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Tom Tuning Basics – Sam Ash Crash Course
Roland Electronic Drum Buyers Guide
I Want You To Practice – Everyday!
How To Tune Your Drums
Mike Abbate has been playing drums & percussion for over 30 years. With his Full Tama Drum endorsement from 1988-1995, Mike performed clinics with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham, Dom Famularo, and the late Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osborne). He’s toured with Little Anthony (of Little Anthony & The Imperials) and played in a backup rhythm section backing up oldie acts, including Chuck Berry, Lou Christie, Leslie Gore, The Drifters, and The Marvelettes. Currently Mike plays in the Allman Bros/Southern Rock tribute band “Trouble no More” and maintains a teaching practice of 12 student drummers weekly. A former independent drum shop owner, Mike then ran the Drums and Percussion Department at the Sam Ash Music store in Carle Place, New York, for five years. Now, as Sam Ash Direct sales associate, Mike is your go-to guy for drums and percussion-related inquiries.
Call or email Mike to get the guaranteed lowest price on the best selection of music and sound gear anywhere – fast, free shipping too!
"I really appreciate you helping me with this order! Everything worked out great. They were the right sizes and my percussionist is very pleased! The best customer service award goes to Mike!" - Travis W.
"As if I was not blown away enough after receiving this quality bag just a few days after ordering it on-line with free shipping. An hour after having received the bag at my door I received a call from Mike Abbate of Sam Ash to find out if I was satisfied with my order - what awesome customer service. Mike was very helpful, pleasant and made me feels as if my small on line purchase really mattered to Sam Ash, I am now convinced it does." - Joe S.