Here are some things that I’ve come across that can make a drummer’s life easier or, at the very least, more interesting. Like any writer worth his sodium, I use some of these then texted my much smarter drummer friends to hear their ideas.
Here’s what the village came up with:
These guys are lifesavers for pit players. They allow one handed triangle and finger cymbal playing. Comes in handy when you’re in the middle of 315 bars of time and there’s invariably that one triangle note out of nowhere.
It’s not what you think it is….You can use this clever little device for quick bass drum muffling. It fits between your pedal and batter head and provides a pretty broad range of options when you don’t have a lot of time to tune to the room.
The ultimate ‘didn’t know I needed it but I’m sure glad I have it’ invention. This stand comes with a multi clamp and will attach to any tom or cymbal stand allowing you to always have the music between you and the conductor. Which they apparently appreciate.
Let us know in the comments if you have any other cool gadgets for drummers or for musicians in general.