Drum Kit - Drum Components

Modern drummer set has four basic drums, and several other percussion instruments, components and accessories that are added by the need of the drummer.

Drum Kit - Components

Basic Drum Kit Components:

  • Bass drum – operated by pedal that is pressed by drummer feet.
  • Snare Drum – mounted on special stand
  • Floor tom – primary drum that sits on its own legs in front of the drummer.
  • Hanging toms – distributed around snare and floor tom in any configuration drummer requires.

Traditional Cymbals:

  • Hi-hats
  • Crash cymbal
  • Ride cymbal
  • Splash cymbal
  • China cymbal

Non-traditional Cymbals:

  • Swish cymbal
  • Sizzle cymbal
  • Wood block
  • Cowbel
  • Gong
  • Triangle
  • Octoban
  • Rototom

Various Drum Accessories:

  • Sticks (various sub-types, including brushes and cartwheels)
  • Muffles
  • Drum Screen
  • Cases
  • Microphones
  • Carpets
  • Tuning and practice equipment
  • Stands for cymbals, floor tom feet, various brackets, arms, drum stand, bass drum pedal, drum key, racks on which many drum equipment can be mounted
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