Our Recommendations

Just a few of our favorite things.

Drums

 

Some of our picks and gear you see in our drum lessons.

My Rig

DW Collector's Series 5-piece Shell Pack - Black Galaxy FinishPly

Sweetwater

DW make great drums and they'll last a lifetime.

Gibraltar Throne

Sweetwater

This is a comfy little throne that won't break the bank.

Hardware - DW 9000 HiHat Stand

Sweetwater

Talk about a smooth pedal. This is a super durable HH stand and it has a lot of adjusting room as far as tension goes.

Zildjian 15 inch K Zildjian Light Hi-hat Cymbals

Sweetwater

These have worked well for me for quite some time now.

DW 3000 Series Cymbal Stand

Sweetwater

Great budget cymbal stand.

DW Collector's Series Metal Snare Drum - 6.5 x 14 inch

Sweetwater

If you've been searching for a great-sounding, versatile snare that's ideal for recording and holds its own onstage.

Vic Firth American Classic Drumsticks - 5A 

Sweetwater

Vic Firth drumsticks are the choice of top players in all kinds of genres.

Vick Firth Wire Brushes

Sweetwater

A good resource to have in your bag.

Zildjian 20 inch K Zildjian Cluster Crash Cymbal

Sweetwater

Great cymbals for "playing to the room" and giving that darker feel to keep the bright highs out of the mix.

Zildjian 22 inch K Zildjian Light Ride Cymbal

Sweetwater

Great cymbals for "playing to the room" and giving that darker feel to keep the bright highs out of the mix.

DW 9000 Series Single Bass Drum Pedal

Sweetwater

Smooth pedal with room for adjustment to fit your tension needs as well as durable.

Metronomes

Tama Rhythm Watch

Reverb

The RW200 is a programmable metronome with plenty of volume and easy to use dials and plenty of volume. Built specifically for drummers but a nice substitute for the DB-90 if you want to save some coin.

Pro Metronome for iPhone

App Store

Great metronome for iPhone. It's plenty customizable (pay a few bucks for the paid version) and has great rhythm trainer features. Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. Try the free version and make sure it's what you want.

Pro Metronome for Android

Google Play

Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. It's plenty customizable (pay a few bucks for the paid version) and has great rhythm trainer features.