If you have not yet visited Absolute Musics new premises then I would strongly reccomend it. Absolute Music is the biggest music retailer outside of London. Their drum department is amazing and they have a couple of sound proof studios so you can try out your drums/cymbals before you buy.
The selection of drums/cymbals/sticks and electric drumkits is second to none.The manager of the drum department is my old friend Austin Lane if you would like to know more about Absolute Music then simply visit their website at www.absolutemusic.co.uk. Just tell them that you were sent by Joe Musker and Austin will look after you.