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Old 10-05-2022, 09:18 PM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Dales Drum Shop, Harrisburg, PA
I have been visiting Gettysburg for decades, but today was the first time I visited Dale's Drum Shop in nearby Harrisburg. What an amazing drum shop this is! I can't believe it took me so long to get there.

Just to keep this vintage, they have a beautiful Ludwig Blue/Olive badge kit in red sparkle; 12/13/16/22 with tom holder, excellent shape, asking $900! Somebody should jump on that deal.

Their selection of new drums is mind boggling; mostly DW, Tama and Ludwig. Sets in all price ranges and a few used kits. They don't really sell a lot of vintage gear, and when they do, they price it to move quickly.

The cymbal selection is equally astounding. I bought a one-of-a-kind 20" Sabian octagonal prototype cymbal with a multitude of holes drilled. It's dark, trashy, and can be used either as an effective China crash, or a ride. It has a strong, clear bell as well. A great cymbal. I have to mention that the staff is low key, friendly and very willing to help on all levels. When I walked it, I said, "Before I start browsing....," and the sales guy, Reggie, immediately said, "The bathroom is up the stairs to the left." Must have been drummer's telepathy. I was impressed already.

I spent almost two hours trying out drums and cymbals, and found a beautiful Tama 12/13/16/22 birch/walnut kit in Jade Silk, which is a new name for green oyster. It's a closeout finish, and I'm seriously considering it. I took a cell phone picture, but can't post it here right now.

If you have never been to Dale's and can get there, by all means, just go. It's a drummer's paradise. Even Dale's wife is knowledgeable.

Best drum shop I have ever been to. I don't know why we don't have any drum shops like this back home.
'23 DW Collector's, Black Galaxy: 13/16/18/22/14 sn.
'01 DW Collector's, Oyster White: 8/10/12/14/16/22.
'72 Slingerland Red Tiger Pearl: 12/13/16/16/22.
'69 Rogers Holiday, Red Onyx: 12/13/16/24
'67 Ludwig Burgundy Sparkle: 12/13/16/22.
'70-ish Ludwig Std, Burgundy Oyster: 13/16/22.
'69-ish MIJ Drum Mate: Peacock Pearl: 13/16/22.
'60s Tempo/Stewart, Aqua Glass: 13/16/22/14 sn.

Last edited by DrumBob; 10-09-2022 at 05:19 PM.

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