Acoustic Drums

11 Great Gift Ideas for Drummers and Percussionists

If you're searching for the perfect gift for a drummer or percussionist, you'll want to check out these 11 fantastic stocking stuffers, gift ideas, and more.



World Percussion Buying Guide

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.



Gretsch Drums Buying Guide

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



A Central Focus of Rhythm

Drummer Matt Halpern reveals his rhythmic philosophy, gear choices and the unexpected influences that helped form his technique.



Tech Tip: Replacing Your Conga or Bongo Heads

How to install new skin heads on your hand drums.



Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 2

How to choose drum heads that dampen excessive ring and overtones in your drum kit



Tech Tip: Muffling Your Drums—Part 1

Learn how to damp down runaway resonance in your drums and cymbals to improve their sound in the studio and onstage.



How to Tune Your Drum Kit

Veteran drummer Mike Fitch offers advice on how to choose the right drum heads and get your drum set in tune in five simple steps.



Pearl Drums Buying Guide

Find the right Pearl drums to match your music and budget



Hands-On Review: Zildjian K Series Cymbals

Redefining a legend to make the best even better



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