Marshall Amps' aforementioned leap into the percussion market was one of the big stories from Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010. A surprise, maybe. But when you consider that Jim Marshall spent his early career flogging percussion products from a London shop, it makes perfect sense.
The first fruits of Marshall's acquisition of Natal are these superb sounding Classic Series Congas and Bongos. And if these models are anything to go by (and with Marshall's distribution muscle) we can't wait to see what the partnership comes up with next.
FULL REVIEW: Natal Classic Series Congas and Bongos
LP deserve a mention here for its clever Top-Tuning Congas which could make life a hell of lot easier for percussionists. And you should check out the Garrahand Hand Drum because, if nothing else, it looks like a Bowler hat! Oh, and it’s pretty damn innovative, too.