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10 best gifts for drummers this Christmas 2020

Cameron, in Community news
Oct 15, 2020 | min read

Everyone knows drummers are difficult to please. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the very best products that they will absolutely love. Whether you’re a drummer yourself or are shopping for a friend who is, this guide has you covered.

1. Reflexx CP1 Conditioning Pad

The Reflexx CP1 is an innovative practice pad that uses a ¾” thickness to create a softer texture compared to standard pads. This allows it to remain relatively silent. It also features nontoxic materials that are 100% recyclable. A good practice pad should last you for life, so don’t hesitate to invest in a premium one like the Reflexx.

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Price: Check on Reflexx website

2. Soundbrenner Pulse

Our first generation vibrating metronome is perfect for long hours of playing. With a custom vibration motor 7 times stronger than a smartphone, you’ll never miss a beat again. The wide touch face also offers a large surface area for direct skin contact. The Soundbrenner’s Pulse Straps are long-lasting and sweat-proof, perfect for extensive practice. You can also purchase the additional body strap add on to wear the Pulse on your chest, ankle or wherever feels best.

At a price of only $99, Soundbrenner Pulse is a great way to ditch the click and improve your rhythm.

Price: $99

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3. Promark FireGrain Drumsticks

If you find yourself constantly breaking sticks, we highly recommend giving Promark’s FireGrain range a shot. Each stick uses a special heat tempering process, making them significantly more durable than traditional drumsticks. This allows you to play with greater power without having to worry about your sticks breaking. These sticks are perfect for rock and metal drummers who want to play faster and longer. 

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Price: Check on Amazon

4. Alesis Command Mesh Electronic Drum Kit


For those looking for an electronic kit to practice with, the Command Mesh from Alesis is an affordable option that offers great features at an equally great price.

With a full set of tunable mesh drum heads, a variety of practice features such as a built-in metronome and recording abilities, and kick/hi hat pedals included in the box, the Command Mesh has everything you need to start drumming right away.

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Price: Check on Sweetwater

5. Evans SoundOff Drum Mutes – Complete Set

If you live in an apartment or with roommates but prefer to maintain the feel of an acoustic drum kit instead of limiting yourself with electronic drums, the SoundOff by Evans are a great option. Put these on your drums and cymbals to make them significantly quieter, enabling you to practice at home without any complaints. Your neighbors will thank you!

Price: Check on Sweetwater

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6. Tama Iron Cobra 200 Double Bass Drum Pedal

Spice up your playing with this awesome double kick pedal from Tama. The Iron Cobra pedals are renowned for their incredible speed and power, and the 200 series aims to deliver the same quality at a more affordable price. This pedal includes the same Cobra Coil mechanism available on the more expensive 900-series,ensuring that the footboard immediately snaps back to its original position after each stroke for maximum speed. The Power Glide cam also allows for higher volume and speed from the beater. Iron Cobra pedals are favored by some of the world’s most legendary drummers including Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Lars Ulrich (Metallica), so you know they’re a great choice.

Price: Check on Sweetwater

7. Remo Colortone Drumheads

If you’re still rocking your kit’s stock heads, you definitely need an upgrade. Give your drums a makeover this Christmas with these uniquely aesthetic drumheads. Remo are well known for their great-sounding and durable heads, and the Colortone series is no exception.

These incredibly attractive drumheads don’t only look good – they sound amazing too. With Remo’s Skyndeep technology built in, each Colortone head features the same great projection and tone from Remo’s Clear range. They are available in a variety of colors and are perfect for live performances where visuals are just as important as sound.

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8. Gibraltar 9608MB Drum Throne

No. 8 on our list of gifts for drummers is this fantastic throne from Gibraltar. The seat is made of cordura, and the double braced leg base ensures that the throne will withstand even the largest amounts of weight and pressure. The included backrest will do wonders for your posture and make sure you’re as comfortable as possible at all times during your playing. 

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9. Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

If you own an electronic drum kit, chances are you don’t feel completely satisfied with its included sounds. Electric drums often sound tinny and unrealistic, leading to subpar quality for recordings or live performances. Super Drummer fixes that by giving you a huge library of raw drum sounds to choose from, as well as a wide variety of preset kits.

This library was created by recording real acoustic drums, and it sounds fantastic. While you can play these samples directly in your DAW or through a MIDI keyboard, you can also connect your electronic kit to your computer and have it trigger the sounds each time you hit the drums. Superior Drummer is a game changer for drum production, and its dynamics and sound quality are almost as good as the real thing. 

Price: Check on Toontrack website


10. Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones V2

It goes without saying that drums are a loud instrument, and protecting your hearing is a must. Not using hearing protection while drumming can result in tinnitus and even permanent hearing loss, so it is critical that you invest in some proper drumming headphones.

Vic Firth’s Stereo Isolation Headphones offer a high level of noise attenuation (around 25 db), which will keep volume levels safe while recording, practicing or performing. Another added benefit is the 3.5mm audio jack that can plug into your phone or laptop, allowing you to jam along to your favorite tunes. 

Price: Check on Amazon


Soundbrenner is a company dedicated to help musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Pulse and Core, our goal is to deliver the best possible practice experience for musicians. Click here to find out more.

Got a question about Soundbrenner wearables? Reach out to us at [email protected], we’re happy to help!

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