Professional Drum Shop
Pro Drum Shop
The Professional Drum Shop was founded in 1959 by Bob Yeager with Chuck Molinari in an effort to provide the professional drummer with a place to get needed equipment repairs and shopping convenience. The Pro drum Shop continues to be a spot where today's professional drummers shop and go to when they are looking for advice on professional gear. They offer complete drum repairs and modifications and carry replacement and hard to find parts to make sure that your drums play the way you want them to. As Pro drum says " If we can't fix it, it's not broken!"
Pro Drum is firmly committed to meeting the special needs of its customers. Everyone is treated alike here, no matter if you're a top name drummer or just someone who plays for fun. They are still one family owned and co-owners Stan and Jerry Keyawa believe in service, integrity, and quality and they deliver as promised.
854 Vine Street
Keith Carlock coming to town!
One of the most sought after drummers today, Keith Carlock will be hitting the road on a 13-city US clinic tour in April and May of 2012. Keith has been the driving force behind artists such as Steely Dan, James Taylor, Sting, John Mayer, The Blues Brothers, Wayne Krantz, and many others. His distinctive sound and unique approach have set him apart from other players of his generation. Since arriving on the music scene in the late 90s, Keith has topped several reader’s polls including #1 Pop, #1 Fusion and #1 All-Around in the 2009 Modern Drummer Readers’ Polls. Other career highlights include appearances at the 2008 Zildjian Drummers Achievement Award Tribute to Ginger Baker in London and the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC).
The 13-city tour commences on April 17th in Los Angeles, CA and finishes May 3rd in Boston, MA. As with other Zildjian clinic tours, each dealer will host a Zildjian Sales Event with special deals and pricing on Zildjian products specifically tailored to the clinic. In addition, Zildjian will run special promotions at the dealer locations as well as contests on Zildjian.com and Facebook. Drummers may win Keith’s new Vic Firth Signature Series Drumsticks, Zildjian Gear, or a ZIldjian Cymbal personally signed by the drummer.
According to John DeChristopher, Zildjian’s Vice President, Artist Relations & Event Marketing Worldwide, “We’re excited to bring Keith out on a US clinic tour. Judging by the positive response from our dealers and drummers, the clinics are sure to be a big success.
While on tour, Keith will be playing the following Cymbal-Setup:
15" K Light HiHats
20" K Constantinople Med Thin Low Ride
22" K Constantinople Med Thin Low Ride
18" K Dark Crash Thin
19" K Dark Crash Thin
Confirmed Clinic dates are below. Please check with the Dealer for ticket info and Clinic start times:
Tuesday, April 17th - Pro Drum Shop – Hollywood, CA
Wednesday, April 18th - Bentley’s Drum Shop – Fresno, CA
Thursday, April 19th - Milano Music – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, April 21st - Grandma’s Music – Albuquerque, NM
Monday, April 23rd - Explorer’s Percussion – Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, April 24th – Mozingo Music – St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, April 25th – Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 26th – Cascio Music – Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 28th - Memphis Drum Shop – Memphis, TN
Monday, April 30th - All Pro – Tampa, FL
Tuesday, May 1st - Greenbriar – Fredericksburg, VA
Wednesday, May 2nd - Drum Center – Portsmouth, NH
Thursday, May 3rd – DiCenso’s Drum Shop – Weymouth, MA
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Hollywood Drum Show... A GREAT WEEKEND OF DRUMS AND DRUMMING
This weekend is going to be a great weekend for hanging out with other Percussion Partners. Check out the Professional Drum Shop booth. Featuring prototype products from Zildjian cymbals and Aquarian drumheads and one of a kind snare drums from Ludwig; all on sale!
Prototype Zildjian Constantinople crashes and Aquarian Modern Vintage SUPERKICKS??? Only available at the Hollywood Drum Show, October 1 and 2 . Hope to see you there.
The Rarites are coming! The 2011 Zildjian Rarities are coming!
Hurry...Limited Time Zildjian Opportunity!
Here at Percussion Partners we just received our first sample from the Zildjian 2011 Rarities Collection- the 19” K Dark Thin Ride and we couldn’t be more pleased. This years limited offerings should be part of every serious cymbal lovers collection.
The K Dark Thin models have a lot of flexibility and are rolled EXTRA THIN and extensively Hammered to give you that distinctive VINTAGE K sound. The pairing of the 19” and 22” K Dark Thin Ride models complement each other with both their Ride and Crash qualities and together they can serve as your right and left ride- you pick which goes where! The 14” K Dark thin hats feature a Paper Thin top and Thin Bottom to perfectly finish off the set.
These extremely limited 2011 models are fun to play and fit in easily when volume is an issue. The small bell retains stick definition with a clarity of stick sound and the wash doesn’t over power your performance. They let you “play” and dig in without overpowering the band.
The buffed finish adds a bit more cut to the sound while a bringing a unique stunning brilliant refined appearance to your kit. These cymbals are a class act and are only available at a few select dealers for the month of April and May.
We will be posting where you can see and hear these beauties. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to try these out.
Check out more Zildjian 2011 Models here.
Ludwig-From NAMM to SoCAL Percussion Partners Dealer's floor
The latest Ludwig products that were just displayed at this year 2011 Winter NAMM SHOW are being delivered to these Southern California Dealers today: Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood and Alan’s Music Center in La Mesa,CA
Not only were these kits displayed at the NAMM show, they are the original kits pictured in the upcoming 2011 Ludwig Catalog. As a nice touch, these kits will be authenticated as the actual kits pictured in the catalog. Go in and check them out.
This NEW SKY BLUE PEARL wrapped LUDWIG CLASSIC MAPLE is outfitted with all of the details that you want if you are looking for a kit that authentically takes on that '60s vibe. This like stepping back into history, and where else would you expect to find this but PROFESSIONAL DRUM SHOP in Hollywood, CA! Drum sizes for this kit are 14x22 Bass Drum, 9x13 Tom,16x16 Floor Tom, 6,5x14 Snare Drum. SHOWING at PRO DRUM SHOP.
This beautiful NEW PEWTER GLASS SPARKLE Element is the first Ludwig Kit at the show to offer Ludwig's new "WRAP-TITE" exclusive finish process that assures a permanent bond between the shell and the finish. It has been tested to withstand warping and separation at temperatures over 200 degrees.
The focused tonality of this kit will appeal to those drummers that are seeking volume, attack and power. Drum sizes for this kit are 18x22 Bass drum, 8x10 and 8x12 toms, 16x16 and 16x18 Floor Toms and 8,5x14” Snare Drum. A 10x13 Tom is also available. SHOWING at PRO DRUM SHOP.
This is Ludwig’s latest model of the NEW EPIC SERIES and this beauty boasts thin 6 ply Birch-MAPLE –Birch shells that produces a wet, powerful sound and is at home in high-volume situations. This is the new Funk pack in a NATURAL BIRCH LACQUER and is complemented with the classy and subtle, smoky chrome hardware. SHOWING at ALAN’S MUSIC CENTER
This new Ludwig Centennial Pack is a working drummers kit. With quality North American Maple Shells and six new beautiful new sparkle. lacquer finishes, this kit brings professional quality at a great price. This kit was chosen for the NEW DEEP BLUE SPARKLE LACQUER. You have to see this under stage lights- AWESOME!
This shell pack comes in the “Dragster” configuration: 18x22 Bass Drum, 9x12 Tom, 14x14 and 16x16 Floor Toms. SHOWING at PRO DRUM SHOP.
This is the BRAND NEW ELEMENT LACQUER all BIRCH SHELLS! Great value and beauty in a NEW thin, 6 ply, 100% Marbled Birch shell. Amazing! This is a kit for the up-and- comer or the professional who needs a great kit for woodshedding.
This Element Lacquer Birch is a great value and includes an 18x22 Bass Drum, 8x8,8x10 and 9x12 toms, a 16x16 Floor Tom and a cracking 5x14 Snare Drum. SHOWING at ALAN’S MUSIC CENTER
Shawn Pelton Grooves on more than just Saturday Night!
Shawn Pelton creates a funky-funky groove with his K hats and Rhythm Tech Jing-ler. This groove sticks with you!
The added dimension of the jing-ler on his second line style snare drumming approach adds even more to a "nasty" relaxed feel.
Check this out!
Check Shawn out on the cool internet show, "Live From Daryl's House" .For more information on the Rhythm Tech Jing-ler check out RhythmTech.com or better yet, go try it out at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood.
The Legends of Drumming Are Coming To Your Living Room!
"Pro Drum's First 50 Years"
Pro Drum is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated documentary DVD,"Professional Drum Shop's 50 Years". More than 50 years in the making ,This l05-minute informative and entertaining documentary takes the viewer on a historical journey through Hollywood's recording and drumming industry, with rare film clips, pictures, stories and interviews with some of the most famous and influential drummers of our time.
"We wanted-to share the stories that we've been hearing (or telling) at holiday parties for years," says PDS owner, Dolores Yeager. " What started as a history of a small store became a collection of interviews with some of the greatest names in drumming history.”
"Professional Drum Shop's 50 Years" covers milestone moments such as the invention of the drum set, the rise of the plastic drum head and the arrival of the Beatles and their impact on the music scene from the 1960's to the modern day. Well known names such as Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards, Jake Hanna, and Remo Belli share their memories of the music scene in Los Angeles and the role of the Pro Drum Shop in their lives and music.
Hilarious and sometimes bittersweet, the stories are intercut with never-before seen photos and recordings from the Pro Drum archives as well as a musical soundtrack featuring Buddy Rich, Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra., Steely Dan, Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers and many more. A must for any music fan, this unique DVD will become a favorite for drummers and music historians.
You have to get a copy of this. Contact PRO DRUM for more information.
Legacy Exotic -Pretty in the Picture, Prettier in the store!
This beautiful kit was made for the 2010 Ludwig Catalog to the specifications requested by Professional Drum Shop of Hollywood and is a featured Ludwig kit in the store.
Like all Ludwig catalogs, the 2010 issue is sure to become a future collectors prize. This issue features the introduction of the Ludwig Legacy Exotic line in detail as well as some other limited edition models. With 101 years of drumming history, Ludwig catalogs have always been coveted for their nostalgic value and how they have helped to tell the story of the drumset and drum equipment trends over time. The 2010 catalog illustrates the commitment of the Ludwig Drum Company to quality in workmanship as the company enters its second century of being known as the "Most famous name on drums!".
You can download a copy of this catalog at http://www.ludwig-drums.com/literature/, Better yet, try to find a printed copy for your own collection!
The featured kit is a custom USA made 3 ply (maple-poplar-maple) kit includes a 16x22" inch bass drum, 9x13" tom, 16x16" floor tom and 6.5x14" snare drum with Millenium strainer. This classically configured Ludwig Legacy kit includes and additional ply of Natural Mahogany Burst finished BLACK LIMBA (vertical grain) and is outfitted with large classic lugs, classic curved spurs Keystone Badges and classic floor tom brackets.
Included with this kit is a copy of the catalog with documentation authenticating it as the one pictured in the 2010 catalog. Call Stan or Jerry for more information.
Same First Name...Same last Name... 4 different personalities.
It may say Zildjian .... It may say HiDefinition Ride... but each of the four identically named cymbals in this short video have their own distinct personality. They are all manufactured to the highest quality standards, but by the very nature of the production process, each of these “cast” Zildjian cymbal will have a unique sound and personality all of it's own.
All four of these Zildjian Hi- definition Rides that were inspired with input from Terri Lynn Carrignton were pulled right out of the cymbals bins at Professional Drum Shop in Hollywood,CA and are demonstrated by Stan Keyawa of Pro Drum .
You may hear a few more highs or a tad less of the lows. You may feel that the “wash” fills the air with just enough sustain or that the stick definition may have just the right amount of articulation that you were looking for. Some drummers may talk in terms like "DRY" ,DARK" ,"Complex", "FAST" or use other metaphors to describe the ideal sound that they are looking for. You may not know how to explain it, but you know the cymbal of your dreams when you hear it! This is why it is important for you to play the cymbal or have someone else play it for you so that you can grab it and take it with you when you hear "YOUR" sound.
Just like Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, SteveGadd, or Terri Lynn Carrington, with the right cymbal and an identifiable,personalized technique, you too can create a signature cymbal sound that is all your own.
The Professional Drum Shop... Where the PROS really do shop!
The video, “Professional Drum Shop 50 years”, tells the story of real professional drummers creating a real PROFESSIONAL DRUM SHOP in Hollywood, California back in 1959. This was no accident, since it just happened to be located across the street from the MUSICIANS UNION LOCAL 47. Nearly every drummer of renown has passed through Professional Drum Shop's doors over the last 50 years, leaving a lasting impression, which is in evidence in the store today.
The store is plastered with images of the drummers who have made a contribution to our drumming community. Some names are burnt in the minds of every drummer, others names may be known only to a few. But all these drummers have meant something to Pro Drum. All have made a contribution to our craft in some way and Professional Drum Shop continues to honor them.
Some pictures have been personalized with signatures and sentiments that are heartfelt, while other have be taken from manufacturer catalogs and historical flyers. If you are a drum enthusiast, you can't help but be moved after viewing one of the photo-covered walls of fame. Who are these drummers? When were these photos taken? What is their life and drumming story? The walls may not literally talk, but ask Stan or Jerry about them, and I'm sure that they will have a great story to tell you.
So how many pictures line the walls? That may be a question for a future contest giveaway. Go in and see for yourself.
Zildjian ARTIST SELECT K CONSTANTINOPLE SALE coming to Professional Drum Shop!
On Saturday, September 11, 2010, from 10AM-5PM, The Pro drum shop will host a Very Special-ONE DAY ONLY- ZILDJIAN CYMBAL sale with the best selection of K Constantinoples on the WEST COAST.
Those who attend will be able to choose from a special collection of over 45 of Zildjian’s best rides, crashes and hi hats from the K Constantinople family of cymbals along with special pricing on all Zildjian models in stock and some other "one day only" special offers.
This will be a great opportunity to compare different Constantinople models and find the right cymbal to meet your needs and satisfy your sonic palate. All models will have 3 or 4 different individual cymbals from which to choose.
Check out the video of Kenny Washington and Zildjian Cymbal Guru ,Paul Francis explaining what went into his new “BOUNCE RIDE” model and how great it sounds with rivets. Ask nicely and I bet Stan can put rivets in your new Constantinople too!
Come early. The first 12 customers that purchases a Zildjian Constantinople Cymbal will receive a FREE Ludwig Boom Stand! ($116.00 value)
Can't Come? Missed it? JUST CALL Stan and Jerry may have pulled a bunch of these gems for themselves!