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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 8:53 AM

What Should We Bring To Pasic?

here is a message from adam anderson, product specialist at meinl usa.
feel free to let him know which products you want to see at our booth at the upcoming pasic in indianapolis. it lasts from november 10th until 13th.
- norbert

Well it is getting to be that time of the year again. School's starting, and a new wave of inspiration and gear lust is about to come crashing down.  This is the time of the year that I always loved as a young percussionist; the time leading up to PASIC. For those of you who don't know what PASIC is, it stands for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. This is the place to check out and buy all the cool gear that you have been wanting since you first laid your eyes on it in a catalog, or online, or saw someone play at a concert. I remember, back in college, saving all year so that I could go on a percussion shopping spree at PASIC every year. Those were some great times.
The past couple of years I have been deciding what to bring to PASIC and where it was going to fit in the booth. With the percussion world the way it is, it is hard to know what people want to see. So,  I just tried thinking what would I want to see if I were still just attending the show. That worked out pretty well but, inevitably, someone would come up and ask if we had something at the booth that I decided not to bring, either due to space, or that I thought no one would want to see, or I would bring the wrong model of an item, or I didn't bring enough of some specific item and we would sell out long before most of the attendees even got a chance to see them.
My goal this year is to bring items to PASIC that you, the players of the world who are attending PASIC, want to see and/or purchase. So over the next few weeks if you hear, or find an item that you want to check out and hopefully purchase while at PASIC, let me know and I will do my best to make sure that I bring it and that I have enough there to meet all the demand. You can either post a comment on this post, or shoot me an email at


Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing