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Buyers Guides – Drums & Percussion

05/04/2018

Drum Kits great for beginners!

For any musician out there choosing your first instrument can really be a difficult decision – because it is the instrument that should inspire your musical journey and is also something you should feel comfortable with. We have previously covered great guitars for beginners so now let’s move on to drums. Below are drum kits that we would recommend to any aspiring drummers out there who are finding it difficult to find the perfect drum kit to get them started! When it comes to drums, you have two options –... Read More

20/03/2018

Why do Roland electric drum kits have mesh skins?

We recently covered why Yamaha uses rubber drum pads on their electric kits, this week we will cover why Roland use mesh skins on their pads. So the benefits of using mesh skins and the reasons why Roland use them: Realistic When you use a traditional drum kit and then an electric drum kit, there is usually a significant difference in the feel – however, with mesh skins, they are remarkably similar to traditional drum heads due to the give and rebound. Sensitivity Mesh head controllers offer a wide range... Read More

08/03/2018

Why do Yamaha use rubber pads and not mesh?

Electric drum kits trigger sounds when the drummer hits the pads – the pads are typically made from rubber or mesh and each type of drum pad offers a large difference in feel during playing, as well as offering different acoustic qualities. When it comes to the types of drum pads, the rubber drum pads are louder than the mesh drum pads when you hit them with a stick. The mesh pads have a softer acoustic quality, and they will be much less likely to make noise if you are... Read More

05/03/2018

Yamaha Acoustic Drum Kit

Yamaha is known worldwide for being masters of creating some of the finest, maple, birch oak and premium hardwood drums using skilled craftsmen and designers. Yamaha is favoured across the world by many famous artists from a variety of genres. Throughout the history of Yamaha drums, they have marked growth and evolution with several famous, notable milestones. An acoustic drum kit has many benefits that are a great reason to purchase one, below are a few things we believe are what makes the Yamaha acoustic range so great. 1 –... Read More

09/02/2018
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How To Create A Hybrid Drum Kit

What is a hybrid drum kit? Technically speaking a hybrid drum kit is using electronics and acoustics together to create an advanced, modern methodology of producing music. Whether you use just a percussion pad or a more in-depth setup, the techniques provide you with numerous possibilities. Method 1 – Percussion Pads This is probably the easiest way to add electronics to your acoustic kit – they allow you to add individual elements to your drumming experience, record audio and trigger any other sounds. You can also incorporate additional pads around... Read More

30/01/2018
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The Benefits of Yamaha DTX

The Yamaha DTX is the best model in their electronic kits, it features a lot of resources which makes it one of the best on the market. But what is it about DTX kits that makes them so great, and why do we think they’re so great? Sound Quality Yamaha has a reputation for producing high-quality sounds, so it comes as no surprise that the DTX drumkits are producing exceptional quality sounds. Of course, you can experiment with an acoustic drum kit as much as you like, but the electric... Read More

Acoustic or Digital? 04/01/2018
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Electric Vs Acoustic Drums

Out of the two, acoustic and electric drums – which one should you purchase? Which is the best to practice and play on? You need to break down the advantages and disadvantages of both instruments. Both drum kits have both, but it all depends on how you intend to use the kit and how you wish to progress. So, we will start with the acoustic drum kit – the more popular drum kit out of the two: Advantages Disadvantages Great feel and touch, no matter how hard you hit and... Read More

13/12/2017
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Why You Need A Yamaha Digital Drum Kit

If you’re a drummer, or you are thinking of starting out, then a Yamaha Digital Drum Kit is the perfect addition to you!  The Yamaha Drum Kits push for a modern drumming experience, they have more responsive pads that really bring your kit to life. If you want to create new, creative sounds then this is a great option for you! A very digital experience, if you are into your digital kits then what are you waiting for? Digital drum kits are compact and can also provide the player with... Read More

mapex drum kit guide 06/12/2017
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Mapex Tornado Drum Kits – Buying Guide

Mapex drum kits range from affordable entry-level drum kits to professional more developed kits – we have drum kits to suit all budgets and experience levels. A Mapex Tornado Drum Kit is an acoustic kit, a UK Best Seller for beginners – this is not to say that it lacks anything regarding quality or value. Mapex kits are manufactured exclusively and are built to a high level of quality, their production teams and experts can guarantee this. The Mapex Tornado kits are highly durable sets that come with additional features... Read More