30+ Top Gifts For Drummers 2018 Ideas for Birthdays, Christmas & More

Gifts you may not be aware of for the drummers in your life.

Shopping for the drummers in your life can be difficult, If you don’t play drums you may not know what to get your drumming friends, there are probably 100’s of gifts you’re not even aware of. Here are some gift ideas to help you out.  I included gifts in different price ranges starting at Gifts For Drummers Under $20, $50, $100 and so on. I’ve also thrown in a few novelty gifts for the drummer who has everything. Feel free to check out a few reviews I did on The History of the Drumset, History of Jazz, Bluetooth Page Turner, Donner drumstick holder, and the best drumsticks for electronic drums too, as these aren’t listed here but would make great gifts.

Gifts For Drummers Quick List

  • Zildjian Drummer Survival Kit
  • CruzTOOLS GTDMT1 Groove Tech Multi-Tool Drum
  • Meinl Cymbals MCT Magnetic Tuners for Dampening Effects
  • Promark Broomsticks
  • Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Big Fat Snare Drum 14″
  • Promark S22 Sizzler, 22″ or Smaller”
  • Vic Firth Stick Caddy
  • Meinl Percussion CRING 6-Inch Ching Ring Tambourine Jingle Effect for Cymbals, Steel
  • Remo Rototom Drum
  • Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad

Drummers add your stocking stuffers ideas here: Best Stocking Stuffers For Drummer 2017

Gifts For Drummers Video Overview.

Here’s a little video overview of the gifts and what they can be used for. These gifts will be great for any drummer.

I will update this post from time to time after new products come out.

Top Gifts For Drummers Under $20

Zildjian Drummer Survival Kit

Tip: Drummers go through these like crazy!

Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Zildjian Drummer Survival Kit

Includes Drumhead repair patch and snare strings
Cymbal felts, stand sleeves and washers
Don’t go into any gig without it!

Where to buy: Zildjian Drummer Survival Kit

CruzTOOLS GTDMT1 Groove Tech Multi-Tool Drum

Tip: Like a swiss army knife for drummers.

Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas CruzTOOLS GTDMT1 Groove Tech Multi-Tool Drum

Drums take a beating. Literally. Such abuse means ongoing adjustment and repair – The GrooveTech Drum Multi-Tool to quickly remedy problems on virtually all makes and models of drums.

Where to buy: CruzTOOLS GTDMT1 Groove Tech Multi-Tool Drum

Meinl Cymbals MCT Magnetic Tuners for Dampening Effects
Meinl Cymbals MCT Magnetic Tuners for Dampening Effects, Pack of 4 Magnets with Different Strength

The Meinl magnetic cymbal tuners offer an easy way to tweak the sound of your cymbals. Simply place the magnets on the cymbal (top and bottom sides) to dial in the amount of dampening you desire. By positioning the cymbal tuners in different spots on the surface, you can control the sustain, dampen the tone, adjust the volume, and optimize the sound of your cymbal to just the way you like it.

Where to Buy Meinl Cymbals MCT Magnetic Tuners for Dampening Effects

Drumsticks

Tip: Drumsticks come in many sizes and are labeled with letter and numbers like 7A, 7B, 5A, 5B. Every drummer has his or her personal preference when it comes to sticks. It’s best to find out what size he or she prefers before buying drumsticks. Top Brands include Pro-Mark, Vic Firth.

Where to buy: Vic Firth | Pro-Mark Drumsticks.

If you’re not able to find out what kind of sticks to get, try some of these alt options like Broomsticks and P-Rods.

Promark Broomsticks
Promark Broomsticks

ProMark Broomsticks are a hybrid between brushes and ProMark Rods made from actual broomcorn. Broomsticks offer greater volume than brushes, though less attack than rods. Adjustable O-rings allow the player to change the spread of the bristles much like one would with a pair of brushes. ProMark “Alternative Sound Sources” offer a wide variety of alternatives to traditional drumsticks. Everything from brushes, to rods, to broomsticks. Achieve the sound you’re looking for!

Where to buy: Promark Broomsticks

Promark H-Rods, C-Rods, & Lighting Rod Sticks
Promark L-Rods Lightning Rods

Pro-Mark Lighting, H, C, and other Rod sticks create fresh new dimensions of sound. Rod drumsticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the U.S.A. from select birch dowels. Rods have a lively, natural rebound. Pro-Mark developed. Rod drumsticks for drummers who want a lighter sound than conventional sticks, but with more attack than brushes.

Where to buy:Promark H-Rods, C-Rods, & Lighting Rod Sticks

Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Big Fat Snare Drum 14″
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Big Fat Snare Drum 14

The Big Fat Snare Drum was engineered to effortlessly transform any snare drum into your very own vintage, beefy, thumpy ’70s-inspired big fat snare drum. Equipped with a thumb cut out for quick removal, a rubberized gasket for weight, balance and stability, the Big Fat Snare Drum was designed for the drummer’s convenience and makes it easier than ever to achieve that signature sound with no need to retune or bring a second drum. Created for the drummer, by the drummer.

Where to buy: Big Fat Snare Drum The Original Big Fat Snare Drum 14″

Promark S22 Sizzler, 22″ or Smaller”
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Promark S22 Sizzler, 22- or Smaller

The ProMark S22 cymbal rattler is the perfect alternative to putting permanent rivets in your favorite cymbal. Achieve the same classic sizzle sound without the hassle of drilling holes and inserting rivets. The S22 features smaller metal beads for more of a classic jazz sizzle. The cymbal rattle comes with a cymbal felt and fits conveniently on the cymbal post above the bell of the cymbal.

Where to buy: Promark S22 Sizzler, 22″ or Smaller

Vic Firth Stick Caddy

The Vic Firth Stick Caddy clamps to any stand or hardware to keep your extra drumsticks right where you need them.

Where to buy: Vic Firth Stick Caddy

Meinl Percussion CRING 6-Inch Ching Ring Tambourine Jingle Effect for Cymbals, Steel
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Meinl Percussion CRING 6-Inch Ching Ring Tambourine Jingle Effect for Cymbals, Steel

Incorporate a “ching” into your backbeats by placing the MEINL Ching Ring directly on your cymbals! Ideal for hi-hats, these steel jingles will add a different touch to your playing by delivering a shimmering sound that will blend perfectly with your beats. Place the Ching Ring on crashes and rides as well for some truly innovative sounds.

Where to buy: Meinl Percussion CRING 6-Inch Ching Ring

Zildjian Cutting Board
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Zildjian Cutting Board

100% Real Bamboo
Juice Groove around perimeter of board
Eco-friendly packaging

Where to buy: Zildjian Cutting Board

Drummer T-Shirts
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Drummers T-Shirt

Many styles and colors available.

Where to buy: Drummer T-Shirts


Top Gifts For Drummers Under $50

Ahead Switch Kick Quick Release Two Way Kick Beater System
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Ahead Switch Kick Quick Release Two Way Kick Beater System

Revolutionize the bass drum with the Ahead Two-Way Switch Kick Starter quick release bass drum beater system. Enabling drummers to switch beaters F.A.S.T: Flip from a felt head to a hard head in seconds, Adjust to 9 different heights, Switch to over 10 different beater heads with a Tool-less design. The Two-way kick beater head provides a classic felt sound or a bright attack sound.

Where to buy: Ahead Switch Kick Quick Release Two Way Kick Beater System

Moozikpro Jazz Drumstick Set

4 Pairs of Drumsticks + 2 Pieces of Drummer’s Tape + 2 Resonance Pads + 1 Drumstick Bag

This Jazz drumstick set by Moozikpro is ideal for all jazz music lovers regardless of whether they are beginners or seasoned professional musicians. The set has different types of drumsticks: 5A, 5B and AJ6 that feature premium shock-absorbing hickory wood handles, and a black color WB model drum brush that features rubber handle for comfortable grip, brush made of steel wire and hanger at the end.

Where to buy: Moozikpro Jazz Drumstick Set

Promark MT3 Multi-Purpose Felt Mallet
Promark MT3 Multi-Purpose Felt Mallet

ProMark MT3 Multi-Purpose felt mallet is a great all-around mallet with a semi-hard felt head and oak handle. The MT3 is ideal for cymbal swells. Soft felt head for use on timpani, concert toms and suspended cymbal

For over 50 years, ProMark has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories. Owned and operated by D’Addario & Co., the Houston, Texas based ProMark produces products used globally by the greatest drummers and percussionists in the world, including Neal Peart, Phil Collins, Simon Phillips, Ringo Starr, and many more. ProMark – Make Your Mark.

Where to buy: Promark MT3 Multi-Purpose Felt Mallet

Latin Percussion LP209 Vibra Slap Ii Deluxe
Latin Percussion LP209 Vibra Slap Ii Deluxe

The LP Vibra-Slap was the first of numerous patents granted to Latin Percussion. It has appeared in more recordings, soundtracks, and advertisements than any sound effect ever made. As with many other LP products, the Vibra-Slap was conceived as a dependable replacement for the original delicate rattling horse jawbone.

Where to buy: Latin Percussion LP209 Vibra Slap Ii Deluxe

Latin Percussion LP204C-MC Black Beauty Cowbell, More Cowbell
Latin Percussion LP204C-MC Black Beauty Cowbell, More Cowbell

5″ high, mountable bell with white Powder-coat finish. Custom “More Cowbell” graphics. The most widely recorded cowbell in history. High pitched, bright sound with a moderate overtone. Slightly rounded playing surface makes it easy to get a good sound every time. LP forged eye-bolt assembly provides a sure grip to any ³⁄8″ diameter rod. Premium quality steel made from specially developed tooling. Made in USA.

Where to buy: Latin Percussion LP204C-MC Black Beauty Cowbell, More Cowbell


Top Gifts For Drummers Under $100

MONO M80 Drumstick Case
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas MONO M80 Drumstick Case

The M80 Stick bag keeps you armed and dangerous with a slim profile, smart features and rugged materials that feel as good as they look. The perfect compliment to the M80 Cymbal case, this is must-have gear for the professional drummer.

3 separate pockets keep your sticks organized, and the zip-through design allows the stick bag to open flat on the floor or against your floor tom. Reinforced bungee loops slip over the floor tom’s lug bolts, staying out of harm’s way during play. The specialized drum key sleeve keeps you ready for those on-the-fly adjustments. And the expanding outer pocket fits your wallet, keys and cell – or whatever else. High-tech materials and triple reinforced stitching make for an extremely durable product. The M80 Stick bag features a waterproof outer shell, a “ski pole” grip of wide webbing, industrial rubber piping, and oversized ergonomic zippers. Holds about 10 pairs of sticks comfortably.

Where to buy: MONO M80 Drumstick Case

PDP By DW Concept Series Boom Cymbal Stand
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas PDP By DW Concept Series Boom Cymbal Stand

PDP stands will get the job done when it really counts. A wide range of thrones, cymbal, snare, and hi-hat stands are available to suit every gig and every musical situation.

Where to buy: PDP By DW Concept Series Boom Cymbal Stand

Zildjian 14″ FX Trashformer Cymbal
Zildjian 14- FX Trashformer Cymbal

A new type of effects cymbal with a distinctive colored tint and an equally trashy voice. Explosive on its own. Stack it on another cymbal for a signature trashy sound. Mike Mangini assisted Zildjian in the birth of this trashy special effects cymbal that stands alone or sizzles piggybacked on another cymbal. Like Mike, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Its sound is as outrageous as his personality. Well…almost.

Where to buy: Zildjian 14″ FX Trashformer Cymbal


Top Gift for Drummers Under $200

Latin Percussion LP-CPB1 Complete Foot Cowbell Package with DW 2000 Pedal
Latin Percussion LP-CPB1 Complete Foot Cowbell Package with DW 2000 Pedal

This is everything you need to add a foot bell when playing your drum set, Cajon, or percussion. Includes the Gajate Aspire adjustable mounting bracket, a City Cowbell and DW 2000 pedal. The mounting bracket can also be used to hold any LP Cowbell.

Where to buy: LP-CPB1 Complete Foot Cowbell Package

DW DWCP2010T Drum Set Tambourine
DW DWCP2010T Drum Set Tambourine

The new DW Tambourine pedal (Tambo pedal) was designed by drummer Greg Bissonette for the most recent Ringo Starr tour. Great for those multitasking drummers and percussionist that want to replicate the sound of the hand tambourine. It is built around the 2000 series pedal that comes with the beater hub assembly so it can be used as a stand-alone or back up single pedal as well.

Where to buy: Drum Set Tambourine

DW Drum Workshop CPPADTS5 Go Anywhere Pad Set with Stand
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The DW complete Go Anywhere Practice Set includes two 8″ drum pads for tom and cymbal, two 10″ drum pads for snare and floor tom, one bass drum pad, stand, and all mounting hardware (pedal not included).

Get it here: Go Anywhere Pad Set with Stand

Schlagwerk WT5 Wah-Wah Tube 5 Piece Set
Schlagwerk WT5 Wah-Wah Tube 5 Piece Set

The aluminum tubular bells produce a long-lasting sound rich in overtones. A fascinating wah-wah effect can be created by opening and closing the small opening. Tuned on a pentatonic scale: f2, g2, a2, c3, d3

Where to buy: Schlagwerk WT5 Wah-Wah Tube 5 Piece Set

MONO M80 22-Inch Cymbal Case – Black
MONO M80 22-Inch Cymbal Case - Black

The M80 Cymbal case is the lightest, strongest, most versatile carrying solution for the professional drummer. A hybrid case featuring an ultra light laminated foam shell with strategically placed ABS panels, providing an unmatched level of comfort and protection for your most prized investments. The M80 Cymbal case features a waterproof outer shell, steel riveted handle and shoulder straps, industrial rubber “sole” and piping, and oversized ergonomic zippers. Wear it well.

Where to Buy: MONO M80 22-Inch Cymbal Case – Black


Top Gift for Drummers Under $300

Remo Rototom Drum
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Remo ROTOTOMS are built with a rapid-tuning system unlike any other drum. Their unique sound is a result of the implied shell designed which allows the ROTOTOMS to be tuned in a range of over one octave. ROTOTOMS are furnished with a convenient locking lever to facilitate attachment to Remo ROTOTRACS or adapters. These ROTOTOMS come in a black powder-coat finish and with PINSTRIPE heads. Set includes 6, 8 and 10 inch rototoms and double braced stand. Remo ROTOTOMS have been used by Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford and Steve Smith. Time tested ROTOTOMS are heavily used in schools and by professional players.

Get a set here – Remo Rototom Drum

ddrum DECCABON F 2224 Fiberglass Drum Set, 22-24 with Stand
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When enough is not enough, we give you Deccabons! Black-finished, fiberglass shells, 6″ in diameter and in lengths from 6″ to 24″… the perfect accent to your kit. Deccabons’ pitch are determined by shell depth, rather than diameter. Mount them in traditional descending order, or place them around the kit for unexpected accents. Expand your sonic palette!

Many sizes and sets available Here


More Top Gift for Drummers

Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad
Top Gifts For Drummers Birthdays Christmas Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad

Grab the Roland SPD-SX percussion controller, and get ready to unleash some powerful rhythms! With over 900 drum and percussion sounds, and the ability to sample your own sounds from the 1/4″ line input, you’ll be making beats for days. Whether you play the nine velocity-sensitive pads with your hands or with sticks, you’ll love how dynamically the SPD-SX’s sounds respond to the details of your playing. It’s ideal for your studio, whether you want great hands-on control of your drum sounds, or even if you just want an amazing set of sounds to trigger with your MIDI sequences. And the SPD-SX rules onstage, with bright LEDs making it easy to see your settings and the different pads. No matter how you use it, or how you play it, you’ll love creating awesome rhythms with the Roland SPD-SX percussion controller.

Where to buy: Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad

Meinl Cymbals CC4680-TRB Classics Custom Pack Triple Bonus Cymbal Box Set with FREE 8″ Bell, FREE 10″ Splash and FREE 12″ Trash Splash
Meinl Cymbals CC4680-TRB Classics Custom Pack Triple Bonus Cymbal Box Set with FREE 8- Bell, FREE 10- Splash and FREE 12- Trash Splash

Included in the Classics Custom Triple Bonus set with three FREE cymbals are 14″ medium hi hats, 16″ medium crash, 18″ medium crash, 20″ medium ride, 16″ trash crash, 18″ china, plus a FREE 8″ medium bell, FREE 10″ splash and a FREE 12″ trash splash. These commonly found cymbal sizes will not only complete a drum set but will maximize your sound with the variety of sonic alternatives.

Where to buy: Meinl Cymbals

DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit
DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit

What if there was a travel kit that didn’t sound like a travel kit? What if that kit was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a ‘real’ drum set should? DW has it! After literally, years of research and development and discussion, the sizes were agreed upon and the Design Series Frequent Flyer drum kit became a reality. As is the case with all Design Series drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops giving your kit a sound that’s much bigger than meets the eye. With all the spoils of a full-size kit – STM tom mount system and MAG throw-off to start – the Frequent Flyer drum kit gives you all of the DW playability and tone with portability you never dreamed possible.

Where to buy: DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit


Hope this helps. If you have any questions or comments, or just want to say hello, leave me a comment. If you’re a drummer and want to add some gifts here, place your ideas in comments. Feel free to share with friends.

I will update this post from time to time as I find new things, and new items come out. So bookmark this page for easy reference.

Talk to you soon,

Greg

Improvisation Drumming – Workout with Propellerhead’s Figure app

I wouldn’t define this as jazz improvisation but it sure is fun. I call it free-form jazz rock fusion electronic something.

Improvising on the drums is a really fun way to communicate your drumming skills, techniques, rudiments, patterns, fills, and more. Plus it’s a great workout. I wouldn’t define this video as jazz improvisation but it sure is fun. I call it free-form jazz rock fusion electronic something.

While there are tons of backing tracks here on DrumlessJazz.com and YouTube, there are many ways to make your own backing tracks and/or loops to play along with.

In the video below, I started with a simple synth & bass loop created in Propellerhead’s iOS app Figure then did some improv on the drum kit. The drums were recorded with just my iPhone mic then mixed in Logic Pro X. No need for sheet music or a Bluetooth page turner. Nothing fancy. Just fun.

What are some of your favorite ways to improvise on the kit?
Let me know in the comments below.

Gear Used

Tama Drums
Amedia Antique Ride 20 Cymbal
Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal 10 Inch
Sabian HHX Hi Hats:
14 in. Stage Hats top
14 in. Groove Hats bottom
Drum Workshop DW 3000 Pedal
Zildjian ASTG Artist Series Drumsticks – Trilok Gurtu

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Have you seen the History of the Drum Set?

Comments:

What are some of your favorite ways to improvise on the kit?

Thanks,

Greg

Donner Percussion Stick Bag Drumstick Holder Review

I was excited to get their inexpensive Donner Percussion Stick Bag / Drumstick Holder. Keep up to 10 pairs of drum sticks conveniently within reach.

Donner Percussion Stick Bag Drumstick Holder ReviewDonner has proven to be a quality company in the guitar pedal market over the last few years. I own about two dozen of their guitar pedals, 2 of their ukulele’s and their Wireless Bluetooth Page Turner, so I was excited to get their inexpensive Percussion Stick Bag / Drumstick Holder on Amazon.

I use the percussion stick bag/drumstick holder on my electric drum kit.

It can be tricky adding this percussion stick bag to an electronic drum kit rack, but it fits nicely on my hi-hat stand and of the way of playing, as you can see in the video below. It’s made out of aluminum alloy and nylon and the nylon bag detaches by velcro for easy cleaning.

How many Sticks will it hold?

You can hold about 10 pairs of drum sticks conveniently within reach. This handy accessory is extremely helpful to have for any percussionist, drum kit or orchestral player. The heavy duty clamp ensures that your bag stays in place, and the reinforced aluminum alloy framework of the holder is durable for even the toughest of road warriors.

Final Thoughts:

For the price you really can’t go wrong, it would be nice to have the option to tilt the drumstick holder. At the time of writing this post, it has a 4.9 out of 5 stars review on Amazon.

You can get one on Here.

Related Posts:

What are the Best Drumsticks For Electonic Drums?

Have you seen The History of The Drum Set?

Comments:

Any suggestions or questions? Feel free to leave a comment below. And if you like this post, please like it on Twitter, Facebook, G+ or other social networks.

Donner Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal Review

The Donner wireless Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal is a very useful tool for turning pages, reading music, scrolling lyrics, guitar tabs, teleprompting and more. It works with your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC or Android tablets.

The Donner Bluetooth Page Turner PedalIf you been using your tablet or computer with sheet music apps like NextPage, SongBook and many others, The Donner Bluetooth Page Turner Pedals is something you will enjoy using.

What is a Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal?

The Donner wireless Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal is a very useful tool for turning pages, reading music, scrolling lyrics, guitar tabs, teleprompting and more. It works with your iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC or Android tablets.

I’ve used this pedal with the iOS apps piaScore and Teleprompt at gigs and rehearsal. I also use it with my web browser, pdf readers, Logic Pro and other apps on my computer.

Is It Durable?

Despite being made of plastic, it’s sturdy and effective. The pedals are quiet, so they don’t distract when pressing them and it has rubber on the bottom so it won’t slide around. At about 7 inches by 5 1/2 inches, it’s very portable and will fit in any gig bag.

Settings:

There are a few setting options to use depending what app or device you are connecting to. On my Mac Setting 5 (Space/ Enter) comes in handy to stop/start recording in Logic Pro. Other settings include:

Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal for Tablets iPhone Mac PC by Donner First Look Review Settings1. Page up/page down
2. Left arrow/ right
3. Up / down
4. left / right mouse click
5. Space/ Enter

What Apps Will It Work With?

I used the Donner Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal with NextPage and SongBookother iOS apps, but it will work with any app that you can use foot pedals with including:

  • NextPage
    Teleprompt+3
    SongBook
    unrealBook
    VSheetMusic
    MusicnotesWPS Office,
    Musicreader 4,
    forScore
    OnSong
    DD GigBook

Video

Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal for Tablets iPhone Mac PC by Donner Review

 

Final Thoughts

I only tested the Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal with my iPhone, iPad and my Mac, but it also works with PC’s and Android tablets. If turning pages’ hands-free is a must, then you can’t go wrong.

No Risk, 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Check it out Here.

Comments:

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