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Mark Ellen Drums




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I have been playing drums since I was 11 years old in 1959, OK go ahead work out my age ! My dad bought me my first kit... a Gigster bass drum, a Premier Dominion Ace snare drum and a marching band snare drum which I converted to a floor tom tom. I set to work trying to make it sound like the drums I heard on records by the Shadows , Beatles & the Rolling Stones. Not an easy task with the tools at hand but I got close.

Since then with updates to my drum kits I have become well versed in restoring these great vintage kits to their original condition.

I take great pleasure in carrying out this work and even more pleasure in selling them on to appreciative drummers who are aware of the qualities of vintage drums. I specialise in Premier and Olympic . However I am equally adept with Rogers, Ludwig, Slingerland ,Gretch etc. Even newer makes such as Pearl & Yamaha. All repairs large or small undertaken.




..*** Premier Royale... £150   22-12-13-16"



**** Early 1960s Ajax  20-12-16 & Pipper snare drum.... £450 ,,, sold



*** 1965 Ludwig L-400 Supraphonic    .... sold

*** Premier Bongos*** 1950s / early 60s... £190  sold


***President by Carlton snare drum rare early 1960s .. £100  sold

******Premier Hi Fi 1960's.... £150 ... sold


*** Carlton "Continental", 1960 20-12-16 x 18" ....Beautiful condition. .... sold  to Italy


*****Slingerland "Artist"  22-13-16 & 14x5" snare ,,,, . SOLD


Trixon Luxus  20-13-13-16"   sold

*** Hayman Vibrasonic   22-13-16"   sold


*****Rogers Powertone  Script Badge COB... 14 x 5 1/2"    SOLD



****Ludwig WFL Speed King servicing available.



****** John Grey Autocrat,,, White Marine Pearl 20-12-16"  with 14 x 3" White Duco snare drum+14" Zyn cymbal..... SOLD


****Ajax one up two down.. blue Sparkle 20-12-14-16 " ,,, SOLD



****Premier Royal Ace Black Diamond Pearl... "time warp condition".. *SOLD

.... soldX

****Broadway by John Grey & Sons.. Late 1950s /Early sparkle .. Sold to Portugal

*** Premier Elite Silver Star  22-13-14-16"   sold


***Beverley 22-13-16  Fantastic "time warp" condition..   SOLD




*****Boosey and Hawkes Ajax/ Stratford,

20 x 12 -16 x 18 - 12 x 8"    .. SOLD


Vintage 1960s 20"Avedis Zildjian ride £120  sold . Quality vintage cymbals always in stock. Enquires welcomed.






***Olympic "Discus" WMP.. SOLD

*****Vintage pedals from  £15 





   ***Premier  natural wood.. sold




Premier blue silk... Mahogany shells 22-13-16".. .. sold                                                                                                                                                     






Ludwig Buddy Rich special edition snare drum ... Sold ..                                                                  Below.....  Ludwig Citrus Mod Orange... Restored for customer. Contact me for quotes. Below below.. Olympic 24" Premier 13 & 16" WMP.. SOLD

****Stratford by Besson (Ajax) ... Sold


*****Premier 54   early 1960s 20-12-16" ... Sold

Ludwig Speed King service available.. Permanently fix that "squeek"


Restored for customer .. Early 1960s English Rogers . Restorations from £50







  English Rogers 22-12-13-16".. White Marine Pearl.. £425 ono ..... SOLD **to Norway. Shipping to Scandinavia is around £80 on a 4 piece set.




Early 1960s' Premier , White Marine Pearl. 24-12-16 x 18"

Now complete with all die cast hoops and new pre international batter heads. £550 =$740=680 Euro

SOLD to Australia, shipping to Australia is around £200 on a three piece kit. Similar shipping price to USA

940s' Beverley snare drum.. £175Premier


I am available for gigs / sessions in SE England using vintage Rogers, Ajax or Premier .


Whether you require a complete restoration including a re wrap or just a service / clean up. No job too small.

Contact me.....  01795 667 027.  or 0794388023      Located in Kent UK

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Vintage hardware and cymbals including Ziljian, Paiste and  Super Zyns also available.

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Thanks for visiting. If you don't see what you are looking for here just contact me and / or check this site from time to time. 
  Fast turn over.

Fair prices payed for vintage drums in need of TLC










****John Grey Autocrat

20-12-16" Black Sparkle. Now with John Grey consul.


1940s Beverley snare drum, completely




Beverley Electric Blue 22-16-13"    Sold to USA

Shipping to USA.. aprox £200 = $300


1970s' Sonor Swinger

20-12-16" ..... SOLD



Ludwig 400 Restored for a customer.. Re chrome service available.



Made in England 1960s'Rogers 20-12-16"  ....  sold



Trixon Luxus ,, 1964 20-13-16 ..   SOLD


l1970s' Premier Polychromatic Royal Purple B202




Premier Aquamarine sparkle..   Sold





1967 English Rogers

Black Diamond Pearl .. SOLD




Premier Black Diamond Pearl. Early 1960's restored for customer  . Full kit Servicing / Restoration .. from £50

Premier Black Diamond Pearl


Broadway by John Grey,,, Gone to Paragauy.... 


1950s' Stratford 20-12-16-14x5" snare drum... part exchanged,, YES I do px too.




solf sold

Premier Royal Ace Duroplastic  "Ringo",,,, Sold


Olympic 14x3" piccolo.  £100.. sold


Early 1960s' Blue Pearl ,,, 20-12-16" Evens oil filled tom heads, great for recording,,, £350,, SOLD

Ludwig Super Sensitive   14 x 6 1/2"  serviced for customer . Drum servicing from £20

Ludwig Super Sensitive

Hayman, Vibrasonic,,,,,, 12-13-16-22" ... Sold



Premier mid-late 60s'  Burgunday Pearl       20-12-16"  ... with Royal Ace ...  sold to ITALY




1967 Rogers with 24"  kick for hire.. 1948 drummer included !

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Vintage stands and pedals from £15

Premier and Olympic Lugs, claws & Rods all sizes.Flush base stands.

New Pre International heads available.
Vintage Premier / Olympic etc. badges from.... £5

Vintage Premier / Olympic hardware. Vintage cymbals too....£POA

Re wrapping sevice. Email me for quote.

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I ship Worldwide. Payment methods... Paypal, Bank transfer,UK cheques/postal orders or cash pick up from Sheerness,Kent, UK . 50 miles from Central London. Personal delivery available within the Home Counties for cost.

All items are + "shipping". I use a reputable courer. I cover Insurance.

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Mark Ellen Drums, 102 Broadway,Sheerness,Kent, UK... ME12 1TS

phone ............ UK 01795 667 027  mobile 07943889023


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