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Drum Sets, Brands, & Reviews
Roland TD1-DMK Electronic Drum Kit Review
Despite its limitations, Roland's TD-1DMK is a great choice for beginners and for experienced drummers looking for a quality practice kit. Read our review of Roland's TD-1 here.
How I built my *powerful* mini electronic drum kit
This kit 100% beats many full-size electronic drum sets: More pads, more functionality, more power, less noise, AND it fits in a tiny space. Here's how to build the perfect powerful mini electronic kit.
The Ultimate Searchable Drumhead Comparison Equivalency Chart
Want to know the equivalent drumheads across the huge Aquarian vs. Evans vs. Remo range? Look no further - this is the ultimate drumhead comparison chart.
Drum Recording: Studio Tips for the Beginner
Your first time recording drums in a studio can be an overwhelming experience. Here are the top studio tips for what to do before you arrive, and while you're there...
Drum Set Dynamics: A Simple and Effective Exercise to Take Control
A simple and very effective drum kit dynamics exercise: because dynamics can make or break a song. To become a great drummer, you'll need to master these skills...
Drum Dampening: The Ultimate Guide
Drumheads with built-in dampening, add-on dampening accessories, DIY dampening methods, advice, tips, tricks, and more. Everything you need to know about drum dampening, all on one page...
Does Drum Wood Really Matter? An MDF Snare
Does a drum's wood really make that much difference to your sound, especially if everything else is done right? Check out Bart Westera's MDF snare drum, and read his story here.
Bass Drum Holes: Everything You Need To Know
Unsure how or where to cut a port hole? Want to know what the bass drum hole does? Wondering whether you actually need a hole? Everything you'll ever need to know about bass drum port holes, all on one page...
Resonant Snare Side Drumheads: Everything You Need To Know
An overview of the different resonant snare side drumheads out there, and how they influence your snare sound. Get the right resonant snare side drumhead for your kit.
Resonant Tom & Bass Drumheads: Everything You Need To Know
Everything you've ever wanted to know about resonant heads for toms and bass drums. Plus every resonant tom head from Aquarian, Evans, and Remo. Master your resonant drumheads now!
Fat Snare Drum Tuning: Everything You Need To Know
A deep & punchy fat snare drum thud is a sound used in countless songs. Luckily, you don’t need a huge 15×8 snare to achieve it. Here's everything you need to know about getting a fat snare drum sound...
Drum Kit Noise Reduction: Everything You Need To Know
Need to know how to make a drum kit quieter? Want to drum in an apartment without the neighbours wanting to kill you? This is the page for you: the best tips to reduce drum volume.
The Best Bass Drum Pedal: The Ultimate Guide
The best bass drum pedal for beginners, intermediates, and the absolute best bass drum pedal. Plus, we've explained the important stuff when buying a pedal: Find the best bass drum pedal for you!
Bass Drum Beater Sound: The Ultimate Guide
Your bass drum beater has a big impact on your bass drum's sound. Get the best bass drum beater for your style, and learn exactly how different beaters sound, with the ultimate bass drum beater guide.
Buying Used Drums: The Ultimate Guide
Know exactly what to look for when buying used drums. The right used drums can sound great, so use these essential tips to make sure you get the best value for money.
Buying Used Cymbals: The Ultimate Guide
You can get some great deals buying used cymbals, as long as you know exactly what to look for. We have the essential tips to make sure you buy great used cymbals, and avoid getting ripped off.
47+ Music Gifts For Musicians & Music Lovers
A gift list made By Musicians, For Musicians, with a strict *no junk* policy. Gifts for musicians birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduation gifts & more.
Make The Most Out Of A Crappy Drum Kit
Don’t let bad gear ruin your performance. Regardless of whether you're at a venue, a friend's place, or just at home with your own crappy kit, these tips will help you get the most out of sub-par gear.
The best wood for drums? Forget drum wood
Wondering what the best drum wood is? You're asking the wrong question. Don't get caught out: Here's everything you need to know about how drum wood affects your sound.
John Bonham: When The Levee Breaks
One of the all-time most recognizable drum beats, played by one of the most recognizable drummers of all time: Here's everything you need to know about When The Levee Breaks.