Look To Your Faves When Shopping For New Drums

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Some people sing along to their favourite songs when they’re played on the radio. Others hum along to the guitar solos or the plodding bass. But you? You tap away in time with the heartbeat of the song: the drum beat, and that’s what sets you a part as a drummer. While everyone else is busy listening to the words or the melody, you’re making sure the pace is strong and even.

But let’s face it—there’s more than just that separating you from the rest of the band. It’s not just drummers’ wild and crazy side either, though that may be something you share with infamous drumming greats like Moon, Bonham, and Lee. You’ve mastered the technical side of your instrument because you’re attuned to the beat in ways other people aren’t. In fact, recent study has found drummers are hardwired for timing, letting you keep the beat as accurately as a machine.

It’s alright if you aren’t quite a drumming android yet. It takes hours and hours and hours of practise in order to sound like Neil Peart. Arguably one of the best drummers in the world, Peart had to build up to where he is now. Even he started banging away at the skins in his parents’ basement with nothing but a bass, snare, and Hi-hat to his name. Now, with over 30 pieces in his set, he has one of the biggest drum kits in the world and plays for a critically acclaimed rock band.

If you’re ready to add something to the big 3, look to your favourites for inspiration. Peart’s a great choice but also an obvious one. There are also the sets of Patrick Carney, Roger Taylor, Kurt Dahle, Questlove, and thousands of other to take inspiration from. Of course, if you aren’t sure where to start, there’s always a drum expert at a trusty music store like Long & McQuade to help you. They can walk you through Ludwig sets, Roland accessories, and any other brand that catches your eye. As you can tell by their online store at Long-mcquade.com/drums/, they’ll have a lot of brands to explore. And if you already know what your set needs, you can purchase straight from their site.

You already march to the beat of your own drummer. Though you may look up to Questlove every time you catch an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or idolize Peart every time you listen to 2112, you’re the only one to set the tempo of your drumming career. Make sure it’s a beat that you love by investing in your drum kit. It may never reach the size of Peart’s, but a customized set is an easy way to fall in love for you instrument all over again.

Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Blog has been viewed (227) times.

Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by Joneszer
Buying Lobster Tails Without Being Ripped Off
March 21, 2018
Tips for Buying Lobster Tails Without Being Ripped Off Are you planning to buy some frozen lobster tails to prepare a special meal for a loved one or spouse? Whether you plan to serve the lobster tails with a steak or alone, you will find the information provided here quite ...
Read More »
The Oak Tree In Mythology
March 08, 2018
Amongst all the trees of the forest, none takes up as much space in our mutual consciousness as the oak tree. Both ancient and mighty, the oak tree is, without doubt, massive in stature, both spiritually and physically. Associated with the kings and gods of the earliest European tribes, of ...
Read More »
Preparing the Perfect Lobster
March 07, 2018
If you’ve been fortunate enough to receive the gift of a lobster for some special occasion then you want to know how to prepare it. The piece below will look into how to do just that and and make the most of your lobster dinner and gifts. Here we will ...
Read More »
Ways To Save On Insurance When Buying A New Car
January 24, 2018
A home is definitely the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy. In second place, it will be the car you drive. It’s not just the money you spend before you drive away from the showroom. There are other expenses you need to take into consideration too. For example, your gas ...
Read More »
Choosing the Best Gates and Doors for Your Needs
January 19, 2018
Whether you have a home or an office, choosing a sturdy and reliable security gate and/or overhead door is essential to getting the most out of your property. This can have a dramatic impact on security, and can either be a major convenience or a massive hindrance. Because the choice ...
Read More »
[View More Blogs...]

Powered by
Morris Technology