What is the best drum innovation of 2017?

It still blows our minds that after decades of pioneering products from the drum industry, there are still enough new ideas and new technologies to draw from to create brand new concepts and products that are genuinely useful to drummers.

From utterly simple yet brilliant gadgets, to genuinely useable tech and gear that improves on old favourites, the products shortlisted here all deserve their place in any drummer’s arsenal. The question is, what will the drum industry think of next?

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Last year’s winner: Zildjian L80 cymbals

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