British Drum Co Lounge & Legends kits @ Footes

The British Drum Company are making quite a splash, and we’re big fans here at Footes. We currently have both Lounge and Legend kits on the shop floor, which are their two models of UK-made premium kit. Both sound brilliant, with a clear distinction in tone and application. The Lounge series features a 30° bearing edge with principally mahogany construction. … Continue reading

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In Time with Rototoms & Nick Mason at Footes

Rototoms – they’ve been around since the early 70’s and are still popular today with drummers and percussionists too. An affordable addition to any drum kit when you need to expand it for some long fills or to add some extra dynamics and colour to your drum sound. Bill Buford, Terry Bozzio, Roger Taylor, the other Roger Taylor, Stewart Copeland, … Continue reading

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PP691 Rototoms at UK stockist www.footesmusic.com

Ortega Ukuleles arrive at Footes

Ortega ukuleles have arrived at Footes – and we’re pleased to report that they play as good as they look, with some great wood finishes available, plus the excellent range of Guitarleles. The RU series – in either spruce or sapele – are well made and well priced, so perfect for intermediate to pro players. Soprano models start at £53.99, … Continue reading

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Natal Stave Snares land at Footes

Natal’s Pure Stave series of UK-made snares have landed at Footes. Stave construction results in an incredibly solid shell, with grain running perpendicular to the head; the resultant sound is loud and powerful, with a very rich bottom end and strong musical overtones. The strength of the shell also lends well to higher tunings. Most astonishing is the price – south of £300 … Continue reading

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Natal Pure Stave snares at Footes Music, London

Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Kit – New finishes now in

One of the new Catalina Club drum kits arrived today here at Footes, it’s the glorious new Gloss Crimson Burst. More of the new finishes are to follow but this one really looks like a classic Gretsch finish. It has the depth and quality of a hand rubbed lacquer finish even though it’s from the affordable Catalina range. The Catalina Club … Continue reading

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Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Kit

Gretsch Snare Drums @ Footes

For many, USA snare drums are unanimous with Ludwig, and for good reason; classics such as the Ludwig 402 are renowned by players and engineers everywhere. However, Gretsch offer a similarly capable series of snares, in a range of versatile styles. Designed for the serious player they represent an affordable way of owning a professional USA-made drum with great features such as Gretsch’s lightning … Continue reading

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Zildjian K and K Custom on offer now at Footes

If you’ve been considering adding a Zildjian K or K Custom to your arsenal, now’s the time – these cymbals are on sale at Footes until the end of June, with 15% off rides, crashes, hats, splashes and effects. Zildjian Ks are the quintessential cymbal for the working drummer; probably the most recorded line of cymbals in history, and for … Continue reading

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Zildjian promotion at Footes

Practice Pad Rundown

As drummers we know the importance of keeping in shape, and a practice pad is the best way to keep this up. From the venerable Sanders pads, to the Evans Real Feel, there’s a pad to suit most situations. The Sanders pads (pictured right) are perhaps our best selling range; designed by industry veteran Bill Sanders, they are the only … Continue reading

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Sanders 7 Practice Pad

Pearl Midtown in town now

There’s a huge range of new gear coming from Pearl this year, notably the new Masters ‘Complete‘ and ‘Reserve‘ ranges, the new entry/mid level ‘Decade Maple‘ kit, the ‘Session Studio Classic‘ range and the ‘Midtown‘ set that we have just unpacked and displayed here at Footes. This is Pearl’s entry into the growingly popular compact kits based around an elevated 16″ … Continue reading

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Pearl Midtown Drum Kit

Best of British Day News Update – Nick Mason

Nick Mason will be joining us in store between 12-3pm at our Best of British Day this Saturday 16th April , we will have a limited number of Nick’s exclusive Pro Mark signature model sticks for sale that he has personally hand signed. These are £30 per pair, £10 of which goes to the The Roundhouse charity. Don’t forget those lovely people … Continue reading

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British Drum Co Legend Snare Drum