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.
Drum & Percussion Buying Guides
Find the right Pearl drums to match your music and budget
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.
Shopping for an electronic drum kit, drum module, triggers, pads or cymbals? Here’s what you need to know to get into digital drumming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A buying guide for choosing the right cymbals to match your drum kit, music and budget