Re: Make it hard for their customers, the customers will avoid the stores.
Most of the percussion dept. staff in these chain stores is geared toward knowing how to assist the beginner and the parents of beginners.
I notice that they seem to have that down pretty good.
Percussion sales are not the pinnacle of their business like Guitars/Amps are.
That's where the real money is for them.
That is what they concentrate on the most.
I bet that pedal sales to guitarist alone top the sales of the whole drum depart.
Last week when I was in Sam Ash I noticed a real nice DW kit. I was going to sample it until I noticed that someone had dented every head multiple times.
I had been in the store a few weeks earlier and the kit wasn't in the store.
The damage was done within two weeks.
The kit was right near the stores front desk where there is always someone sitting.
I can't imagine how they sat there while someone pummeled those drums that hard.
I kind of like old drums:)
Last edited by bobdadruma; 09-13-2010 at 01:05 AM.