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"DRUMMERS SERVING DRUMMERS SINCE 1984"

 

ALEX SIMPSON

OWNER/OPERATOR

 

Alex was born with a pair of sticks in one hand and a Rupp's Drums gift card in the other! Alex has since enjoyed a diverse career in the drum industry as a DCI Finalist, a Rupp's Sales Manager and an independent drummer in Colorado and NYC. Alex brings a wealth of experience to bear in his mission to strengthen and embolden the Colorado drumming community!

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Yamaha Club Custom - Orange Swirl Lacquer

(10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, Snare)

Paiste 602 Modern Essentials Cymbals

DW 9000 Pedals/Hardware

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Rush - Vapor Trails

 

EVAN MILLER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Evan has been playing drums for the last 15 years and performing with bands around the Denver area for the last 10. He draws from his vast experience with marching, jazz, orchestral, punk, and hip hop styles to assist drummers from all backgrounds. With one ear to the record player and one ear to the community, Evan serves both the music and the people that create it.

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Modified Ludwig Breakbeats Kit

Ludwig 70's Acrolite Snare

Zildjian Constantinople/Avedis Cymbals

DW Ultra-Lite Hardware

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Chon - Grow

 

DANIEL DOSSEY

SALES MANAGER

 

Dan moved to Denver in 2018 from Branson, MO where he was the drummer for the Tony-Winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. He's performed on many different albums and stages throughout his career and is presently a sideman w/various groups in Colorado and around the country. Dan is a proud sponsor of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Ludwig Classic Maple - Green Lacquer

(12, 13, 16, 24)

Ludwig Supraphonic Snare (6.5x14)

Zildjian/Sabian Cymbals

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World

 

TAYLOR DROSE

VINTAGE DRUM SPECIALIST

 

Taylor has been playing drums for 17 years and currently tours & records with Silver & Gold, Aviary Girl, Anterroir and Pie Lombardi. Taylor takes great pride in curating a world-class vintage drum selection for the store. When he's not playing drums or talking vintage gear, he can be found taking pictures or hanging out with his dog, Chloe.

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Gretsch Brooklyn - Deep Black Pearl (13,16,18,24)

Gretsch USA Custom - Seafoam Green (13, 16, 24)

Zildjian K Cymbals

Various, Gretsch, Yamaha & Ludwig Snare Drums

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Russian Circles - Memorial

 

COLLIN SITGREAVES

TEACHING FACULTY

 

Collin received a BM in Music Performance and has been teaching private lessons and marching programs in Colorado since 2008. A verified musical chameleon, Collin performs with various pop/rock, jazz, funk, blues & musical theater ensembles. He also performs with the Denver Nuggets SKYLINE Drumline and is a Sabian Education Network artist.

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Sonor AQ2 Maple - Titanium Sparkle

(10, 12, 14, 18, 20, snare)

Sabian Cymbals

Pearl Pedals & Hardware

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

 

ADRIANA PEREZ

DRUM SPECIALIST

 

Drummer, audio engineer, producer, icon. When she’s not at Rupp’s, in the studio, or para-diddling away on a practice pad, Adriana gigs with Amazing Adventures, KANDIN, and The Jackson Harkness Trio. With over a decade of experience as a working drummer, and a passion for producing, her friends know her as the provider of Wheat Thins and sick beats.

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Gretsch Renown Maple (12, 16, 22)

Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Signature Snare

A Zildjian Cymbals

Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

The Internet - Ego Death

 

MARCO DELEON

DRUM SPECIALIST

 

Marco is a devoted student of the pen, a drummer, and aspiring cactus aficionado. For the last fourteen years, Marco has found his own niche within the acoustic and electronic world of drums and appreciates the many benefits that hybrid drumming offers the modern drummer. Did we mention he knows his cacti?

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Yamaha Stage Custom - Raven Black Lacquer

(12, 16, 18, 24, Snare)

Yamaha DTX Electronic Drums

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect

DEVON ROGERS

TEACHING FACULTY

 

Devon has enjoyed performing, teaching and recording drums for 30 years. With decades of experience in drum retail, he offers a rare level of product knowledge when working with customers. Devon also enjoys giving his many drum students the tools they need to develop their skills and find their voice on the drums!

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

Hybrid Roland TD-50 & DW Drums Kit

70s Ludwig Supraphonic Snare

DW & Tama Pedals & Hardware

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

JIMMIE DEAN

ECCOMERCE SPECIALIST

 

For the past 30 years Jimmie has been involved with music performance, retail, distribution, education, and non-profits. He plays drums with a variety of artists and owns Denver Music Group, a pro audio distribution and sales company. Jimmie is an outspoken advocate for the arts and works to empower drummers in Colorado!

 

CURRENT DRUM SETUP

DW Collectors  Kit (10,12,14,16,20)

Sonor 1960s Teardrop Kit (13,16,20)

Soultone Cymbals

 

FAVORITE BAND/ALBUM

Prince - Sign O' The Times

 

 

 

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