We've had a super-busy first half of the year here at Dave's Drums.
Notably, we have been told that we are the largest retailers of Code drum heads and accessories in the UK. As you can imagine, this keeps us very busy as we aim to keep to entire Code range in stock where possible and most of our sales are online, meaning that they all need careful packaging before dispatch.
If you're looking to buy any Code in the next few weeks, there are a few lines which are quite low on stock (these are out of stock with the distributors and won't be available to us again until mid-late August).
Lines currently affected are:
~ 14" Zero snare batter heads (Sterling or TRS are great alternatives, however)
~ 22" clear Blast bass drum batter heads (we do have coated Blast)
~ 14" DNA clear heads (these are single ply heads, but we have coated DNA or clear Generator in 14")
~ 16" Law donut dot heads (we still have some of the older style Law in 16")
~ 12", 14" & 16" RR (Reso Ring) heads
I have been so busy in the workshop with refurb jobs for customers, I've had hardly any time for our own kits, meaning we have a backlog of over 20 kits waiting for my attention!
These include a quirky Pearl Rhythm Traveler (now in the workshop!), at least 3 Pearl Exports, a couple of Yamahas and a number of beginner kits - if you're looking for a kit, give me a call as I may have something waiting in the wings that could be reserved for you.
I've been busily gigging quite a lot of weekends (with a few gigs unfortunately cancelled during the snow in March). My biggest gig by far was a fundraising event at Stotfold Watermill in May, to a packed marquee with my band DeLorean.
I've also had a few gigs with my Ska band (The Skandal), which are a huge amount of fun - if you're local to Reading, we are playing at the Moderation on July 21st, so come on down and say "hi" if you're able.
Both of my bands are having a break during August, but I've got some dep work booked in - if you're away over the summer and looking for a dep, don't hesitate to ask.
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