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Williamson Street Tube Amp Works?

It’s true! Williamson Street Drumworks is expanding our backline to include some nice tube guitar amplifiers in addition to all the nice drums that we offer. Please email for an up to date list of what is available. If you would like to rent something for a session or a show, pricing is a flat $75 per day for amp rental no matter which amp you choose. At this time, our stock includes:

•Fender Deluxe Reverb (Standard)
•Fender Deluxe Reverb (Blonde)
•1970′s Fender “Super Reverb”
•Peavy “Classic 30″ Tweed
•Fender Blues Deluxe Tweed

The rest of summer numero uno turned out great for WSD. We got to work with Dan Nichols @ The Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute, the folks at ETC Lighting Solutions in Middleton, we did a session with Madison’s own Catch Kid at Blast House Studios, a couple of sessions with two of my favorite engineers in Madison TJ Pauley & Lonya Nenashev over at Dacha Studios/Red Square Audio, and we even got a chance to backline a show @ Monona Terrace for a group of Virologists who were in town providing some good ol fashioned rock n roll tunes for the finale of the annual ASV conference. On top of all that craziness, I got married in August to my best friend, and the number one coolest lady to ever walk the earth: Jess Plavicki. What a summer!

This fall I am celebrating the release of a new record by my band Blueheels which has been a long time in the works. It is entitled “Weather Machine” and you can pick up a copy HERE if you like. I also played a few shows around the mid-west last week with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts. They are a great band and a bunch of really nice dudes, so check them out if you haven’t yet.

Last, but certainly not least, this fall I am celebrating the release of two new albums that I contributed drums to by the world’s number one party animal & instigator of good times: the one and only Kurt Baker. A 45 single entitled “Want You Around” came out on August 28th on Jolly Ronnie Records, and the LP entitled “Brand New Beat” will be out October 30th on Collectors Club Records. The vinyl will be done by Jolly Ronnie Records here in the states and Torreznetes Entertainment in Spain.

Those Williamson Street Drumworks t-shirts and stick bags are still in the works, so keep checking back for updates on that front if you are interested! Ive also been keeping my “personal items for sale” on Ebay and Craigslist well stocked as of late, so if you are in need of some cool vintage drum gear, then click around in the Garage Sale section.

Thanks for stopping by!


-Adam (Williamson Street Drumworks)



Summer 2012!!!

It has been an exciting first few months here at Williamson Street Drumworks to say the least! We added some great new (old) snare drums to the vintage rental section, and did a handful of small restoration projects (including getting a great sounding 1966 Slingerland 20/13/16 set in “Sparkling Champagne Pearl” up and running again for a close friend). Soon we will be adding some new drum sets and snare drums to the modern rental section, so keep checking back if you have an interest in modern drums!

The spring and early summer were very busy with backline events. We got a chance to work with some extremely talented artists including a show at The Five Club with international pop sensations Neon Hitch and Thomas Fiss. We provided drums for an evening at The High-Noon Saloon with West Africa’s “Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars”, and we did guitar/drum backline for a show at Monona Terrace with a great Celtic band from Oregon called BROTHER (as seen on NBC’s hit show “ER” and UPN’s “Twilight Zone”). We also did some work with bands through Capital Brewery in Middleton, and The University of Wisconsin here in Madison.

Im taking off for a couple of weeks (June 24th- July 10th) to play some shows down in the Southeastern United States with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts. Check for all the details on that front. During my absence, my partner in crime Chris Sasman will be handling all backline rental drop off and pick ups. If you need anything you can still contact me through info@williamsonstreetdrumworks and I will work with you and Chris to make sure everything is taken care of in a timely and professional manor.

Happy Summer everyone!

-Adam (Williamson Street Drumworks)



Welcome to!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the official “Williamson Street Drumworks” website! My web designer/friend Christian Andrew and I have been spending a lot of time getting the site together over the past couple of months or so and we are excited for people to finally get a chance to check it out!

As you will see as you click around, there are a lot of cool drums to look at (available for backline rental for sessions/live dates), and a handful of helpful services that I feel my experiences with drums (and the music industry in general) over the past 15 years have qualified me to offer. Check out the about section to learn a little about my philosophy when it comes to drums, and my history as a drummer, drum tech, and vintage restoration enthusiast.

There are a couple of sections of the site that aren’t quite finished, so you might run into a couple of minor roadblocks, but I assure you they will be complete very soon. We will be offering some T-Shirts, as well as “Stickbags” in the store section (featuring our new logo), there will be a section featuring an opportunity to listen to (and purchase if you like) “select releases” that I have played drums on over the years, and there will be a handful of new (to me) vintage drums that will be added to the Backline Rental section in the near future.

Things will no doubt continue to grow and change slightly around here as we get rolling, so please keep checking back for the latest news from Williamson Street Drumworks. If you are a social media fan, please check out the right side of the page here, and feel free to “Follow” us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook. We aren’t spammers (we’re drummers), so we know you don’t care what we are eating for dinner or what we are watching on YouTube, so we won’t bother you with every little thing. We’ll only be posting to let you know about the most exciting news.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Adam (Williamson Street Drumworks) 4/5/2012