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Gear Guide to Selecting the Best Bass Drum Pedal

If you’ve ever wondered how to evaluate the best bass drum pedal for your needs, rig, and budget, you’ve come to the right place. This article will give you all the information that you need in order to make an informed decision on which bass drum pedal will work for you, as well as recommend some proven bass drum pedals.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Drum Thrones: Beats and Seats

As musicians, the fundamental aspects of our sound rely not on our instruments but our comfort and level of strain. You’re never going to sound your best if you’re uncomfortable, because in order to play fast or difficult passages on any instrument you are going to need as much flexibility and mobility as possible. With this in mind, it’s not all that surprising that drummers are willing to spend what at first glance seems to be exorbitant sums on their preferred drum throne. When you’re a high level musician you can’t settle on products that don’t allow you to play to your full potential, so while the initial investment is high most drummers who purchase high-end drum thrones are happy with their purchase.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Snare Drums: The Complete Guide

If you’re trying to figure out how to evaluate the best snare drum for your needs, you’ve come to the right place. This article will give you all the information that you need to make an informed purchase, as well as give you five great recommendations to aid you in your search.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Ride Cymbals

Finding the best ride cymbals for your needs is critical. This is because ride cymbals are an integral part of any drummer’s kit, producing the percussive “ping” that defines the drum sound of a variety of different genres. We tell you how to evaluate and select ride cymbals as well as review some of the best ride cymbals on the market. A drummer’s choice in cymbals is also a very personal matter. Cymbals are made out of different alloys, and the craftsmen who construct them use a variety of different techniques that have an impact on the tone. Just as importantly, cymbals also come in varying levels of quality based on the price tier that they occupy.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Crash Cymbals

The best crash cymbals are loud and explosive sounding. Crash cymbals are the quintessential cymbal used to accent a beat and this gear guide discusses how to evaluate crash cymbals and reviews the top crash cymbals.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Hi-Hats: Guide to "Chck" Cymbals

There are dozens of varieties of high-hat cymbals currently available, all of which come with their own pros and cons and occupy different price points. Thankfully, if you’re unsure where to start looking for hi-hats you’ve come to the right place. This article will give you all the information that you need to make an informed decision, as well as five great recommendations.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Drum Sets: Top Drum Kits for Beginners

Modern musicians are so spoiled with choice that it can feel a bit overwhelming at times to make an informed gear decision. This is especially true with drum sets because the problem is amplified because there are so many different components to a kit. You have cymbals, shells, different heads, and different choices in hardware and accessories. Kits are also modular, so you can settle for a kit with some flaws and upgrade it later. So rather than trying to decide on your own, why not let us help? This guide is going to give you all the information that you need in order to figure out how to select the best drum kit for you, as well as giving you a few great recommendations to aid you in your search.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Drum Practice Pads: Practice Makes Perfect

Sometimes drumming all out isn't an option. For those times, drum practice pads are a great alternative to keep your chops. Here, we'll break down what to look for and showcase a few of best drum practice pads on the market.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Drum Sticks: How to Pick the Perfect Stick

Your shells, heads, and cymbals all have a huge impact on your tone. While it may not be the first thing many drummers consider, drum sticks are also an incredibly important part of getting a great drum sound. Finding the best drum sticks for you also will help with comfort in addition to tone. Here are some of the best drum sticks available today.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Electronic Drum Sets: Guide to Digital Percussion

Digital drum sets sound better than ever and offer a lot of benefits. The ability to change sounds and to practice silently (or at least at a reduced volume) are big reasons modern digital drum kits are popular. Here are some of the best options out there.

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Last updated July 2019