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Best Places to Find Drums for Sale Online

Buying drum equipment can be a little addictive. Given an unlimited budget, you can never have a drum kit that’s large enough. And that’s why it is vital to find the best prices possible. If you are a beginner, or buying for one, you probably want an inexpensive set that will support your learning process […]

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Zildjian Cymbals

The development of the drum set is largely rooted in American tradition and music, and therefore most of what are considered vintage and classic drum sets were made by American companies. Some of the famous early drum set makers include Slingerland, Leedy, Ludwig, Rogers, and Gretsch. Naturally, the Zildjian cymbals we recognize today carry the […]

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Vintage Drums

The development of the drum set is largely rooted in American tradition and music, and therefore most of what are considered vintage and classic drum sets were made by American companies. Some of the famous early drum set makers include Slingerland, Leedy, Ludwig, Rogers, and Gretsch. Naturally, the vintage drums we recognize today carry the […]

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Snare Drums

The snare drum is the center piece of the modern drum kit. Snare drums are made of a wooden or metal shell and are double headed. The snare drum’s batter head is stretched across the drum’s top and is the part struck with the stick when the drum is played. The snare drum’s snare head […]

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How to Use a Metronome to Practice Drums

A Metronome is a vital tools in music education. Guitarists, pianists, violinists, and bass players, all use metronomes during their practice, therefore it’s not surprising that drummers, the “time keepers” of music, do too. In order to be a good drummer, you’ll need to keep good time, and practice with a metronome can help you […]

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Djembe Drums

Djembe drums (pronounced jem-bay) are hand played, goblet-shaped traditional West African percussion instruments, that started making an impact outside that continent in the 1950s, and today are among the most popular of traditional drums around the world. Djembe drums are frequently used by drum circle drummers, and can also be seen carried around on the […]

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Drum Pads

The world of drum is full of pads, but there are a few, quite different categories of drum pads, each with it’s own use. This page discusses and explains those drum pad types, and how you can use them in your life as a drummer or drum student. Electronic Drum Pads There are various types […]

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Drum Racks

Drum racks are frames consisting of rods or tubes, made of metal or composite materials, utilized as mounting platforms for drums, cymbals, and other percussive instruments in a set. They were first introduced by Pearl in 1983. Racks present an alternative to tripod stand bases, which get cluttered and difficult to position when many are […]

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Drum Machines

Drum machines are electronic or electric devices that make sounds and rhythms not unlike those of drum sets or other percussion instruments, although early machines’ sounds resembled their acoustic counterparts much less. The drum machines we have today can be programmed to create a vast variety of different rhythms and expressions, but the early drum […]

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Drum Cases and Drum Bags

One of the worst things you can do to your drums is transport them without cases. The most common way drums and cymbals get damaged beyond repair is as they’re being moved. Therefore, if you value your drums and planning on taking them anywhere, getting a set of drum cases and a cymbals bag is […]

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