The Drummers Lounge was started originally as an educational site. It was (and is) dedicated to drummers and percussionists around the world, with no bias toward culture, color, or geography. This site will continue to be a work-in-progress for years to come. We started collecting pictures, information, and instruments from the globe, with the purpose of documenting them for your learning interest. It is our goal to help educate the next generation about music culture, technique, and origin information concerning all forms of percussion instruments.
As an ongoing effort to grow and expand our encyclopedia and instrument collection, we will continue to research and document instruments from every continent. We would gladly accept donated information and/or instruments for our library or museum.
As a responsible company, we do not want to simply publish unverifiable information. We strive to obtain a minimum of three sources of information to cross check our encyclopedia. Our encyclopedia is intended to help educate and preserve valuable percussive knowledge, and pass it on to the next generation. Any help, donations, or information is greatly appreciated.
Our editorial section is always growing. We offer interviews with drummers and percussionists, that are relevant to today and yesterday. We are open to include any discipline within the drum and percussion world. By offering interviews and editorial reports, we want to help educate the next wave of musicians. If you have a suggestion of a person, group, or percussive talent you would like us to interview or cover, please let us know.
We will NOT be the low-price-leader. We offer many different products, some commercially produced by large manufacturers, and some produced one at a time, by hand, from artisans spanning the globe. While some products will compete directly with others sold at common stores, other products are unique, custom, and one-of-a-kind creations. We have a responsibility to those artisans to preserve the value of those instruments. In many cases, selling those instruments to us is their sole income. This is a fact of life, and we want to respect and honor them. We consider our product prices carefully, and will always try to be competitive (but sometimes we will take the high road and maintain our price). If we have priced ourselves too high compared to our competition, please let us know, and we will see what we can do. We do NOT simply want to sell you something. We want to sell you a product, and our customer service. It is our goal that you are completely satisfied with your purchase. We have built our business with repeat customers. Face it, if you are not happy with your purchase, you probably will not be back.
Thank you for taking some time to learn about us. We will gladly receive any feedback you would like to offer (including positive and/or negative).