Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum



Misc. Drum Sites

  • Acrylic Drums Heaven

    Acrylic Drums Heaven is an official dealer of RCI International. They offer the entire RCI Starlite™ product line - online! If you want to be seen behind the drumset, through the drumset, these drums are your choice.   See through custom acrylic drums are available in 17 colours and 7 amazing patterns. They look fabulous and sound pretty good too!

  • Drummer World
    Drummerworld is a project web site created and maintained by Bernhard Castiglioni in Switzerland. It’s a great site filled with pictures and stories of famous drummers, grooves, MP3 files, drum solos, drum videos, drum news, etc..

  • Modern Drummer Magazine
    News Headlines From The Drum World
    (Drumming Clinics & Events)

  • Not So Modern Drummer
    The place for information on Vintage & Custom Drums. The site contains articles on the history, design, and construction of vintage drums plus articles on the people who built and played them.

  • The Drummers Collective
    Founded in 1977, The Drummers Collective, in New York, is a world-class learning center for drumset players and percussionists of all levels. Programs of study range from weekly or bi-weekly private lessons to 2 year comprehensive full-time study programs. Private lessons and classes are taught by some of the most respected players in the music community, players with years of recording and performance experience. Courses are geared toward practical application, performance and personalized attention (small class sizes are strictly observed). Short and long term programs can be arranged to suit individual schedule needs and financial circumstances.

  • Drum Doctors
    Offering the world's finest collection of drums. Studio Quality Rentals, Expert Teching & Tuning, Edges/Finishing/Repairs, and Sales of new & vintage drums.

  • Chronology of Drummers
    A brief "general" introduction to the history of drumming, with links to biographical info on most of the greatest drummers of the past 100 years.

  • Drummer Girl
    DrummerGirl - for women who drum

    A site for and about girls who play drums.

  • Tomás Howie Drumming Web

  • Beginner Drum Set Lessons
    Offers drum lessons, tips, and advice for beginners. Discusses the history of drum sets and manufacturers, such as Pearl, Ludwig, Drum Workshop (DW), and Tama.

    The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a non-profit, music service organization, our mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. Today, we are 8,000-members strong with 48 chapters located across the United States, and an additional 23 chapters outside the United States.

  • TigerBill's Drum Beat
    TigerBill's DrumBeat Site

  • Drums Sets and Conga Drums
    California Percussion

    California Percussion in South San Francisco - Drums Sets and Conga Drums - A huge selection of percussion instruments like Drums, Bongos, Djembes and other rhythm instruments and percussion accessories.

  • All About Drum - Drum Solo Artist - Drum Solo Artist Official Site is dedicated to Drummers, Drum Solo Techniques, Custom Drums, Custom Drum Setups and Rhythm in General.

  • Artdrum.com

    Artdrum.com offers Discounted Drums & Percussion: Great Prices & Selection; Focused Customer Care; Satisfaction Guaranteed! Plus, Free Drum Lessons & Hand-Drum Classes in NJ & Eastern PA.

  • Online Drum Lessons
    Dan's Online Drum Lessons
    Dan is striving to provide quality online drum lessons to everyone, regardless of ability, to learn in the comfort of their own homes.


Drum Companies

  • D'Amico Drums

    Gene D'Amico started D'Amico Drums in 1990, producing top quality snare drums, drum sets made from 100% maple ply drum shells, Solid™Snare Drums, and the original Adjustable Bass Drum Cradle. Proudly made in the U.S.A. D'Amico Drums does not have a dealer network, D'Amico Drums customers deal directly with the artists who build the drums. My Jazz kit was built by Gene in 1993. The drums sound fantastic! and are an absolute joy to play.

  • Headdrums
    Head Drums
    Steve Meyer is the creator of Headdrums in Lakewood Colorado. He is attempting to change the benchmark for quality, handcrafted drums. Using truly beautiful and unique woods to create instruments that are a visual and auditory work of art, with incredible tonality and response.

  • Yamaha Drums

    Steve Gadd plays Yamaha drums. My first pro quality drum set was a set of black Yamaha Recording Custom drums because that's the set that Steve Gadd was playing at the time. Most recording sessions during the 1980's and early 1990's drummers were playing these drums. They are ubiquitous for good reason, it is very easy to get a great drum sound with these drums.

  • Noble & Cooley

    Founded in 1854 by Silas Noble and James Cooley, the company has been producing drums for over 140 years. We were one of the primary manufacturers of marching drums for the Union Army during the Civil War. Still owned and operated by direct descendants of James Cooley, the Noble & Cooley Company of today is run from the same rustic location in Granville, Massachusetts. For many years, Noble & Cooley served primarily the toy drum market. It was in 1980 that company vice-president Jay Jones (Great-great-great grandson of James Cooley) decided to enter the professional drum arena. Working closely with designer Bob Gatzen and pulling out of retirement a steam bending machine old enough to have survived a company fire in 1889, N&C introduced the Solid Shell Maple Classic snare drum in late 1983. The drum was a huge success and revolutionized the drum industry to a degree no one could have expected.

  • Gretsch Drums
    Max Roach played Gretsch drums - need I say more?

  • Drum Workshop

    In 1977, DW purchased Camco’s manufacturing equipment and reintroduced the Camco 5000 nylon strap bass drum pedal under the DW name. The pedal was refined to improve consistency, quietness, smoothness and adjustability of its mechanical operation. The pedal rapidly became “the drummer’s choice,” DW continued to search for ways to further improve it. The addition of the Chain & Sprocket drive system in 1980 not only vastly improved the DW pedal, but also helped set it apart from others on the market. Three years later, DW introduced a double bass drum pedal that incorporated a unique linkage with universal joints. DW’s 5002 Double Pedal not only filled a need and solidified DW’s position in the market as innovators, it ushered in a whole new era in drumming since, for the first time, single bass drum players could now use both feet to create new rhythms and increase speed.

  • Ayotte Drums

    It is often argued that the drum is the first musical instrument known to mankind as the idea of striking an object to generate noise is innate in every human being. The invention of the drum ushered the development of rhythm, art, culture and to an extent, our identity as the human race. The drummer craftsmen at Ayotte Drums have been studying particular characteristics responsible for sound generation since 1982. They have refined the mechanics of drum construction and have invented a number of innovative features along the way.

  • Pearl Drums

    Realizing a need for percussion instruments, craftsman Katsumi Yanagisawa started building drums in 1950 - a few bass drums, snare drums, and stands - and named his company "Pearl Industry, Ltd." Pearl Drums continues to provide high quality instruments to beginners and professionals.


Cymbal Companies

  • Sabian
    Sabian was founded in late 1981, when artisans from the ancient city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) brought their ancient cymbal making skills to the banks of the St. John River in the tiny village of Meductic, New Brunswick. Sabian produces hand-hammered cymbals, from the purest, most durable bronze alloys, in the ancient Turkish style. Sabian cymbals are played by some of the world's most famous drummers, including: Neil Peart, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Collins, Will Calhoun, Billy Cobham, Bernard Purdie, and Dave Weckl.

  • Zildjian


Drum Heads

  • Remo

    The best drum heads available!


Drum Sticks

  • Vic Firth

    For over 40 years, Vic Firth Inc. has produced the finest drumsticks and mallets available. Innovative design coupled with uncompromisingquality control - highlighted by the recent improvements to their proprietary tone pairing system - truly provide customers with the "Perfect Pair" of drum sticks. Vic Firth is simply the best manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets.

  • Regal Tip
    Necessity is the mother of invention. No one knows this better than Joe Calato, who revolutionized the drumstick industry in 1958. Prior to that time only wood tip sticks were available. Although the sound was great, many drummers were frustrated when their wood tips wore out too quickly. That's when professional drummer and woodworker, Joe Calato, stepped in. He decided to try to make a stick that would last longer and would offer a new, cutting edge sound. After much experimenting, Joe perfected the idea. A drumstick with a nylon tip that stayed on, didn't shatter and produced a sound pleasing to the ear. In fact, the sound was so pleasing it helped define the musical styles of the day with its signature clarity on the drumheads and ride cymbals. His contribution to the percussion industry was recognized by the Percussive Arts Society when the organization inducted Joe into the Hall of Fame in 2001.



  • LP Music
    Makers of all things that shake, rattle, and go bop, from bongos and congas, to tamburines and cabasas.

  • Rhythm Tech

  • Mid-East Mfg. - Ethnic Musical Instruments
    Mid-East Mfg., Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of ethnic musical instruments. Offering quality products with excellent service at exceptional prices, Mid-East has been family owned and operated since 1973.

  • Bali Treasures "Drum Factory"
    Bali Treasures "Drum Factory" Manufactures over 200 Percussion Instruments and Exports to over 50 countries. Specializing in Hand Drums, Bali Treasures is the largest hand drum manufacturer in Indonesia.
    Our drums are hand made from top grade Mahogany wood. Master Balinese carvers oversee Bali Treasures Production of over 100,000 hand drums annually. With a combined 140 years of experience handed down from generation to generation of Balinese Carving families.

  • Hand Drums
    X8 Drums

    X8 Drums is a premier online store for all things hand drums.


Misc. Drum Accessories

  • Anvil Cases
    Designed to protect even the most fragile and sensitive equipment, Anvil cases are recognized worldwide as the most durable reusable transit cases. From guitar cases to shock-mounted rack mixing consoles, Anvil cases meet the challenge. The tough, exterior wall construction guards against equipment damage, while flawless and functional case interiors offer uncompromising fit and protection.

    Anvil cases are made to fit the exact specifications of your equipment, and can be customized with your choice of colors and options. Whether you're in a garage band or on your way to Carnegie Hall, Anvil cases are the professional choice for musicians worldwide.

  • Humes & Berg

    Vulcanized Fibre material was developed many years ago to make Salesman Sample Cases. Humes & Berg took this material and produced Drum Cases. Over the past 60+ years, the reputation for quality and durability of Humes & Berg Fibre Drum Cases have made them the industry standard.

  • Slug Percussion Products

    Unique Accessories for Drums. Since 1995, Slug has created drum accessories that have set a new standard for design and quality. Slug Your Drums for the ultimate in Percussive High Performance.


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