Hi, I’m Gideon, and I run Drum Helper!
If you’ve landed on this page, you might be wondering what an “affiliate link” actually is, and why there is a disclaimer that appears on each of my product reviews.
Drum Helper is reader-supported. This means that if you purchase one of the recommended products through one of my links, I earn a small commission, and it’s at no additional cost to you.
I’m extremely passionate about music and drumming. It’s a huge part of my life. It’s my talent, hobby, passion, and career. I play drums professionally and I teach drums to students, and in the same way I hope to inspire the tens of thousands of drummers from around the world that read my blog each month!
And not to mention, I’ve always been in love with the gear aspect too, even from a young age. I only recommend the very best performing drumming equipment, and my reviews are genuine.
I base my recommendations on a wide range of factors including sound, performance, build quality, ease-of-use, and value. I consider everything about a piece of equipment to make sure that you can find the right piece of drum gear for you.
I’ve played all of the main brands and product lines for drums, hardware, cymbals, percussion, and anything else drumming related. Pearl, Gretsch, Tama, DW, Ludwig, Mapex, Sonor- you name it! I’ve played them all and more.
I focus on recommending equipment that outperforms its competitors within its price range, so that you can get the best price-to-quality ratio gear on the market, no matter whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro.
I also only recommend the best music retailers, which are Sweetwater for the USA, and Thomann for UK & the EU. Both Sweetwater and Thomann stock the best range of equipment, and offer the best prices out of all the retailers out there.
Both also offer the longest warranties by far, and have free shipping on almost every order, as well as unbeatable customer service.
These merchants reward me as an affiliate for advertising their products, where I am paid for qualifying sales referred to them. It’s their way of saying thanks for sending them visitors!
I also link to Amazon from time to time, which means I am a participant of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an advertising program that rewards me with fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Thanks for stopping by and learning more about the way the site is run, and how I choose which drum gear and merchants I recommend to my readers!