Explorers Percussion

Explorers Percussion


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A Big Thank You to Explorers Percussion Paiste Pst 7 17’ medium crash with built in led lights ☝️😉🔥

Paiste Cymbals

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"Nothing pairs better with a new Ludwig snare than a new throne too!" - Explorers Percussion

Explore our thrones today at: https://bit.ly/3GbQsdb

Here’s another short groove from my sample sessions. This snare was so much fun to play and sounded sooo good in the room I just couldn’t stop playing it.
3.6x14 Pearl Drums Maple Free Floating Snare. I got this snare in 1991 from Explorers Percussion in Kansas City.
Saturn on site at Explorers Percussion
That time we got to hang out at Explorers Percussion with Daniel de los Reyes from Zac Brown Band. This fella does great things for kids.
Today is Paddington's Birthday our best friend and mascot!!
Thank you Explorers for putting on a wonderful clinic, I was absolutely floored when I saw Anika would be coming to KC! I called when I saw the original email before a date was set and you guys took my name down and called me as soon as the day was confirmed. Thank you so much for bringing her to the states. I know Wes and GO GO Ray had a great time!
Head to Explorers Percussion on Sept 23 for Russ Miller and to check out the Mapex Black Panther Design Lab Series.

Find the drum set that suits your personality from Explorers Percussion, a percussion instrument sho We have been family-owned since our doors opened in 1984.

Find the drum set that suits your personality from Explorers Percussion, a percussion instrument shop located in Kansas City, Missouri. Our goal has always been beyond getting a sale, and that is to provide the drummers and percussionists we work with the best possible service, equipment, and musical experience. We also offer private drum and percussion lessons weekly in half- hour increments taug


Happy Holidays Everyone!
Come in and check out our large selection of cymbals and a few new Zildjian Prototypes and take another 10% off!


ALL New shipment is in from the Pasic Convention and we are taking an extra 10% off!


Last day for Zildjian K Sweet Crash Special!
$100 off regular price!
The 16” is only $219.95 and the only 18” $279.95

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 11/10/2022

WOW! 😱Take a look at this stunning Star Reserve Mahogany snare from Tama Drums we just got in the shop!


BRAND NEW from Roland the SPD-SX pro! 9 sticking zones, 32 gigs of memory over 1500 onboard samples and many more features are all packed into this amazing tool for all levels of players


A special thanks to Todd Sucherman and everybody who attended his master class this past Wednesday! We all had such a great time and hope you all did as well!


It’s never too early to get a head start on the gift giving season and these new Zildjian Company Klean canteen and 16 oz pint glass!


New cymbal alert! Instanbul Agop just releases these new XIST Dry dark brilliant series cymbals and we have a good handful of each one for you to try out!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 10/17/2022

Explorers Percussion restoration and repair shop
has been going strong. Thanks to our new addition of Bob Abendroth. Here are a few pictures of the first drum set we worked on together. Notice how the Sky Blue finish had been much lighter in the late 70’s compared to todays Sky Blue. The Tom’s were originally concert Tom’s and the bass drum was an 18” floor tom. Many holes were plugged and the bearing edges were restored and recut. Many thanks to Danny Rojas for giving us the pleasure of bringing these drums a new life!!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 10/16/2022

Explorers has been doing quite a few bass drum reduction jobs in the last few years. And they are usually 18” to 20” depths cut to a 14” depth The 20” to 14” being the most popular.


Straight from the press Zildjian Company new S Dark series cymbals just released. Their unique hammering and extensive lathing prduce a sound you haven’t heard from Zildjian before!


Doc Sweeney snare sale time! We are doing 10% off on all of our Doc Sweeney Snare drums this weekend 10/7-10/9. The sale will be available in store and online, call to check availability on any of the drums you see pictured!!


Fresh from Zildjian the new FX blast bell has hit our shelves! Being a bit darker then the traditional bell this cymbal has a place in every set up!


We did a revamp to our hand percussion section! Stop by and play around on each of our different setups and figure out what works for you!


Hey all! We are hosting two workshop classes going over the ins and outs of Yamaha EAD10! The workshops will be held this Saturday 9/17 at 11:30 and 2:30! We’d love to see you there!


Roc N Soc are back in stock! We got every size and color so you can sprinkle a little something extra with your kit at your next gig!


Thanks Ryan for stopping by and picking up your C&C Drumco. Gladstone kit today!!


It was great a couple of days ago to visit with the legendary John JR Robinson. Who is one of the most recorded drummers of all time.
But more importantly he is also an avid Chiefs fan too!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 08/12/2022

We are taking a poll! Vote in the comments which of these two starclassic snares are you’re favorite! We can’t just choose one!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 08/11/2022

A huge thanks to our old friend Roy Casper!
Congratulations Roy on your new Tama Starclassic drum kit!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 08/03/2022

Evans new DB One drum heads! Swing by a shop and get a feel for how these drums heads/ cymbals feel and sound!


Another absolutely stunning drum set from DW Drums. This collectors kit with a custom finish around the shells is one of the most beautiful kits to come through our shop so we know you’ll love it!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 07/20/2022

You’ve all been asking so we are going to deliver! Explorers shirts are back in stock! We have our 38th anniversary shirt (pictured) and the black explorers drum set shirt (not pictured) swing by and pick up one in your size!


New Sabian Anthology Cymbals are in stock! Swing by and give these a try and let us know your favorite!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 07/08/2022

Thanks to our loyal customer Brad Buckner for picking up your new Sonor SQ2!!


A whole new batch of Craviotto snare drums just came in and we can’t pick our favorite! Let us know yours in the comments!


Happy 4th of July weekend!! We will be closed over the holiday weekend Sat. July 2nd to Mon. July 4th! Normal business hours resume July 5th!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 06/25/2022

Don’t miss out! We are doing our Explorers garage sale today all day today 6/25!!


We are doing another World famous Explorers garage sale this Saturday June 25! Swing by for deals like our bucket sticks for $3 or used heads any size for $3!!


We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the CP Retailer Family! A huge welcome goes out to Explorers Drums & Percussion, located in Kansas City, MO!
If they are your local store, be sure to stop in, say hello to Wes and the gang, and check out the Creative Percussion line.
Explorers Percussion

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 06/06/2022

One of our favorite customers Dw Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” ICON 6.5x14 snare drum came in today!


Thanks to our customer out in Muscle Shoals for purchasing our new Doc Sweeney snare drum Jardin de Fleurs (Garden of flowers)


Last day to catch this deal! Pick this up in store for $100 off!!

Photos from Explorers Percussion's post 05/28/2022

Memorial weekend sale!! With any purchase of an in stock DW Design kit you get a free PDP 800 hardware pack! This deal is only valid through this Saturday 5/28. Only available on in-store items no special orders.


Whether you need just one extra pair for a gig or more Promark has a stick caddy for every player!


From calfskin to synthetic and rope tuned to mechanically tuned Toca Percussion has you covered on all your Djembe needs!


Stability and comfort all in one throne. The Ahead Spinal-G drum thrones are a great option for any player


It’s never been a better time to pick on one of Roland’s E-kits! Throughout the month of May you can get a $200 mail in rebate on Roland’s Td-07KVX!

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This new Drum Workshop Inc. (DW Drums)  snare is such a subtle beauty, we thought this video would be the best way to ca...
A little preview of some of the stuff for the yard sale tomorrow! #explorersdrums #drumshop #kcmo #yardsale
The very nice Greetings video from John Good of DW Drums:Last year in the middle of the Pandemic I emailed an old pictur...
This Saturday! Come see these and many more drums from @docsweeneydrums #explorersdrums #drumshop #docsweeneydrums #cust...
Shirts are back in stock!! #explorersdrums #drumshop #kansascity #kcmo #shoplocal
Armand Zildjian 100th anniversary vault limited edition 20" cymbal with case and certificate #explorersdrums #armandzild...
New traditional jazz series from @istanbulagop
A big thank you to our friends at Dixon Drums for the sanitizer dispenser! This Cornerstone snare drum is killer as well...



8050 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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