Purchasing Percussion Instruments with Confidence

Purchasing Percussion Instruments with Confidence

Currently, there are a variety of quality percussion instrument manufacturers, including Remo, Yamaha, Ludwig, Hohner, and Pearl, and buyers possess numerous ways of purchasing their work. The tried-and-true method of visiting a local music store is still extremely common, especially for individuals just getting into music. The staff at a brick-and-mortar store can help answer questions that novice musicians often have, and they can help buyers find the kind of instrument that will fit them. For more experienced percussionists, purchasing from a manufacturer or distributor's catalog allows a larger selection than can usually be found in a local store. However, the widest selection of both new and pre-owned instruments is found at online marketplaces like eBay.

Finding Percussion Instruments on eBay

After selecting a specific type of percussion instrument, buyers can go to the Musical Instruments portal, click Percussion, and start searching for items on eBay. The sheer number of selections in the Percussion category can make browsing difficult, but eBay offers buyers several tools to narrow their search and find items that meet their specifications.

The Categories list on the left side of each page helps shoppers narrow down their listings by item type. On the Percussion page, buyers will find links for Bells, Cymbals, Drums, and more. Shoppers can utilize eBay's Keyword Search feature to search through listing titles for specific words. For example, if a buyer was looking for a carved djembe drum, he or she could type, "djembe drum carved" (without quotation marks) into the Search box. The Advanced Search option allows buyers to further refine the search by keyword, price, and location, among other factors. Shoppers can visit eBay's Search Tips page for more tips on searching with keywords. If the desired item is not available on the site, buyers can shop eBay Stores; tell the eBay Community what they want by creating a post on Want It Now; or save a search on My eBay, which allows eBay to email a customer when a match becomes available.