Posts tagged ‘paiste’

November 15, 2012

Drum Bonanza

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.

John

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October 18, 2012

Drums are a flyin’

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!

May 24, 2012

Drum and Cymbal Testing Room

We finally finished it. It’s stocked with a bunch of new Paistes (finally), Zildjians, Sabians, Istanbuls, Supernaturals, and many more. Not to mention hundreds of used and vintage cymbals of all sizes, styles, and prices soon to be located just outside the door of the room!

But the cymbals are only part of the room’s cool factor.  As you can see from the pics, we put in a new Ludwig Clubdate kit so that you can check out a potential cymbal purchase with a kit in a nice, tuned, sonically isolated environment. No more dirty looks from the guys at the register trying to talk on the phone!  Since we opened it up a few days ago there’ve been lots and lots of players checking it out. And it’s a great space for seeing how a snare drum works with a kit, or a bass drum pedal.  Or maybe you want to check out the kit itself.  Over time we’ll be rotating drumsets in and out of there to keep things fresh and to give new sets a chance to be tried out.

We’re really psyched about this so come on down and check it out!

John

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

 

 

January 7, 2012

Drums! Drums! Drums!

Have you seen all awesome additions we’ve made to the drum shop? Not only have we underwent a complete shift in layout, we’ve been getting in some really amazing gear.

Have you seen all the vintage Zildjians that have been piling up? 60’s, 70’s and 80’s 13″/14″/15″ hi hats, 16″/18″/20″ crashes and 18″/20″/21″/22″ rides galore!

Have you seen Murph from Dinosaur Jr’s custom C and C kit?

Have you seen the new Turkish cymbal line we’re now carrying, Supernaturals Cymbals?

Have you seen the incredible collection of vintage snare drums we’re amassing? We’ve posted a bunch of them under drums in the “gear for sale” portion of our website if you’d like to check some out, but we’re getting them too fast to put them all on. Come check em out before this batch is gone!

MDM