Acoustic Drums

The Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

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.



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.



RIP: Drum Stick Guru Vic Firth

Musician’s Friend mourns the loss of an innovator and industry icon.



Tech Tip: Getting a Good Bass Drum Sound

How to tame unwanted overtones and tune your kick drum to match the music and the rest of your kit.



Hands-On Review: Sound Percussion Labs Kicker Pro 5-Piece Drum Set

Solid sound and performance for a head-turning low price.



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



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