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bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Batera Clube Brazil
Dave’s Drumshop Canada

Both superB shops.

Thanks on Dave's!

Is Batera Clube online only? I can't find a street address on them.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Av Joao Veloso Da Silva, 1171, , Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil.

At appointment base.
It looks like a house. Is this an actual store that someone can visit?
 

riotgrrrl

Member
For fellow Europeans, or people new to Europe, etc, Thomann is amazing. They are not the best all-around drum shop, but their prices for certain items and accessories is pretty competitive and impressive. They are also pretty quick about orders. I've had nothing but great experiences with them. Plus, you can't beat the free shipping in countries where they have an outlet! Would highly recommend.
 

Drum Mer

Platinum Member
For fellow Europeans, or people new to Europe, etc, Thomann is amazing. They are not the best all-around drum shop, but their prices for certain items and accessories is pretty competitive and impressive. They are also pretty quick about orders. I've had nothing but great experiences with them. Plus, you can't beat the free shipping in countries where they have an outlet! Would highly recommend.
Do remember you are partly helping destroying the smaller local stores when ordering from Thomann.

I have seen this happen on more than one occasion, and we now have no real drum stores anymore besides one (and they even have a hard time).

Same goes for guitar stores.

I only order from them when there is no option locally or the prices are over a hundred bucks more.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
Do remember you are partly helping destroying the smaller local stores when ordering from Thomann.

I have seen this happen on more than one occasion, and we now have no real drum stores anymore besides one (and they even have a hard time).

Same goes for guitar stores.

I only order from them when there is no option locally or the prices are over a hundred bucks more.

True, and this is a really sad development. But.

When I walked into my local music store asking about grain orientation, finishes and sizes for my new Collectors he was like "oh DW, have to take a look who's the distributor for Germany". He wasn't even aware that there's different grain orientations available. Giving Thomann a call I immediately got a guy on the phone who explained all the details about grain orientation, helped in choosing the right sizes, explained pros and cons of the different DW hardware series, told me the differences between the 5000 and the 9000 double pedal, went through the finishes available and their pricing - and offered a price I couldn't resist.

My point is that if there's lots of gear around and you have lots of staff available you'll have a much better chance to get a guy with lots of knowledge about your preferred instrument/brand on the phone. All the local music and drum stores around my place drowned because they've been stuck in their very own bubbles, even not knowing about their own range of items, let alone other stuff available on the market - while Thomann always surprised me with awesome consulting, support, pricing and service.

YMMV.
 

SVBJECT

Active Member
Do remember you are partly helping destroying the smaller local stores when ordering from Thomann.

I have seen this happen on more than one occasion, and we now have no real drum stores anymore besides one (and they even have a hard time).

Same goes for guitar stores.

I only order from them when there is no option locally or the prices are over a hundred bucks more.
I ordered one thing from them - a drum stool with pneumatic seat adjustment. Paid, and then had to pay a load of tax for imports. Okay, fine but a new side effect of brexit, so a little unexpected, and then I paid the tax and still didn't come for ages and I had to email Thomann repeatedly with proof or payment because their chosen courier didn't believe I'd paid it or something.
Then when it arrived, the pneumatic element didn't work and I complained and just got f****d about with customer services. Can't really remember the details but it was something like I sent a video of the lever doing nothing at all and they said they could only accept photo attachments or something stupid like that. Ended up just giving up and losing nearly 100 on a stool that wasn't the right height and I couldn't adjust. I gave it away in the end.

Will never use Thomann again, basically.
 
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