Founded in 2020 GRUV-X is a joint venture by International artist Russ Miller and veteran drum builder Bill Detamore. Miller is globally known as one of the top session and touring drummers of the past 25 plus years. Along this career path, and having a second interest in architectural engineering, he has developed a penchant for inventing musical products and accessories. He has developed over 80 products with different companies in the music instrument manufacturing business. Enter hugely respected drum builder extraordinaire Bill Detamore, founder of Pork Pie Drums, a custom drum and accessory manufacturer, creating some of the industry’s most sought after, USA made instruments and accessories since the 1980’s.
Gruv-X launched its first product line in November 2020, with the “X-Click, Extreme Cross Stick Percussion Accessory”. The X-Click has a hybrid formula of 24-plies of American rock maple and copper in a trapezoid shaped body, with a proprietary new mounting design called the “Mono Mount”. This revolutionary design gives expanded volume and boosted low frequencies to the cross stick sound on any drum. This helps the cross stick tone with execution consistency and also gives a better “nominal listening value” (or common volume) to the snare drum backbeat sound. This is hugely helpful for audio engineers by eliminating the need to ride the snare drum mic channel, live and in the studio. The Mono-mount fits drums from a 10” 6 -lug, to a 15” 8-lug and everything in between.
- Mono-mount fits drums from a 10” 6 -lug, to a 15” 8-lug and everything in between
- Hybrid formula of 24-plies of American rock maple and copper in a trapezoid shaped body
- Expanded volume and boosted low-frequencies to the cross stick sound on any drum
- Choose from multiple finishes