there have been many phone calls in the last couple of weeks. Many of you have been wondering if we were getting in a new shipment of Cryptic contact mics. Some of you have been wondering if they even really existed. Alas, they do exist, and, they were actually on their way. Wait no longer and come get ’em while they are still here.
TJ and Beck did a little sprucing up yesterday and this picture shows how it ended up. There’re other sets not shown here as well as more coming in all the time. We’ve got a bunch of new/used/vintage kits in, and the new Gretsch Brooklyn kits have been flying out the door! We’ve sold a bunch off the floor and special ordered some too – they’re doing really well. Keep in mind that Gretsch has a deep Brooklyn heritage and being in the shadow of the original Gretsch factory is big for us. At least once a week I’ll take a tourist outside and point south on Wythe to just past the bridge where you can see one of the original factory buildings. But you locals know this already…….
We’ve also got new DW, PDP, Ludwig, and some gorgeous Canopus kits kicking around all looking for new homes. And judging by the piles of gear that we’ve seen come in for repair after our friend Sandy’s visit, some of you may need help getting into replacement drums. We’re sympathetic to your plight and we’ll try to help you out on replacing your drums or hardware if it was destroyed. Mention this blog post and we’ll cut you some sort of break.
I hope all is well with you, blog readers, and as always, come on down and say hello.
Thanks to Beck, Ariel, and Jake drumsets have been flying out the door. We’ve sold more kits in the last few days than we did the last month! This is awesome because now we need to order more so if there’s a kit you’ve been dreaming of let us know and maybe, just maybe, we’ll order it up so that you can come in and drool over it. And maybe even buy it. Seriously, if there’s something you’d like to see in here now’s the time – don’t be shy!
Main Drag is currently rolling in drum sets, I mean, they’re coming out of our ears, falling off the shelves, jamming up the refrigerator, getting under foot……if you’ve ever wanted one of the sets in here or any of the ones coming in soon it’s a good time to come in and make a deal! If you can find a better price on ANYTHING, let us know! We need to make some room, even the mice are starting to complain.
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.
…..are all out on the floor here. We’ve got some killer sets here right now and it changes fast, so come on down and check one out. And if you need hardware, cymbals, accessories as well as a great selection of snares we’ve got you covered, including a giant handfull of Radio Kings.
Buck Nelson rides again, and this time takes you deep into the heart of the heart of DW drums!