The Right Drum Throne for You

The Right Drum Throne for You

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure percussion specialist Paul Spencer tells us what to look for when shopping for a throne. Although a throne might not be the most glamorous piece of equipment, it is the foundation of a player’s control and that makes picking...
Converting a Mounted Tom Into a Floor Tom

Converting a Mounted Tom Into a Floor Tom

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure drums specialist Paul Spencer Demonstrates how to turn a 14 or 16-inch hanging tom into a floor tom by using a WoldMax Floor Tom Support System. A lot of times, it is an issue to turn your 14-16in hanging tom into a floor tom...
Options for Setting Up Your Tom-Toms

Options for Setting Up Your Tom-Toms

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure Percussion expert Paul Spencer explains the two major ways to set up toms and how each setup affects your sound. The first method for setting up a tom-tom is mounting it to a cymbal stand or bass drum. When you attach the tom...
Bass Drum Pedal Cam Types

Bass Drum Pedal Cam Types

Drums specialist Paul Spencer walks us through how different bass drum pedal cam shapes affect the responsiveness and feel of your pedals in this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips. The cam is the piece of metal on your bass drum pedal that transfers energy from the...
Bass Drum Pedal Drive Types

Bass Drum Pedal Drive Types

In this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips, drums specialist Paul Spencer walks us through 4 different types of bass drum pedals and their drives. These 4 types include single chain drives, double chain drives, strap or belt drives, and direct drives. They all come...
Common Metal Snare Drum Shells

Common Metal Snare Drum Shells

Drummers who have an ear for tone and desire multiple options when playing live or recording in the studio know that a drum’s tone is dependent not only on its material, but on how that material is made into a drum. Metal snare drums offer entirely different tonal...
Effects of Hammering and Lathing Cymbals

Effects of Hammering and Lathing Cymbals

The hammering and lathing steps of the cymbal manufacturing process are crucial to shaping the overall sound profile of a cymbal. Understanding how these processes change the physical and sonic properties of an unfinished cymbal is important for any drummer looking to...
Cymbal Anatomy 101

Cymbal Anatomy 101

Cymbals come in a variety of weights and sizes, and produce an array of sounds. They can be bright and explosive, dark and complex, warm and full, classic, modern, and every description in between. Understanding how the physical properties of a cymbal affect its tone...
Cymbal Alloys 101

Cymbal Alloys 101

This post is “Part Two” of our educational series on cymbals. In the previous installment, our drums specialist Paul Spencer dug into the differences between cast and sheet metal cymbals. This time, he discusses the alloys that go into making cymbals. Buckle up for a...
Cast vs Sheet Cymbals: What You Need to Know

Cast vs Sheet Cymbals: What You Need to Know

Sound Pure specialist Paul Spencer covers the differences between cast vs. sheet cymbals in this short video (with sound examples). For those of you unfamiliar with the cymbal-making process, cymbals begin life as a molten copper alloy of some sort, typically bronze...
How Drumstick Tips Can Affect Your Sound

How Drumstick Tips Can Affect Your Sound

Sound Pure percussion specialist Paul Spencer explains how different types of drumstick tips can affect your drum and cymbal sound. Each type of drumstick-tip type is going to have a different effect. Teardrop-shaped tips will give you a really focused low-end sound...
Why and When to Consider Reduced Frequency Cymbals

Why and When to Consider Reduced Frequency Cymbals

If you’re a gigging drummer that plays in smaller venues, you’ve likely encountered the following scenario: your kit is set up, and you begin the sound check as normal, only to realize that the venue is too small and too poorly treated acoustically to...