Batucada Do Norte Drum Workshop

 July 1st 2-4:30pm, St. Paul Store

Make plans to attend this workshop on July 1st at the St. Paul store at 524 Snelling Avenue  N, from 2pm to 4:30 PM.  You don’t want to miss this one.


SONOR ProLite Series Studio 1 Shell Pack

SONOR ProLite Series – the new trend-setting series from SONOR

The heritage of over 135 years of Drum making experience meets the passion, knowledge and creativity of SONOR’s international team of design engineers, professional players, distributors and retailers. Using only the finest hand-picked wood selections from eco-friendly resources, precision metal components, and a superior lacquering process, each Drum is a piece of art. Made and assembled with care to meet advanced demands and set the bar for professional drums, ProLite combines superior tone, leading-edge design, function and precision to deliver the perfect tools for your musical inspirations. The perfect match for your gig, no matter what style you play!

SONOR ProLite Sound
The core of the ProLite series is the sound spectrum provided by the extremely thin Vintage Maple shells with reinforcement ring. These provide an unmistakably open sound and an enormously wide tuning range for practically all styles of music. SONOR’s Vintage Maple shell is characterized by a soft, warm tone that highlights the lower pitches and provides balance in the mid-range and treble, without sacrificing projection and power.

The Studio 1 Configuration features a 17.5″x20 BD, 10″x8″ and 12″x9″ TT, and 14″x14″ FT. Available in our Richfield Store.  Come in and play or call for pricing.


What’s New At Ellis Drumshop?

NEW from SONOR!!! Limited Edition 6 Piece Sonor Newport Shell Kit with Beech Shells and Walnut Finish. See it now on our Facebook page. Click Here!

Check out our brand-spanking new Phil Hey Signature Kit!

Thank You! for 15 fantastic years of loyal customer support! We look forward to continuing to serve all of your drumming needs now and in the future. To show our appreciation, we continue to offer 50% off list price on all drum heads from Evans, Remo and Aquarian. Lowest prices in town.


Shop Talk with Ian Prince

Ian Prince has been supplying the backbone for top-notch Minneapolis indie bands for well over a decade. Possessing the perfect combination of play-for-the-song sensibility and face-melting technical prowess, Prince is an undeniable powerhouse on the drums. He plays each gig as if it were his last — digging into every stroke with stoic conviction while exuding unbridled passion for his craft.

Prince is a drummer’s drummer, so naturally we at Ellis wanted to sit down with him to see what makes him tick. From his childhood fascination with the Fab Four, to the hard-rocking Houston days, to his current pop project, Story of the Sea, Prince tells all and drops more than a few nuggets of wisdom for would-be rock drummers along the way.


Special Financing

Special Financing Available!

Ask us about our very flexible financing options through GE Money. See store for details. Subject to credit approval.


The Newest Custom Made Ellis Kits

Ellis Drum Company has Custom Made 8 lug Maple snare drums available in a variety of colors that you won’t find anywhere else. Check ‘em out HERE. They look great, they sound great and they’re only $199.99.

Ellis Drum Company manufactures custom drums to your specifications in our shop in St. Paul. Come in for a tour or to test drive some of the Ellis Drum Company kits that we have already built in stock at either store. Call or come in for pricing and timelines. Prices on all already built Ellis Drum Company drums are 40% off of retail, while supplies last. Contact our St. Paul or Minneapolis store for details.


NAMM Show Highlights

Tim Ellis has recently returned from the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, where he talked to all of the industry reps and manufacturers of all the cool gear you’ll be seeing popping up in our stores this year.

Check out our Green Monster below.