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Welcome to ADS Drums Tel. 01780 740644 for Ford Drums and Soultone Cymbals

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT DISTRIBUTION

Contact us on 01780 740644

ADS Drums is the exclusive UK and European Distributor for Ford Drums

Soultone handmade Turkish Cymbals Exclusive UK & Ireland Distributor.

 

BREAKING NEWS;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS ARE EXHIBITING AT THE NAMM SHOW 2016 - ANAHEIM , CALIFORNIA , Thursday 21st- Sunday 24th January.

Booth 2879 , HALL D . , come and see the latest Products that will be available in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR FINALS -2016.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ZOE PASCAL , SOULTONE CYMBALS ARTIST. Who has been announced as one of the 10 Finalists

for this Years Finals, to be held at the Spa Centre, Leamington Spa , on Sunday 7th February 2016  , good luck Zoe.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.

ADS DRUMS & SOULTONE CYMBALS WERE PROUD TO SUPPORT FOOTES MUSIC AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.

THE EVENT TOOK PLACE ON NOVEMBER 8th-9th 2014 at THE OLYMPIA CONFERENCE CENTRE , LONDON.

FOOTES of 41, STORE STREET , LONDON , WC1E 7DB are our London Premium Dealer for SOULTONE CYMBALS.

THEY CAN BE CONTACTED ON 020 7323  2213 ; www.footesmusic.com .


Footes displayed a substantial collection of Soultone Cymbals including the Latest Soundwave Hihats and Light

Hammered Prototype & Natural Prototype Cymbals as well as the Standard Soultone Ranges.

 

FOOTES STAND at the London Drum Show 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL 64 LINE RIDE WITH SUNBURST ENGRAVING ON DISPLAY AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTES STAND SHOWCASED A LARGE SOULTONE CYMBALS EXHIBITION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORGAN SIMPSON - YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2014 and SOULTONE ARTIST performing at THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOE PASCAL - SOULTONE ARTIST PERFORMING ON THE FOOTES STAND AT LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS WILL BE EXHIBITING THE SOULTONE CYMBALS RANGE AT MUSIKMESSE , FRANKFURT 2014.

PLEASE VISIT THE BOOTH IN HALL 3.0 STAND A35 , THE SHOW RUNS FROM WEDNESDAY 12th - SATURDAY 15th MARCH.

ON HAND AT THE BOOTH WILL BE IKI LEVY  SOULTONE FOUNDER AND CEO.

 

 

 

MORGAN SIMPSON - SOULTONE ARTIST WINS THE FINALS OF THE YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2014.

 

 

 

ADS Drums and Soultone Cymbals were pleased to attend the Young Drummer of the Year Finals at the Leamington Spa Centre on Sunday February 2nd 2014.

Morgan Simpson , Soultone Artist was the Winner of a Hard fought Finals of Ten Young Drummers hosted and organised by Mikedolbear.com. Our congratulations go out to Morgan, the other Finalists ,the Judges and the Organisers.

Morgan is seen here after the announcement with his Father Kevin and Soultone UK Rep. and ADS Drums Owner Adrian Darby.

 

 

 

ADS Drums are pleased to announce that they will be Exhibiting Soultone Cymbals and Ford Drums at the London Drum Show 2013

at London Olympia on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October. We will be pleased to see you on Stand D5- more information closer to

Show Week.

London Drum Show 2013 Logo.

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS ARE PLEASED TO BE SUPPORTING FOOTES LEARN FOR FREE DAY ON SATURDAY 29th JUNE , AT THEIR 41, STORE STREET, BLOOMSBURY STORE.

 

All Soultone Artists are reminded that Soultone are supporting Footes Learn for Free Day at their 41, Store Street Shop on Saturday 29th June , we have two Young Soultone Artists at the Store during the day Morgan Simpson and Zoe Pascal showcasing our products , and some great Soultone Cymbals why not call in during the day and check them out.
Soultone representatives will be on site to discuss your requirements.

 

SPECIAL OFFER IN ASSOCIATION WITH FOOTES FOR LEARN FOR FREE DAY.

THIS UNIQUE VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL 64 LINE CRASH RIDE WITH SUNBURST FINISH AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE THIS CYMBAL HAS A NORMAL RRP OF £499 , CHECK WITH STORE FOR ONE OFF PRICING DEAL - FOOTES   0207 3232213.  REMEMBER THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THESE CYMBALS.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM THE NAMM SHOW AT ANAHEIM , LOS ANGELES, CA. WITH IMAGES OF NEW 2013 PRODUCTS FROM FORD DRUMS AND SOULTONE CYMBALS THESE WILL BE POSTED BELOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ;

Ford Maverick 2013 Kit- Silver Sparkle

 

 

 

FIRST SIGHT OF THE FORD MAVERICK 2013 SILVER SPARKLE FINISH , KEVLAR TOUGH SURFACE ON FORD QUALITY DRUMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS 2013 SHOWCASED PRODUCTS;

 

Bronze Bell New 2013 Buffed finish.Brilliant Extreme Prototype New 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brilliant Extreme Prototype Series 2013Brilliant Extreme Prototype Series New 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Prototype Flat Ride New 2013

Natural Prototype Crash Ride New 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammered Prototype Hihats New 2013 Hammered Prototype Crash New 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE NEW 2013 PRODUCTS TO FOLLOW;


ADS DRUMS DISTRIBUTORS OF FORD DRUMS & SOULTONE CYMBALS WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE SHOW , PLEASE VISIT US ON THE SOULTONE CYMBALS STAND HALL D, BOOTH 2977 , CALL FOR APPOINTMENTS WE WELCOME NEW DEALER ENQUIRIES. contact ADRIAN DARBY , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01780 740644.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS ;

ADS DRUMS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOOTES LONDONS FAMOUS DRUM STORE , HAVE RELOCATED AND RE OPENED THEIR STORE AT FOOTES , 41 STORE STREET , LONDON WC1E 7DB . Tel; 0207 734 1822. FOOTES WILL BE STOCKING AN EVEN LARGER SELECTION OF SOULTONE CYMBALS AND WILL HAVE SOME RELOCATION SPECIAL DEALS ON FORD DRUMS.

IT WAS GREAT NEWS FOR THE DRUM INDUSTRY TO HEAR THAT PINK FLOYDS DRUMMER NICK MASON HAD STEPPED IN TO SAVE FOOTES THE HISTORIC LONDON MUSIC SHOP WHERE HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST EVER DRUM KIT. NICK - WHO HAS BEEN A CUSTOMER SINCE THE LATE 1950s HAS JOINED A BUYOUT BY THE STORES LONG TIME SALES DIRECTOR , ROB WILSON FROM THE FAMILY WHO HAS OWNED THE BUSINESS SINCE THE 30S.

 

INCREASED SOULTONE STOCKS AT FOOTES 41, STORE STREET SHOP RE OPENING PARTY.

 

FOOTE'S STORE STREET RE OPENING.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PETERBOROUGH SPECIALIST DRUM SHOP - MAD ABOUT DRUMS , 971, LINCOLN ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE4 6AF EXPANDS SOULTONE CYMBALS RANGE AND GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT WITH CHRISTMAS CYMBAL TREE WINDOW ARRANGEMENT. CONTACT 01733 327987 FOR MORE INFO.

 

Mad about Drums, Peterborough Window Display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORD ARTIST - RICHARD RICKY RAYNER PERFORMING AT THE CLOTHES SHOW , BIRMINGHAM ,NEC, RICHARD DRUMS FOR UPCOMING BAND FRANKO WHO ARE REGULARLY TOURING THE UK AND HAVE A TOUR OF INDONESIA PLANNED IN THE NEW YEAR. MORE NEWS SOON.

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSING ARTIST   VERONICA BELLINO IS ANNOUNCED AS THE OFFICIAL TOURING AND RECORDING DRUMMER FOR JEFF BECK THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

VERONICA PERFORMED WITH JEFF BECK AT THE ROUNDHOUSE AT THE CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS ON WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER WHERE JEFF RECEIVED THE LIVING LEGEND AWARD.


 

 

MORE IMAGES TO FOLLOW SHORTLY.


WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BACKLINE PARTNERS JOHN HENRYS PROVIDED BACKLINE SUPPORT BOTH FOR THE REHEARSALS , THE PERFORMANCE  AND LATER STUDIO RECORDING , THE FORD MAVERICK TOURING GIGGING KIT THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE FROM JOHN HENRYS WAS PARTNERED WITH A SET OF SOULTONE BACKLINE CYMBALS , TO VERONICAS SPECIFICATION.

 

 

VERONICA RECORDING IN THE STUDIOS WITH THE

FORD MAVERICK KIT.

 

 

 

 

 

VERONICA IN THE STUDIO WITH SOULTONE REP. ADRIAN DARBY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BACKLINE HIRE

CONTACT ;   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JOHN HENRY'S- Specialist Suppliers To The Entertainment Industry.

16-24 BREWERY ROAD, LONDON N7 9NH.    Tel; 020 7609 9181  Fax; 020 7700 7040  www.johnhenrys.com

 

 

 

ADS DRUMS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS OF FORD DRUMS AND SOULTONE CYMBALS  REPRESENTED BOTH BRANDS AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW AT OLYMPIA CONFERENCE CENTRE ON SATURDAY 15th & SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADS Drums were proud to showcase the Maverick Touring Gigging Kit in a four piece Rock configuration in Black Galaxy finish ideal for stage lights. Also flown in for the show were  Soultone Latin, Natural , and Vintage Old School 64 Line Prototype Cymbals for display.

 

 

Soultone Artist and current Young Drummer of the Year Stephen Asamoah Duah performed on the stand on Saturday and Sunday , whilst also playing on the Mainstage on Sunday afternoon. Richard Rayner also an ex Young Drummer of the Year , Drummer for Band FranKo and Ford Artist also entertained us on Sunday.

Ford and John Henrys Backline Hire in London were pleased to announce at the show their partnership to provide Ford Maverick Touring kIts and Smart Ass Seats for Backline Hire and Sale from the Pro Shop in London . Soultone Cymbals will also be available in the Pro Shop and for Hire.

Soultone Cymbals who are the Cymbal provider for the Young Drummer of the Year competition were proud to provide the Soultone Cymbals set on the Mike Dolbear Young Drummer of the Year Audition Booth at the show. This booth was available throughout the show for aspiring Young Drummers to audition on film for the Young Drummer of the Year 2012.

 

 

 

KARL BRAZIL JOINS THE RANKS OF SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSERS.


KARL BRAZIL - HAS FAST BECOME ONE OF THE BUSIEST SESSION DRUMMERS IN THE COUNTRY.

HE KEEPS VERY COMFORTABLE AT WORK WITH HIS FORD SMART ASS THRONE .

KARL IS PICTURED JUST BEFORE A NEWMARKET RACE NIGHT GIG WITH JAMES BLUNT.

KARL IS ALSO CURRENTLY DRUMMING WITH FEEDER AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS.


 

WE WELCOME KARL'S SMART DECISION.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

JOHN HENRY'S THE LONDON BASED SPECIALIST SUPPLIERS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ARE NOW OFFERING THE FORD MAVERICK BACKLINE HIRE KIT AND SMART ASS SEAT FOR HIRE AND SALE IN THE PRO SHOP.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS KIT HAS A 22x 18" KICK , 10& 12 RACK TOMS, 14 & 16 FLOORS, and 14x6.5" & 14x5.5" SNARES ALL IN NORTH AMERICAN 10 PLY MAPLE . ALSO AVAILABLE IS A SMART ASS SEAT. THIS SELECTION OF DRUMS WILL ALLOW MOST CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS. THE MAVERICK KIT HAS OUR BTS/ KEVLAR FINISH INFUSED WITH SILVER SPARKLES. THIS FINISH IS SO TOUGH IT CAN TAKE EVERYTHING THE ROAD THROWS AT IT. IT IS THE IDEAL FINISH TO PUT ON A TOP QUALITY KIT ,  ALLOWING  YOU TO TAKE IT ON THE ROAD WITH CONFIDENCE.

MORE INFORMATION ON BACKLINE HIRE RATES AND AVAILABILITY FROM;

CONTACT ;   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JOHN HENRY'S- Specialist Suppliers To The Entertainment Industry.

16-24 BREWERY ROAD, LONDON N7 9NH.    Tel; 020 7609 9181  Fax; 020 7700 7040  www.johnhenrys.com





 

FRANKO CAUGHT RECORDING THEIR LATEST VIDEO;

 


FORD DRUMS AND SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSER RICHARD RAYNER DRUMMER WITH FRANKO , SEEN HERE RECORDING THEIR LATEST VIDEO BEFORE HEADING OUT ON THEIR AUTUMN TOUR OF THE UK.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE ENDORSER IAIN WILSON DRUMMER WITH 26 THE BAND TOURING UK CURRENTLY,  SEEN HERE AT THE Y NOT FESTIVAL.MATLOCK RECENTLY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAIN AND THE 26 BAND TURNED IN A GREAT SET AT THE Y NOT  FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE ON SATURDAY , IAIN HAS BEEN TOURING WITH THE FORD CORIAN PROTOTYPE SNARE , WHICH HAS BEEN USED BY SOME GREAT DRUMMERS SINCE IT WAS CREATED. THE SNARE WAS A GREAT PARTNER TO IAINS SOULTONE CYMBAL SET UP.

 

 

 

FRANKO , PERFORMING AT TUTU'S , KINGS COLLEGE,LONDON

 

FORD DRUM ENDORSER RICHARD RAYNER AND THE BAND TURN IN A GREAT SET

AT TUTU'S ON THEIR UK TOUR. CATCH UP WITH THE BAND ON THEIR SUMMER TOUR.

THIS BAND IS GOING PLACES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD RAYNER OUT ON UK TOUR WITH FRANKO.

FORD DRUMS & SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSER RICHARD IS CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD IN THE UK WITH

FRANKO , CATCH UP WITH THEIR GIGS ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE ; FRANKO BAND PAGE.

RICHARD IS PLAYING HIS MAVERICK FUSION KEVLAR COATED TOURING/ GIGGING KIT,

IDEAL FOR THE KNOCKS AND TOUGH LIFE ON THE ROAD, WHILST PLAYING HE KEEPS

COMFORTABLE SAT ON HIS SMART ASS SEAT .

For more info go to www.myspace.com/franko/shows

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE ENDORSING ARTIST  IAIN WILSON  DRUMMER WITH AUSTRALIAN BAND 26 TOURING UK IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.


 


 

[26] Release their debut UK single , ALOHA on 25th July on Floodboy Records. The single is lifted from their successful Australian previously released Album BIRTHS DEATHS & MARRIAGES which will receive its UK release later this year. [26] spent much of 2010 touring including performances at the ROCKNESS FESTIVAL, MUSEEXPO USA &UK , INTERNATIONAL DESIGN WEEK (CND), MUSIC MATTERS ( HK), and BRICK LANE TAKEOVER ( UK). They return to the UK in August in support of the release of ALOHA and will announce live dates soon;                           including Y not Festival on 6th August.

www.26theband.com    - www.facebook.com/26fbp   - Twitter@26theband

Contact ; Mark Muggeridge - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  +44 (0) 7792 661136.

 

MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT - APRIL 6th -9th 2011

HALL 3.0 BOOTH G70

ADS DRUMS EXHIBITED SOULTONE CYMBALS AND FORD DRUMS WITH PENGU DRUMS OUR GERMAN SOULTONE PARTNER AT THE MESSE IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

Musikmesse 2011 BoothSOULTONE CYMBALS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS MESSE 2011

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

ADS REPRESENTED SOULTONE & FORD PRODUCTS                                                       SOULTONE CYMBALS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSER - STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH PERFORMS WITH GAVIN HARRISON ON TWO LEGS OF THE MIKE DOLBEAR  CLINIC TOUR. JUNE 2011.

Stephen Asamoah Duah opened up proceedings on the last two nights of the Gavin Harrison Clinic Tour promoted by Mike Dolbear at Orchard Percussion Studios , Colchester and The Drum Shed , Chesham in June. Both nights were a sell out.

 

Mike Dolbear, Stephen and Adrian Darby of SoultoneStephen Asamoah Duah current Young Drummer of the Year with Richard Rayner a previous winner.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen opened up for Gavin Harrison at the last two venues of the Tour with different sets on each night. This is the first Public Clinic performances that Stephen has undertaken , and the Audience were treated to a very competent performance on each night well done Stephen. In the Audience at Orchard Percussion was Richard Rayner, one time Young Drummer of the Year himself and now playing Drums for up and coming Band FranKo , who have just completed a tour of Indonesia and are now preparing to embark on a UK Tour in July and August.  Thanks to Paul at Orchard Percussion Studios, Colchester, and Bob at the Drum Shed, Chesham , and Mike Dolbear , and of course Gavin Harrison for the great occasions and performances.

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSER WINS YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2011

14 YEAR OLD STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH of Edmonton, London ,

was crowned this years Winner at the Leamington Spa Centre on Sunday 6th February.Young Drummer of the Year 2011 Stephen is seen here being congratulated by Soultone Cymbals UK A&R Rep. Adrian Darby after the announcement.Stephen was voted Winner from a very strong group of 10 finalists by a team of emminent Judges at the prestigious competition organised by Mike Dolbear.com and sponsored by Natal Drums with cymbals sponsored by Soultone. ADS Drums are the Exclusive Distributors or Soultone in the UK and Ireland.

 

Young Drummer of the Year Competition Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS SEND THEIR CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS WHO COMPETED ON SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY. THE STANDARD OF MUSICIANSHIP WAS OUTSTANDING.

WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE WINNER , STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH WHO IS A SOULTONE ENDORSER , AND LOOK FORWARD TO ASSISTING HIM IN HIS FUTURE CAREER.

WE ALSO WISH TO PAY RESPECT TO THE EFFORTS OF ALL THE JUDGES , ASSISTANTS AND ORGANISERS OF THE COMPETITION , FOR THEIR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE CONTESTANTS , IN CREATING YET ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY.

ADS DRUMS, WHO ARE ALSO THE DISTRIBUTORS FOR SMART ASS SEATS MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD DRUM COMPANY WERE DELIGHTED TO PROVIDE THE THRONES FOR ALL CONTESTANTS ON STAGE AND IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM FOR THE 2011 FINALS.

 

LATEST OUTING FOR THE FORD CORIAN-KOENIG PROTOTYPE.

Paul Blant The Fleeting Minds Drummer with Corian Snare

Paul Blant , Drummer with Peterborough's Up and coming Band The Fleeting Minds used the Ford Corian Prototype at Assault & Battery Studios in London , when the Band recorded their debut Album , with Producer Matt Lawrence. This Snare has recently returned off Tour with Placebo . Paul was looking for the distinctive sound signature that the Corian Horizontal Stave construction delivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOULTONE CYMBALS USED IN THE FLEETING MINDS DEBUT ALBUM.- RECORDED AT ASSAULT & BATTERY STUDIOS , LONDON WITH PRODUCER MATT LAWRENCE.

Paul Blant Fleeting Minds Soultone Cymbals

 



Paul Blant the Drummer with Peterborough Band The Fleeting Minds and Soultone Cymbal Artist selected a set of Custom Brilliant and a set of Vintage Series Cymbals for the recording of their debut Album recently in London at Assault & Battery Studios with Producer Matt Lawrence. Final mixing is currently occuring with a release date later in the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUST HIT THE NEWSTANDS. APRIL EDITION OF RHYTHM MAGAZINE.

Rhythm Cover April Edition

 

GREAT REVIEW OF TWO FORD CORIAN-KOENIG SNARES IN THIS ISSUE. READ THE REVIEW THEN COME TO SEE US AT FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE ON APRIL 6th-9th WHERE BOTH SNARES WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN HALL 3.0 , BOOTH G70 WHERE WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS SOULTONE CYMBALS & PENGU DRUMS.

 

 

Drummer Magazine March Edition.

DRUMMER MAGAZINE MARCH EDITION.

GREAT REVIEW OF SMART ASS SEATS IN THIS ISSUE GET YOURSELF A COPY.

We will be exhibiting Smart Ass Seats at the Frankfurt Musicmesse from April 6th- April 9th. We are working from our German Soultone Cymbals Partner Pengu Drums Booth G70 in Hall 3.0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to be the Exclusive European Distributors for the Ford Drum Company's range of products.

ORGANIC SOLID WOOD STEAM BENT KITS& SNARES. Manufactured to Heirloom quality using traditional methods  with any available wood of your choice.

PLY SERIES KITS & SNARES. Available in different ply types with Ford's attention to detail on the shell interiors and custom or natural finishes.

MAVERICK SERIES KITS & SNARES. these 10 ply kits also have Ford's nitro cellulose lacquer treatment to the shell interiors . However in a ground breaking

move Ford cover these shells with BTS/ Kevlar coloured finishes. This virtually indestructible finish can take anything that the Road can throw at it.

CORIAN -KOENIG HORIZONTAL STAVE SHELL SNARES. Fords much talked about Corian-Koenig Granite -like snares have a distinctive sound which is never

effected by temperature changes, they are ideal therefore for outdoor festival work in extreme temperatures.

We also stock a full range of FORD METAL SNARES , CARBON FIBRE SNARES are also available.

SMART ASS SEATS , The Ford range of Smart Ass Seat packs in highly distinctive retro colour combinations with Swedish memory foam for comfort.

DRUMVEE CASES, The Ford Drumvee Range of Drum Cases provide the perfect protection for Ford Heirloom quality products.

 

ADS Drums are Exclusive Distributors for Soultone Cymbals in the UK & Ireland.

SOULTONE CYMBALS.

Soultone Cymbals are handmade in Turkey. The blend of metals that Soultone use is their own process that employs a balance of proper weight

and tone properties. This creates the real difference between Soultone Cymbals and any other brand , we are proud to offer the full Soultone

range ;

CUSTOM , CUSTOM BRILLIANT , GOSPEL , EXTREME , FXO EFFECTS , VINTAGE & VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL.

 

ADS DRUMS and SOULTONE CYMBALS are proud to be the Official Cymbal provider for the YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR FINALS 2011,

all 10 Finalists will perform on Soultone Cymbals at the Finals on Sunday 6th February 2011 which will be held at

THE  ROYAL SPA CENTRE , LEAMINGTON SPA . For more details contact www.mikedolbear.com

Good luck to all 10 finalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORD DRUMS & SOULTONE CYMBALS T SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE.

FORD TSHIRT

£14.99

 

 

SOULTONE T SHIRT

£14.99

 

Placebo's Steve Forrest takes delivery of Corian-Koenig Snares

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Steve Forrest of Placebo has just taken delivery of these two identical Twin Corian-Koenig Snares. Steve is a Ford Smart Ass Seat and Snare drum Endorser. Steve is seen here performing with Placebo in Tel Aviv playing a Corian Prototype snare and astride his Custom Smart Ass Seat.

 

 

 

These are now Placebos snare of choice for touring and have delivered the goods on a punishing touring Schedule. The Snare holds its tune in all weathers and temperatures and is ideal for outdoor Concerts and Festival gigs. The Corian Prototype Snare has now returned off Tour and is about to head off globetrotting again soon. Who with this time and where?


 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 13:56
 

Paul Stanley-McKenzie loves his Smart Ass Seat

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Paul Stanley-McKenzie has been performing recently sitting astride his Ford Smart Ass Seat. Pauli ( Young Drummer of the Year 2005) who plays for Gorillaz Sound System and has been touring extensively this year loves the comfort that the Swedish memory foam gives on a long gig. He was also attracted to the distinctive retro stying.

Suffice to say when Pauli hits the road his Smart Ass goes with him.
The Pinnacle for the Band this year so far has been their Headline gig at the Secret Garden Party in July. For a flavour of the Event and to see Pauli in action go to www.thepsmfilm.com


Pauli is currently Touring extensively with the Band catch up with him on www.psmthepsm.com

We welcome Pauli to the Ford Family

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 20:49
 

Richard Rayner Endorses Ford Drums and Smart Ass Seats

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Ford Drums are pleased to announce that Richard Rayner (Young Drummer of the Year 2009) has signed an agreement to endorse Ford's range of Drums and Smart Ass Seats with immediate effect. Richard will be performing throughout the year at clinics and exhibitions and with his various performing ensembles.

Richard will be playing a Ford Maverick 6 piece Fusion Kit for all his engagements and clinics. Showcased at Winter NAMM 2010, the Maverick Series is designed to allow a top quality drum kit to be toured and gigged with confidence, whilst knowing that the exterior is protected by its BTS Elastomer Kevlar finish. This finish can take anything that's thrown at it on the road whilst protecting a high quality instrument and in no way prejudicing its tonal qualities.

In fact Gerry McDonnell of Mike Dolbear.com has said "I must reiterate that the Ford Maverick was the best sounding kit at NAMM 2010 ( you can quote me on that!) and I wanted one as soon as I heard it."

Richard's year has been full on. After winning the Young Drummer of the Year 2009. He also took the Junior Guildhall Percussionist prize 2009 and the Jam Percussion Award. Richard toured with Thomas Lang and played at a clinic with Mark Schulman, as well as playing at Musiclive at the NEC, The Royal Albert Hall including the BBC Proms, The National Drum Fair, The Royal Opera House Percussion Day, The International Drum Extravaganza, Fairfield Hall & St John's Smiths Square. He has appeared in Drummer & Rhythm magazines as well as The Beat Book - a new publication.

Richard said "I am absolutely delighted and really excited about working with Ford Drums and Adrian Darby. Knowing Adrian as I do through the Smart Ass Seat endorsement , I am really happy and look forward to a long term working relationship. His belief in me has been consistent & inspiring. I have to say that when I played the Ford set, I was blown away, and feel very fortunate to be playing such a fantastic quality instrument. This year is already looking like it will be a busy one. I am already booked for The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Music Live 2010 and many other appearances and clinics, and I will be playing them on the best quality, and the best sounding kit around."

Adrian Darby, Head of European A+R, Ford Drums said: "I have been monitoring Richard's development over the last two years, and we have worked together recently as Richard endorsed our Smart Ass Seats. I truly believe he is an International Star in the making. We could well see a new phenomenon, a young British big band star of the future. Whatever direction Richard takes in his musical career, he will do it with style, charisma and humility, and I will make sure that Ford Drums are there to support him.
A class act needs a class kit, and that's what we are all about."

Richard also Endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Aquarian Heads, Vic Firth Sticks, Protection Racket Cases, Baskey Accessories, and Quick Stick Holders.

Enquiries about Richard's availability can be made via his website www.richardrayner.co.uk

Last Updated on Friday, 22 October 2010 20:49
 

Cutting Edge Instruments, Heirloom Quality

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Snow Patrol's Johnny Quinn is seen here at the Royal Albert Hall with his Ford Corian Koenig Snare. This ground-breaking snare design is being used on the Snow Patrol "Re-Worked" UK Tour.

Adrian Darby, head of European A&R Ford Drums, said "It's fantastic to be part of drumming history with Jonny and Snow Patrol. Ford have manufactured and supplied the first Corian Snare to a major performing artist worldwide. It was a moving experience to hear this special snare being played in such a prestigious auditorium".

The range of Ford Corian Koenig Snares was showcased at NAMM In January 2010

Last Updated on Friday, 18 March 2011 10:33