Welcome to the Rockem Music Online Store!
Rockem Music stock a huge variety of different drum kits, guitars, amplifiers and accessories. We are a dealer for most of the leading manufacturers in this industry. Brands like Ibanez, Washburn, Mapex, Roland, Tama, Pearl, Boss, Paiste and Zildjain to name just a few are readily available to try and all in one place. We're one of the biggest music stores in South Yorkshire for you to visit and for mail order we ship quickly to the UK and most parts of Europe. Our experienced staff are the best in the business and are available to help with any enquiries you may have. We have 1000's of regular customers shopping with us, give us a try you will not be disappointed. At Rockem Music we offer service and prices others dream of.
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About Rockem Music
Even if you aren't looking for a full new drum kit, you should still be able to find something great to buy. For example, we stock cymbals from all of the key producers such as Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste and Meinl cymbals. Most of our items we have already in stock and can be purchased today. Whether you're a beginning Drumming or an advanced drummer, you'll find that our wide range of some of the world's most popular cymbals is unbeatable.
An essential part of your kit has to be the drum heads. You need them to be strong and to feel great on every hit of your sticks. Luckily, we have a huge amount of different drum heads available to suit the needs of everyone. Are you looking for Remo, Evans, Aquarian or Enforcer drum heads. You've come to the right place. You can buy all of these brands online right now on our website and if you ever have any problems or queries, we're just a phone call away, we'd be happy to help you with friendly advice.
Even if you're only looking for something small like a new pair of drumsticks, we have this covered too. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for some new Vic Firth, Stagg or Zildjian drum sticks because we have them all in stock and ready to deliver to you. If you need them, we also stock drum brushes which can be very helpful if you're wanting to practice in a quiet area or play a more traditionally. With Rockem Music, you'll be able to find all of the drum-related products you're ever going to need. Even if you need to buy something that we don't currently sell, we'll do our best to get hold of it for you so that you won't be left disappointed.
Are you still looking for something different? That's fine, we do sell a lot of other products that may interest you, ranging from drum stands and clamps to drum amplifiers and drum silencers. No matter what you're looking for, you're bound to find it here at Rockem Music. We have regular clearance sales to help you get the drums and drum kits you love for even lower prices! You better be quick though because they do not last for long!
There are many different types of guitars you can decide to buy - whether you want an electric guitar or an acoustic or bass guitar, you should be able to find something in our guitar store to suit your needs. All of our products come from brands which everyone in the music has heard of time and time again. You'll find the likes of Ibanez, Stagg, Tokai and Yamaha all in our store at much better prices than you'll find on any of our competitors. Having trouble deciding which one to buy? Why not call us and we'd be happy to give you any advice you need as well as guide you through the ordering process, done through our friendly and supportive staff.
The secret to playing a great gig is by having a great amplifier, most people in bands know this. This is why you shouldn't use any low quality non-branded amplifiers that you may be able to find. Instead, why not look at what we have to offer? We only stock quality products that have been proven to work well in all situations, from some of the most reliable companies such as Blackstar, Laney, Line 6 and Roland. Our website is very simple to go through, simply choose whether you're looking for guitars or drums and then navigate to the particular category that interests you.
Just before you go out and play, it's really important that you check over your guitar to make sure it's ready - and this does involve making sure it's tuned correctly. To save time, you could use a guitar tuner which will make it much easier for you to do if you're in a rush. They aren't expensive and are well-worth the amount you pay for them. You may already have heard of the biggest manufacturers of them before, so you'll be happy to hear that we sell a wide range of Boss and Korg tuners which all have their own unique features. Browse our website and you'll be able to find more information about every single one of them.
There is obviously much more to the world of guitars, we have just mentioned a small fraction of the products you can buy here. If you're looking for something different, that's not a problem because we do sell a lot of guitar stands, straps, cases, cables and many other different products. If you want more information about any of these then click the "guitar store" link above and you should be able to find what you need. As we've said before, if you have any issues or concerns we'll be happy to help you over the phone or by e-mail.
Rockem Music Limited has now been trading as a general Rotherham Music Shop for over 9 years now with thousands of regular returning customers. Everything sold in our Rotherham store is sold at the same price as our online business this is what we believe to be the fairest way to trade and makes our Rotherham Music Shop a popular destination for musicians to drive to.
The History of Rockem Music Limited
Rockem Music was established by the Rockem brothers in September 2003. From very humble beginnings Rockem Music has grown into one of the UK’s leading drum stores. There is a large shop in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and a superb mail order department sending all over the UK and Europe.
The Rockem brothers, Rob and Dave are originally from Poole in Dorset. They are both accomplished musicians having studied their respective instruments from an early age with well respected teachers. Rob studied piano and organ and Dave drums. Both played in various orchestras such as Bournemouth Youth Big Band and Jazz De Sud. Dave went on to play drums professionally and Rob went into accountancy. Dave’s drumming eventually lead him to re locate in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
In 2003 Rob re located to Rotherham and Rockem Music was formed. Premises had to be found in the town. After a few chats with the local piano centre it was agreed we could start by sharing some of the building. The building is a very spacious converted Chapel. Gradually all the main accounts with the leading drum suppliers were opened such as Pearl, Mapex, Yamaha, Roland, Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian etc.
After about six months the company began to grow. It became clear we did not have enough space at the piano centre and the landlord kindly agreed to let us have more space. The rear of the chapel began to fill with more and more stock and Rockem has become one of the best stocked drum shops in the business! The showroom has been modified quite a few times and we now have a large showroom full of stock.
As the company has grown we have been able to employ more staff. To start with the Rockem brothers pretty much did everything from serving in the shop to packing the mail order sales! After a few months a couple of staff were employed and gradually the employment level has been increased to five full time employees. In 2007 a general manager was taken on as the company had grown very quickly and the Rockem’s needed more help! With each manager able to concentrate on their individual roles, the company was able to expand very rapidly. The two directors and general manager are still very involved with the day to day running of the company and this is one of the reasons the customer service is exceptional.
In 2009 the company expanded into guitars and amps and employed a guitar specialist to run this department. This has continued to grow and now makes up a large part of what we do.
The company has its own web site, rockemmusic.com and can also be seen on Ebay trading as rockemmusicshop. We have achieved a 100% feedback rating of over 86900 at the time of writing this (Oct 2012) which demonstrates the level of customer service we offer.
Rockem Music continues to grow and evolve and hopefully can welcome you as one of our valued customers!