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Why practicing on electric drums basically sucks

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Why practicing on electric drums basically sucks

It's such a common "solution" to drum practice - buy an electric kit. This way you can plug headphones in, stay up when the kids are in bed, and work on getting ready for the next rehearsal or performance, right? Wrong! Ever noticed how this method of practice does not actually prepare you in any meaningful way for what is to come - when you get back to your REAL drums and cymbals, they feel so radically different to play than the e-kit - your preparation lets you down, and you still feel rusty despite the hours of 'practice' you've put in....

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November Cymbomute News - Gearing up for the Holiday season...

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey... Well, after a few teething problems - the updated Cymbomute.com is done! This is the fourth or fifth (not sure!) incarnation of the website. The maxim we are sticking to? - KEEP IT SIMPLE! We hope you like the new layout, design and information on the site. As we hit November, it's time to top up the amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk stock - ready for the busy season approaching. Today we shipped over 20kilos of mutes out! Don't worry though - we have plenty of inventory for direct sales via...

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October 16 update

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As business moves forwards and things change, websites must reflect that change. So, during September I set about doing a cymbomute.com update. I did not want to add more content, nor change any wording (we are in 5 languages after all!) - but I did want to make the site more mobile friendly, better organised, easy to navigate, and simpler! So now we have a simple website layout with a sidebar navigation that allows people to move around the site more easily. We have also re-organised the page structure of the site and you can buy right from the home...

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It's August! Post Brexit...

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Well, it's the summer and it's quiet - nice... I'm still reeling after the Brexit vote, hopefully things won't get awkward with my sales into Europe - time will tell I guess. A new addition to my office is my NEW CYMBAL RACK! - I bought a boot rack from amazon for £15, and hey presto it works as a brilliant cymbal storage rack!  I would recommend anyone who wants to store their cymbals with easy access should do this. It is so much better than using cymbal bags. I guess the same concept would work for storing spare drumheads...

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Cymbomute June NEWS

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I have been very busy in the office these past few months. - Finally we have made the leap to supplying a distributor! I am proud to announce that VBV International (France) will be supplying Cymbomute to around 40 retail stores across France from now on. As I write this post, Cymbomute is already listed on woodbrass.com and baguetterie.fr *round of applause please*... It has been a long time coming, but once things are up and running smoothly with the France deal, we should be able to start supplying more distribution companies across Europe - and the the Rest of the World....

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