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If you’re looking for Vintage drums for sale or hire you have arrived at utopia!

The Vintage Drum Yard, is based in Clacton-on-Sea on the Essex coast, we are the UK’s leading supplier of Vintage & Classic drum equipment for sale – snares, toms, bass drums, full drum kits (drum sets), vintage cymbals and hardware.

Owned by Yard Gavrilovic who, along with his 5 sons, have an extensive touring CV which includes over 60 World Tours with Eric Clapton, The Who, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Oasis, George Michael, Eurythmics, Van Morrison, Will Young, James Brown, The Waterboys, Ringo, Duffy, Stevie Wonder and many more, take a look at our full client list.

Drummers which include, Steve Ferrone,Gary Wallis,Mark Brzezecki,Henry Spinetti,Steve Gadd,Omar Hakim,Jim Keltner,Steve BarneyPaulinho da Costa,Danny Cummings,Ian Thomas,Abe Laboriel Jr,Steve Jordan,Kenney Jones,Simon Kirke,Andy Newmark,Jody Linscott,Zak Starkey,Ray Cooper,Jim Capaldi,JJ Johnson,Paul Beavis,Carlos Hercules,Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton,Jeff Lardner,Robbie Ruggiero and Math Priest and Ron Bruner Jr amongst many,many more. We have extensive knowledge of studio recording,having over 50 albums under our belt along with video sessions for the world’s best artistes.

Drum Kit On StageOur Drum Hire department supply authentic vintage drum sets for Recording, Touring, Film and TV. All of our stock was made at a time when manufacturers spared no expense in producing the best sounding, highest quality and greatest looking kit possible. Within a few clicks you can own or hire some of the finest equipment that was ever made, as an investment, to admire, cherish and play.

We also offer a Full Restoration and Re-Wrap service in our fully equipped workshop.As time served Carpenters and Joiners we are capable of all repairs to shells,re-cutting of bearing edges or fitting of new hardware.

You can be comforted in the fact that we are the most experienced family of drum techs in the UK with over 80 combined years of experience on the road and in the best recording studios..

Steve Gadd

The finely produced DW drums of the late 70s are now regarded as of vintage era in our estimation after completing 30 years in production. Due to the high quality of their finishing, which is reminiscent of the golden years of Ludwig, Gretsch & Slingerland, DW drums will be as much sought after, as with their predecessor Camco.

If you have an early DW drum or DW drums for sale, please email pictures and a brief description of its history, sizes and condition. Someone out there is awaiting to make good use of your DW drums. Empty your lofts and get those vintage DW drums for sale on the open market!

DW LogoWe have more Vintage drum sets for sale arriving weekly. We have expert contacts worldwide who will try to source your dream kit. Alternatively you may have a vintage drum set or vintage drums for sale which may be of interest to us?

We are based approximately 70 miles from London on the East Coast at Unit 8 Anchor Rd Industrial Estate,Clacton-on-sea,Essex CO15 1HP.

Due to our busy schedules Visits are by Appointment Only please: +44(0)1255 22 11 37 or via Email: