Our drum room has had a revamp!

By: Gold Coast Music   On: 13 August 2021 

Lots of news from the Gold Coast Music drum room! We've expanded our percussion range, we have some new drum product lines in the store and a new team member to introduce.


  • Expanded percussion section

We’ve had a big revamp of our drum room and temporarily re-purposed the space where we normally hold events to showcase a much wider selection of our percussion instruments in addition to our huge selection of drum kits.

It’s now a real percussionists’ playground, showcasing the full range of percussion products at every level from beginner to professional.

We have beautiful congas; bongos; cajons; timbales; djembes; rainsticks; shakers; guiros; glockenspiels and xylophones; loads of hand percussion such as maracas, castanets and tamborines; right down to kids’ favourites like green frog castanets and glow-in-the-dark skull shakers. We’ve made more room for these in the store so you can come in and try them out.

We will be back with in-store clinics and networking events when restrictions are eased, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.


  • Pearl Primero Pro Congas & Timbales – Now available at Gold Coast Music

With more space in the drum room, we are now stocking Pearl Primero Pro percussion.

We just received our first shipment of Pearl Primero Pro oak congas, Primero Pro black fibreglass congas and Primero Pro steel timbales, which come with a trusty, heavy-duty Pearl double-braced tilting stand.

Perfect for semi-pro players and schools, they’re robust and designed with professional features at an affordable price.



  • New team member! - Welcoming Glenn Abbott to the drum room

We’d like to give a big warm welcome to Glenn Abbott, who has joined the Gold Coast Music team and is now working alongside Yogi in our drum room.

Glenn is a seasoned pro drummer with a huge amount of knowledge about drums. We are stoked he’s now sharing his expertise with us in the store Mondays to Thursdays.



Glenn started playing drums at 5 years of age and playing professionally at 17. He’s been playing at the pro level for over 30 years now, including stints with a number of successful bands – Machine Gun Fellatio, Murray Cook & The Soul Movers, The Trilobites, Tim Freedman (of The Whitlams) and the Martini Club amongst others. He currently plays around the Coast with his 1970s disco tribute act, Disco Disciples and his funky electro/rock originals band Super Massive.

Glenn has played on two gold, and one platinum record, and received an ARIA nomination for Song of the Year. He has worked as a session drummer on numerous studio recordings and won a MusicOz Award for Best Alternative Artist with Super Massive.

Glenn has spent at least 10 years touring Australia and overseas playing major festivals and stadiums alongside many well-known Aussie acts and a litany of international stars – from KISS to the Foo Fighters, Garbage, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Primus, The Black-Eyed Peas to Slipknott. He’s eaten snags barbecued by Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, hung out with Butch Vig and Gene Simmons and even shared a stage with Ron Jeremy and Traci Lords, so he has thousands of rock’n’roll miles on the clock!

Even more importantly, Glenn is super passionate about all things drums and drumming and he can help you pick out exactly the right kit for your needs and even help assemble and tune it if needed, so it plays like a dream from the word go.  

Glenn’s favourite drummers: Tony Thompson, John Bonham, Dennis Davis and Billy Cobham.


  • New Ludwig kits and snares - Now available at Gold Coast Music

A shipment of Ludwig’s latest kits and snares just arrived in store, including the new, award-winning, durable and lightweight 2021 Neusonic kits, designed for the high-velocity, working professional. These are the industry's best-in-class USA-made drum set.



In the Neusonic range, we have a choice of the Downbeat 20" 3-piece in Black Velvet or the  Fab 22" Kick 3-Piece in Satin Wood in stock.



We have Classic series kits as well – the Ludwig Classic Maple Fab 22" Kick 3-Piece with its stunning Classic Olive Pearl finish or the Classic Oak Downbeat 20" 3-piece with its beautiful Tennessee Whiskey woodgrain finish.

We also have the very funky Orange Glitter Ludwig L3L76204AX2F Keystone - X Mod 4 Piece.



We have a wonderful selection of Ludwig’s much-sought-after snare drums: the Ludwig Acro Brushed Brass 6.5x15" or Acro Brushed Copper 6.5x15" snare; the Black Beauty Limited Edition Bronze 14"x6.5" and Hot Rod 6.5x14" Matte Black w/ Copper; and the limited edition Copperphonic Pewter Snare Drum w/ Imperial Lugs which boasts a beautiful dark-low tone, in a 5x14" or 6.5x14".

All are these are highly covetable and durable drums that will make an excellent addition to your drum arsenal.


  • Yamaha acoustic drum kits – Back in stock!

We’re pleased to let you know we have Yamaha acoustic drum kits back in-store at Gold Coast Music. Yamaha acoustic kits are all handcrafted to high quality and it’s been really hard to get hold of them over the past year, with global supply chains disrupted due to Covid-19. We’ve been waiting ages for these, so it’s great to finally have them back in stock.



We have a choice of the Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Fusion 5-piece kit in Pure White featuring shells made from Birch for superior tone, or the Yamaha Rydeen 5-piece Fusion kit in Burgundy Glitter, which comes with a Free DS550 Stool & Paiste 101 Cymbal Pack. Snap them up before they’re gone!





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