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I'm buying an electric drum kit soon. What are the best London music shops in London that sell such items, do you know?
But if you want to try one out Rose-Morris on Denmark Street in the West End should have a few.
On Golden Square (Soho, near Piccadilly Circus) has a dedicated drum shop. This is twinned (I think) with another great drum shop in Kentish Town called Pro Percussion.
There used to be place called the Wembley Drum Centre in Wembley (unsurprisingly) that was like a sort of warehouse version of a drum shop with loads of rooms to try stuff out.
www.dv247.com have some great deals, but also you can use their stores in Acton, Barnet or Clapton if you'd prefer the hands on experience.
DV247: company of champions.
Pay for annoying rollover expanding Flash adverts like everyone else! :p
I'm nothing but a customer of digital village and they undercut everyone I approach on price and quality of service is great. In a world without sound control they are the only decent option.
I was simply calling xylopwn out because he works for them.
not like those twats on denmark street.
It's quite fun walking into one shop and saying, "I saw it for £300 in there," thus forcing them to ring up said shop to make sure. :D
cos they own all on rare wierd pedals and the guys got a ampeg B-15
if that helps?
a glance at the website reveals there's really one in Clapham. If they are paying for advertising anywhere I hope xylo's not writing or editing the copy...
yeah. im more a big picture kind of guy. detail is for the oiks who proof my stuff.
...did that sound convincing?
great, thanks! Acton is quite close for me.
DV247: THE PLACE OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS.
and it's awesome
it's like drummers' porn
and hate freedom.
thanks for that. Does anyone have any recommendation for brands. I want a mid range one, so I guess looking at about £400?
they were second hand and that price was half what you'd pay for some pretty shitty ones.
Roland always looked good for the money but they used to be in the 1000-2000 price bracket.
they are fragile! If u a big hitter be aware of this. I had a roland TD12 and broke 3 brackets holding pads and cymbols at a cost of £40 each before giving up on it.
sooooo think about getting a real kit and putting ddrum triggers and mesh heads on it instead. If ur recording this will work out better anyways cos the cymbals on electronic kits sound the most obviously fake. Ie. you can record from the drum brain for drums and use 2 overhead mics to pickup your cymbals.
A drumming friend of mine swears by it for electronic kits.
Dunno about particular models. I could ask my mate cos he's had bloody loads of the things