Buyer's Guides

Shopping for drums can be intimidating. From full acoustic kits all the way down to accessories, there are so many products all with their own variations - and it can feel overwhelming!

Whether you're a beginner or pro, our guides are here to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Drum Kit Guides

Whether you're shopping for your first kit or looking at upgrading, there's always plenty to consider. These guides cover acoustic kits, electronic kits, hybrid setups and shell packs - to give you a good understanding of how to approach buying your next kit:

Snare Drum, Hardware & Accessories Guides

If you like your current kit but want to upgrade a few parts, check out our guides to snare drums, hardware and accessories. Simply changing out your kick pedal, sticks, snare, or even a drum head can make a real difference to your sound - shaking up your playing for good measure too!

Cymbal Guides

The amount of cymbals currently on offer to drummers can be truly overwhelming. From brands and types, to materials and sizes, there's a lot to take into account when it comes to making a purchase. Our guides below aim to make things simple. Whether you're looking to find out more about cymbals in general, or explore the product offerings from the industry's leading names, there's plenty of information here to get stuck into! 

We've even produced a deep-dive piece exploring the world of gongs; this ancient instrument has stood the test of time, developing into a truly unique bit of percussion. 

Drum Brand Guides

With a multitude of brands out there, it can be difficult to work out which company (and their subsequent products) is right for you. Our guides take an in-depth look at some of the biggest names in the industry. 

Andertons Drum Dept Youtube Channel

Our dedicated drum channel covers everything from the constantly evolving world of drums and percussion. Encompassing the latest gear demos, interviews and our Sound Like series, to essential lessons, tips and tricks, there's a tonne of exciting content here to get stuck into.

The Andertons Drum Channel!