What People are Saying


"Nate and Marissa are running a super business in the North Shore! In addition to having a great selection of new and vintage gear, quality service, a repair shop, a positive and knowledgeable sales staff, great teachers and a commitment to promoting educational events.. (Wow)...these folks are just great PEOPLE that LOVE drums! This is the kind of drum shop that you will be spending time in. Stop by and say hello!" ~ Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean, Bryan Adams, Trace Adkins, Jim Brickram, Deana Carter, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Pam Tillis, Hank Williams III, The Pointer Sisters)


"the positive, helpful attitude & ever increasing stock in this north shore store make it an essential visit for all new england players - keep up the good work, nate ! ~ Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, Elton John, Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Jimmy Page, XTC, Cat Stevens, Mary Chapin Carpenter)

"As drummers, we're all members of a special club. And it's the best club! We love to hang out at drum clinics, talk drums and soak in all that's cool and exciting about playing drums. The Drum Shop North Shore is not only a great place to do all those things, but it promotes and invests in drumming. It reminds me of the feeling I had as a kid walking into a drum shop with my dad. All you drummers know what I'm talking about! I've been a drummer for over 40 years and worked in the Drum Industry for over 30 years, and have learned a lot about drums from Nate. Nate and Marissa understand the importance of "community" and DSNS is a shining example of the drum community being alive and well. I'm not only a huge fan of The Drum Shop North Shore; I'm a customer. Thanks for having me for "The Drum Hang!" ~ John DeChristopher (Aritst Representation/Consultant. Previously Zildjian, Drum Workshop, Simmons Drums)

"The Drum Shop North Shore has everything from maintenance items for your gear to special snare drums that you wouldn't find anywhere else. Whether you are a cat just starting out and need some advice on what drum head works with what drum or a pro on your way to a gig, The Drum Shop North Shore has your back! The owner Nate is not just some dude selling drums... he's a drummer!!" ~ James Murphy (Blue Man Group, 3Vibe, www.peaceandrums.com)

"The Drum Shop North Shore - A Real Drum Shop! I'd drive to get there! This quality shop is like the shop that you used to go to when you started playing drums! A shop where, if you had an idea, they would help you realize it!" ~ Tony "Thunder" Smith (Lou Reed, Santana, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck)

"DSNS is a great place for all of your drumming needs. From new to vintage Nate has it all, or can get it real quick. It's really a positive place for the drummers out there who respect and appreciate a small guy doing it correctly. Bravo to the DSNS!!!!!!!!" ~ Bob Gullotti (The Fringe, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, J.J. Johnson, John Patitucci)

"When I presented my clinic at The Drum Shop North Shore, I was reminded of how important a REAL drum shop is to the drumming community. Not only did they have a jaw-dropping amount of reasonably priced gear, but they also had the wisdom and know-how to point drummers (of all backgrounds) in the right direction. I also met some amazing people at the store, which was very inspiring. We're all in this together, and The Drum Shop North Shore is the drummers' Mecca." ~ Mark Walker (5-time Grammy Winner, Paquito D'Rivera, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Sammy Davis, Jr.)

"The Drum Shop North Shore is unique, and Nate Morrison is very special.. a perfect marriage for all of us in the drumming community to celebrate! "The Drum Hang," appropriately titled, on the first Wednesday of every month is old school spirit with fresh, next generation faces.. the lineage continues...If you think The Drum Shop North Shore is out of your way, think again...it's the only thing that should be "ON YOUR WAY" ! ~ Jon Hazilla (Professor at Berklee College of Music, Author of Mastering the Art of Brushes, Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Award)

"Thanks so much for the opportunity to do a presentation at DSNS. It was a real pleasure to be a part of such a warm, caring and knowledgeable group. They reflect what they experience in your first class shop. I can easily see how you have been able to become a strong force with the drummers of the North Shore area. It is success well deserved and I wish you, Marissa, Colin, Jon and Kenzie continued success." ~ Skip Hadden (Professor at Berklee College of Music, Recordings with Weather Report, Author of Profiles in Jazz Drumming, World Fusion Drumming, Broken Eighth Note Feel, and The Beat, The Body, and The Brain)