Are Expensive Drums Crucial For Your Great Sound?

Expensive drums - do you really need them?

Expensive drums and cymbals are not only looking but sounding cool. Do you agree?

Well, it depends on the musician playing the instruments.

At least that’s what I’ve noticed over and over again during my musical career.

Let me get this one straight for you:

If you want to sound good or even great as a musician, you don’t necessarily need to have expensive equipment.

However, the cheapest stuff won’t work either.

Because what you really need is quality and reliability.

This duo goes for your musical skills as a drummer as well. 🙂

Drums or you – what needs to be better?

I’m much more into doing stuff than buying it.

So my opinion on expensive drums might not be a surprise.

But don’t get me wrong!

Of course you can buy them.

Also expensive cymbals.

Heck, I’m not here to tell you what you should invest your money in. 🙂

But I’m here to tell drum beginners important stuff helpful for their successful start.

And the right gear surely is part of it.

So if you’re starting out to drumming, you might be a little disappointed with your personal sound.

You’re no match to your music teacher and your favorite drummers also play like you will never be able to.

Now you might be thinking:

This is because my drumset sucks. I need to get a better one!

Let me ask you one thing: Does a new kit really improve your drumming skills?

No. You just own a better – and likely more expensive – set of instruments.

The person drumming hasn’t changed.

It’s still you.

Expensive drums are a great supplement to your skills

As I said before, I won’t tell you what to do. I’m just sharing my thoughts.

Of course, expensive drums can make you sound better.

To a certain level.

Deep down inside, however, nothing has changed.

Because great gear won’t take away the work you have to do: practice.

Not even the most expensive instrument in the world can do this for you.

So if you want to sound good as a musician, you simply need to practice. That’s it.

Imagine it like this:

You can learn driving in an old car.

Or you can have a brand new one.

Still, you need to get the routine that makes you a warmly welcomed part in everyday traffic.

Now you know what I think.

What’s your opinion?

Are you into expensive drums or do you prefer a down to earth price?

I’m looking forward to reading from you in the comments. 🙂


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Author: Manu Holmer

Hi, I'm Manu Holmer, nice to meet you! As a professional drummer and drum teacher, my vision is to help others transform their lives with the power of music. Let's not only play the drums. Feel the rhythm & and walk to our own beats!

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