Will a drummer bring their drums?
When you hire a drummer, the specific equipment you need to provide will depend on the event and venue. For example, some venues which often have live music will be able to provide most of the equipment a drummer will need but for weddings, a drummer will usually bring everything. However, here's a general breakdown of what you might need: Equipment typically provided by the drummer: - Cymbals - Including but not limited to Ride Cymbals, Crash Cymbals, and Hi-Hats. - Snare Drum - The drummer's snare often contributes significantly to their desired sound. - Bass Drum Pedal - This is a personal preference item for drummers as it affects their playing style and comfort. - Sticks - A variety of drumstick types may be used depending on the musical style and drummer's preference. - Throne (drum stool) - A comfortable throne or stool impacts a drummer’s performance as they need to be seated for long periods. - Mixer - If there’s a need to run backing click tracks and an IEM system if needed. - Drum dampeners - Some drummers might bring their own drum dampeners which are used to control the sound of their drums. Equipment typically provided by the venue: - Drum set - Including the bass drum, tom-toms, rack toms and floor toms. - Hardware - Stands for cymbals, snare drum, hi-hat and any other accessories. - Backline microphones - If the drums need to be amplified for the performance. - Drum monitor - Allows the drummer to hear themselves and the rest of the band clearly. - Cables - The corresponding cables for mics and mic stands.