Music Garage is home to Vic's Drum Shop, voted Best New Dealer at NAMM 2012 by The Retailer. Open Mon.-Fri. 12-8pm, Sat. 11-5pm Sun. 12-5pm, the Drum Shop offers just about anything and everything a drummer could want; 1,500 cymbals, 800 models of drum sticks, 3,500 drumheads, 1,000 percussion items, 120 snare drums, and 125 drum kits.
With entire rooms dedicated to gear and a drum repair service to boot, Vic's Drum Shop is a must for every drummer.
For more information, visit vicsdrumshop.com or call 312.770.1200.
Our professional and experienced staff, lead by Victor Salazar, are on-hand to assist with any questions, advice, and concerns during your percussion shopping experience!
Victor Salazar (former General Manager of The Drum Pad in Palatine, IL) has opened shop at Music Garage to build the most dynamic drum community in the country.
For the Music Garage, Salazar’s addition reaffirms its mission and its dedication to Chicago musicians. The Music Garage is committed to providing serious musicians the facilities, tools, and information needed to achieve their goals. Grounded in the tenants of professionalism, convenience, and superior customer service, the Music Garage is happy to work alongside Vic's Drum Shop in its growing community.
For the last 15 years, Victor ran The Drum Pad. His tenure in Palatine, in addition to his 37 years as a drummer, has afforded him the opportunity to become the leading authority on all things drums.
"I've known Vic for 10 years now and I've never met anyone in the drum industry with more knowledge and understanding of the instrument than this man. Every time I come through Chicago I make a point of hooking up with him. He is THE drum equipment guy. His recommendations to me have always been perfect - and he's someone that I think of as a real friend." – Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson)
Victor is a professional in the true sense of the word. He has produced over 90 events in the past 16 years with acts such as Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio, Stanton Moore, Steve Smith, Jimmy Chamberlin, Thomas Lang, Mike Mangini and Chad Wackerman to name a few.
"I've known Victor since the mid-80s, and I've watched him become a celebrated personality within the industry. Equally comfortable behind a kit or out in the business world, his passion for all things percussion is contagious. His knowledge of music, musicians and gear is vast…What more can I say? A dear friend and a great guy." – Todd Sucherman (Styx)