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We hope anyone visiting the Chicago show May 20/21 will stop in and say hi.

We're at booth #107.

Looks like a great line up of drums, drum clinics, and drummers. What else is there?


New Wire Brushes from Bopworks

Finally, a brush that stays at the spread you set it at. Features a comfortable, textured handle with locking options at a 2" or 4" spread.Manufactured to our specs by one of the nation's leading brush manufacturers, we think our brush will become a favorite in your stick bag!

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Memphis R&B Model

Now in stock...16" length by .570" diameter (5A) with a 5 inch taper,with a nice melding of shoulder to tip.                               

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Gretsch Tony Williams Mystery Stick!

From the Bopworks Vault: The Tony WIlliams Gretsch 5A Tipless model sticks!!?Circa early 70's is a best guess going by the green ink which matched other Gretsch sticks of the time. And, I would have to emphasize the word "best guess" here...They're 16 " long, and a hefty 5A thickness. I've never seen a Tony Williams [...]

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Not so Modern Drummer online Magazine

Started as a newsletter-ish publication by famed drum engraver John Aldrich, Not so Modern Drummer has been a source for vintage drum nerds for decades. ( Wow. That's personally depressing. ) Yes indeed, prior to the internet but sometime after smoke signals, it was the best way for drum collectors to communicate. Many of [...]

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Austin Drummer Magazine

Austin drummer and teacher Nic Marcy has put together a nifty online magazine in PDF format that is well worth checking out. Regardless of music preference, you'll find something enjoyable. The interviews are well constructed, as are the transcriptions and the "concepts" articles.And you whippersnappers better appreciate all the great info online these days! Back [...]

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ADC Drums - Liverpool England

This month we're giving a shout out to Andy Dwyer and ADC Drums in Liverpool.ADC carries a full selection of drums, cymbals, vintage and more.You can check 'em out here:http://www.adcdrums.co.uk/Default.aspx

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Profile: 80/20 Drummer

Nate Smith's 80/20 Blog is recommended viewing, regardless of playing level. There are breakdowns of some very interesting grooves and concepts, most often accompanied by a will done video clip demonstrating his concept. Let me say right off the bat I totally love his concepts on time and practicing. Anyone who can do transcriptions and immediately [...]

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August Centerfold: Ludwig 7 A Roy Haynes Model

In keeping with our vintage tradition, this month we're featuring the Roy Haynes stick circa 1960's. Roy's 7A measures 15 1/4"  and is .50 diameter. (If you were to say the diameter and taper were remarkably close to our Birdland, you might have a point. Or, err... tip ).Roy's stick did thicken up through the [...]

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The Bass Drum: A true story.

The article below was written by yours truly and reprinted courtesy of Not So Modern Drummer Magazine 2003. It is, of course, a total fabrication. If you play drums, it helps to have a sense of humor...Right?Origins of Drum-Related Terminology: The Kick DrumThe alert reader will no doubt recall my ground breaking article in the [...]

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