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John A. Millspaugh
· April 20, 2018
What an amazing selection of great gear that you can touch, feel, and play. Want to know what a copper kit sounds like? Want to hear a Tama Star or Sakae kit? Check out the latest pro Yamaha kit?... See the newest Ludwig or DW kit? Try any of a hundred snares? Compare weights and sturdiness of six different cymbal stands? Compare four different stick models of the same size? Looking for a bizarre piece of exotic percussion gear you don’t even know the name of? And you cannot imagine the cymbal selection. I could spend days In the cymbal room. And great customer service to boot. This is what a drum shop should be. See More
Arthur Ly
· December 16, 2017
I decided to purchase a Mapex drum set from the shop, and there was a little issue from shipping service but it is well. The manager was so nice and quickly to take care everything for the purchase t...hrough the phone and email. I will recommend this shop to my friends whenever they need drum stuff. See More
Lisa Hill
· November 15, 2017
pleasure palace full of drums & percussion. walls of drumsticks. vintage items. drum lessons. incredibly awesome service. it's a super fun place. it might make you quiver.
Lisa Herrmann Carlson
· March 29, 2018
Very fun place. Personnel were super helpful and patient with us and our 14 year old son!
Bill Ray
· June 29, 2017
I was in Chicago earlier this week and stopped into Vic's. They are truly a drummer's dream. Walls of sticks, cymbals, snare drums, accessories, parts, and I don't even think I went into the kit room ...(I got stuck in the cymbal room for about an hour!)

Then there's the people. Everyone was so nice and knew their stuff. If you've never been to a PDS (Proper Drum Shop) then you owe it to yourself to hit up Vic's. You'll be saying "Guitar Center who?" ;)

Definitely on my list of stops whenever I'm in Chicago. And I will proudly wear the shirt when I'm making videos! :D
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Allen Light
· August 11, 2017
Kevin and his staff are the best. These guys will go the extra mile for you. Their selection is excellent. Cymbals, drums accessories. They have it all. This is the only place I'll be buying gear from.... Great job Kevin! See More
Michael Berkowitz
· August 11, 2016
One of the best drum store experiences of all time. A big shout out and thank you to Sam for helping me make some good drumhead choices. I sure appreciate the time you put in to talk shop and help me ...out.
This is an awesome drum shop. It really is like a department store for drummers. But it definitely has a locally owned vibe to it and I would be proud to call it my local drum store if I lived in Chicago. Too cool!
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John Dudlicek
· March 6, 2016
Took my 14 yr old son here today for the first time for his birthday. I'm sure many visits to follow. This place is absolutely the best. We've visited dozens of drum shops, and nothing compares. Not o...nly do they have just about everything, but also the staff couldn't be more inviting and helpful. Highly, highly recommend for the serious drummer. See More
Steve Whitey Hempel
· March 22, 2015
Remember the first time you stepped foot into a toy store? You were completely overjoyed to be there....didn't know where to start. That's what Vic's was, for me! Luckily, Mike gave my family and I th...e Grand tour! We got to meet Vic and the rest of the staff! We journied through both cymbal rooms, both acoustic rooms(they have 135 kits up and assembled at all times), the hardware room, the electronic kit room, the UNBELIEVABLE snare room. Wanna try something? Go ahead! If there is a "Heaven on Earth", this is it! I. Love. This. Place. See More
Phil Upgraded Fornett
· May 11, 2016
Great drum shop! Everyone is so helpful & patient with meeting the needs of all the customers. They are fully stocked with all sorts of brands of drums & percussion. Vic's drum shop is drum heaven!
Ofer Ben Israel
· May 31, 2015
There is no drum shop like it, the selection, the people, the service, the level of perfection, the hospitality, the knowledge and expertise of each of the guys who serve you amd everything is done w...ith a smile... Simply amazing shopping experience... See More
Ian Bottomley
· June 25, 2017
Heaven on earth this place!
Heaven on earth this place!
Michael Eason
· December 15, 2016
I love this place.Its a drum heaven for professional drummers.They have top knotch equipment and the customer service is super friendly and they always have would you need.Vic's is #1 in my book
Jerremy Pratt
· May 21, 2016
I've posted my complain in Visitor Posts about the way how the store buried the story about Victor Salazar departure from the Vic's Drum Shop and my disappointment with the store and they did not just... deleted the story within 15 minutes but blocked me out from the site. Because I wanted to share the story, I've created the new FB profile and guess what? They've blocked everybody from posting anything on Visitor Posts. I've asked couple friends and the same thing was happening to them!.....which makes me wonder how many other comments and posts were deleted and blocked?!.....what does it say about the new management? Nothing good!

I will still speak my mind about the store! Vic's Drum Shop was my every year destination and it will not happened this year...especially after what they've done!

There is no Vic's Drum Shop without Victor Salazar! He was the Store! He was the mind , the heart and the soul of The Store and the drummers community!
When king leaves his kingdom, the kingdom will fall apart.
It should not be named Vic's Drum Shop anymore ....it's a joke!
Best luck to you Vic!
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Matt Jankiewicz
· September 5, 2014
Amazing shop, amazing selection and staff! Vic is the man, and no matter how busy he is during the day, when he's there he's always giving his time to talk shop, help on the floor, or just shoot the b...reeze. Class guy and facility! See More
Adam Doyle
· July 15, 2017
A well informed and intelligent staff that are willing to bend over backwards to help you in anyway they can!!!
Gary Pahler
· September 14, 2014
My wife and I stopped by Vic's for the first time while visiting Chicago...in a word, amazing! Great selection, great prices and most importantly, a great staff and owner. This place is certainly buil...ding community and has a wonderful vibe. We received a first rate tour by Vuck, and Vic even recommended a great place for dinner last Sunday night, Macello's. Thanks again Vic for that suggestion and all the great advice. We'll certainly be back and I know where I'll be going for future purchases. All the best to you and your shop! See More
Mark P Clemmer
· June 8, 2015
If you're a drummer this is the place to be.
Vic is the most knowledgeable guy I've meet, friendly guy who will hang up the phone to give you a private tour of the the place.
Dan Needham
· August 28, 2014
Vic & the guys are world class! You won't find a larger selection of drums anywhere. But the real charm is the genius way the store is laid out! These guys are super passionate and knowledgable about drums!
Renee Francine Plewa
· February 2, 2016
This place is amazing! And the employees are the BEST! They have all of your percussion needs and the staff is so helpful, fun loving and knowledgeable. Two thumbs up!
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About to get underway! Drummer Jam and Community Drum Shed featuring GREG FUNDIS!!!!

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Chicago drummers! Join us at Vic's Drum Shop for an afternoon of drums and fun! Join our guest drummer, Greg Fundis (LedZeppelin2, Fareed Haque's MathGames) and... other awesome Chicago drummers for this exciting event.

Level 1 tickets are STILL AVAILABLE and include access to both events (12pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm). Limited number of level 2 slots for SESSION 2 (3pm) are STILL AVAILABLE!

$5 - Level 1 ( incl. access to Session 1 & 2)
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$20 - Level 2 Session 2 3pm-5:30pm
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- Limited spaces available!
- At least 1 year of playing experience preferred
- Vic's Drum Shop is providing two drum kits for performers. One for Greg, and one for you. You'll improvise / jam with Greg Fundis (also on drums) for a total of 5 minutes at a time.

Please direct questions to chicagocommunitydrumshed@gmail.com

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Chicago drummers! Join us at Chicago's Music Garage on April 22nd for Session 1 12pm-2:30 and Session 2 3pm-5:30pm of the Chicago Community Drum Shed featuring guest drummer Greg Fundis of Led Zeppelin II. Participating drummers will get the opportunity to play / jam / improvise on a drum kit provid...
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