Enter to Win a Ludwig Hand Engraved Snare!!

Enter to Win a Ludwig Hand Engraved Snare!!

August 20, 2021

Help us as we celebrate 30th Years as the Drummer’s Toy Store. Our suppliers keep sending us stuff to give away, and it’s happening all year long! Our Grand Prize is a one-of-a-kind Ludwig Black Beauty with custom engraving by the one and only John Aldridge (Retail Value $1800).

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Rhythm Traders 30 years of Drumming History ep.1

Rhythm Traders 30 years of Drumming History ep.1

August 02, 2021

In this multi part series, Rhythm Traders Owner and Founder Brad Boynton takes us through 30 years of Rhythm Traders history.

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Behind the Scenes of the Gon Bops Manufacturing Process

Behind the Scenes of the Gon Bops Manufacturing Process

January 15, 2021

Check out this great video from our buddies at Gon Bops showing how their California Series Congas are made. This film shows the true art that goes into making these completely hand-crafted, state-of-the-art drums, detailing the steps from start to finish.

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Awesome all around snare drum based on the vintage classic Jazzfest made popular by buddy rich and ringo starr.

The Ludwig Jazzfest Snare

October 27, 2020

The drum that Buddy and Ringo made famous

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It's Hip to Be Square (pt.4)

It's Hip to Be Square (pt.4)

October 13, 2020

If you want to see something really amazing, check out the International Cajon Festival in Peru (Festival Internacional del Cajon Peruano) on YouTube, Facebook, and the web. Founded in 2007 by Peruvian musician Rafael Santa Cruz, the International Cajon Festival is an annual event in Lima, Peru that celebrates the cajon with performances, masterclasses, video screenings, and conferences.

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It's Hip to Be Square (pt. 3) Back to Africa

It's Hip to Be Square (pt. 3) Back to Africa

October 06, 2020

Spain, Cuba, and Peru are just some of the forebears to today’s cajon. In researching for this article, I came across a Lakota square drum; ancient Egyptian and Chinese square drums; the Jamaican rumba box (marimbula), which is like a giant kalimba; as well as an entire genre of square drums from Central and West Africa.

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It's Hip to be Square (pt. 2) the Cuba Connection

It's Hip to be Square (pt. 2) the Cuba Connection

September 30, 2020

In tracing the roots of the cajon in rumba, scholar David Penalosa says, “the side of a cabinet functioned in the role of the present-day tumba or salidor, while an overturned drawer served as the quinto.” As had occurred in other Caribbean and South American countries, Cuban President Gerardo Machado in 1925 banned “bodily contortions” and “drums of African nature” in public.

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It's Hip to be Square! (pt.1) Intro to Peru

It's Hip to be Square! (pt.1) Intro to Peru

September 23, 2020

What has six sides and takes a beating? The answer is the cajon, one of the most popular percussion instruments in the studio and on the street.

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Appointment Scheduling System Now Live!

Appointment Scheduling System Now Live!

May 08, 2020

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A Portland Story: Celebrating Derek Rieth

A Portland Story: Celebrating Derek Rieth

March 12, 2020

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The 12 Days of Christmas Gear Giveaway!

The 12 Days of Christmas Gear Giveaway!

December 10, 2019

We will give away thousands in gear every day beginning December 13th and ending December 24th. Prizes include cymbals, snare drums, cajons, and our Grand Prize on Christmas Eve, a brand-spanking-new Yamaha Rydeen drum set! $5,000 in merchandise will be given away !!!

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Yamaha Month at Rhythm Traders!

Yamaha Month at Rhythm Traders!

September 26, 2019

October is Yamaha month here at Rhythm Traders and we've got tons of great things just around the corner! 

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