Tag Archives: Drum Set

Bass Drum Pedal and Hi-Hat Stand Setup Tips

  When playing a drum set, half the action comes from your feet, so proper pedal setup is vital to play and sound your best. Optimizing your pedals is about both feel and sound.  Proper pedal positioning and setup make playing more effortless, with less fatigue.  Additionally, the right pedal setup helps your bass drum and hi-hat sound great and better fit your style of music.  With a little knowledge and minimal time investment, you can get all your pedals adjusted Read More...

Drum Tuning Technique Explained

  If you think you don’t need to tune your drums or aren’t sure how to tune them the right way, your sound is definitely suffering. A drum that is out of tune will make a sound, but a well-tuned drum will make a sound that is so much more pleasing.  A properly tuned drum allows the acoustics of the instrument to work like they’re designed.  While all parts of the drum affect its sound, the drumhead is the primary tone Read More...

Essential Drum Set Positioning Tips

  Whether you’re setting up your first drum set or just tweaking your existing kit, finding the ideal layout will help you play better and have more fun. Your movements around the drum set should be efficient, which means natural motions and little wasted effort.  With an emphasis on playing faster, most modern drum kits feature flatter drum angles, closer drums and lower cymbals.  Once you find your ideal setup, you won’t just to be able to play faster; you’ll also Read More...

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