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About Drum Kits

Posted on9 Months ago


A standard drum set will consist of a snare drum, bass drum, and some toms along with the necessary hardware. One or more cymbals are required as well. With so many variables in terms of size and materials it is best to consult a SJM drum sales rep for availability and advice.



We carry our three favorite brands of drum kits: Yamaha, Gretsch, and Ludwig.

Drum Sticks

At one time, sticks were generally “classified” into 3 categories: “A” for Orchestra/Jazz/Acoustic settings, “B” for Band and “S” for Street (Marching). However, those general descriptions no longer apply across the board. Percussionists today have a wide selection of implements to create exactly the sound and feel that they desire for any given situation.


Ludwig is the most famous name in drums mainly due to the boost from 1963 to 1966 when Ringo Starr of the Beatles was prominently displaying the Lugwig name on his kit. Legendary drummers like Ginger Baker of Cream, John Bonham of Led Zepplin, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, and Alex Van Halen of Van Halen are just a few who have played on Ludwig drums.


For 130 years Gretsch has proudly made quality drums for drummers around the world. Discover the Great Gretsch Sound today.

Cymbal Brands

St. John’s Music is proud to offer you Sabian, Zildjian, Paiste, and Dream Cymbals.


Set the perfect musical mood with the strong back beat of Yamaha Drums.



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