About Anglia Drum Centre
Anglia Drum Centre is the largest specialist drum retailer in the Norfolk/Suffolk area, being authorised dealers for many of the major drum companies. The Staff are dedicated, friendly and professional, and are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience to customers.
Anglia Drum Centre; Authorised Dealers and Stockists for: Pearl, Tama (Elite), Mapex, Ludwig, Yamaha, Sonor, DW hardware, Protection Racket, Hardcase, Sabian, Paiste, Zildjian, Istanbul, Meinl, Remo, Evans, Vic Firth, Promark, Ahead, Natal, and Rhythm Tech.
Anglia Drum Centre also specializes in the import of Vintage Drum Kits and Snare Drums. In addition, offers part exchanges, repairs, and cash buy-ins.
Anglia Drum Centre was established in 2002, by Jason Keyte. Jason is a very experienced professional drummer following in his fathers footsteps. He started his drum shop experience in 1985 at the age of 15, working for a major drum retailer in Birmingham. After leaving school, Jason's passion for drums, drum companies, repairs, vintage drum history and all other aspects of the drum business, developed to knowledge and experience which lead him to a management position.
After eight years service Jason pursued his professional playing career for three years only to then be head hunted by another major music retailer in Birmingham; to run and re-organise their drum department. Within three years it became one of the major drum retailers in the country. Jason was then approached to teach drums for Birmingham City Schools. During this time he continued to work across the country as a pro drummer.
After two years finding himself playing more and more in East Anglia Jason left teaching and based himself in Norfolk. Quickly realising the lack of a totally dedicated specialist drum shop on the East Coast, Jason made the decision to establish Anglia Drum Centre as the major drum retailer in East Anglia, making his many years experience and knowledge available once more to drummers across the country.
In 2008, Anglia Drum Centre launched a new a dedicated department 'Snare House'. Its aim to provide one of the largest snare drum stocklists in the UK. Featuring Brand NEW drums from all well known brands, to serviced, second hand snares to the import of vintage snare drums. All of the used and vintage snare drums featured undergo a careful service and normally have new heads and snare wires fitted and then professionally tuned to suit the snare's individual attributes.