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Drum Center Portsmouth Blog

  • Drum Center of Portsmouth 8th Anniversary/Grand Opening Event - Saturday June 3rd!

    We are combining 2 BIG milestones : our 8th Birthday, and our GRAND OPENING event in our NEW location! So this means MORE FOOD, MORE SALES, MORE FREE STUFF! As many know, this is our biggest event of the year and it never fails to disappoint.



    144 Lafayette Road
    North Hampton NH

    To celebrate our 8th anniversary, as well as our new location, we will be offering a 15% discount on all regularly-priced, in-stock items!*

    We also have the craziest list of free giveaways that we've ever had!

    From the beginning, my intention with these giveaways has been to give back to our customers who support us, and we've found that each year, the list of items we raffle off grows and grows, and so do the crowds! That said, due to the vast number of items we have to give away, we've decided to separate the stash into two categories:

    - Small accessories and swag will be raffled off to everyone in attendance; no purchase necessary.

    - Giveaway items that have a retail value of $299 or more will be reserved for customers who have spent $199 or more this year with us. This will include any purchases made during our anniversary event (even at the sales price, which is our lowest price of the year).

    Please note: Giveaway winners will be selected and announced at 3:00PM on Saturday June 3rd. Winners must be present to claim prizes.


    If you win an item that is valued at $199 or more and you do not wish to keep it, you can opt to donate it back, and DCP will then donate it to a local music education program. Should you opt out of keeping your prize, this will lock you in to an automatic 10% discount on all purchases of any regular-priced items for the remainder of 2017!

    Not local, or just can’t make it to the event? No worries! We will have a special for you too; look for an email on Saturday morning (or perhaps even Friday afternoon).

    *Some brand restrictions apply. Special prices are for in-stock products only. Sale price is not retroactive on prior purchases - no exceptions. (I’m sorry that we have to put this in here, but based on experiences, we have to: Please don't be upset and tell us that we're awful people and that you'll never do business again with us because we won't refund you the discount price for an item you purchased earlier.) Discount does not apply to used, consigned, or blowout/clearance items. Transaction needs to occur in our store or on our website. Sale price will be 15% off our web price, or it will be our already-discounted in-store price - whichever is lower.


  • DW Drums at DCP - We've Moved - Grand Opening

    Here to Stay.

    Drum Center of Portsmouth has found our new permanent home; a 20,000 square foot building with tons of charm and character,and we've already filled it with drums!

    Our goal is to be your sole percussion supplier.  We want you to have confidence in us to know that we can make the right suggestions when you order with us.  We know that selling you the item is just a small piece in our relationship.  We want to be able to display the items well, be able to tell the story of the product, or brand, or both, and we want to be able ship it the same day, at the right price.  This is why we've taken on this massive undertaking of moving to this big location.  This is just the beginning.   It's only going to get better from here!

    When we opened in 2009, it was in an 800 square foot shoebox that was half empty.  Because of your support, we've been able to create one of the largest independently owned drum stores in the United States, creating jobs for several drummers, and becoming a significant benefactor for several music education outlets.
    Our mission is to create the best possible experience - I hope we can do that for you.

    Financing Available!

    zero_percent_financing_4773 We've been hearing from customers that they want the option to split their payments up.  We have 2 options, for customers that are not near us, we have it on our site, click this link and you can apply there.  For customers nearby, come in and apply and receive your own DCP Family card with a revolving line of credit!

    DW Drums are now available at DCP!images-1

    DW has been the one major line we haven't carried, and we have a lot of customers wanting to buy them.  Shane visitied the factory in January and decided the time was right to bring them on board once we had more space.  That time has come, and we have nearly 40 snares that we're preparing to film and upload, and several kits too.  We're a full line dealer, we can get you what you need.  

    DCP 8th Anniversary/Grand Opening Event is June 3rd!


    Mark your calendars - our Anniversary events have become legendary with the deals/giveaways/celebrity visits - and FREE FOOD!  Be sure to be at this one.  It will be the best yet.  We'll send details soon.

  • Drum Center of Portsmouth is Closed 4/1 and 4/2

    We are closed during the move on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.  We will Re-Open for phone orders on Monday, April 3, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be open for the public as anticipated on Monday.  We will be opening later in the week.  Please keep your eye on our facebook page (www.facebook.com/drumcenternh) or Twitter, (https://twitter.com/drumcenternh) for updates.


  • DCP is Moving!

    Key Dates:
    April 1: Closed
    April 2: Closed
    April 3rd: Open in our new location!
    144 Lafayette Road
    North Hampton NH

  • Black Friday at DCP!

    Black Friday at DCP!
  • DCP Master Class with Stanton Moore!

    DCP Brought Stanton to Portsmouth a few years back and he brought the house down! This time around will surely be no different.
  • DCP wins the New Hampshire Business in the Arts Award!

    Drum Center of Portsmouth was announced as one of the winners of the Business in the Arts Awards at a gala evening presentation hosted by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts on May 9 in Manchester. More than 350 business and arts leaders attended the 32nd annual celebration.

    Drum Center of Portsmouth was recognized for initiating equipment donations and scholarship support for young students, donating their time to conduct workshops and underwriting the growing Rock Program that affords 100 students of all levels the chance to collaborate, write, record and perform original music. Continue reading

  • DCP Master Class with Peter Erskine!

    Drum Center of Portsmouth is proud to announce that the DCP Master Class Series will continue into the summer with a very special guest : Peter Erskine!

    In the drumming circles, Peter Erskine requires no introduction, however, he will be introducing the magnificent Tama Star Drums, a line he has recently converted to.  These drums are so special, they will be available to test drive as well. Continue reading

  • DCP 7th Anniversary Party - June 4th!

    Lucky Number 7!

    Here we are; another year down.  As each day passes I get more and more excitied and charged up over what we've accomplished, and what we're about to do.  I don't seem to have a shortage of ideas of how to create the best experience for you, and I can't wait to do more of just that!   Continue reading

  • William Ludwig III at DCP

    Without a doubt, if you say the word "Drums" to anyone, the first name that comes to mind for most is "Ludwig."
    William Ludwig or "Bill" has a rich history in the industry, renowned for his ability to coordinate the business of Artist Relations and Marketing.  He will be here to answer any questions, show off his latest WFL III Snare drums, and just hang and talk drums!
    This will be on one of everyones favorite days of the year, April 15th, and it will be from 2 until 6.
    Bring in any Ludwig gear that you would like signed, there is no charge for this event! Continue reading

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