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Old 05-08-2020, 03:06 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Hey all,

I was scouting around on the internet and found out that Nick Hopkins Drums in the UK have gone out of business last year!! I have done a few deals with them over the years...They stocked some of the harder to find vintage parts...Another brick and mortar store gone out of business!!

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Old 05-08-2020, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

Mail order is taking it in the shorts too.
Casio Music is closed and may not reopen because of corona.
I've gotten some pretty decent deals over the years.
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:48 AM
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As far as I know, Nick ceased trading around the end of last summer. He also ceased publication of the excellent Vintage Drums, Legendary Sounds magazine, after just six amazing issues.
Although he's just up the road from me in Wales, I've no idea of the circumstances of the closure. He continues to sell what I assume is his remaining stock (mostly spares / memorabilia etc) on eBay as nickhop_47
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

A real bummer he went out of business. Was always great to deal with on parts and I loved his mag. Tried to find him on the bay to see what parts he still has and he has nothing listed now. Will keep trying.
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:29 PM
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Just these listed:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/nichhop_4...53.m1438.l2654
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:36 PM
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Cool Re: Nick Hopkins Out of Business?

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Mail order is taking it in the shorts too.
Casio Music is closed and may not reopen because of corona.
I've gotten some pretty decent deals over the years.
I`m sure there are going to be more brick and mortar stores go out of business due to Covid...

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 05-11-2020, 10:06 AM
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They are also a brick and mortar.
Their governor,like many other states,shut them down over corona.
With the exception of Guitar Center,lot's of mom and pop places have folded in the bay area over the years too.
Just another nail in the coffin.
Cascio was located in Wisconsin and has over many years been a sales tax shelter for electronics and musical gear.
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for the info. I had looked and didnít see any postings
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:08 PM
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Accept what you get, the globe has changed for musicians, like the rest of the world. Get over it folks, the aliens are finally making thier presense here. Do as you are told to do by the Feds...no joking!
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:08 AM
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Accept what you get, the globe has changed for musicians, like the rest of the world. Get over it folks, the aliens are finally making thier presense here. Do as you are told to do by the Feds...no joking!
What on earth has that got to do with a Welsh drum shop that closed almost a year ago???

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