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Top 10 drum accessories and tools every drummer needs to have

Rahima Khan, in Community news
Sep 29, 2023 | 6 min read

Whether you’re a beginner drummer or a seasoned professional, you need to get yourself these accessories and tools! These trusty accessories and tools shield your drums from the perils of the road and ensure they arrive at the venues in tip-top shape and help you become a better drummer!

So, what are the top 10 must-have drum accessories? Let’s dive in and discover the items you need, to keep your beat intact.

1. Soundbrenner’s wearable metronomes

The Soundbrenner Core and Pulse vibrating metronomes are not just metronomes; they are comprehensive tools that deserve a spot in every drummer’s list of important accessories. They replace traditional audio clicks with tactile vibrations, which improves focus and rhythmic precision. These devices also offer a range of adjustable features, including BPM, time signatures, and subdivisions, all designed to make practice sessions more effective.

They come with an app that lets you save rhythm presets and build setlists. An integrated dB meter provides real-time volume monitoring to protect your hearing. With multi-day battery life and splash resistance, these metronomes are ideal for both short and long practice sessions.

Soundbrenner Core
Soundbrenner Core Steel
Soundbrenner Pulse

2. Drum shell protection

At the heart of every drummer’s mission is to protect the drum shells. Invest in padded drum bags or hard-shell cases to provide optimal protection. Soft cases are great for local gigs, while hard cases offer superior protection when you have to travel for long. These are essential drum accessories you cannot miss.

drum shell protection

3. Minuendo lossless earplugs

Minuendo lossless earplugs are a must-have for any drummer. They are the best drum accessories due to their amazing sound quality and adjustability. They are the world’s first-ever variable passive Hi-Fi earplugs. Boasting patented membrane technology, they offer a flat frequency response, that provides a natural, clear sound without frequency degradation.

The earplugs feature stepless adjustments, ranging from -7dB to -25dB, allowing you to find your acoustic sweet spot easily. With a magnetic locking system and a variety of eartip options, these earplugs are versatile and secure, making them perfect for any musical setting.

Minuendo lossless earplugs in drum accessories

4. Cymbal bag

Cymbals can be delicate creatures, and a dedicated cymbal bag is a must. Ensure it has dividing sections to prevent cymbals from clashing and causing cracks or dents.

cymbal bag

5. Hardware bag

Your drum hardware is the backbone of your dum accessories kit, and it deserves its own protective space. A durable hardware bag with compartments will keep your stands, pedals, and other hardware organized and secure.

hardware bag in drum accessories

6. Snare drum case 

Your snare drum is the heart of your drumming kit, and it deserves special attention. A padded snare drum case is an essential accessory that ensures your snare drum remains faultless and ready to produce that crisp snare sound every time.

snare drum case

7. Drum key

Imagine going to a gig and realizing you can’t tune your drums. A lost key can be a nightmare. Keep a spare key as an essential accessory in your drum case at all times.

drum keys in drum accessories

8. Spare drumheads

Drumheads are bound to wear out, and having a spare set in your drum accessories kit can be a lifesaver during a performance. Ensure they are properly protected to prevent damage.

spare drumheads

9. Drum rug or mat

Stability is crucial when you’re beating those drums. A rug or mat not only keeps your kit in place but also protects floors from scratches and damage.

drum rug or mat

10. Maintenance kit

Lastly, a maintenance kit is very important. Include a small toolkit with essentials like drumhead tape, tension rods, and a cleaner. This kit will save the day when you need quick fixes on the go.

maintenance kit in drum accessories

Wrapping up!

With the above selection of accessories, you’re pretty much ready to take on any musical venture with your drum set! Remember to handle them with care and replace them as needed to keep their use up to mark.

Although it doesn’t quite count as an accessory, having the perfect rhythm will do you more good than any of the above! We cover the basics of rhythm and how to develop a solid understanding within these articles, give them a read!

Also, If you are just a beginner trying to learn how to master this amazing instrument, then check out our blog on expert tips for drum-learning beginners


Thanks for reading our article on the top 10 must-have drum accessories! We at Soundbrenner are dedicated to helping musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Core or Pulse, our goal is to deliver the best 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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