We Are Different
This is not your typical Guitar Center or Sam Ash. Just Drums is 100% drummer owned and operated.
When you visit us, you will get great service from a knowledgeable, professional drummer and educator.
We are not commissioned so we're going to guide you in the right direction each and every time.
We won't oversell nor will we undersell. You will always find the right answers and the right gear at Just Drums.
Presentation is everything. Our Show Room contains an impressive display of drum sets, drums, cymbals,
hand percussion, and more. From drum heads, to vibraphone mallets. From wingnuts to microphones. It's all here.
Just Drums is more than just drums. We cater to percussionists of all type.
From drumset players, to world percussionists, to marching percussionists, to classical percussionist - we
have the gear for everyone. Not only do we have the gear, but we have the experienced staff members to answer
any questions you might have. Try going to a big-box musical retail store and getting an answer on the difference
between birch and rattan handled marimba mallets.
24 Hour Email Response Time
We're standing by to answer questions. Just Drums guarantees a 24 hour
response time to all email inquires (except for Sunday). This might seem like a simple and expected service
but we know from first hand experience that it's common for retailers to have very slow responses to
emails (several days, even weeks) if any response at all.
Go ahead - ask us a question and watch how
fast we respond.
Meet Your Crew
Shane has been playing drums and percussion all his life. Inspired by his father to play, music has
been a passion of his since grade school. With a marching, jazz, latin, and classical background, he plays just
about everything under the sun but is usually involved in a funk, jazz, latin, or rock project. He is currently
involved in two projects. He is playing drums for Brickwall Jackson
and The World Percussion Experience (with Chris Thomas).
Shane has been playing for over 34 years and pretends to have a clue. He's the one insane enough to start this business.
Chris holds the fort down when Shane isn't around...or even when he is around. Not only is Chris an instructor,
be he also plays a critical role in managing Just Drums. He has 20 years of experience of Retail Management and
is a valuable asset to Just Drums.
Sales, Floor Management
Michael Auman is a Richmond native born into a music loving family. He marched 2 years with The Crossmen
Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a scholastic educator & composer/arranger for 10 years with great success at
the competitive level of indoor and outdoor marching percussion. He is also one of few accomplished gigging
timpanists in Central Virginia. Michael, a former Drum Department manager at one of the "box stores" who we won't
mention, and brings a tremendous amount of experience to the team. Aside from his retail management experience,
Michael is an accomplished musician and educator. He currently teaches private students in the West End and teaches at
Mills E. Godwin High School and Pocahontas Middle School as the percussion instructor.
Inventory Manager, Shipping Manager
Winfred ("Win") is responsible for web site development, maintenance, and
managing our eBay store. Win is solely responsible for managing the tens of thousands of products we stock.
This can be quite a challenge. Win also is responsible for shipping out all web, phone and eBay orders.
Intelligent, charming, handsome - these are some of the words never used to describe Win.
He's banned from 17 States, and should be kept away from wives and Mexican food.