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Drum Center of Portsmouth Blog

  • 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

  • DCP Masterclass with Nate Morton!

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    Tickets are available by clicking this link.

    "Bottom line is, I hit things with sticks for a living, and that's a pretty fun job." Continue reading

  • Black Friday at DCP!

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    Get a glimpse of our crazy Black Friday Deals by visiting the page now.  What you see now is regular pricing.  Come back on Black Friday to get INSANE pricing!  Continue reading

  • Sabian "Meet the Masters" Day!

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    Note from Shane:

    If there's anything that I really love to do in this business, it's bringing unique, never before seen products to our extended DCP family.  I also get the same level of enjoyment bringing famous drummers, and/or product desginers, so everyone can get "behind the curtain" and learn more about what makes this industry tick.  Similarly, I love to do this so you can give your feedback to these companies so they can improve upon what they are doing.  It's a win win.   Continue reading

  • DCP Masterclass with Akira Jimbo!

    Do not miss this!  Get your tickets by clicking this link: Akira Jimbo Tickets

    "The most well-known and respected Japanese drummer/musician in the world."
    Continue reading

  • DCP 6th Anniversary Party! June 6th!

    I can’t believe we’ve passed the 5 year mark!  It seems like yesterday that I was sitting on my end table as my office chair with my crappy hand me down PC with a blackberry (remember those?)  as my modem.

    In that time, we’ve been recognized as a TOP 100 Dealer by NAMM (3 years running!), we’ve received the Retail Excellence award from Music Inc. Magazine, and we’ve been recognized as a Top 200 global dealer of musical instruments by The Music Trades.  It’s been a whirlwind, and we can’t do this without your continued support, so allow me to sincerely thank you for that.   Continue reading

  • DCP Master Class with Dennis Chambers!

    Monday, May 4th at 6pm!  Do not miss this!  Get your tickets by clicking this link: Dennis Chambers Tickets

    Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, Carl Filipiak, Steely Dan, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, and many others. Despite a complete lack of formal training, Chambers has become well-known among drummers for his impressive technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Continue reading

  • Shane and Tom recap the 2015 Winter NAMM show!

  • Black Friday at DCP!

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    Get a glimpse of our crazy Black Friday Deals by visiting the page now.  What you see now is regular pricing.  Come back on Black Friday to get INSANE pricing!  First come, first serve.

    Visit our deals page to save up to 70% off list-while it lasts!  Continue reading

  • Sabian Factory Visit!

    The Sabian Cymbal factory is quite a drive from Drum Center of Portsmouth, so we decided to make this one count. Shane and Tom worked with Mark Love and Sabian Sound Team member Greg Zeller to pick out some of the most exciting sounds we could find. There's a place called "Area 51" in the factory, housing some incredible sounds, and some things that never should have happened. We managed to pick out some gems; nearly 150 cymbals are en route to DCP as we speak! Continue reading

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