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King Crimson meet and greet!!!

Mapex Designlab day w/ Rashid Williams!

Rashid's style and precision in drumming is being recognized throughout the music industry. Upon meeting Drumhead Magazine's, Jonathan Mover, Jonathan would later write in the magazine; at the age of 22 Rashid plays with the maturity of someone twice his age. He has a dangerous combination of chops, groove and impeccable time - well balanced and expertly displayed. A self-taught musician, Rashid began playing the drums at the age of three and professionally for churches and choirs at the age of seven.

With music being a part of the fabric woven throughout his family, Rashid comes from a long line of musical talent, singers and musicians. He is the son of Pastors and Musical Director at his local church. As an independent Artist, Rashid is touring with multi-platinum artist John Legend as well as Jill Scott, and Chromeo. He has also toured with Eric Roberson, Goapele, N.E.R.D., Jill Scott, Diddy Dirty Money, J. Cole and Alicia Keys. Rashid is also listed among Cirque du Soleil's roster of producers and drummers.

New Gretsch USA Shell bank in Satin Walnut, Brooklyn in Creme Oyster, and Broadkaster in 60's Marine Pearl now in Stock! 


Tama Day at Fork's!!!

Vic Firth and Zildjian stick sale! Fork’s Drum Closet Working Drummer Special! Stock up for your fall tours now! During August, enjoy a 15% discount off all Vic Firth and Zildjian brand drumsticks when purchasing in brick quantities!!!


Yamaha Drums Innovation Tour hits Forks!!

New Gretsch USA Shell bank in Satin Walnut and Brooklyn in Creme Oyster now in Stock!

Gretsch Drums Day at Fork's!!!

Benny Greb live June 18th!

Hailing from Germany as one of the top drummers of our time, Benny Greb has revolutionized the meaning of groove. This will be held at Rocketown here in Nashville and this is a FREE clinic! 


Aaron Spears clinic on June 6th

Currently on tour with Ariana Grande, Aaron is stopping by the shop on June 6th to give an exclusive clinic for YOU!. He has played with phenoms such as Usher, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and James Brown. 

Yamaha Day w/ Dave Mattacks

Fork's Spring Tent Sale, Saturday, May 11th!!!

It's that time of year again! The spring tent sale is back and we've got more to cut deals on than ever before! Be sure to come out for smoking deals on all new and used gear in stock and don't forget to ask about our Estate sale kits and snares. There are a few classic gems in here that will blow your mind!!!!

Dream Drum Hang on Saturday May 11th!


Paste and Ludwig Day

on May 8th

Tim Shahady from Paiste along with our Ludwig reps will be in-house to discuss what's new and what never goes out of style. These two titans of the industry have always made a pefect pair!

Roland Drum Day ft. Chad Wackerman
2019 Meinl Cymbal Tour!

March 30th - April 20th

The 2019 Meinl Cymbal tour starts right here at the shop! The entire Byzance catalogue will available to try along with demos, one of a kind R&D cymbals, and some never before seen prototypes. 3 weeks of Meinl cymbal madness!!!




Just in!
A signed Craviotto Ash Kit previously owned by Chris McHugh


This set started as his Ash kit from 2009 which was 10x14, 16x16, 16x18, 15x24. He then expanded the kit and added 7x10, 8x12, 9x13, toms, 14x14 and 16x16 floor toms, another bass drum that is 15x26, and he added two very special drums: A Craviotto suspended "gong" drum as well as an incredible 16" bass drum that is 20 inches deep. This set was handcrafted by Johnny for Chris and was used regularly by Chris over the years. All signed shells of course. Truly a masterpiece and a kit that has produced unparalleled sound on albums and concert tours from one of the most in-demand players today.

This kit can be purchased in its entirety or in the following configurations:

7x10, 8x12, 14x14, 15x24.

9x13, 10x14, 16x16, 16x18, 15x26.

The gong drum and/or the 20" deep X 16" diameter bass drum can be added to either set. The set is in our Nashville Fork's Drum Closet shop. Contact Steve at 630-865-6849 to discuss.


Zildjian Sound Experience on February 27th

New Gretsch shell banks to hit June 1st!

USA Custom:
Satin Walnut: 2-8x10, 2-8x12, 2-9x13, 2-14x14, 2-16x16, 1-16x18 FT, 1-14x18BD, 1-14x20BD, 1-14x22BD, 1-14x24BD. 2-5.5x14 10 lug Lightning, 2-6.5x14 10 lug Lightning. 

60s era Vintage Marine Pearl: 2-8x10, 2-8x12, 2-9x13, 2-14x14, 2-16x16, 1-16x18 FT, 1-14x18BD, 1-14x20BD, 1-14x22BD, 1-14x24BD. 2-5.5x14 10 lug Lightning, 2-6.5x14 10 lug Lightning. 

Crème Oyster: 2-8x12, 2-9x13, 2-14x14, 2-16x16, 1-14x18BD, 1-14x20BD, 1-14x22BD, 1-14x24BD, 2-5.5x14 8 lug Lightning, 2-6.5x14 8 lug Lightning.


Check out the shell banks now available at the Maxwell Chicago and NYC store HERE!



Rosewood 110th Anniversary

In the spirit of innovation and the incorporation of exotic tonewoods, what would be a better way to celebrate our 110th Anniversary then to introduce an all Rosewood snare drum?

The 110th Anniversary Rosewood Exotic snare drum features a 10-ply Rosewood shell, with 10-ply Rosewood reinforcement rings, Die-Cast Nickel hoops, tube lugs, and P88 throw off.

Includes Ludwig suitcase style snare case.

Pre-order HERE



New Zildjian K Con Prototypes in stock! Flat rides, Mini Cups, Swishes, Extra thin Hats, and Paperthin crashes!!!

Limited supply!




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."