Drum Directory

September 21, 2008

This listing, while definitely not all-inclusive, list the web sites of the more well-known companies in the industry. The list will grow as time goes on, and as they are referenced at other sections of this web site.

Drums


Adjustable Depth Snare Drum
Allegra Drums
Angel Drums
Ayotte Drums
B. C. W. Solid Wood Drums
Battlefield Drum Company
Black Swamp Percussion
Brady Drums
Canopus
Craviotto
Crush Drums & Percussion
ddrum
Dixon
Drum Workshop (DW)
DrumCraft
Dunnett Classic
Fidock Handcrafted Drums
Ford Drums
GMS Drum Co.
Ga-ai Drums
Gretsch
Ludwig
LuKa Percussion
Mapex
Mayer Brothers
MCD Percussion
Noble & Cooley
Odery Drums
Orange County Drum & Percussion
Pacific (by DW)
Peace
Pearl
Phoenix Drum Company
Pork Pie
Premier
Rocket Shells
Rockett Drumworks
SJC Custom Drums
Sakae Rhythm
Shine Drums
Sleishman Drum Co.
Slingerland
Sonor
Spaun
Superdrum12
Tama
Taye Drums
Tempus Drums
Trick Percussion Products, Inc.
Truth Custom Drums
Whitney Drums
Yamaha

Electronic Percussion


Alesis
Hart Dynamics
Roland Drums and Percussion
Simmons
Yamaha DTX

Cymbals


Amedia Cymbals
Bosphorus Cymbals
Diril Cymbals
Dream Cymbals
Hammerax
Istanbul Agop
Istanbul Mehmet
Meinl
Paiste
Sabian
Saluda Cymbals
Soultone
Supernatural Cymbals
TRX
Turkish Cymbals
UFIP - Earcreated Cymbals
Zildjian

Heads


Aquarian
Evans
Remo

Hardware and Accessories


Axis Percussion
Bass Drum Lift - bass drum riser
Billdidit - makers of The Coady Clutch
Clearsonic - drum shields, absorption baffles, accessories
Foundation Cases
Gator Cases
Gauger Percussion Inc. - drum accessories
Gibraltar
Hamilton Stands
KickPort
Maxonix - top-quality gear for everyone who makes or modifies sound
Off-Set Double Bass Pedal
Onboard Research Corporation - Home of the Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzer
Reunion Blues
Roc-N-Soc - drum thrones
RTOM - makers of Moongel damper pad
SKB - travel, storage, and shipping protection needs
Sleishman - Twin Pedal
Slug Percussion
Vex Drums & Percussion - Makers of the value Pro Touring double bass pedals, but they make drums too

Drumsticks


Ahead
Boso - handcrafted bamboo drumsticks
HingeStix - practice drumsticks
Hornets
Hot Sticks
Los Cabos
Pro-Mark
Regal Tip
Silverfox
Vater
Vic Firth
Zildjian

Miscellaneous


DrumArt - Custom bass drum heads
Rocken Wraps - Custom drum finishes and supplies

Drummers


So many great drummers! Maybe too numerous to list here, but I will start with my favorites, and also ones that are respected in the industry. A who's-who directory. Come back time and time again - the list will just keep growing! Click on the artist's name for their official web site.

Kenny Aronoff
Jason Bittner
Terry Bozzio
Bill Bruford
Will Calhoun
Dennis Chambers
Billy Cobham
Vinnie Colaiuta
Stewart Copeland
Peter Criss
Virgil Donati
Peter Erskine
Steve Gadd
Benny Greb
Gavin Harrison
Tommy Igoe
Simon Kirke
Thomas Lang
Mike Mangini
Marco Minnemann
Neil Peart
Mike Portnoy
Aquiles Priester
Bernard Purdie
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Derek Roddy
Steve Smith
Dave Weckl
Alan White
Peter Wildoer

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Philip Gelb May 26, 2017 at 11:38 pm

Please add us to your Drum Manufacturing Companies. Our Drums are Hand built in USA you can check us out at http://www.phoenixdrumco.com Here is the rest of our contact information. As well as our Facebook page. Best regards,

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MusicMuse January 30, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Awesome blog! Keep it up.

Aaron

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Laura August 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Neat simple directory. I like directories that have good resources. Good drumming resources are always needed.
Laura from,
http://www.start-drumming.com

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Michael January 15, 2010 at 6:43 am

How did you hear about Jim McCarthy’s ebook, Stick Technique? Did you find it on your own or did someone recommend it to you?

If someone recommended it to you, I think it might’ve been me :P. That was months ago, though. That book rocks. I’ve had it for about a year now. I got a grip on the technique (heehee) shortly after getting it, but I recently got back into technique and just about mastered it. However, I still have to develop my double and triple stroke roll. That won’t take too long though–I have a great exercise I do to train it to sound much more clean and even. Jim McCarthy himself approves of it ^_^

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Dave Gerhart January 6, 2010 at 1:26 am

Great site. I found you on Twitter. Thanks for the content.

Please consider adding my website to your links: http://percussionvideos.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
DG

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ustaknow September 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

Hello Omar,

I stumbled onto your site while casually “surfing”… well done.

I happened to have just purchase “The Drumming System” as well (so will comment on it then too); well done review, accurate with some good criticism (positive I thought too).

My only input would have been (and you do point out nothing is ever complete for all requirements) … nonetheless, I would have suggested Mike include in the intro of each a “how to count it” measure; regardless of intro, beginner or advanced even.

I learned the other day, in attempting to help out a fellow beginner, we all take things for “granted” and can miss some items, though basic, can make the difference in being really helpful, even to an advanced player (I loaned a book that did NOT breakout whole, half, qtr. etc. notes, in a chart-legend in the Front Matter of the book if you can believe it).

Anyway, counting hints, I always pay attention to–and should never be discounted. I happen to have a great internal clock, so actually have to force myself to “pay attention” more :). Good tips, for example –in Joe Morellos video(s) he comments, at Triplet, after a certain tempo, isn’t a triplet any more, it can’t be… so I “stopped trying to count it -let :)”; and went to 1 &… Furthermore, I picked up on C. Appice’s input — 1 hippopotamus, 2 hippopotamus … for counting 16th notes. Mike Michalkow I think does mention (he does lecture on this so not left out–but in a “section” of the program) anyway, if I remember correctly counting 1 triple & triplet or 1 a eh & ah, a eh & … which works at slower tempos only of course… then just keep track of the “feel” and the quarter note beat.

Since, it’s all rhythm and we all learn differently, that was the only thing other thing I think could easily have been included.

I’ve gotten more comfortable with Jared Falk and Railroad Media recently–it’s tough to buy online and across boarder too… but no problems yet, with two products purchased. I haven’t “test” their return policy, but would not expect a problem because of how it’s been.

Good luck with this excellent site and your very labor intensive content!!!

–ustaknow

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Omar September 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Hi Ustaknow.

Thanks for the compliments! Much appreciated.

It’s great to see that students of the art really get into the products they review and buy, and highlight both the pluses and minuses. It just makes us better observers, and hence better players! Not one person has all the answers – thank goodness for diversity!

Thanks for passing on your tips as well; very helpful. It’s good to have as many references as possible, so we can adapt them to our styles of play and goals that we have.

Please keep coming back! More interesting stuff (I hope!) coming soon.

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Donna Fisher March 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

Great information. Here’s one you could add. Worldmax has a great new website with information on their hardware and snare drums.
http://www.worldmaxdrums.com

Thanks!

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Omar March 25, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Hi Donna.

Thanks very much for the recommendation! Duly noted. I will be making updates in the very near future on this page and others on this site, so stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting, and keep coming back! Of course, if you want to pass the word regarding this site, I won’t object! 🙂

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John November 27, 2008 at 6:31 am

Nice directory. Could you please give more information on electric drums?

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Omar November 29, 2008 at 12:59 am

Hi John. Check under the “Electronic Percussion” section above to see if what you’re looking for is there. If not, let me know. And thanks for looking!

Omar, The Paradiddler

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