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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Choosing the Right Electronic Drum Kit

Imagine having a drum kit that contains a near limitless choice of snares, toms, kicks, and cymbals plus a cornucopia of percussion sounds. Picture having hundreds of drum kits that can be instantly accessed to match any music genre or performance space with the touch of a button. Envision playing complex, multi-drum parts that would be physically impossible for mere mortals. All this and more is possible with an electronic drum kit.

Drums: How To Choose

Drums: How To Choose

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A Musician’s Friend Guide to Buying Acoustic and Electronic Drums, Drum Kits, Cymbals, and Hardware

World Percussion Buying Guide

World Percussion Buying Guide

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From drum circles to bands that feature hand percussion, interest in world percussion instruments has never been greater. In this buying guide we will familiarize you with the many instruments available today, their history, and the music genres in which they’re found.

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 drum kit without a set of worthy cymbals is like a plate of french fries without the salt and ketchup. Cymbals add seasoning and tonal color to your drumming. In this guide we’ll help you figure out what cymbals are right for your music, drum set, and budget.

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