What's your favorite drum related thing?


Senior Member
I must say my favorite drumming related thing is the sound of a new, perfectly tuned snare drum skin!


Gold Member
ALL of the above, plus the whole visual aspect of a nicely-set-up drum set. Ahhhhhh. Sometimes I go into my drum room and just stare at my kit for the pure visual pleasure. I remember seeing Ringo on the Ed Sullivan Show (yes, I'm that old!) and being fascinated by the way his cymbals rocked back and forth on their stands after he hit them. Little things like that are a visual treat.



Senior Member
Hi-hats! So many possibilities from absolutely closed to wide open, barks, different surfaces, foot pressure, flourishes, and combinations. Close second for me would be the bass drum, because I love using my right foot not just for the pulse, but for shadings and flavor too.


Gold Member

If I had any groupies.

I wish there were groupies. If there were, that'd be my favorite drum-related thing, because I'd have gotten them through being a drummer.
The sound of 7A sticks on 13" crisp hats. It's the aural equivalent of feeling snowflakes on your face. Just makes me all happy... and you don't have to shovel it off the driveway to get to work.


Gold Member
My 24" Sabian APX Ride cymbal which I use all of the time. It's the most versatile cymbal I've ever had.

Closely followed by my Gretsch Catalina Mod kit which always draws compliments. It's not an expensive kit, but it's designed in a manner which makes it look more expensive than it is. And the bass drum is monstrous in a good way.