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Popular Brands of Drums

Nov 9, 2007
Drums can be divided into many types. Some of the common types of drums which are most frequently used are bass drums, acoustic drums, electronic drums and many more. The basic drum kit consists of a bass drum, floor toms, cymbals, tambourines, woodblocks, cowbells, electronic drum pads that trigger sampled sounds, and other accessory instruments.
Since there are many different drum manufacturers on the market, choosing a new drum set can be a little challenging. So, the best way to solve this problem is to get more and more information about the different kinds of drums and its components available in the market. It also helps a lot to get as much information about the various manufacturers and their respective brands of drums as well. Some of the well known brands of drums are being discussed in this article.

Different brands of drums

Yamaha- Yamaha first manufactured drums in 1968. In 1993 Yamaha came out with the Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System, known as YESS, for mounting drums. Early Yamaha drum equipment borrowed concepts from Ludwig drum set models. But it soon acquired a place among the top drum manufacturers and led the industry with its unique and innovative shell construction and finished techniques. YESS hardware minimizes shell to mount contact, allowing maximum drum resonance. In addition to making acoustic drum kits and hardware, Yamaha is also a major manufacturer of best selling electronic drums in the world. Popular Yamaha electronic drums are the Yamaha DTXpress, Yamaha DTXpress Special, and Yamaha DTXreme.

Tama- Tama made the first multi-clamp hardware, letting drummers easily extend their drum sets. Tama manufacture first focused on drum hardware, whose demand was increasing due to the rise of rock music, which required sturdy equipment for loud playing. Tama introduced the first boom cymbal stand in production and led the industry with rugged double braced 36 inch tripods.

DW- Drum Workshop or DW in short, is the leading new American drum company that offers a large variety of snare drum shell materials including aluminum, copper, steel, brass, brass and maple combination, a great selection of lacquered finishes, and various types of rims. In 1980, DW patented the chain and sprocket bass drum pedal drive system, which is the industry standard today. 1980s Drum Workshop also led the industry in manufacturing of double bass pedals based on their 5000 series. Today, DW is a leading custom drum manufacturer.

Ludwig- The Ludwig Company was established in America by two German-born brothers, the older William F. and the younger Theobald Ludwig. William F. designed pedals capable of fast tempos and high power, and had them made out of wood by a cabinet maker. The Ludwig & Ludwig Company started out by mass producing durable metal versions of pedals of William's. Ludwig drums were selling strong throughout the 1920s, but the invention of the talking movie, which decreased demand for live percussion, and the US market crash in 1929 severely curtailed Ludwig sales.

Pearl- Pearl drums, manufactured by the Pearl Instrument Company, are the most widely used drum kits today. In 1966 Pearl introduced the first professional drums kit under the Pearl name, the Pearl President. Pearl then became the first Japanese drum brand to make it in the United States and UK. Today pearl drums are manufactured in the United States, Taiwan, and Japan, with a corporate headquarters in Chiba, Japan.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for guitars, drums, and synthesizers. You can find the best marketplace for guitars, drums, and synthesizers at these 3 sites: guitars, bass guitar gears , drums, drum sets, pop drums, and synthesizers, keyboards.
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