Top 5 Drum Gadgets Under $25 | Drum Accessories Every Drummer Should Own

This is a breakdown/review of 5 drum accessories I think every drummer should own, and they all cost UNDER $25.

what is up people so today we are
00:02
talking about my personal top five drum
00:05
gadgets you can buy for under $25 I
00:17
think all of these are extraordinarily
00:20
useful for playing drums whether you’re
00:23
in a studio or you’re just practicing or
00:25
you’re touring the world and for the
00:28
record as I record this these are all
00:29
under $25 on amazon.com I don’t know
00:34
what’s gonna happen in the future but
00:35
all right let’s get into it
00:37
item number one is moon gel as we all
00:40
know moon gel is dampening your drums
00:42
from gig to gig from recording session a
00:45
recording session is an absolute must
00:47
and you know there is gaff tape
00:49
I have gaff tape I use it for certain
00:51
things but moon gel to me is a super
00:53
easy throw it in your bag you can put it
00:57
on whatever you need Tom’s snare
00:59
whatever cymbals sometimes you want to
01:01
get weird and it comes off super easy
01:04
doesn’t leave too much residue and the
01:06
thing I really like about moon gel I
01:08
know there’s a lot of drum dampening
01:09
companies I haven’t tried all of them
01:11
I’ve tried others but the reason I
01:12
always come back to moon gel is to me
01:14
they seem to last the longest because
01:16
you can clean them literally all you
01:18
have to do to clean moon gel if you
01:20
don’t know because they do lose
01:22
stickiness over the time there’s dirt
01:24
that builds up or like wood chippings
01:26
from your sticks and it builds up and
01:27
they start becoming not that sticky so
01:30
all you have to do is literally you know
01:32
run the moon gel under some water in
01:34
your hand and put some soap on there and
01:36
kind of like a rub it together in the
01:39
sink and literally it’s like you’re
01:40
washing your hands with the moon gel in
01:42
there and they get clean you know you
01:44
let them dry for a second and yeah
01:46
they’re super cheap there’s seven bucks
01:48
on Amazon right now so Moon Joe I think
01:50
every one it’s a drum gadget that every
01:52
one hat needs to have Moon Jail coming
01:54
in at number two of my top 5 drum
01:57
gadgets everybody needs for under 25
01:59
bucks is little booty shakers now I’ve
02:02
done extensive tests with the little
02:04
booty shakers on my youtube channel that
02:06
a lot of you have probably seen and
02:24
it’s just an amazing product what these
02:26
do is if you have a rack Tom that sits
02:30
in a it’s not mounted on a you know like
02:32
some kind of bracket or whatever but the
02:34
rack Tom sits in a snare drum stand
02:36
you’re losing a lot of resonance because
02:40
snare drum stands tend to absorb sound
02:42
so what you do is on each arm of the
02:46
snare drum stand you put a little booty
02:47
shaker and it extends the resonance of
02:49
your rack Tom you can also do this with
02:52
your snare drum in your snare stand you
02:54
just have to have a basket that’s big
02:55
enough to not only you know open up to
02:58
hold the snare drum but open up to have
02:59
this like foam I’ve done a ton of tests
03:02
of these they really actually for real
03:04
do work I tested out my own homemade
03:07
ones versus these and they’re absolutely
03:10
worth the price you pay they will make
03:13
your drum sound better and there are
03:14
only 16 dollars on Amazon right now
03:16
totally worth it to pick up a set and
03:19
you know test it out for yourself
03:21
they make my rack Tom’s sound so much
03:24
better and I just can’t even believe how
03:27
well they work and how much they improve
03:28
the sound so little booty shakers are
03:31
the number two gadget that I think
03:34
everyone should have under twenty-five
03:36
bucks
03:36
gadget number three under twenty-five
03:39
bucks that I think everyone should have
03:40
is a Remo quick clutch this is a hi-hat
03:43
clutch and you know kind of the secret
03:45
I’ve talked about this before my channel
03:47
but it is literally one of my favorite
03:48
things ever I always have a hi-hat
03:50
clutch when I’m going to gigs and I’m
03:52
playing a backline kit or I’m doing a
03:54
fly date I always bring my own hi-hat
03:56
clutch because you never know what
03:58
you’re gonna get when you get to the
03:59
club the gig the whatever you never know
04:02
what they’re gonna have you never know
04:04
if the clutch is gonna be broken or a
04:05
lot of them they just tend to because
04:08
they’re not that well made or they’re
04:10
old or whatever they tend to just back
04:12
out and I hate that and some of them are
04:15
really hard to get the right movement
04:17
you know because you have this little
04:18
piece up here where you can adjust you
04:20
know how tight and how little you want
04:22
the top hi-hat to move you know a lot of
04:24
them are just real finicky so the nice
04:26
thing about this remote quick clutch is
04:28
you just
04:29
spin this and it comes off but when you
04:33
push down spin it on it’s locked on
04:35
there it can’t back out unless you
04:37
literally push up and twist it so now
04:40
instead of you know cuz usually you have
04:41
to like spin forever spin the thing and
04:44
then it falls on the ground and you’re
04:45
mad and you’re gonna find it this is
04:47
literally you twist this and this hi-hat
04:55
is good to go it’s that quick and then
04:57
when you want to you can adjust here
04:58
adjust your tension here okay yeah oh
05:01
it’s moving too much adjusts it a little
05:03
bit okay that’s perfect and then when
05:05
you’re done literally you just twist
05:07
this and you’re done and there’s no
05:12
issues this is never gonna back out
05:14
there are other companies that make
05:15
quick clutches like that and I have
05:17
another one and I it works fine so I
05:20
don’t want to talk bad about that
05:21
company but I think that this remo one
05:23
actually works better than any of the
05:25
other ones I’ve tried so it’s $23 on
05:28
Amazon right now and you might be
05:30
thinking I don’t know if I want to spend
05:31
$23 on a hi-hat clutch but you’ll only
05:35
have to buy one because it has held up
05:37
for me for forever and it’s worth it
05:40
because you just never it’s peace of
05:42
mind you can go anywhere throw it in
05:44
your stick bag go anywhere to any gig
05:46
club whatever and you just never have to
05:48
worry about whether or not you’re high
05:50
hats gonna fall off and come undone
05:51
because that is the worst being on a gig
05:53
when your high hat the wing nut comes
05:56
out and your high hat like dies and you
05:58
can’t lift it up anymore so you’re just
06:00
stuck with the it’s terrible so the Remo
06:02
quick-release hi-hat clutch is
06:04
definitely worth picking up gadget
06:06
number four on my list of things you
06:08
need to have under twenty-five bucks is
06:10
a magnetic drum key and preferably a big
06:14
magnetic drum key this is the Evans
06:17
torque key right now it’s 23 bucks on
06:19
Amazon and I think it’s fantastic
06:22
I don’t every really use the torque
06:24
feature the torque features
06:25
theoretically you can set it to like a
06:27
certain setting and then when you’re
06:29
tuning it it like stops you when you
06:33
select it’s it’s a tuning thing that I
06:36
actually never use I don’t think it
06:37
works that well but this is magnetic so
06:41
you can put it on your drum it’s not
06:46
gonna come off that is super important
06:48
and it’s big when I’m on a gig and I you
06:51
know I always need to have a drum key
06:53
nearby cuz you never know when you’ll
06:54
have to adjust a foot pedal or you know
06:56
in between songs change the tuning of
06:59
your snare drum because it’s detuned a
07:00
little bit or whatever and I like having
07:03
a big drum key that I don’t have to look
07:05
for small ones that you know aren’t this
07:07
big or sometimes kind of hard to find
07:09
and you know they can get lost easily so
07:12
it’s big but also it being magnetic I
07:14
can rest it on my snare drum the whole
07:17
gig I know it’s not gonna move it’s
07:19
gonna be sitting right there where I put
07:21
it because it’s magnetic and it’s not
07:22
going anywhere and it also has this
07:24
little screw top here so that when
07:26
you’re tuning you can like spin it
07:28
really easily so I like that it’s a
07:30
weird feature that not every drum key
07:32
has that I find when I don’t have it
07:34
it’s really annoying because when I’m
07:35
you know changing heads you want to get
07:37
all that when it’s when you first just
07:39
thread the lug the tension rod into the
07:41
lug casing it’s really nice to just be
07:44
able to like spin this really quick and
07:45
have it and spin down by itself and on a
07:47
regular drum key it’s harder to do that
07:48
so a magnetic a big magnetic drum key is
07:52
definitely you know my number four thing
07:54
that you can get for under 25 bucks that
07:56
uh Zevon gonna help you in the live
07:59
arena it also help you around your
08:01
practice room studio you’ll never have
08:02
to look for it you can just it’s
08:03
magnetic you’ve put it somewhere it
08:05
stays there so this is number four on my
08:07
list so my fifth thing that I think
08:08
every drummer should have that is under
08:11
twenty-five bucks this is like kind of
08:13
like eating your vegetables so you might
08:15
not want to spend money on it but
08:17
literally is the most important thing on
08:19
this list it is a pair of ear plugs and
08:23
a pair of vic firth ear plugs at that
08:27
these are great they fit in your ear
08:29
like such and I doubt you can even tell
08:37
that they’re in there they have clear
08:38
little tips at the end and this is super
08:41
important because these cancel 20 DB of
08:44
noise so when you’re at a concert when
08:46
you’re practicing in your practice room
08:48
like literally any live show you’ve ever
08:50
been to is probably over a hundred
08:53
decibels which can damage
08:54
your ears in like minutes so wearing
08:57
these is gonna take it from 100 110
09:00
decibels down to 90 which is still loud
09:02
but you can listen to you know music or
09:06
a show at 90 DB for a much longer time
09:09
than 110 110 is too loud it’s too hard
09:12
on our ears so I carry these I carry
09:15
these with me everywhere I go I have the
09:17
little case attached to my keychain that
09:19
I have my keys on so anywhere I am I
09:21
always have earplugs I’ll even wear
09:23
these when I’m at the movies sometimes
09:25
because movies are just so loud can
09:27
never get your hearing back once it’s
09:28
gone it’s gone forever
09:30
so as drummers we are exposed to loud
09:33
stuff all the time for 17 bucks you can
09:36
literally it’s like the cheapest kind of
09:37
insurance you could ever buy and the
09:40
nice thing about these earplugs versus
09:42
the foam things because the foam things
09:44
yes they are cheaper and you know you
09:45
can get them for free a lot of places
09:47
but the foam when you stick it in your
09:49
ear everything’s stored to the foam
09:51
really muffled because those foam are
09:53
just blocking out certain frequencies
09:56
more than they’re blocking out others
09:57
the nice thing about these vic firth
09:59
earplugs is that they block out as much
10:02
as they can they have a filter in it
10:04
that blocks out noise evenly so you’re
10:07
not just losing you know certain
10:10
frequencies more than others you’re
10:11
losing all the frequencies by 20
10:13
decibels which is awesome and they do
10:15
they literally sound better than the
10:17
foam things a lot of people hate wearing
10:19
earplugs because they have the foam and
10:20
the foam sucks but these earplugs are
10:23
much much much much better alright so
10:25
those are my top 5 drum gadgets that I
10:28
think everyone should have for under 25
10:30
bucks we have the moon gel we have the
10:33
little booty shakers we have the evans
10:35
tort key we have the Remo quick clutch
10:37
and then most importantly we have the
10:39
vic firth earplugs all of those are
10:41
going to be something that are super
10:43
small super compact you can put them in
10:45
a stick bag you can put them in your
10:46
backpack you can take them wherever and
10:48
they’re really gonna make your life a
10:50
lot easier and for under 25 bucks you
10:53
know you can take all this stuff home
10:54
for I think under a hundred bucks but
10:56
definitely under a hundred and
10:58
twenty-five dollars and it’s gonna make
11:00
your life better and you know when a new
11:03
pair of sticks cost ten bucks and a new
11:06
drum head is twenty bucks or whatever
11:08
like those only lasts for a couple weeks
11:11
a couple months whereas these items you
11:14
buy them once and you have them forever
11:15
so sometimes drum gadgets drum
11:17
accessories seem like do I really need
11:20
that I’m getting by just fine with
11:22
whatever but it’s important to realize
11:23
that you’re gonna buy this stuff and
11:24
you’ll never buy it again and tip or
11:27
maybe move in jail those do even though
11:29
you can clean them those do wear out
11:30
over enough amount of time but this
11:33
stuff will make your life easier put
11:35
down in the comments what is your
11:37
favorite drum gadget that you use all
11:39
the time but would you suggest and if
11:41
it’s under 25 bucks bonus points
11:43
put that below in the comments what’s
11:44
your favorite drum gadget…

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here