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11 Best Drum Forums Still Active in 2024

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Whether you’re a beginning or veteran drummer, drum forums are a great place to hang out, learn about drums, network, and chat about our favorite passion.

With the advent of social media, many drumming forums have dwindled in traffic, some now resembling ghost towns.

Not all have suffered this fate, however. Today I’ll be sharing ten of the best drum forums that are still active and popular on the web.

1) Drum Forum

Drum Forum is one of the oldest drumming communities, dating back to somewhere between 2005 and 2006.

DFO boasts a large and active membership with forums on general drumming, vintage drums, building drums, gigging, teaching, electronic drums, for sale, and more.

2) Drummerworld Forums

For anyone who isn’t living under a rock, you most definitely have heard of the Drummerworld Forums. This site is arguably the most popular drumming forum online.

The site also isn’t just a forum. Drummerworld is arguably the most popular drumming website in the world. The site features many drummers, offers free lessons in various styles, posts drum solos, and much more.

Bernhard Castiglioni founded Drummerworld 25 years ago in Switzerland intending to create the best resource for younger drummers and students.

With its active community and large library of material, Drummerworld.com remains a popular spot for people who love the art of drumming. It is a great place to learn and get ideas for rhythm and percussion.

3) Drum Chat

DrumChat.com is a well-known online group and forum for drummers and people who like percussion. Drummers from all over the world can use it as a lively online meeting spot to share their stories, get help, and talk about anything drumming-related.

The site has many sections, such as ones for talking about drum gear, giving technique tips, talking about music theory, and even a place to buy and sell drum gear.

Fans of drumming can get to know each other on DrumChat.com, which makes it a useful site for both new and experienced players who want to connect with others who like drums and learn more about them.

4) Vintage Drum Forum

VintageDrumForum.com is a website where drum collectors, fans, and researchers can meet and share information. This specialized forum is a great place to find information and have conversations about old drum kits, hardware, and keepsakes.

Members can have lively discussions about different types of old drums, different ways to fix them up, and share their useful information and ideas about old drumming gear.

VintageDrumForum.com has become an important place for people who love the history of drumming and its famous instruments. It has a large community of passionate users and a huge collection of historical drumming information.

5) Pearl Drummers Forum

Pearl drum set players unite; this is the forum for you! Now, this is not to be confused with the line of drums from Pearl known as the Forum Series. This drum forum is an extension of Pearl’s brand and is a community of Pearl drummers.

Don’t worry If you don’t play Pearl drums; you’re still welcome to the community.

Subforums include discussion of various lines of drums including the Reference Series, Masterworks Series, Masters Maple Series, and others.

Also, there are subforums related to snare drums, hardware, drum recording, electronic drums, the malletSTATION, cymbals, orchestral percussion, and much more.

6) Drum Corps Planet

Any DCI drummers out there? Drum Corps Planet is the forum for you.

Dedicated to the world of drum corps, DrumCorpsPlanet.com is a well-known website and discussion forum for marching percussion. The website offers discussion boards, news updates, event coverage, and resources all pertaining to drum corps.

DrumCorpsPlanet.com continues to be an excellent resource for individuals who love drum corps, thanks to its active user base and thorough coverage of news and events.

7) House of Drumming

House of Drumming is a somewhat active forum that has one board: Drumming Chat.

Topics discussed are many times about professional drummers. Looking at the board now, I see threads on Steve Gadd, Todd Sucherman, Gavin Harrison, and Anika Nilles.

House of Drumming is worth a look if you’re into drumming and percussion.

8) Drummer Cafe

Founded by Bart Elliot in 1996, Drummer Cafe is both a website and forum. Bart is a man of many talents: a drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, comedian, educator, writer, and visual artist.

Drummer Cafe quickly became one of the industry’s leading websites on percussion and drums.

My first experience connecting with other drummers online was on Drummer Cafe, and it opened my eyes to my pompous attitude towards drums and drummers at the time.

In addition to the forum, DC provides many percussion lessons and resources on the website.

9) r/drums

Reddit touts that it is the front page of the internet; I have to agree. Reddit uses a subforum system known as subreddits.

The r/drums subreddit is an incredible resource for all drummers.

Percussionists (ranging from beginners to industry professionals) from all over the world are posting questions, videos, pictures, and much more on the subreddit.

But watch out. Reddit is full of know-it-alls. You may get “um, Ackchyually-ed” a lot on Reddit.

If you don’t have a Reddit account, I suggest making one and following the r/drums subreddit.

10) Alesis Drummer

For the past few years, Alesis has been dominating the budget electronic drum market, with kits like the Strike Pro, DM10 MKII Studio, Surge Mesh, and Nitro MAX.

For drummers who buy these kits, this forum is for you. Users of the site can ask questions, post videos, and share stories about their electronic drums.

11) Snare Science

I can’t believe I almost hit publish without mentioning the Snare Science forums. I frequented this website often in college, as its focus is around rudimental snare drumming.

The forum is excellent with topics and subforums ranging from general discussion, practice pad exercises, technique, DCI, video submissions, beginner’s section, reviews, and more.


What are your favorite drum forums? Did I miss one you frequent? I’ll be sure to add it to the list if need be. Thanks for reading; be sure to check out some of these remarkable communities!

Nick Cesarz

Nick is a drummer, percussionist, and blogger from Milwaukee, WI. He toured extensively with Vinyl Theatre, opening up for acts like twenty one pilots, Panic! at the Disco, and more. Now no longer touring, his passion lies in gear and playing the kit as much as time allows.

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