Acoustic Drum Kits

Drum Kits have made their mark in virtually every musical genre from rock to hip hop, jazz to reggae, making the acoustic drum kit a hugely popular instrument.

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How do kits differ in sound?

Rock and fusion drum sets differ in sound and whether a drummer decides to use one or the other kits is often down to a matter of preference.

Rock kits tend to create a more booming sound, while fusion sets - which evolved from jazz fusion - are considered to have a brighter resonance. The types of wood used in each drum kit is often a key factor, with fusion strongly associated with birch and rock drum kits more closely identified with maple or poplar.

Other things to consider when buying a drum kit

While some drum kits come with cymbals, these are often bought separately and some professionals use upwards of half a dozen in order to be able to create the kinds of sounds that they want. A White Horse Primitive 6" Splash Cymbal, for example, creates a raw and primitive sound for your drum kit, while a White Horse Pro 15" China Crash cymbal produces a bright and vigorous sound.

A full White Horse Pro Cymbal Pack containing 14-inch hi-hats, an eight-inch splash cymbal, an 18-inch crash cymbal and a 20-inch crash/ride cymbal is available to provide the complete complement of cymbals for your drum kit.

While drum kits have a reputation for being loud, it is possible to lessen the sound they make significantly in order to practice quietly through the use of drum kit silencing pads. The Drum Kit Silencing Pad Set, for example, can reduce the noise of a drum kit by up to 90 per cent. It contains a bass pad, a 16-inch plus cymbal pad, a 14-inch hit hat pad, a 14-inch snare pad and 12-inch, 13-inch and 16-inch tom pads.

Acoustic Drum Kit News

Ludwig Releases NeuSonic Range of 3-Piece Drum Kits

Ludwig has released its NeuSonic range of 3-piece shell packs, with high-quality features including hybrid shells and four classy finishes.... More  »

3 Aug 2018 16:38

NAMM 2018: SJC Drums Heirloom Kit plus the Alpha / Armada Snares

SJC Drums has released a drumkit "Straight out of your grandparents’ basement": the Heirloom kit. Plus the new Alpha Aluminium and Armada Titanium Snare Drums... More  »

25 Jan 2018 18:01

NAMM 2018: Pearl Upgrades the Session Series Plus the New COOP3RDRUMM3R Igniter Snare

Pearl has released the Session Series Studio Select Drums with improved construction, Plus the Youtuber COOP3RDRUMM3R 's signature Igniter Snare aims to "instantly improve the sound of any drum kit"... More  »

25 Jan 2018 09:10

NAMM 2018: Tama's Affordable Superstar Classic Drum Kits and Classic Hardware

Tama has introduced a new line of affordable Superstar Classic Drum Kits and 'The Classic' Hardware based on simpler time-tested vintage designs... More  »

24 Jan 2018 13:01

NAMM 2018: Ludwig NeuSonic "New Sound" Drums

Ludwig introduces the latest NeuSonic drums featuring quality maple and cherry hybrid shells... More  »

24 Jan 2018 10:03