Beautiful Day In LA: Visiting LADS
Beautiful Day In LA: Los Angeles Drum Services
I took a day trip to Los Angeles last month to visit various companies in the drum business including Alfred Publishing, Guitar Center, and Los Angeles Drum Services. We had a particularly good time at Los Angeles Drum Services--LADS for short.
Drum Services just scratches the surface of what these guys offer. For their clients they do everything from cymbal cleaning to kit building to metal fabrication. They offer rehearsal space, drum storage, and career consultation.They rent back line equipment for events and productions and set it up, so when a client shows up to play a show like "Ellen" his kit is ready to go. If a client calls ahead they'll take his or her kit out of storage, set it up in a soundproof rehearsal studio, and then return it to storage when they are done.
The owners, Bobby Boos and Chris Achzet, have five decades of combined experience in artist relations, touring, drumteching and more. They joined forces in 2011 to form LADS. The pictures tell the story.