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Click HERE to see Steve Maxwell's review of the new Sonor AQ2 Martini set!


New Gretsch Round Badge Dealer Exclusives & What's New for 2019!



Gretsch Q4 Snares on the way!

LIMITED TO 30 DRUMS and only available through the Gretsch Round Badge Dealers . WE HAVE SIX AND THEY WILL BE HERE 11/3. (Two in IL, Two in NY and Two in our Fork's Drum Closet store in Nashville). This is a fabulous 6.5x14 chrome over brass 10 lug snare with Lightning throw off and the wonderful Gretsch 301 rims and rim clips. Great vintage snare sound with the brass shell and those 301 rims. $499 for the drum, and you can add the new Gretsch G5 snare stand for an additional $79.



Officially an A&F Dealer:

Fork's Drum Closet is proud to be the authorized A&F dealer for the Nashville area. This innovative Austin based company prides itself on simple design, practical application, and brilliant sound. All hand made in Austin, TX with old world craftsmanship and new world sound. Check out their stuff HERE. The following items will be in by Thanksgiving, so call now if you want to reserve one. 


Qty: 1: 8x13, 14x16, 14x22 Maple Club kit (maple finish) with wood hoops.  $4210



Qty: 2: 3x13 brass Rude Boy with internal second set of snare wires under batter head. $830 ea.

Qty: 2: 6.5x14 brass 10 lug $1100 ea.

Qty: 2: 6x5x14 copper 10 lug $1350 ea.

Qty: 1: 6.5x14 raw steel 8 lug $900 

Qty: 2: 5x14 raw steel 8 lug $850 ea.

Qty: 1: 6.5x14 nickel over brass 10 lug, no engraving, wood batter hoop. $2200


New Zildjians in stock:

We have over $30,000 of new Zildjian cymbals on their way! We already have over 3000 cymbals from all major brands, so come on down!


Mod Orange is on it's way!

Ludwig's authentic recreation of their historic mod orange finish is a hot seller. We have two Classic Maple mod orange kits on order for us: 9x13, 16x16, 14x22 and a 9x13, 16x16, 14x24. And, we have two add-on drums available as well. 8x12 and a 16x18 floor tom. Call the shop and reserve one now! 



We are locked, loaded, and loving our new location at 308 Chestnut St. 

Come see us!!



9/27: Chester Thompson (Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Genesis and much more) will perform with his trio at 4pm. 

9/28: Stop in for special deals and to meet people from the industry as well as your fellow drummers.

9/29: Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Chicago, Santana, Traffic, Jackson Browne, and much more) will perform at 4pm, and then we have Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton and much more) who will perform at 7pm.

8/26/18: Our Grand Opening is set for Sept 27th. There will be in-store events on Sept 27th with special guests from within the industry as well as performers. We will have refreshments and food and there will be specials for the entire Grand Opening weekend of 9/27 - 9/29. This will mark the transition from the original Fork's location to our new stand-alone facility at 308 Chestnut St, which is only about 5 minutes from the current Fork's location. All are invited and we will have more news as we finalize the schedule for the event. Mark the date and make sure you come by!




In conjunction with our upcoming move, we will be having a moving sale this Saturday September 8th to blowout all of our used kits, snares, and cymbals! Additional deals with be available to certain brands in stock.

Questions? Give us a call!


A message from Steve Maxwell

8/1/18: Today marks the beginning of our ownership of Fork's Drum Closet, and the start of our journey to carry on with the legacy that Gary Forkum created. Everyone in the percussion world owes a debt of gratitude to Gary for the incredible service and value he and his team have delivered for 36 years. We are honored to be able to carry on with his vision. The wonderful team that Gary assembled will continue taking care of all of our Nashville customers with the same great service they have come to expect. My deepest thanks to Gary, his wife Melissa and their son Matt.  


In the coming months we will be moving to a new location here in Nashville @ 308 Chestnut St. 37210

Stay tuned for more details to come!

 "Gary and Melissa Forkum, owners of Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, are retiring and have sold their business to Steve and Debbie Maxwell and Elizabeth Cabraser. Gary and Melissa have built a wonderful business that has served the Nashville community superbly for 36 years. Our intent is to continue serving this market in the exact same way that the Forkums have done for so long, and with their great team of people. And, the business will still be called Fork's Drum Closet. The Nashville music community is strong and the "personal service" and sense of "community" that Fork's embraces tracks exactly to the philosophy we have used in our Illinois and NYC stores, so we truly understand and value this approach. Carrying on the tradition that Fork's has established is an honor for us and we look forward to working with the entire team at Fork's, and the wonderful Nashville community, as we move forward."