Drum Accessories & Parts

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.



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 drumming innovator and industry icon, Vic Firth.



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.



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.



iOS Gear for Drummers Buying Guide

Take a tour of the newest iOS-aware gear that's taking the art of drumming into spheres unimagined just a few years ago.



Tech Tip: 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.



How To Choose Drum Heads

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.



How to Choose the Right Drum Sticks

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.



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