Posts tagged ‘drum shop’

May 9, 2012

Something’s happening at Main Drag……

Can you see the look of imminent change in these fine Main Draggers’ eyes? Ricky might even have vodka or gin in that glass in celebration, who knows? Adam’s looking joyous, and the New Guy (who’s fitting right in) is looking like he knows a secret.  Hint: They’re  psyched because it’s going to be a lot quieter in the store. And a firm no to the idea that less noise will actually be made at the store, it’ll just be contained a lot better.

 

 

 

 

And here’s another hint in the form of a photo.  What could Main Drag Founder Karl Myers possibly be doing in that gray room?  Is he working on his staining skills? Faux finishing a wall to look rustic?  He’s got crazy finishing skills already, and the barn look really doesn’t really mesh with our aesthetic………hmmmmmm. Give up yet?

 

 

Since you’ve read this far, you might as well know that we’re building a drum and cymbal testing room located back in drumland. The room will have tuned walls, new carpet, mood lighting, blacklight posters of Spanish galleons, busty dragon slayers bearing broad swords……actually no decor to speak of, but more importantly, most if not all of our cymbal stock will be arranged neatly and provocatively in there. And there’ll be a drumset of fairly neutral size so that jazzers, rockers, beats players, and all else will be able to try out cymbals, snare drums, bass drum pedals, thrones, etc. with a set in a nice sounding, comfortable room. It’ll be awesome, and look for it to be done in about a week.

Also awesome is the fact that we’ve got lots of new drumsets in with more on their way from Ludwig, DW, Gretsch, and more cymbals from Sabian, Zildjian, Istanbul, and newcomer Paiste (finally). And if you don’t see it, we can order it at prices matching the Center of Six-Stringed Instruments. And all of this in addition to our always cool selection of used and vintage gear. Look for more updates as the date gets closer.

John

 

 

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January 20, 2012

New shipment of Supernaturals Cymbals!

We touched on this a little while ago, but we just got a new shipment so ALARM! ALARM! ALARM!

If any of you drummers (or drummer friendly folk) have been in our drum shop recently, you may have noticed our the new turkish cymbal line we’re now carrying, Supernaturals Cymbals.  These are a great handcrafted turkish cymbal that aren’t a shot to your wallet.

We’re carrying two of their lines in stock right now, Diamond Drive and Heritage.  We can, of course, get any of their lines by special order.

Supernaturals Diamond Drive cymbals are very crisp, clean and have great sustain.  The Heritage line are raw, dry and complex.

We just received a new batch and currently have:

Diamond Drive

16″, 17″, 18″ and 19″ Crashes

21″ and 22″ Rides

Heritage Line

16″, 18″ and 20″ Crashes

22″ Rides

We also have 13″ and 14″ Hi Hats in the Diamond Drive line and 14″ Hi Hats in the Heritage Line

Come check these awesome cymbals out before we sell out!

January 14, 2012

Vintage Jenco Vibraphone

We have a beautiful set of vintage Jenco Vibes (also known as “vibrabells” in the early days of Jenco) on our floor right now.  A 2.5 octave from C-F with 1.5″ x 0.5″ Aluminum bars, a perfect size for the space conscious New Yorker.  The motor is in awesome condition and they sound amazing.  With a Black Diamond Pearl finish, these will be a great addition to someone’s studio or music project.

December 2, 2011

Check out the new drum layout

TJ spent a good part of the day reorganizing the drum area to better suit your needs and it certainly feels better for us too.  Here is a small snapshot of the changes made and some random crazy man as well.