Acoustic Drums


Hitting The Right Beat: A Look At The Different Parts Of A Drum Kit

Drum kits are made up from a number of different pieces and if you’re a beginner, it can be quite daunting at first when trying to figure out what the role of each piece is. We’re going to look at each piece and give a brief overview of what each one does. What are the different drum set parts? Sticks Stool Snare Base drum Hi-Hat Ride Cymbal Toms Floor Tom Crash & Splash Cymbals Digital Drum Kits Sticks These are the small wooden poles that are held in your hand... Read More

Acoustic Drum Kit Vs Electric Drum Kit 28/03/2019

Differences Between Acoustic and Electric Drum Kits

Acoustic Or Electric Drum Kit! Which should you get? I will tell you a short story about my sons musical journey who is now 14 and a very keen drummer and this will hopefully help you decide which way to go….. My son at age 11 decided he wanted to be a “professional drummer in a band”, having been through piano, guitar and ukulele for a few months each, deciding they weren’t for him, as children do….swapping and changing!  After the “I won’t ask for anything else ever” line, I... Read More

Evans Drum Skin Day at Rimmers Music Blackburn 31/08/2017

Evans Drum Tuning Day at Blackburn

Bring your acoustic snare drum along to our Blackburn store on Saturday 2nd September for a free re-heading and drum tuning service* with advise from top Evans specialist Ben Alldred! To get your free snare drumhead tuning, simply sign up by calling our Blackburn shop on 01254 54681 or email blackburn@rimmersmusic.co.uk. But hurry! There are only 14 slots available, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Each slot will be half an hour long, where we’ll fit a brand new and heavily discounted Evans snare drumhead of your choosing and tune... Read More

Back To School Sale at Rimmers Music 28/08/2017
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Back To School Sale!

Autumn is nearly here, which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! Before you get too used to the peace and quiet at home however, there’s every chance that they could want to learn a new musical instrument.  And with the well documented evidence that learning an instrument can help improve your child’s ability to learn at school, why shouldn’t they? Whether they’re learning in school or at one of our 8 music schools around the north west, we have just the right instruments for them... Read More

Managing Director's Confidential at Rimmers Music 27/04/2017

Managing Director’s Sale: This Sat!

That’s right, for one day only, we’re slashing prices on a huge range of products in store in our Managing Director’s Confidential April Sale Event. These offers are only available for this Saturday (29th April 2017), and to gain access to the confidential price list, you must show our in store staff this page on your smartphone or via a print out. You can find our stores HERE Q: What is the Managing Director’s Confidential? A: Every manufacturer sets dealer sales targets.  We are a little short on our objective... Read More


Spring Sale In Store!

Our Spring Sale has begun across all 8 stores! With all stores packed with lots of in store exclusives you can’t find anywhere else, you’ll need to pay us a visit to get the best bargains first! Want to know which instruments are included in the sale? Visit or call your nearest store this Saturday to find out! We’re now back to normal opening hours, so there’s no excuse! Spring Cleaning? Getting rid of that old instrument gathering dust? All of our stores happily take in a whole host of... Read More

Evans Drumhead Competition at Rimmers Music Blog Image 27/07/2016

Win an Evans Level 360 Drum Head Pack!

This July & August we’re giving away an Evans Level 360 pack of drum heads to one lucky person on Facebook! In order to be in with a chance of winning this Evans Level 360 EC2 Clear Fusion Pack of 3 drum heads, all you have to do is like our Facebook page before Thursday 11th August! The Evans Level 360 EC2 range of drum heads are made to be in direct contact with more of the drum shell bearing edge than ever before – all 360 degrees in fact!... Read More

How To Build An Acoustic Drum Kit with Rimmers Music 12/05/2016

How To: Build An Acoustic Drum Kit

How To: Build An Acoustic Drum Kit Building an acoustic drum kit can be a daunting task, particularly if you or your child are brand new to the drums! With many fantastic starter drum kits available such as our Spur Acoustic Drum Kits, it’s now even easier for new drummers to begin their musical journey. The first hurdle before you begin to play however is building the drum kit, and with so many different parts it may become confusing to assemble for the very first time.  In order to help... Read More

Your Guide To Buying The Right Drum Kit For You!

Thinking of buying a drum kit?  You may have­ several questions; What are all the different drums that make a complete set? How do I know if I have the right drums? What’s an acoustic drum kit? What’s a digital drum kit?  After reading this we hope you will have a clearer idea of the difference between the two and have a better idea of which will suit your needs… There are a few considerations to make before choosing your drum kit.  If you’re not going to be able to... Read More