Five-Star Drum Shops

John Buswell was a 16-year-old drummer in the school band when his father, Stan, decided to open a drum shop.  The year was 1976. The city was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The store was called Drum World.  John took a few years to pursue his musical career after school and returned to the store to...
Stan Buswell had owned and operated several businesses when his teenage son, John, took an interest in the drums.  Stan decided to open a small shop, which his son helped establish in Pittsburgh.  They called it Drum World!  John took a few years to pursue his musical career after school and...
Wes Faulconer is the founder of Explorers Percussion in Kansas City, Missouri.  He formed the store in 1984 with the goal of bringing quality drumming products to students and educators within the area.  As technology developed over the years, Wes took full advantage of new ways to connect with his...
Gary Forkum had the idea of setting up a small percussion display in the back closet of Corner Music where he was working. The drum department grew so much that Corner Music owner Larry Garris and Gary decided it might be best if he opened his own drum store. Gary opened Fork’s Drum Closet in...
Ed Hamrick enjoyed playing the drums ever since he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. From that moment he has played drums and in the early 1970s established his own drum shop outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years the Atlanta Pro Percussion Shop has became one of the strongest...
Jim Rupp has had a passion for drumming as far back as he can remember. As a percussionist for several traveling groups in the 1970s such as those led by Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman, Jim recognized the need for a pro drum shop in which the musician customers are addressed on their level. He...