1. Understanding Drum Equipment (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are a beginner drummer, it can be tricky navigating the drum world for the right drums and accessories that best suit your needs. Once you have purchased your first drum set, it then becomes essential to understand more about all the components – how they work, are set up, and how to get the best out of them. We’ve been asked just about every question over the years, and this collection of popular articles is updated regularly, answering… Read More

  2. Cymbals – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)

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    Crash, ride, splash, china, and hi-hat cymbals – these are all essential tools of the trade for drummers. They come in various weights and sizes and provide expansive musical opportunities. They play an important role in crafting drum beats, accentuating parts, and setting the musical mood. Whether they are purchased in boxed sets or individually selected with care, your cymbal sound and how you apply them to your music can help define you as a musician. This article discusses 5… Read More

  3. Why do my cymbals sound bad? (2021 – Updated)

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    Are you cringing every time you hit your crash cymbals? Do your hi-hats sound abrasive and clangy? If so, you may find yourself asking this question: Why do my cymbals sound bad? This can be particularly frustrating when they are brand new and part of a recently purchased drum set. While there are various ways to make your acoustic drums sound better, cymbals are very honest in sonic quality. While it makes sense that cheaper cymbals may not sound as… Read More