PERFORMANCE PERCEPTION

Recently, a few of my peers have talked with me about having had a bad drum performance. These guys were devastated and desperate to be sure that they would never have such a bad gig ever again. I know that feeling all too well so this month’s tips will address this issue that affects us…

IMPROVING YOUR TIME

Have you ever been at a rehearsal or gig and had the other guys (or girls) in the band complain about your time? If you said, “yes.” you’re not alone. This is an issue that comes up over and over again. This month’s tips will address this and hopefully offer some possible solutions. In pop…

SAVING MONEY ON MAINTENANCE COSTS

Occasionally, you will experience drum hardware malfunctions. Many times, especially with bass drum pedals and hi-hat stands, this is due to something being out of adjustment or simply misassembled. When it’s clear that something is just broken, sometimes you can easily ( and inexpensively) fix it yourself, thus saving money on maintenance costs. Stripped threads…

BUDGET FOR YOUR CYMBALS

When looking to buy your first drum kit or replace one you already have consider this: If your purchase involves cymbals, get good (read more expensive) ones, if they sound best to your ears. While you can do a lot to change the way a drum sounds (head selection, tuning, muffling, etc.) you can do…