You don’t always need to spend a fortune to get a drum sound and with a few simple ‘drum hacks’ you’ll learn how to make your drum kit sound better than it ever has before.
What will I learn?
- The importance of tuning your drum kit and having a brand new set of heads on.
- When you should use ‘dampening’ to improve your drum sound.
- Why you should invest in good cymbals.
- What a ‘kick port’ is.
These are the best ways to make a cheap drum kit sound good.
- Make sure you have new heads
- Take time to tune up
- Use an electronic drum tuner
- Use dampening methods to kill nasty frequencies
- Use a kick port for a tighter bass drum sound
- Invest in decent cymbals
- Look after your drum kit
An obvious place to start, maybe, but your drumheads are the key to making your kit sound great no matter what state it’s in. Once you’ve got your old battered drumheads off your next problem is deciding out of the countless options what to replace them with. It’ll take trial and error at first to focus in on what you want from a drumhead, but if in doubt look towards classics such as the Remo Pinstripe, or the Evans Genera Dry to rescue even the direst of drums.
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