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May 23, 2017

Sabian Meet the Masters Event THIS FRIDAY!

To kick off Rhythm Traders’ 25th Anniversary, we are proud to host Meet the Masters this Friday, May 26th – Sabian’s Master Craftsmen will spend the day at Rhythm Traders showing the art of cymbal making!

Over 50 one-of-a-kind prototypes will be available at unbelievable prices, with on-site hammering and lathing to customize them to your desire, and product specialists and craftsmen on-hand to answer your questions.

Don’t miss this rare educational opportunity for Portland-area drummers to immerse themselves in the centuries-old Turkish cymbal-making tradition…

* See and learn about Cymbal Making first-hand!

* Hand select one-of-a-kind cymbals from dozens of Sabian Prototypes and custom cymbals onsite for one day only!

* See the tools, machinery and cymbalsmiths that turn 80% Copper and 20% Tin into instruments!

* Bring-in your own cymbal for some hammering, lathing and sonic matching with new cymbals!

* Talk shop! Learn about cymbal metallurgy, ask questions, take pictures and hear the difference!

* Save-Save-Save!! We will have the lowest prices of the year on all Sabian cymbals and merch!

*Grab some free food and drinks too. We’ll be grilling out!

For more information, check out the event page below:

May 18, 2013

NEW: LP Cajons, Swan Percussion and more

We’re excited to announce some new additions to our Cajon selection this week! We’ve just added a bunch of nice Latin Percussion Cajons, including the Americana Series, Kevin Ricard’s signature Cajon, the LP Soul Cajon, and the LP Angled Surface Cajon. Check out the images below for some details on these Cajons.

The Americana Series has some very nice innovations on these US hand-made Cajons:

LP Americana String Cajon, Tuning

LP’s unique tuning system lets you control string sensitivity and tonal response using a standard drum key from the outside of the Cajon.

LP Americana Cajon Peruvian Style, Dovetail Joinery

Beautiful dovetail joinery on this Peruvian Style Cajon is part of LP’s attention to detail.

Check out all the Americana Series Cajons for more pictures and details.

LP has some other sweet Cajon offerings as well:

LP Kevin Ricard Cajon

This LP Kevin Ricard Cajon has a very cool adjustable port so you can dial in your bass response.

LP Soul Cajon by Mario Cortes

This Soul Cajon by Spanish cajon-maker Mario Cortes has classic looks and sound, perfect for traditional Flamenco music!

LP Angled Surface Cajon

Last but not least is the LP Angled Surface Cajon, with an ergonomic design made for long playing sessions.

We’re super excited to be able to offer these Swan Percussion Cygnet Cajons too!

Swan Percussion Classic Black Cygnet Cajon

We love the looks and sounds of these Cygnet Cajons from Swan Percussion.

We’ve got the Original Cynet and the Pinstripe in addition to the Classic Black shown above, all found here.

If that’s not enough, we just added this Wedge Tri-Side Cajon from Pearl as well –

Pearl Wedge Tri-Side Cajon

Two snared playing surfaces!

You can see all our Cajons and accessories here. Let us know if there are any new Cajons you’re excited about!

April 25, 2013

Sweet Cymbal Bonus Goodies

We just added a couple of nice cymbal extras here on the site and wanted to let everyone in on these deals. Right now, all Zildjian products over $100 come with a free Zildjian ZHT 8″ Splash! This is a popular little splash cymbal, great for accents and filling out the voicings in your cymbal set-up.

You can hear this ZHT 8″ Splash over in the shopping section of our site – click on the image below to check it out:
Zildjian ZHT 8

We’ve also got a 5 Star Drum Shop exclusive deal with some Sabian AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash Cymbals and a free Gibraltar Boom Stand. Like that splash, the 17″ and 19″ X-Plosion Crashes are great cymbals for completing your set-up.

See more pictures and hear these Crashes by clicking the image below:
Sabian Fast Crashes with Gibraltar Boom Stand

We’re excited to pass along some cool bonus gear like this, but we only have a limited number to offer. Call us at 503-288-6950 if you have any questions or want to place your order over the phone.

April 15, 2013

FLASH DEALS: This Week is all Drum Sets!

Our Flash Deals have been going fast, and we’ve been listening to all of your requests! Those of you looking for a new kit will be happy this week as we’ve got five killer drum sets on Flash Deal.


The kits are the Gretsch Catalina Maple, PDP Concept Birch, PDP Concept Maple, Mapex Meridian Maple, and a sweet little Crush Alpha kit that comes complete with cymbals and hardware.

You’ll save extra big on these kits from now until Sunday, so get your orders in! We’ve got new Flash Deals going up every Monday, so get on our Flash Deal E-mail List if you’re not already on it and get yourself a screaming deal on these kits and other great items with our Flash Deals!