February 2016 News

Apologies to anyone who’s been trying to scroll through our ever growing website over the past 2 weeks; we’ve been struggling with some changes in the background. We lost the site for a couple days, and took that as a good time to move servers (which has been on the cards, but I’ve been dreading!).

I’ve had amazing support from Dan at WebMarmalade since we opened, but i’m sure he dreaded my weekly emails begging for help because something was  malfunctioning or needed patching up…So we moved the whole website to new servers, which was fairly painless thanks to the great work of the staff at Simple Servers. Following that we’ve had a few teething problems, as the E-commerce platform we use is fairly complex and I guess its just settling in like a set of new heads on a vintage kit! Hopefully by the end of this week we’ll be running smoothly. If in doubt, call us, as my email inbox is overflowing!

Last weekend we had Ian from Kasabian drop in the shop for a catch up. I’ve met Ian a couple times at shows and we always have a good chat about vintage gear. Due to his involvement with the newly established British Drum Company, Ian has decided to thin out his collection of drums. So over the coming months we’ll be selling various drums on his behalf. The first few snares are good appetisers; pre serial Ludwig Supraphonic COB, Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute (used on a couple world tours, Glastonbury, Hyde park 2005), a re-issue Gretsch 4157 (2009), Slingerland Tour series (AR badge, 2003), Premier HR9 (first issue with red felts). We also have his Sonor HiLite set in red maple 22,10,12,13,16 in lovely condition. Some of these drums are on our website already, others going up this week.

In other news, we’re still working on getting snare wires manufactured for Premier Royal Ace and 2000 series snare drums. It’s one hurdle after another, but we’re in the final stages now. I know a lot of you are waiting for these, I’ve been working for a year to get these made now. But they have to be done right. Please join this list for updates on progress and availability – Snare Wire mailing list

We have stock coming in and going out constantly, mainly snare drums and vintage spares, but some kits too. With several drum shops closing in the UK in the last couple weeks, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and also encourage you to come to the shop to try snares and find one that suits you. We also stock lots of snare drum accessories and can do repairs/service on your drums in store while you sip a cuppa and have a play on some classic drums.

Hope to see you soon!

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