Serious percussionists know that gaffers tape can be an invaluable tool when it comes to improving drum sound. Used carefully, and in small increments, cloth gaffers tape can change the tone of individual drums just enough to make a kit sound really cohesive.
Use too much or use it in the wrong places and it can make the drum sound worse and leave a real mess when you try to remove it.
The secret is to use small pieces and to work slowly from the outside edge of the drum head towards the center as you carefully listen to the drum.
Ideally, the tape should be applied in such a way as the drummer will not hit it directly with a stick, as your goal is to change the tone of the drum, not change the impact the stick has when the drum head is struck.
To Duracell’s credit, this is not advice intended to sell more batteries. If you replace some of the batteries in a device, you will actually shorten the life of both the new and old batteries, increasing your costs and increasing the likelihood that you may actually have to replace the device itself if the batteries leak.
For longest life in high consumption battery use devices, use ProCell batteries, Duracell’s line of alkaline batteries for professionals.
We have just started getting marketing information from Duracell about their new line of Procell Intense Power alkaline batteries. They are being promoted as alkalines for high drain devices, and if, indeed their performance is markedly superior to the performance of regular Procells, it could make a big difference for wireless mic users.
There are few devices that would be considered more “high drain” than wireless mics, but if a user is going to pay for extra capacity and performance but still discard the batteries after a single use, then it will make no sense to pay more.
We have requested some specific details on performance comparisons and will set up some testing ourselves as soon as we can get our hands on some actual product.
Check back here soon. We’ll have more information.
One of the great features of gaffers tape that regularly gets overlooked is the ability to tear it-No cutting tools required.
Because gaffers tape is made from woven cloth, it will tear in strips, both horizontally and diagonally, to any size you need.
This means that you can carry one less tool and worry less about cutting yourself. No matter what size piece of tape is required, you can quickly and easily tear off just that amount and get a smooth, clean edge, not something ragged.
Once you tear it, because gaffers tape is 11 mils thick, you can easily find the leading edge again when you need a new piece.
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If you’ve spent much time on a stage or a video set, you know that there is no such thing as “universal” sizing for hardware.
The difference between standard and metric is only the beginning. Trying to make two different manufacturers equipment work together can be a huge headache.
Quite often you have to come up with your own solution for a one time fix.
A good example is the fitting a microphone accessory like a mic clip to a stand that has a different standard thread. If it won’t fit properly, you may have to use tape. You know you need to create a fix that is camera or audience invisible, and that can be a challenge. Instead of taping the clip to the stand, see if you can apply tape to the inside (thread) of the oversized clip so that it can be placed on the stand firmly.
Same for fitting a camera to a tripod. Concentrate on where the camera meets the tripod and see if you can create temporarily compatible sizes.
Since gaffers tape has an adhesive that is designed to remove cleanly, your post show clean up should be quick an simple.
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While trying to justify the annual UPS price increase (happens every December) we were pleased to actually get a little good news from UPS.
Starting in 2020, UPS will offer regular ground service to a large number of metropolitan areas. This is long overdue.
In the past, Saturday delivery service was limited to a small number of areas, required paying for expedited shipping and added a Saturday delivery surcharge.
All of that is going away, starting tomorrow.
This is, no doubt, a response to very aggressive delivery services now being offered by the Postal Service and by Amazon Prime. Both of these services not only offer Saturday delivery at no additional cost, but even have limited Sunday delivery as well.
Now, when computing delivery times, a lot of our customers will only need to consider Sunday as a non-business day.
Curious about whether this service is available in your area? Click here and take a look at the list.
Duracell has yet again rolled out a new color scheme for its line of Procell alkaline batteries.
We’re not sure what they are up to, but the look is a radical change from the last two paint schemes.
When a company has as durable an image as the coppertop, you would think that long term brand building would be part of their plan. If it is, it certainly does not include the actual image of the product.
We have just started receiving product with the new look and should be shipping them in the next week or so.