It looks as if 2Box has a new U.S. distributor for its electronic drum products. TAMA (Hoshino USA Inc.) and 2box AB of Sweden made an agreement that would make TAMA (Hoshino USA Inc.) the exclusive U.S. 2box electronic drums distributor. The 2Box Drumit5 electronic drum system is an edrum kit that’s been well received in Europe. Now, together with Tama, 2Box might become a larger U.S. player in the edrum arena.
This isn’t the first time Hellfiredrums.com reported a U.S. distributor for the 2Box brand (See MARK Drum & 2Box eDrum kits at US stores!). Unfortunately, this arrangement hit a snag.
As for Tama, this isn’t the first time they went down the path of electronic drums. The last time Tama had an electronic drum set on the market was back in 1984 with their Techstar drum kit. Back then Tama was cutting edge being the only main stream drum maker to offer an alternative to the hard rubber pads of the day. Electronic drums with real tunable drumheads.
It looks as if the 2box branding will stay on the U.S. version of the DrumIt5 product, but I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future Tama hardware makes an appearance on the this new edrum kit. According to MMR (Musical Merchandise Review) DrumIt5 Mk2-US will be on display at Winter NAMM 2013 and according to Drum Gear Review Hoshino USA Inc. hopes to have the 2Box kits to the retailers sometime in May of 2013. Hellfiredrums.com was made aware of this information via the Unofficial 2box forum. I highly recommend anyone that is interested in the 2box product line to have a look at the Unofficial 2box forum.