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  1. 5 Ways to improve your snare drum sound (2021 – Updated)

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    The snare drum is the centerpiece of your drum set and can help to shape your individual sound. Having a great snare drum sound is essential for any recording or touring drummer, but it is equally important for beginner and hobbyist drummers. Why? Having an instrument that sounds good, is appealing to the ear, and produces a desirable tone is quite simply more inspiring and enjoyable to play. For friends and family that are going on this journey with you,… Read More

  2. What is a drum head, and which ones should I use? (2021 – Updated)

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    Having good drum heads on your drum set can make the difference between an average sound and a great sound, regardless of the quality of your drum shells. With so many different sizes, specifications, and brands to choose from, it can be a little confusing for beginner and hobbyist drummers. While the options may seem daunting at first, understanding a few key features will help you make the right choices. We are here to help! Helpful related articles: How do… Read More

  3. How to get a great sound from your new drum set (2021 – Updated)

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    Buying your first drum set is an exhilarating moment, and the day those boxes arrive at your door is one you’ll never forget. To be truly inspired to play an instrument, it has to sound good, and this is where some beginner drummers need a little help. Your new drums may need to be assembled from the box, including drum head fitting and tuning, or you may have purchased a pre-owned drum set that needs some TLC. Some low maintenance… Read More

  4. Sound Control. Ways to make drum practice quieter (2021 – Updated)

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    We’ve all had to find ways to get creative with our spare time, especially in the last year. Many people are finally getting to spend time on new skills and hobbies, and learning the drums has become a popular pastime for people worldwide. However, with so many people having to work and study from home, the prospect of introducing a drum set into the mix can have its concerns, and it usually comes down to one thing. Noise.  One of… Read More

  5. The top 5 drum innovations of the last 20 years.

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    We live in a truly inspiring time, where innovation seemingly has no boundaries. While the way we manufacture drums, hardware and cymbals hasn’t changed very much in recent years, there are some outstanding innovations that have reshaped our instrument, and to an extent, our industry. Here are my personal top 5 drum innovations of the last 20 years, based on my experience as a working drummer and educator, as well as drawing on my past experience running one of the… Read More

  6. How do I make my drums quieter?

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    One of the biggest concerns for many aspiring drummers is the unescapable fact that drums are loud! Electronic drums are great but are not for everyone, and unless you have the luxury of a large property or a sound proof room, your drums and cymbals are likely to be heard around the house. Sound proofing is uneconomical and largely ineffective unless you have the big bucks to do it right, and practice pad sets that emit no sound at all… Read More