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Choosing An Electric Drum Kit | Roland V- Drums Range Explained

In this blog we will help you choose an electronic Roland V-Drums kit to suit you, explaining the differences in the range. With the Roland V-Drums range of kits, you have a huge variety to choose from, this gives Roland a great advantage over many competitors. So you ask yourself – Which electronic kit is best for me? We will show you through the range to make an informed decision. Are you a lapsed drummer who misses playing? Or maybe someone who has always wanted to play drums but didn’t... 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

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The NEW Yamaha DTX402 Drums

BE A DRUMMER The moment you play the DTX is the moment you become a drummer. Let it be your inspiration and give instant expression to your impulses and creativity. DTX402 is the culmination of the commitment Yamaha makes as a drum manufacturer with excellent design and sound quality. EMPOWER YOURSELF Act on your motivation and unleash your boundless talent! The training function together with the dedicated free app makes practising more enjoyable and provides musical training, allowing you to immerse yourself in the limitless excitement of drumming. It comes as... Read More

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The New Roland TD-17 Electric Drum Kit

We really like the Roland TD-17 drum kit featuring an unrivalled playing feel, uncompromised sound and an instant connectivity with music for immediate enjoyment. The new TD-17 takes mid-range V-drums to the next level and is perfect for players who are ‘serious about drumming’ – you need a kit to match your ambition. The TD-17 allows you to really showcase your talents, with training tools to push you further and really explore your skills. Featuring new drum pads, premium tones, deep sample editing, USB connectivity, audio streaming and more. The... Read More

tuned percussion 15/12/2017
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The Benefits of Tuned Percussion

Percussion instruments are the perfect addition to any classroom, nursery or playgroup as they allow children to have the creative freedom to express their musical talents. Not only is this a fun activity for the children to take part in, it also encourages children to learn about timekeeping and a variety of different cultures. What are the benefits? – Well, the main benefit from this is, it’s fun! This is a very important part of music lessons for children, education should be something children enjoy and encourages a positive attitude... 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


Alesis Strike Pro Now In Stock

Many players of acoustic drum kits are often of the opinion that whilst the sounds of a digital or electronic drum kit are realistic, the playing experience at these kits isn’t the same as “the real thing”, so it’s often a type of drum kit they wouldn’t consider. Enter the Alesis Strike Pro an electronic drum kit which aims to bridge the gap between digital and acoustic drummers. Here’s top Alesis demonstrator “Texas” Tim Root demonstrating the Alesis Strike Pro during it’s launch at Frankfurt Musikmesse. Head over to our... Read More

Summer Sale at Rimmers Music 01/07/2017
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Up To Half Off In Our Summer Sale!

Summer is finally here! To celebrate, we’re adding hundreds of offers on guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and a whole host of accessories and musical equipment. Whilst many of these offers can be found in our sale area, some are just too hot to show online, so visit or call your nearest Rimmers Music store to find out what the very best deals are! Our Top 3 Bargains Casio AP260 Digital Piano Fantastic starter piano 60 Built In Songs Includes Stool, Headphones and CD/Book package Choice of colours WAS £699 IN... Read More

Alesis Strike Pro Day at Rimmers Music Liverpool 04/05/2017

Alesis Strike Pro Day at Liverpool

We’re lucky enough to get Alesis demonstrator and design engineer “Texas” Tim Root in store at our Liverpool store next week on Wednesday 10th May! Heavily involved with the design of their groundbreaking new digital drum kit, Tim will be showcasing the new Alesis Strike Digital Drum Kit with the aide of our own Rimmers Music drum experts. “Texas” Tim Root has been involved with electronic drums from the very beginning. As a professional drummer in his own right he was an integral part of the original Simmons drum company... Read More

Alesis Student Discount Offer at Rimmers Music 21/04/2017

Alesis Digital Drums Student Discount

We stock some fantastic Alesis digital drum kits, with their range of drums providing a digital drum kit for all levels of players. This is why we’re offering our music school students an exclusive discount on two of their fantastic models! Offer 1: Alesis DM Nitro Digital Drum Kit This digital drum kit features over 40 preset digital drums, along with built in metronome and lesson features. At this price and with the ability to plug in headphones, the Alesis DM Nitro is an ideal digital drum kit for beginners... Read More