For the third straight year, LP has picked up a prestigiousNAMM Best in Show. This year’s winner, the ingenious LP Percusso, enables the percussionist to deliver two discrete tones from a single instrument. By grasping the comfortable LP Percusso grip, the player can choose between shaking the lightweight frame for a jingling tambourine tone or by depressing the direct-touch lever for an authentic wood block sound.
Each year at the winter NAMM, an industry panel announces products that surpass expectations. The panel was comprised, appropriately, of independent and small chain music retailers including Jim Rupp, an acclaimed jazz drummer, owner of Columbus Percussion, and founding member of the Five Star drum retailer group. “The LP Percusso is basically a tambourine with a trigger on it that makes a clave sound,” Rupp explained. “It's a cool instrument in that you get a tambourine sound and a clave block in one instrument. At our Five Star Drum Shops breakfast a lot of the guys talked about the LP Percusso. We all concluded, “That's really ingenious.”
Since its inception in the sixties, LP has created rock solid, innovative, and attractive contemporary percussion instruments for age-old sounds. And, the easy grip, one-handed, the LP Percusso is no exception. In an era defined by recession, the LP Percusso (LP-PER007) is affordable and works in virtually any musical genre.
LP proudly accepts this latest NAMM Best of Show Award and grateful to the NAMM Best Of Show panel for including the LP Percusso under the category, Gotta Stock It.