What our customers say

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After spending a day and a half phoning round every shop in Somerset, Dorset and Devon looking for a reso hoop for a 12″ snare project, I finally stumbled across these guys. Super friendly, great service & certainly went the extra mile as he dismantled a brand new snare to supply the bits I needed at a bargain price. We need to support independent retailers like this guy as you don’t get service like that online. A true gentleman, wide range of stock and an obvious passion for helping people on their drumming journey. I will be making the 180 mile round trip again!!!
Dan Poole

Great Knowledge, fantastic service and positive attitude. leigh is at the helm of the family run business, bringing years of personal experience and know-how. I and loads of questions, which he went out of his way to answer fully and promptly, yet, as other people have mentioned, without the big sell! Cheers!

Rich Wade

Truly amazing. Made by drummers for drummers. Some beautiful gear and great prices. By far the best drum shop I’ve visited and can’t wait to go back again! These guys have great ideas . Looking forward to seeing the future of cariad drums!

Matt Earl

I had a great welcome to the Cariad Drum store today, where Leigh gave me a guided tour of the new drum store. I was so impressed with Leigh’s ambition and vision for Cariad Drums and would strongly recommend that all local drummers check it out. You certainly won’t be disappointed!!

Airion Roberts

Popped in yesterday as Josh needed some sticks. We got an amazing welcome despite the chaos of the shop move. Looking forward to popping in again once it’s all finished!

Ade Hill

Called in for the first time today and met Leigh and Rich. Went in for a drum stool and left with a full cymbal set! Honestly tho, the guys were great and very helpful. Cheers!!

Kris Herdman

Fantastic service from the team at cariad drums. Put together my sons first drum kit and even gave a 10-15 min lesson for free. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere

Jeremy Lewis

Visited the shop today with my son Extremely helpful will see you again very soon !!

Tracey Pearce

I’m new to drumming and heard about this place on recommendation of Bridgend Music Store. Excellent service and good advice. Didn’t mind my 4 year old son having an inquisitive look around either. Very interesting to hear about the practice rooms being constructed.

PH Davies

Ideal place to go to play without annoying your neighbours. Leigh certainly knows his stuff and there?s always a friendly welcome.

Dirky Diggler

Very helpful, highly recommend a visit, real passionate helpful people

Jane Sloper

Very happy great service and Lee (owner) is such a genuine nice guy.

Kirsty James

Amazing drum shop, with a great comfortable atmosphere! So good to see the enthusiasm, ideas and quality from a local business. Everyone make sure to check it out!

Paul Jones

Visited Cariad Drum Shop for the first time the other day and was amazed by what I saw. I left a happy customer when they managed to fix my Double Pedal and Stool in time for my first gig in 6/7 months this weekend. Cheers guys and good luck.

Alex Frewen

Leigh has a great new business here and his repair service on cymbals is unbelievable value! Just had my 8 year old custom crash back – that was sounding washy due to a small crack on the edge – and it sounds like a new cymbal due to the new smooth scallop Leigh has put in it. Cant recommend this service enough!

Gareth Phillips

Leigh’s a top notch fella and a straight up nice guy. Happy to do business anytime!

Sean Van Rooijen

First class service by knowledge and patient staff. Went to buy for grandson and I was given the best advice and even a demonstration. Will definitely be there again!

Erica Reville

Very happy, great service and leigh (owner) is such a genuine and nice guy!

Kirsty James

Leigh is a fabulous drummer who knows his kit – top bloke and a very honest guy who I trust implicitly having known him personally for nearly 20 years. Integrity is important to him. He is trying to create something quite special for drummers here. He understands drums so if you are looking for something as a starter kit, something customised for you as a serious musician or anything in between talk to him. You won’t get tucked up!

Paul Rees

Truly awesome drum store. Really great guys, super friendly, spent hours trying out new hardware. Really helped to find exactly what I wanted/needed. Highly recommended! Service was fantastic! They even tuned my entire kit to help show me the sound I was looking for after having it reskinned. Really comfortable environment, and surrounded by some really awesome gear. Cheers guys!

Lowri Gear

Dealt with many Drum Shops in the UK…Visited Leigh at Cariad Drums was blown away by the shop and also Leighs knowledge of drums and all things Custom and repair work etc, a real professional within the Industry..without doubt the best shop in Wales and possibly the UK!!

Steve WG

First time at Cariad Drums yesterday… took son in for a drum lesson. Really friendly and helpful staff (especially Gary the drum tutor). Must admit I’m a brass player but they do seem to have a great setup there. Pretty sure they got anything any drummer would need from full kits to a key to tighten your skins. So get on down there!!!!

Phillip Gethin

Fantastic shop for all things drum. Have even started having lessons from the owner which are great value and fun. Cannot rate this place any higher. Check it out!!

Dan Jules Esmond

Excellent customer service and a really friendly atmosphere. Managed to get the leads we needed at really short notice and at a reasonable price. Cheers

Dean Michael Cummings

First session for Luke great price for a hour to practise on a Acoustic set thanks Garry and Lee see you next week.

David Winter

Excellent customer service with invaluable knowledge! thank you, you rock!!! xx

Anna Davies

Cracking place!! Friendly guys who know their stuff. Not all about the big sell, they offer you a chat and a cup of tea whether you’re buying or not! No intimidation for the less experienced drummer like a lot of other shops.

Richard Alwyn Davies

Friendly staff, loads of gear in stock and very helpful to a dad buying stuff he has no idea about for his child.

Gavin Gates

Awesome shop.. great people and great choice couldn’t be better !!

Huw Davies Eds

Can’t praise or?recommend?these guys enough, internet prices in store, often a little cheaper as I found out today. As always, a fantastic welcome and service, will be calling in again

Martin Jones

Amazing shop, one of a kind, and excellent with repairs – very happy with my china. Cheers guys!

Lee Hooper

Been for my first tour round the shop with Leigh today. So good to have an awesome drum shop locally with loads of stuff in stock. Some beautiful Ludwig kits on show and great service with drum chat! Cheers!

Ali Ray

Excellent independent drum shop. Great lessons on site. Good selection of kits and loads of accessories! Plus every type of percussion you could imagine. Extremely friendly and helpful, will sort any stuff out for you and also expert refurbishment of kits!

Angela Clewer

These guys are genuinely awesome! Pop along to they’re store, it’s well worth a trip.

Dawn Bosley

Fantastic service and information for Leigh Smith. Kit arrived packed proper decent and very very happy! Ludwig 45th Anniversary Tri – Band 3 Piece ! Chuffed to bits! Thank you so much!

Neil Parker

This place is great! With staff that know what they are doing and talking about!

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