News and Updates

Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz with Ringo Starr’s kit

This story starts somewhere around 2000. Whenever it was it was fairly early in the shops history. I got a call from my good friend Jeff Chonis. He’s been a huge influence in my career and my life. Jeff has been Ringo’s Starr’s tech for around 25 years and has worked with dozens of the … Read More

Tre Cool Greenday pays a visit

The first time I met Tre Cool was probably around 10 years ago. I pick up the phone and the guy on the other end asks if I have have any 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty snare drums in stock. I had a couple of them and started telling him about them. He says he from … Read More

Elvin Jones, King Tut, T-Shirt

Elvin Jones and John DeChristopher

I just stumbled on John Dechristopher’s drum blog.For those of you who don’t know John was Zildjian’s artist relations manager for many, many years. He just recently retired. To say he is one of the most well respected people in the drum industry would be a dramatic understatement. Dude is always first class. His blog … Read More

Alice Cooper Bass Drum Logo Head

I’ve been unpacking what seems like hundreds of boxes of drum gear that I’ve collected over the years and have turned up some amazing treasures. A lot of this stuff I forgot I even had. I’ll be posting in the blog and on the website as I go through all of it. Check out this … Read More

Blog #2 Sir Paul McCartney on Hal Blaine’s Monster Kit

Check out this cool photo Hal Blaine just sent me. It was taken at Sound Recorders in LA in the 1970s when Hal was there doing a Neil Diamond session. Paul was in the next studio and eventually came over to see what was happening. Hal’s huge “Monster Kit” was set up and always got … Read More

Elvin Jones, Yamaha White Script Logo #41, $75.00

Elvin Jones, Yamaha White Script Logo #41 This t-shirt was made exclusively for Elvin Jones and was worn in live performances between 1975-2004. Guaranteed authentic. Includes copy of letter from Keiko Jones stating Donn Bennett is the exclusive re-seller. Some new. Some stage worn and dry cleaned. Size L, L long sleeve, XXXL. PRICE:$75.00

Spectrum Road Interview on Bob Rivers Radio Show!

Here’s a great interview that Cindy Blackman-Santana, Vernon Reid and John Medeski did on the Bob Rivers show yesterday. It’s about 14 minutes. In the last couple minutes Cindy talks about the Gretsch Round Badge tangerine sparkle set she just picked up at our shop. We’re still trying to find her a matching 12″ tom. … Read More

We’re now paying for your 520 toll!

We are now going to pay for people living north of Denny Way’s 520 toll which starts Thursday, December 29th. You must show ID with an address and spend a minimum of $75.00. We are looking for addresses between HWY 104/NE 205th st.(in Mountlake Terrace) and E Denny Way on Capitol Hill in Seattle. For … Read More

Donn Bennett’s Drum Solo on King 5’s New Day NW!

Donn Bennett was on New Day NW this morning to talk about WOODSTICK 2011 and do a little sneak preview of what’s to come… Click HERE to watch! Remember…! Woodstick’s going down on Sunday! Register on the web site now!

Donn Bennett & Dom Famularo on KING5

Dom Famularo and “Sticks n Skins” drum book author Jules Follet will join Donn Bennett as guests on KINGTV 5’s New Day Show this Thursday. The show airs at 11:00 AM. They will be talking about the Woodstick Big Beat as well as Jules’ awesome coffee table book about the world community of drummers. Check … Read More

Blog #2 – Inventor of SynDrum Joe Pallard Stops By

You never know who’s going to walk through the door at Donn Bennett Drum Studio. Joe Pollard, the inventor of the SynDrum, Duraline drumheads and Duraline drumheads paid us a surprise visit this morning. He was in town for his son’s graduation. SynDrums were the first electronic drums. They paved the way for all of … Read More

Donn and Dave Palmer (Rod Stewart) – Blog #1

Drummers!! People have been telling me for years that I need to start writing a blog. After years of procrastinating and a couple false starts welcome to my first entry. There always seems to be something interesting going on around here and I‚Äôll try to keep you up on all the latest. I‚Äôll keep them … Read More

Brotherhood of the Drum Photos

The Donn Bennett Drum Studio was proud to once again sponsor the Brotherhood of the Drum Concert at the 2011 Ballard Jazz Walk. This year the concert featured Michael Shrieve, Kobie Watkins, Gregg Keplinger and Evan Woodle. To view photos from the concert, visit the Ballard Jazz Festival website.

Sabian Buy a Ride Get a FREE CRASH!

During the month of May, buy any eligible Sabian AA, AAX, HH, HHX, Vault or Paragon Ride Cymbal, 20″ or larger and get a FREE CRASH! It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Here’s how it works: Purchase any SABIAN AA, AAX, HH, HHX, Vault or Paragon Ride Cymbal, 20″ or larger. Visit to select from … Read More

NEW! Sabian AAX Omni Cymbals

Available within the next couple of weeks are the BRAND NEW from the 2011 NAMM Show, Sabian AAX Omni Cymbals. Designed with the astonishing Jojo Mayer, OMNI is a brand new kind of cymbal. Not a crash, not a ride, it is simply OMNI – and it’s just the kind of innovation you’ve come to … Read More

Donn Bennett Drum Studio on Facebook

Please don’t forget to find Donn Bennett Drum Studio on Facebook. We announce exclusive deals to our Facebook fans that you will not want to miss. During our shop expansion (currently in progress), we will be selling certain inventory items at foolishly low prices including but not limited to: Mapex Meridian Birch & Meridian Maple … Read More

Donn Bennett Featured in the book Sticks n’ Skins

Discover the heartbeat of music in this 560-page coffee table book illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. Fotos By Folletts photographers traveled to over 53 cities and photographed over 500 drummers to be included in the pages of this captivating hardback. Sticks ‚Äòn‚Äô Skins not only provides visual inspiration with … Read More

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