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2021 Drum Kits and Percussion Round-up
2021 Drum Kits & Percussion Round-Up
With new brands, new launches, exciting new designs, and updates, 2021 is looking to be another great year for drum gear at Gear4music!
We've got plenty of exciting new drum brands and drum equipment at Gear4music. Read on to discover our top picks for 2021.
Dixon Drums, now at Gear4music
Dixon Drums is a rising North American drum company with bags of style. After conquering the American market, it’s now made its way to Gear4music.
Dixon Drums’ mission statement is founded on the ideal look, optimum sound, and ultimate performance – and we’re fully on board with those!
Discover the two Dixon Drums’ core series and snare drums below.
The Jet Set Plus is an incredibly versatile compact drum kit built for practice and performance.
Each shell has a regular drumhead on one side and a mesh head on the other. Simply flip it over to the get perfect side for your situation – whether you want a loud acoustic sound or a silent practice kit.
Find out more | Dixon Drums Jet Set Plus Series
Apartments, practice rooms, the spare bedroom… the Little Roomer does it all. It’s the perfect kit for small spaces and intimate gigs, and there’s zero compromise on sound.
Here you’ll find a punchy 20” x 7” bass drum with 10” tom, snare, and 13” floor tom with mahogany shells and lacquer finish. Whether you’re upgrading from a beginner kit or building a compact practice/gigging setup, do it right without breaking the bank!
Find out more | Dixon Drums Little Roomer Series
Dixon has a wonderful collection of snare drums awaiting your inspection, from artist models to classic models and standout designs.
If you’re looking for something slightly more traditional, not to mention effortlessly tasteful, check out the Dixon Drums Classic Series.
There’s not a snare in this Dixon collection that won’t have you second guessing your next purchase.
Shop now | Dixon Snare Drums
Tama Drums 2021 line-up
Back with a brand-new wrap (plus some lacquers), the Tama haul this year is plentiful with a bunch of new sizes, finishes and extensions to some pre-existing series!
Now available in Bop sizes and with some extremely attractive lacquers, the Starclassic Walnut/Birch Series boasts new finishes including Shamrock Oyster Lacquer and Ice Blue Pearl – all serious contenders for professional drummers.
We could see this being a first choice for today’s drum influencers looking for an extra edge with the incredible aesthetics on show here.
Find out more | Starclassic Walnut/Birch Series
Move over rover: the new Club-Jam Suitcase Kit rivals its predecessor for the title of ultimate portability. With dinky dimensions, it’s another super portable addition to the gigging & practising-drummer’s favourite series - the Club-Jam Series.
The 16” bass drum divides in two pieces to store both toms for easy transportation, making it the perfect small-gig kit finished in a beautiful Indigo Sparkle.
Find out more | Club-Jam Suitcase Kit
Tama has added to its acclaimed Starclassic range with the beautiful new Starclassic Performer Series, featuring Maple/Birch hybrid shells and some stunning finishes.
This series extension is the most affordable yet, offering serious features and stand-out designs at a more achievable price-point.
Find out more | Starclassic Performer Series
DDrum is back!
DDrum is back in stock at Gear4music, featuring some of the best value starter kit packages on the market.
Choose from a range of configurations including the standard 5-piece or an illustrious 7-piece. All include cymbals which can be upgraded to Paiste 101’s! A bargain of the century that’s the perfect way to start your new lockdown hobby or upgrade your current setup.
Find out more | DDrum Drum Kits
Pearl adds colour to its most prolific series’
Pearl, one of the biggest names in drums, knows a thing or two about building the kits we all want to play – from beginners to pro’s.
The world-renowned Export series is one of the best-selling kits of all time, offering quality materials and technology at an achievable price point. New for 2021 is a range of new colours giving you even more choice for your next mid-range/pro kit.
From beautiful, deep purples, to explosions of blue, check out the new lacquer finishes to Pearls’ EXL Export range.
Find out more | Pearl Export EXL Series
Find out more | Pearl Export EXX Series
For custom aesthetics and supreme master-craftsmanship, Pearl Masterworks is the pinnacle.
Choose an in-stock pre-spec’d kit, or order very your own bespoke design by getting in touch.
Check them out here| Pearl Masterworks
Meinl new releases
Meinl came out blazing with a plethora of exciting releases for 2021. They’ve released all manner of new products, from gongs to kalimbas, singing bowls to cymbals and much, much more…
Shop now | Meinl
Mapex refurbishes an entire series…
Mapex is another drum company that’s decided to dust off not one, but TWO legacy series with some complete re-vamps…
They also evolved the Saturn series with the new Saturn Evolution, featuring a new tom mounting system and jaw-dropping finishes.
Shop now | Mapex
SJC unleashes stunning new designs
It’s been a relatively quiet year for new releases across the music industry, but those who have stretched their necks to bring us new products have shown great resilience to the adversity we’re all facing.
SJC Custom Drums has shown us during this period why it’s still the company to beat with its radical designs. Products including the new Jay Weinberg signature snare and Plaid series snares will promise to raise some eyebrows.
There’s also a new finish for the esteemed Busker De Ville - Black Sparkle!
Find out more | SJC Custom Drums
Yamaha rises like the Phoenix
Yamaha Drums has always delivered premium value for money - the incredible Stage Custom and DTX series being fine examples.
Now comes a new contender to the electronic drums market as Yamaha unleashes the DTX600 series. This new range includes the patented Cellular Silicone snare pads, which still hold the title for ‘most realistic’ when comparable to playing a drumhead.
It’s not just affordable gear though… now, for the first time ever you can buy the incredible flagship Yamaha PHX series (pronounced ‘Phoenix’) at Gear4music. This world-class instrument is a true one-off: created in Yamaha’s Japanese Drum Lab by master craftsman with no holds barred.
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