to the cross stick sound on any drum. This helps the cross stick tone with execution consistency and also gives a better “nominal listening value” (or common volume) to the snare drum backbeat sound. This is hugely helpful for audio engineers by eliminating the need to ride the snare drum mic channel, live and in the studio. The Mono-Mount fits drums from a 10” 6 -lug, to a 15” 8-lug and everything in between. Gruv-X also has the “Mono-Mount Expansion pack”, which includes two additional mono mounts that allows the player to have cross stick sounds on a drum as small as an 8” snare. The expansion pack also allows users to adjust the distance from the drum for longer stick lengths. Thirty of the top drum artists in the industry have come out of the gate as Gruv-X, X-Click endorsees; Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Gavin Harrison, JoJo Mayer, Ray Luzier, Nate Smith, Pete Lockett, Ash Soan and a host of others globally influential artists are onboard.
Gruv-X has a series of new products in the line-up coming in 2021 and beyond! All are handmade in the U.S.A, with all U.S.A. produced parts. The X-Click is drumming and percussion technology at it’s finest and is sure to become another ‘must have’ product in the drum industry.