choosing your gear

269 – How to pick the gear that’s right for you

There is no shortage of good gear for drummers and more is introduced every year at the NAMM show. The problem now is that we’re suffering from too much quality equipment and we don’t know where to look for answers. Typically we look to our favorite drummer and buy the gear they’re playing but that’s not always the best plan of action. In this session I break down the best way to find the gear that’s right for you and how to find your sound.

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