Drum & Percussion Buying Guides

Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

The Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

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How to choose the right starter drum kit, cymbals, drum accessories or percussion instruments to bring out the best in your budding musician while maintaining your budget and sanity.

Pearl Drums Buying Guide

Pearl Drums Buying Guide

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Find the right Pearl drums to match your music and budget

How to Choose the Right Drum Sticks

How to Choose the Right Drum Sticks

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Choose the right drum sticks with our expert guide that explains those stick numbers and letters and the impact of various tips, woods, and shapes.

Electronic Drums Buying Guide

Electronic Drums Buying Guide

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Shopping for an electronic drum kit, drum module, triggers, pads or cymbals? Here’s what you need to know to get into digital drumming.

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

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From complete drum sets to individual snare drums, toms and bass drums, plus all the percussion accessories and learning resources, we give you the intel you need to choose the right drumming gear.

World Percussion Buying Guide

World Percussion Buying Guide

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Don’t know a djembe from a doumbek? Here are the essentials you need to know when shopping for hand drums, congas, shakers, cajons, djembes and many more percussion instruments from every corner of the globe.

How To Choose Drum Heads

How To Choose Drum Heads

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Replacing your worn out drum heads will restore the sound of drums that have lost their punch. How to Choose Drum Heads is your expert guide to finding the right replacement drum heads to match your music and budget.

Gretsch Drums Buying Guide

Gretsch Drums Buying Guide

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Find the Right Gretsch Drum Set to Match Your Music and Budget

Gretsch has been building world-class drums ever since the company opened its doors in Brooklyn, New York in 1883. Known for their distinctive sound, the list of renowned drummers who have played Gretsch drum kits includes such luminaries as Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Charlie Watts, Phil Collins—and more recently—Steve Ferrone, Keith Carlock, Stanton Moore, and Taylor Hawkins.

Cymbals Buying Guide

Cymbals: How To Choose The Right Ones For Your Drum Kit

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A buying guide for choosing the right cymbals to match your drum kit, music and budget

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