Originally Posted by bermuda
But in GC's case, there is demand, and the supply isn't there. It's not just my experiences not finding what I need, I know a lot of people in the forums and in my drumming circle of friends and pros, who complain that they go into GC looking for something and can't find it.
It's not an issue that resulted from the recent economic downturn, this has been going on for years.
If I want a snare throw, a cast hoop, or a lug for my vintage Gretsch kit, I don't go to GC or Sam Ash.
I look to a net store that specializes in this gear. I also look on eBay for used parts.
If I want calfskin heads, I go to a net store and I buy direct.
You, I, and discerning drummers know what we want and need. We also know where to get it.