Welcome to Purple Blog from Purple Chord !
Updates on new arrivals and events at Purple Chord, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Visit our new Special Offers page to see selected products at discounted prices ... such as this beautiful, unique Gretsch Drums Renown '57 Motor City Blue 6-pieces shellset and throne.... or a vintage classic like this 1965 Ludwig "Classic" blue sparkle snare drum 14" x 5,5" ....
We also propose a selection of cymbals from Paiste, Zildjian, and Istanbul, snares from Ludwig, Rogers, Premier, Sonor and Pearl, pre-owned drum sets from the Ludwig Accent range, and modern, custom made set from Highwood....
* Free shipping on cymbals and snares in Europe until July 22nd *
NEW IN THIS WEEK @ Purple Chord ... We have been busy replenishing and updating our inventory....
We have refreshed our stock of Istanbul Agop cymbals .... all series and sizes... highlights include 30th Anniversary, Om & Mantra Cindy Blackman, Mel Lewis, Special Edition and the newly issued Xist Dark Ion and Sterling series.
... And for something different but super classic...
Proud of the Italian drum making heritage, Purple Chord is working its magic on this Hollywood Meazzi Golden Sound drum kit.
Manufacturing out of Milan during the 1960's and 1970's, Meazzi were regarded as true innovators in their time.. This fantastic and beautiful kit has a poplar wood shell with a stunning finish, similar to Ludwig's black oyster pearl ... it has a silky black vinyl appearance and it's got a deep warm resonance. Shell sizes are 20", 13", 16" plus snare drum. Watch the website for final details.
In the meantime, we are giving it the full Purple Chord special treatment that is due to such a marvel...
We've been busy uploading new products to our webshop, including many NOS and vintage Paiste... it's an exciting process ....
Only counting Purple Chord's Paiste collection, we have 250 Paiste cymbals, from across the top professional series, now available in our shop and to view and demo in our showroom in Aalsmeer....
Every cymbal is lovingly cleaned and prepared on arrival at Purple Chord. Some arrive in fantastic, almost mint condition, so they speak for themselves in terms of quality, style and sound....
.... then we photograph them in our showroom. Sometimes we make short sound clips for upload on our YouTube page.
Finally we mount the cymbal to display and test in our showroom; it's the best way to understand the sound that you want to achieve and to appreciate their complexity and characteristics.
Of course, Beppe is always available to offer advice on any given cymbal or drum in our portfolio, if you can't make it to the showroom in person.
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Congratulations !! … it was officially Blue Monday today….and you survived... using this simple formula ....
[W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA
W = weather, d = debt, T = Time since Christmas, Q = time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, M = low motivational levels, NA = low motivational levels
.......scientists have calculated that today was the most depressing day of the year. Good to know!
But don’t worry… you can cheer yourself up at www.purplechord.com
Yes, it was Blue Monday at Purple Chord too but there is lots to love and be happy about… and if you want to break one of your New Year's Resolutions – maybe you promised your loved one that you wouldn’t buy another cymbal, snare or kit before Easter… now is an excellent time to do it!
Here are some Blue highlights currently in stock and available:
Purple Chord is a unique proposition for many drummers. Here are some reasons to come to Purple Chord to buy that special drum, kit or cymbal ....
We would like to wish to all our loyal customers, friends and followers a wonderful and prosperous 2018 ....
Why not benefit from our Free Shipping within Europe Offer on ALL drum kits, snares, cymbals , hardware and accessories until January 6th.
Purple Chord has lots of exciting plans and events for the year ahead ....
.....Purple Chord would like to thank you all for your loyal friendship. We look forward to sharing these exciting developments with you in 2018.
We would like to wish to all our drummer friends a Rockin' Good Christmas from Purple Chord...
Still looking for Christmas present ideas to give to your favourite drummer or even to yourself?
We are offering free shipping in Europe until 6th January on all our products, including hardware and drum kits... Take advantage of this special event to treat yourself or loved one to a marvelous "new" vintage classic drum kit, snare drum or cymbal.
As we close 2017 at Purple Chord, we look back on an exciting year of many changes.... we look forward to many more interesting developments in 2018 and making lots of new friends..... enjoy your holidays and keep on rocking....
...from the team at Purple Chord
....Beppe, Fiona and Martins
Mārtiņš has recently joined the Purple Chord team on a part-time basis. Mārtiņš is a young drummer from Latvia. He is currently attending the The Utrechts Conservatorium, a Conservatory of Music in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
"I am very lucky and glad to work in the Purple chord team. It is a ''Candy store'' for drummers, with everything you need to combine the perfect drum set.
I am a drum geek and I am learning a lot about drums, especially vintage.
For vintage drums, Purple Chord is paying attention to details and getting them as right as possible.
Beppe is an expert . He is always seeking more information. I am grateful to learn from him and with him."
Mārtiņš is a great addition to the Purple Chord team as we grow our portfolio of beautiful products.
He combines a genuine passion and enthusiasm for drums and cymbals with a practical working knowledge and willingness to learn. He perfectly represents what Purple Chord is all about !
Come down to the Purple Chord showroom to meet the Purple Chord Team.
Come to see, try and play our beautiful instruments.
Our doors are open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 or visit our website at www.purplechord.com
October has been an interesting and exciting month for Purple Chord.
Not only have we been busy launching our new Purple Chord website, we have received some exciting visits from drummers and musicians based in the The Netherlands, Italy and Germany.
We love the spirit of internationalism - our business is aimed at the international market - and we love developing relationships and collaborations with other drummers and musicians who share our passion and love of vintage and classic drums and cymbals.
We established our showroom in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, with some clear objectives in mind. We wanted to set up an environment to show and demonstrate our lovely products. Whilst our website is our shop.... our showroom is the "chocolate box" or "candy store" , to quote one of our followers...
Our aim is to stock high quality, well-conditioned, and very playable instruments for the discerning drummer. Whilst the majority of our portfolio is vintage, we also love the resurgence of modern drums and cymbals in the vintage mould, harking back to the classic era.
This month we have received visits from The Moonshine Brand, a psychedelic rock group based in Germany, who are looking for a vintage sound as they go into the studio to record in November; Giorgio Ranciaro, a great drummer and friend to Purple Chord, Luca Casagranda, a talented drummer and teacher at the Accademia Muscia Moderna in Milan, and Giacomo Del Torre to name a few.
Welcome to the new Purple Blog from Purple Chord, Classic Drums and Cymbals !ls
Our first blog is aimed at providing a bit of background about Purple Chord - our philosophy, our passion, and what we have set out to achieve for our clients.
Purple Chord is a product of Beppe Quiroli's passion for classic and vintage Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals.
Beppe fell in love with vintage Ludwig and Paiste many years ago, thanks to the deep friendship of a dear departed, and never forgotten friend and mentor, Antonio "Tony Blanco".
Antonio was an exquisite drummer, with expert knowledge of drums. Antonio inspired Beppe to not only take up drumming himself, but also to learn more about the craftwork that lies behind a classic drum, to understand its simplicity and fineness.
Purple Chord Timeline
In 2009, Beppe had the great honour to join the Ludwig 100th Anniversary Road Show, on their Dutch leg, showing his vintage collection and sharing the stage with William "Bill" Ludwig III.
In 2014, Beppe established Purple Chord with his wife, Fiona, consolidating his passion with his experience in sales and marketing.
In 2017, Purple Chord acquired a showroom in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, to exhibit and demonstrate products.
We source and sell key collectable pieces from the classic era of Ludwig and Paiste productions.
To complement the deep heritage of Ludwig and Paiste, we have introduced Istanbul Agop into our portfolio - we are now official dealer in The Netherlands - as well as other major and important brands such as Rogers, Slingerland, Premier, Bosphorus for cymbals, to name a few.
Our buyers are amateur and professional drummers, all with a love of classic and vintage instruments.
Interested to know more...?
Why not come down and visit the Purple Chord Showroom in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands.
We are 10 minutes from Schipol International Airport and a 20 minute drive from central Amsterdam.
Keep updated about new arrivals and the impressive inventory we have available on our website!
We are continuously adding to this and have a lot of stock...