Your Drum & Percussion Journey
Primal, nuanced, thunderous, or ethereal, no class of instruments commands attention or gets listeners up on their feet like drums and percussion. These idiophones and membranophones form the backbone of just about all forms of modern music. Whether you're a concert percussionist or a drummer in a band, you'll find the best gear, service, and pricing on your drum and percussion needs through Sound Exchange.
With enticing dealer exclusives and the latest drum/percussion gear from Pearl, Roland, Zildjian, Latin Percussion (LP), Gibraltar, and more, Sound Exchange is the first place to look for that missing piece of gear in your life.
The acoustic drum set is responsible for some of the most memorable and influential music this side of the twentieth century. Piloted by greats like Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Mick Fleetwood, and Dave Grohl, the acoustic drum kit has left its indelible mark on modern music. Traditionally, these instruments alone possessed the sheer output required to keep up with ever-growing guitar stacks and bass amps. But today, thanks to advancements in amplification and virtual instrument modeling, the electronic drum kit has proven an attractive alternative to the traditional drum kit in terms of convenience, cost, and portability. Hybrid and conversion drum kits further narrow the gap between these two paradigms. Whatever your preference, acoustic or electric, you'll find the hottest kits and add-ons available — snares, bass drums, tom packs, and more — at the best prices, through Sound Exchange. If you're new to drums, you'll want to check out our acoustic and electronic drum sets.
Buying cymbals can induce anxiety in any drummer. And with manufacturer lingo that reads like a wine glossary — "dry," "lingering," "glassy partials," and so on — it can get overwhelming in a hurry. Fortunately, Sound Exchanges helpline engineer speaks the language. We can help steer you toward the right crashes, rides, hi-hats, and FX cymbals for your needs, from single cymbals and stacks to our hand-selected cymbal packs. And for the volume conscious, Sweetwater's selection of Zildjian Gen16 and Sabian Quiet Tone cymbals can dramatically reduce output for more manageable practice hours.
Drums, cymbals, and percussion instruments are only as reliable as the hardware that holds them. That's why Sound Exchange stocks, ready to order, stands, clamps, mounts, racks, pedals, and thrones from the most trusted names in drum hardware.
Sound Exchange is more than your source for drums and cymbals. We're also the percussionist's choice for concert, marching, and world percussion instruments. Need some wind chimes for your orchestra? A new cajon or set of congas for your church? A mbira or tongue drum to spice up compositions? A portable mallet controller with built-in sounds? Perhaps just a tambourine or shaker to diversify your grooves? You'll find it all right here.
Of course, our percussion gear isn't just for drummers. If you're a singer/songwriter who travels with a kick drum, give your back a break and improve your sight lines with stompboxes. These little boxes are perfect for giving solo artists the four-on-the-floor kick drum they're used to, but in a completely organic solo performance instrument. Stompboxes come 100% acoustic or with the ability to blend electronic samples for untapped musical potential.