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Components of Drum Kit Hardware

Nov 13, 2007
To be a good drummer one needs to have a good idea on the drum set also. The first step always begins with a good knowledge on the hardware. For every music artist the basics of the hardware are like knowing the interiors of a house. Here drum shells can be termed as a base, and the other parts that are included are the stands, hoops, lugs, tension rods, drum pedals, and so on. This is the drum kit hardware. Let us know each of them and their functions in detail.

1. Hoops, Lugs and Tension rods
Hoops, lugs, tension rods have a major role to play in making the drum music sound good. Lugs are metallic pieces that are meant to be attached to the side of the drum. The key use of the lugs is to anchor the drum hoop or the rim, which is then fixed firmly by the use of tension rods. It holds the drum head in its place and applies even tension to the tuning to keep the drum kit up and running.

2. Tom Mounts
When a drum is assembled the call of the day is to mount it somehow on top. Here comes the importance of toms, which do not look good, but are quite effective. Generally, the snare is the one that rests on a stand; and toms that are as tall as 14 inches; they get the legs to stand on their own legs. If the market is searched for mounts then quite a variety can be found. Different approaches are taken when it comes to hanging the drum. Precision while doing this is necessary because chances are that a badly placed tom can ruin the sound.

3. Drum Racks
Drums racks have their own use in organizing the drum sets and keeping the drum kit hardware in order. New and improved technology has enabled the player to get a more improved and durable versions of drum rack. Designers have made it possible to keep the kit in a place and accommodate them in a tight cozy environment so that the players do not have to worry about their hardware.

4. Drum Pedal
When the feet come into play the drum, it sounds good! This is another unique aspect of playing drums. So, a good drum pedal is something of an addition to the field of the drum music.

5. Drum Stands
What holds the toms, cymbals, and snares? It is the drum stand. This is the hardware that takes up the most of the space. It, by far, is the heaviest also.

Cymbal stand, as its name suggests, is used to hold the cymbals. They also hold toms, cowbells, and tambourines other than holding different variety of cymbals and add versatility to the drum kit hardware.

Snare drum stand and hi hat stand also hold similar kind of importance for a drum kit, as these two are there to lend support to the snare and the hi-hat.

It is a good idea to get a bit of knowledge on the different pieces of drum kit hardware before going on get a new set. Although, the information is aimed at beginners but previous users can also be benefited before the purchase. The cost of drum hardware is a variable factor as it highly depends on the quality and quantity of the products.
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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, drum kits, and synthesizers, keyboards.
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