This guide will help you choose the right drum for you. In general, the larger the drum head, the bigger the sound. Please note that We only recommend 10” and 12” models that are electric and we do not generally sell these models as acoustic.

10” Kick Drums:

Features: Small, ultra-portable, usually sold as robert johnson models with accompanying license plate and attached tambourine.

Excellent choice for: Home studio, airline travel in overhead bin.

Important note: usually sold as electric models. that include an internal pickup, cable jack and signal boost pedal. The boost pedal is recommended if playing multiple size venues and/or pairing with an effects board .

12” Kick Drums:

Features: Small but lower pitch than 10”, portable, some models small enough for airline overhead bin - please confirm before purchase if not already mentioned.

Excellent choice for: Home studio, travel.

Important note: usually sold as electric models that include an internal pickup, cable jack and signal boost pedal. The boost pedal is recommended if playing multiple size venues and/or pairing with an effects board .

13” Kick Drums:

Features: medium size, deeper pitch, bigger sound

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small venue)

Important note: sometimes sold as electric models. that include an internal pickup, cable jack and signal boost pedal. The boost pedal is recommended if playing multiple size venues and/or pairing with an effects board .

14” Kick Drums:

Features: medium- large size, deeper pitch, bigger sound

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small to large venue)

Important Note: Acoustic models can be upgraded to an electric model at time of purchase.

16” Kick Drums (tom drums - chrome hoop):

Features: large size, deeper pitch, bigger sound

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small to large venue)

Important Note: Acoustic models can be upgraded to an electric model at time of purchase.

16” Kick Drums (bass drums - bass hoop):

Features: large size, deeper pitch, bigger sound, easiest and best tuning

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small to large venue)

Important Note: Acoustic models can be upgraded to an electric model at time of purchase.

18” Kick Drums (bass drums - bass hoop):

Features: Extra large size, deeper pitch, bigger sound

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small to large venue)

Important Note: Acoustic models can be upgraded to an electric model at time of purchase.

maverick / dual head drums:

Features: kick drum plus snare, highest quality, most complete sound, wheels for easy portability, wooden case - great acoustics, one of a kind

Excellent choice for: Home studio or live performance (small to large venue)

Important note: available with or without third pedal bracket and tambourine. we do not recommend wiring mavericks as electrics. it is also unnecessary. just mic that bad boy and get on with it.

a note about muffle rings:

Although our drums look amazing, they are engineered first and foremost to have excellent sound quality. our drums come equipped with an installed muffle ring (does not apply to snares). This controls resonance on the head and allows our drums to have a low, punchy sound like you would expect from a bass/kick drum. If you are considering purchasing a suitcase drum from another company, please consider whether their drums come with muffle rings. If they do not, the drum will most likely resonate for too long and you’ll sound like you belong on the field with the marching band (no offense to marching bands). In this case you are buying a suitcase drum that will require you to take it to a drum shop, have it disassembled, and put back together with professional components.