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Lots of news this month:
The Nashville Drum Show will not be produced by Not So Modern Drummer this year. Even though the show has grown every year and even made a small profit last year, from this point it would cost too much in time, energy and resources for my two man staff to handle growing it to the size it needs to be. Also, my personal pursuits in music will be taking up more of my time this year and I simply won’t have the time to do it properly. I am offering production of the drum show to any interested individual or company, with my assistance and resources. Please contact me if you are interested. The 2015 Snare Drum Olympics will still take place and information will be available shortly.
Chris Speich and Aaron Mlasko will be hosting the Not So Modern Drummer booth at the Chicago Drum Show in May. Aaron is the owner and builder of Mlasko Drums and will be displaying some of his immaculate drums at our booth. Please check out his ad in this newsletter and the Custom Drum of the Month.
NSMD’s gear and back issue sales are being switched to the Reverb Marketplace and the store name is being changed to George’s Drum Shop. https://reverb.com/shop/georges-drum-shop Reverb is rapidly surpassing Ebay as THE venue for music instrument and gear sales so we are going to set up shop there. Just to clarify, George’s Drum Shop is not a brick and mortar shop; no showroom, just online sales that are personally handled by me. I am still a staunch supporter of supporting your local drum shop. Fork’s Drum Shop here in Nashville is where I spend my money.
Many new products have been added to the shop and more are on the way. Recently added were Ronn Dunnett’s great throw offs and other parts. I will also be adding all the Snare Drum Olympics drums that are for sale. If you are interested in having your products represented and sold by George’s Drum Shop please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
As usual we have some great articles and columns from our regular writers. Please check them out and leave any comments that come to mind. And remember, “the drummer with the prettiest drums gets the gig!" :o)