Rimshots: How Important Are They?

nick jett

Nick Jett
Age 29
Drumming Experience 18 years
Band Terror
“Almost every time I hit the snare, I use the middle of my stick to hit the rim. It gives the snare hit a crack and more volume. I gotta compete with the loud guitars on stage.”

 
carlos verduga

Carlos Verdugo
Age 26
Drumming Experience 14 years
Band Tribal Seeds
“Rimshots are a very important aspect to my drumming. The rimshot allows me to change up the rhythm, sound, and overall texture of any song we’re droppin’.”

daniel williams

Daniel Williams
Age 25
Drumming Experience 10 years
Band The Devil Wears Prada
“Most definitely. Using dynamics is an important part of music for any drummer, and rimshots are simply the climax.”

xavier muriel

Xavier Muriel
Age 44
Drumming Experience 33 years
Band Buck Cherry
“As a rock drummer rimshots are a huge part of my playing. It increases volume and tone on not only the snare but rack and floors as well.”

kevin marks

Kevin Marks
Age 34
Drumming Experience 18 years
Band JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
“I use them primarily when we break down a section of a song, otherwise I prefer the sound of a regular snare hit.”