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Hand Crafted, High Tech.

This is the tagline of GRUV-X, a new venture founded in 2020 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+ years. Along this career path, and having a second interest in architectural engineering, he has developed a penchant for inventing musical products and accessories. Russ has developed over 80 products with different companies in the music instrument manufacturing business. Enter drum builder extraordinaire Bill Detamore who founded Pork Pie Drums, a custom drum and accessory manufacturer, in the 1980’s. Pork Pie has been creating some of the industry’s most sought after, USA made, hand instruments and accessories.

The brain child of both Miller and Detamore, Gruv-X launched it’s first product line in November of 2020, with the “X-Click, Extreme Cross Stick Percussion Accessory”. The Gruv-X, X-Click, is a completely new approach and a technological advanced instrument. The X-Click is a hybrid formula of 24-plies of American rock maple and copper in a trapezoid shaped body, with a proprietary new design for mounting, 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 it a better “nominal listening value” (or common volume) to the snare drum backbeat sound. This helps 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* (14"/15" 6-lug and 18" 8-lug requires XL size). Gruv-X also has the “Mono-Mount Expansion pack”, which includes two additional mono mounts, that allows the player to have cross stick sounds on a diameter as small as an 8” snare drum! The expansion pack also allows the user to adjust the distance from the drum for longer stick lengths. Thirty of the top drum artists in the industry, have come out of the gate as Gruv-X , X-Click endorsees: Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Gavin Harrison, Jo Jo Mayer, Ray Luzier and a host of others. Gruv-X has a series of new products in the line-up coming in 2021 and beyond! All are handmade in the U.S.A, with all U.S.A. produced parts. The X-Click is drumming and percussion technology at it’s finest and is sure to become another ‘must have’ product in the drum industry! Welcome to Gruv-X!

 

Gruv-X first Anniversary!

 

On this first anniversary of the Gruv-X brand, I just wanted to write and say thanks to all of the drummers across the Globe that have supported Gruv-X and it’s approach to creating instruments.  We launched on Nov.16th 2020 on my birthday…in the center of the crazy pandemic, not knowing what might happen.  But in this first year, we have almost doubled our expectations for sales and production, which is incredible!  Thousands and Thousands of drummers are using the X-Click and Mundo all over the world and we get positive comments from you all, everyday.  We have an incredible team of all industry veterans. It’s all drummers working at Gruv-X, no corporate fodder here.  As a part of our commitment to doing things the right way…. innovating the old school way, making great products focused on knowing exactly what drummers want because…. we’re all drummers!  Simple, just making the best stuff we can and make it all in the U.S.A!   We literally have so much in the pipeline coming the end of this year and into 2022, tons of awesome new ideas.   We have literally… 50 of the top drummers on the planet earth, as the artist rosterBill (Detamore) and I, are working directly with these players to create a bunch of new products.  And, we are now in the top shops and distributors in the business, in 28 countries!  Stay tuned and please like/ subscribe, etc. to the Gruv-X Socials and Web-Site, for all of the info and tons of video lessons, performances and gear ideas.  Hope to see everybody back in person soon!  Thanks again for 1-year of support for Gruv-X, many more to come!

FEATURED PRODUCTs

X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)
  • X-Click      GRVXCL-NS         (Natural Satin)

X-Click GRVXCL-NS (Natural Satin)

Size

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$59.99

Model#: GRVXCL-NS
UPC: 860005376001
Mono-mounts included.

(Choose XL size for 14"/15" 6-lug or 18" 8-lug)

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X-MAG - Sizzle
  • X-MAG - Sizzle
  • X-MAG - Sizzle
  • X-MAG - Sizzle

X-MAG - Sizzle

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$29.99

Gruv-X Percussion launches yet another amazing innovation in percussion accessories… The “Extreme Magnet” Series (or “X-MAG” Series). The first in this huge series of accessories, is the “X-MAG-Sizzle”. A powerful “Neodymium” magnet holds three different tonal EFX for any cymbal. Two different sizzle chains and a set of dual-Steel jingles, are

Gruv-X Percussion launches yet another amazing innovation in percussion accessories… The “Extreme Magnet” Series (or “X-MAG” Series). The first in this huge series of accessories, is the “X-MAG-Sizzle”. A powerful “Neodymium” magnet holds three different tonal EFX for any cymbal. Two different sizzle chains and a set of dual-Steel jingles, are interchangeable for modern cymbal effect sounds. Working directly with Gruv-X Artist Sammy Merendino, this truly unique addition to any drum set has been created, adding sizzles and EFX without the need for drilling the cymbal. Combine them all, or use them one at a time. The Magnet will hold the others out of the playing position. The combinations of tones from one cymbal is endless !!

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X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)
  • X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)

X-Matte (X-treme Drum Mat System)

Color

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$249.99

Gruv-X Percussion launches yet another amazing innovation in percussion accessories… The “Extreme Drum Mat System” (or “X-Matte). This uniquely flexible tile system allows multiple shapes, colors and set-up locations in one drum mat system. Using Gruv-X’s NeoFoam tiles, different shapes up to a full 8’ x 8 ‘ layout can be created. With the Gruv-X

Gruv-X Percussion launches yet another amazing innovation in percussion accessories… The “Extreme Drum Mat System” (or “X-Matte). This uniquely flexible tile system allows multiple shapes, colors and set-up locations in one drum mat system. Using Gruv-X’s NeoFoam tiles, different shapes up to a full 8’ x 8 ‘ layout can be created. With the Gruv-X Anchor packs, there is no more movement from the bass drum or pedals while performing. The “Spiking Kit” is a complete set-up tool that marks every position of every piece of hardware and tiles in the system. Working directly with Gruv-X Artist Gavin Harrison, this mat system not only eases set-up, it allows multiple set-ups with the reversible feature. Drummer and CEO of Gruv-X, Russ Miller comments, “The X-Matte gives some of the secrets of pro set-ups to all drummers, with a flexibility never before achieved!”

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X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"
  • X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"

X-Matte - Gruv-X "Anchor Pack"

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$24.99

This is an additional package of 4 (Four) Gruv-X Anchors for the X-Matte System. There Gruv-x Anchors are used to lock down any pedal positions that have spikes on them. Spurs of the Bass Drums, Bass Drum Pedals, Hi-Hat Pedals and Aux. Pedals can all be locked into place on the X-Matte and will not move again! Simply remove the industrial strength

This is an additional package of 4 (Four) Gruv-X Anchors for the X-Matte System. There Gruv-x Anchors are used to lock down any pedal positions that have spikes on them. Spurs of the Bass Drums, Bass Drum Pedals, Hi-Hat Pedals and Aux. Pedals can all be locked into place on the X-Matte and will not move again! Simply remove the industrial strength double-sided tape and put the anchor in position with the spike through the center of the anchor (see attached images). A long-standing problem for drummers for years, is fixed with this simple and effective accessory to the X-Matte. Note: The X-Matte package includes 4 (four) Gruv-X anchors and each one of these packages includes an additional 4 (Four). Most pedals require two-anchors each.

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X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit
  • X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit

X-Matte - Additional Spiking Kit

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$9.99

This is an additional package of 3 (three) "Spiking" sheets for the X-Matte System. The Gruv-X Spiking Sheets are pre-designed stickers for use in marking the positions of all of your stands, pedals, thrones and even drum rack bar positions for easy and quick resetting of your kit everywhere, every time. This spiking system has been used by

This is an additional package of 3 (three) "Spiking" sheets for the X-Matte System. The Gruv-X Spiking Sheets are pre-designed stickers for use in marking the positions of all of your stands, pedals, thrones and even drum rack bar positions for easy and quick resetting of your kit everywhere, every time. This spiking system has been used by professional drummers and the top drum-techs in the industry for years. The X-Matte system comes with the original spiking kit, basically comprising a drum set-up with 5 stands and/or rack bars. This additional spiking kit adds 5 more stands, additional rack feet, aux. pedals and a host of additional marking possibilities. The combination of the spiking kit shipped with the X-Matte and this additional kit can mark ("Spike") even the largest drum-set ups. A long-standing problem for drummers for years, is fixed with this simple and effective accessory to the X-Matte. Note: The X-Matte package includes 3 pages with up to 5 stands and pedals, rack bars and throne. This additional kit adds 5 more positions for up to a 10-stand set-up and extensive component markings for a very large drum set-up.

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1st. Anniversary Collectable X-Click

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$69.99

Celebrating the very 1st. Anniversary of Gruv-X, this Collectable "Anniversary Model" X-Click is being made available. This distinctive model is made of the X-Click’s hybrid maple and copper body. But, in this Commemorative Edition, it has an exotic Macassar Ebony outer-ply, with a Prussian dark blue finish. A special “Collector’s Edition -

Celebrating the very 1st. Anniversary of Gruv-X, this Collectable "Anniversary Model" X-Click is being made available. This distinctive model is made of the X-Click’s hybrid maple and copper body. But, in this Commemorative Edition, it has an exotic Macassar Ebony outer-ply, with a Prussian dark blue finish. A special “Collector’s Edition - Anniversary Logo” has also been to created for this celebration. Only 100 units of this Anniversary model will be made and is sure to become a collector’s item. Gruv-X was launched in November of 2020 and is now sold by more than 475 stores in over 28 countries. Model# GRVXCL-1Annv UPC: 00850027454160

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