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Here at Dubs, we don't take ourselves too seriously. Every month-ish, we like to update our fans via carefully tailored emails by a consummate professional. If you need a good laugh, look no further and scroll to your little heart's content. And make sure you read all the way to the bottom...

What. A. Year.

2022 was THICCC. We had a remodel, found many dirty pillows, lost one phone and nearly lost our minds watching Dua Lipa. Here's a recap...Dubs style.

Spring cleaning came early this year. We did away with a wall and some counters, giving us a very open concept feeling. Perfect for those clinics we used to have. Remember??


Love month was cookin'! Our buddy, Jerwayne got his dream Gretsch kit & and some dude played Darren's tubs. #ohmygadd

Dubs, 6th birthday came in March and we said "I DUA" to our first concert since the pandemic started. And some rad kids came to the store too...


We fooled around and found out in April. Darren found a new disguise, our towels got dirrrty and we FINALLY sold the Batman kit. I LOVE YOU, VINCE!!

Darren did some ugly crying this Spring/Summer as he watched his only child, Claire, graduate from high and head off to college at Western Oregon. How he birthed such a great child is a mystery to all of us.


Darren and Tara were grounded from hanging out together after A LOT of August shenanigans. Lost phones, hot dances and many a beers made us overdose on Ibuprofen and Gatorade. 

I'm just gonna leave this right here....


Tara turned the big 42 in October and was granted permission to hangout with Darren again! And another dude played Darren's drum set...Weckman was his name, I think.


Running Man was doing God's work in November when he ran the NYC Marathon for St. Jude Children's hospital. Thanks to all you Dubsters, we raised $6325 for children's cancer research. Thank YOU!

We closed out the year with a bang. December marked our busiest month to date and boy, did we celebrate! Shuffle board & shots, courtesy of our local watering hole, The Back Lounge. Thanks to all the customers who made this year our best ever! 
January 10th - National Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 14th - National Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 22nd - National Answer Your Cat's Question Day
January 24th - Compliment Day
January 27th - Fun at Work Day*** Party you say??

Copyright © *2023* *DubHub*, All rights reserved.
*Serving up spicy emails with a side of sass since 2017* *What did Darren do before me? Not much..*

Eat, sleep, rave, repeat:
6715 Dublin Blvd, Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
Call me, maybe:
(925) 361-8112
Email me, for sure:

I HATE Dua Lipa but LOVE leaving my dirty pillows in bass drums.
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*Honestly, I'm pretty stoked for 2023. I'm manifesting more hot pants, less cold wars and a moderate amount of alcohol consumption. Oh! And Darren and I are committed to a 1 phone year...We shall see.
Hold on to your hotrods, Dubsters. I'm gonna be delivering this email hot n' ready every month. R U READY??

SanTara says, "Don't delay, we still have stuff that sleighs!"

Lookin' to slide some last minute gifts under the tree?

No problem! We still have snare drums, cymbal packs and drum keys galore. Can't get lil drummer girl/boy to tell you what they want? Gift certificates are a great option for any picky/choosy drummer.

Wanna get your kid into drums but noise and price got you scared? We still have some of these NU-X DM210 electronic drum sets left and they aren't pricey! Come by and ask for the Taraffic discount! 
Tara ~ Procrastination is my middle name. What are your holiday hours?

Same, girl same. Unlucky for us, Christmas & New Year's Day fall on a Sunday so no change there. Darradiddle will be here to serve on the Eves of Christmas & New Year's. Please bring him bananas.

Christmas Eve - 11am - 3pm
Christmas Day - Closed
New Year's Eve - 11am - 3pm
New Year's Day - Closed

Looking for something to do Christmas Eve?

TaraBull will be DJing at Club 1220 in Walnut Creek Christmas Eve night. Come by and get your boogie on!

Cool kit alert!!

This just in! Ludwig 110th Anniversary Legacy Mahogany Van Buren Pro Beat Shell Pack. Complete with SKB hard cases, this sexy beast has barely been played and ready for a new home.

Copyright © *Twenty Twenty Twoooohhh* *Double down on Dubs* All rights reserved.
*We live & lity* *Locked & loaded* *Come get some!* *Drums, that is..*

Still waiting for my gift cards..:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
Our inbox is EMPTY:
(925) 361-8112
But our email never full:

"Shaq is whack and no one wants to hear you DJ, Tara." Wow. How 'bout
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*What a f'in year, man. We've been busier than ever and have you to thank! And me. Mostly me, actually. We all know who does the heavy lifting around here and it's definitely not the marathon runner. It's this gal right here..::pats self on back::..::tries to chest bump herself but fails::.. *


Ohh Ohh Baby, it's everyone's favorite shopping day of the year!

It's that time of year again, my little Toy Soldiers! Dubs has all your needs for the perfect drummer's holiday!

Yamaha Stage & Tour Customs

All in-stock Yamaha Stage & Tour Customs
15% OFF

Zildjian Low Volume Cymbal Packs

All in-stock Zildjian Low Volume Cymbal Packs 
15% OFF

Tara, what if I buy a Stage Custom AND the Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals?

Buy BOTH and receive 20% off!

Wow! That deal is Heaven on Earth!
Don't worry, we also have full volume cymbals on special that are Hot as Ice from Sabian!
Got an e-kit on your Radar? These NU-X Electronic Drum Sets are 10% off
Copyright © *It's Britney's Drum Basement, B!tch. *2022*, All rights reserved.
*You want a Piece of Me? OK!*

GIFTS addressed to TARA:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K Dublin, CA 94568
NO. We do not rent trombones:
Electronic Gift Cards are cool too:

"I want a trombone and my favorite Britney album is Britney Jean." Ohhhhh you Freakshow, why don't you
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Yes. I did have someone call about trombone rentals today, I am NOT joking. And I know favorite albums are subjective but c'mon guys, Blackout is BY FAR her best album and it's not even close.
September 2022

What's tall, skinny and runs like a baby giraffe?


I'm sure you've seen DP galloping around town, training for his marathon. This time around, it's the New York City Marathon November 6th, but some things never change...and they shouldn't! Darren of Dublin, once again, is running to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. #godswork

Tara, I would love to contribute to Saint Darren's run. How can I help?

Well, first off, you can bring me food & beer while he's gone. Secondly, we will have a series of some super special drum stuffs for purchase with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Saint Darren, I mean St. Jude.

Our first of many items!

This absolutely stunning steam bent hard rock maple snare drum from local builder Brooks Drum Co. Big ups to Mike Damico, founder of Brooks Drum Co. for creating this absolute masterpiece of a snare drum. 
Click the button below for all the deets!
Wanna donate straight to the cause? Check out Darradiddle's freshly launched St. Jude Charity page below!
Darradiddle's Donation page
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*Darren is rushing me to finish this so I apologize if this does not meet your normal "Tara email" standards*

Snail Mail:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste K
Dublin, CA 94568
Are the phones charged:
Nope, but the computers are:

Wow, Tara. You could've put a little more effort into this email. SHAME!
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*I hate being rushed....I am an arTIST, Darren! No, but really, I am. I draw really well sometimes when I want to which is not right now k thx bye*
August 2022

Hot girl summer is in full swing!

We hope you are enjoying this hot, hot summer because back to school is right around the corner!
Tara, I've spent my hot girl/boy summer everywhere, but on my drum set. Does Dubs still have lesson spots open?

Why yes, you vacationing mad woman/man! Starting September 1st, Dubs will have lessons 7 days a week! 
Our teachers are the best, and their schedules fill up faster than Darren eating a banana after spin class. 
Get me on your lesson list right meow!
Don't forget, we have all your back to school needs! Drum sticks, drum heads, mallets, OH MY! We just got a boat load of practice pads AND stands so no excuses, people! Get 'em while they're hot!! (and in stock)
Copyright © *2022 whatitdo?* *Dubs in Dublin* Don't steal my shiz...I know people.

Send Tara dog pictures:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
Call Darren, maybe?
(925) 361-8112
Voicemail's full:

"Hot girl summer is offensive and I prefer cold cat winter..."
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*Well this summer has been interesting to say the least..price increases galore, product shortages up the wahzoo and Darren still has that damn 4Runner. Me? I'm waiting for the VW electric bus to come out so I can put it on airbags so my dogs can trot right out like they're on the Savage x Fenty runway.
JUNE 2022

It's been too long, Dubsters!

If you like it then you should've put a ring on it..

Big ups to the Warriors for bringing home their 6th championship! As a Knicks fan, I'm not bitter at all...I swear...But do any of you really watch sports? Or do you just like the color blue? #itbringsoutmyeyes
While people have been out, celebrating the Warriors great success, Darren and I have been taking in a TON of gear!
Tara, I thought Dubs only did consignment and trade-in for gear. Why did you start buying used gear?

Great question, figment of my imagination.
Getting new gear in the shop has been harder than trying to get Darren to eat a 3 course meal. Between labor shortages and supply chain conundrums, it's been a stressful 6 months to say the least.  
This means our inventory is changing on the daily, but Tara is trying mildly hard to keep the website updated with all our current drum sets. Click here to check out what we might have.
I'd love to answer this question but like most things the past two years, I cannot predict the future. Let's say...

Copyright © *DUBS DUB DUBASEMENT* *2022*, All rights reserved. Everything you own..:to the left to the left:....
*Sending sassy emails & receiving sassy comments like "So do you play drums too, little lady?" for 5+ years.

Checkin' the mail:
6715 Dublin Blvd Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
Gettin' dem digits:
(925) 361-6112
E Girl checks the Email:

"I'm the person who sent you to the principle's office in 7th grade for wearing a Spuds McKenzie shirt and got chewed out by your mom." It'd be a good idea to
update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

*I know, I know, it's been awhile. I've had a lot going on, ok? It's very busy juggling the drum shop, DJing and being Darren's personal assistant/therapist/beer companion. Plus, it's summertime, yo! All the concerts! All the festivals! If you have any recommendations/tickets, send them my way!*
Don't drag out your holiday shopping. Get to Dubs this week!
We've got some fun stuff at the shop!

From African hand drums to cowbells, we have something for every drummer on your Christmas list!
Tara, my partner is the bestest, most awesomest drummer ever. What's the holy grail of drums?
The limited edition DW Collectors Series Dave Grohl Icon Snare
Dubs was lucky enough to score 2 of these sexy beasts. One can be yours for a cool $1699....(FREE Pearl Vision Batman kit with purchase. Yes. I'm 100% serious.)
I wanna be the best Santa EVER
As per usual, Tara (80) & Darren (20) will be at your service this week to ease the pressures of holiday shopping. Can't decide on the perfect gift? Have no fear, we got your back with a Dubs Gift Certificate! They never expire and Darren signs them for FREE! #pleasantonlegend 

Holiday Hours:
Monday 12/20 - Thursday 12/23: 11am-6pm
Friday 12/24: 11am-3pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED 

Monday 12/27 - Thursday 12/30: 11am-6pm
Friday 12/31: 11am-3pm
Copyright © *Holy sh!t it's almost 2022??* *Club Dub* where everyone is on the guest list.
*And we only serve Michleob Ultra & bananas*

6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste K
Dublin, CA 94568
Huh? Sorry, I'm going through a tunnel:
(925) 361-8112
But my inbox is so fresh and so clean:

"The singer from the Foo Fighters looks like the drummer from Nirvana."
Wrong email list. You should update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

In all honesty, who would've thought that Dave Grohl would become America's sweetheart? He could run for President and would totally win. Unless he ran against RuPaul. Now that would be a drag race for the ages! Also, just realized the "inbox" comment could be taken inappropriately but I'm leaving it since my initial intention was 100% pure.

Stock is low but our hopes are high!

If you've been in the shop lately, stock is thinner than Darren after a half marathon!

But don't worry, Dubsters, we are still offering great prices and moderate service to all our customers.
Tara, do you have the info on the Black Friday sale?
3 days only!
15% OFF

any one new, in-stock item. Does not apply to used gear, consignment items or special orders. Valid 11/26, 11/27 & 11/29. 
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Day of rest
Don't sleep on this deal! Product is hard to come by these days so if we have it in-stock, buy it now!
Copyright ©  2021 *Dubs very empty Drum Basement...possibly changing the name to Dubs Drum Pantry....or Dubs Drum Shanty.....or Dubs Drums Be Gone.*

Christmas cards addressed to TARA and maybe Darryl:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
Hotline Bling:
(925) 361-8112
Gmail Unit:

Tara I Dua NOT like your emails, pizza, or anything fun for that matter.
Dua me a favor and update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

*Well let me tell ya how tough it is to write an email when the only things you have in stock are cowbells and 2B nylon tip sticks. But on a side note, I want to give a shout out to you, the customer, for being so patient with us this year. We have faced many challenges in the past 18 months and not one person made Darren cry (present company excluded). So here's to you, Lil' Drummer Person!
JULY 2021
You know what's so hot right now?
Dubs is paying tribute to Bay Area baseball with our 5 year anniversary tees! These are limited AF and will Shirley sell out. 

But Tara, I live in a land far, far away. How can I get ahold of one of these warlocks?

Have no fear, our online store is here! We ship to the lower 48. If you are international, please shoot us an email and we can work it out.

Oakland classic


Tell me where to go

SF transplant

Stolen from Tara's home town but she's not bitter...

The San Francisco treat!

In-person lessons are BACK and our teachers are the best in the Bay! 

Tara, I've never taken lessons and I'm scared. I can't read music, I can't twirl my sticks and I don't have a drum set.

ALL GOOD IN DA HOOD! We all have something we want to learn and Dubs has the teachers to help you reach your full potential. 
Check out our teachers
Submit a lesson inquiry
Copyright © *Twenty twenty one* *The Basement of Drumz pwned by Dubs*, All rights reserved. To the left to the left, everything you own..

Tara has resumed the receival of gifts:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K 
Dublin, CA 94596

Darren has resumed intermittently checking the voicemail:
(925) 361-8112

Will checks the email:

"What is this?? An email for ANTS??!" It's fine. You can
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*Tara, do you give lessons?* Luckily for you, I don't. Everyone has a price and mine is real high. Besides, my time is more wisely spent making insanely funny Zoolander gifs..
MARCH 2021

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks...

Well we think that's a bunch of hooey!

If you're willing to learn, we are willing to teach! Lessons will be back in full swing April 1st (no foolin' around here) and we have teachers EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

Tara, rumor has it Dubs also has guitar AND piano lessons..

This is true! Dubs also offers lessons on guitar, bass and piano!

Agreed, Brian Fellows! Click the button below to submit a lesson inquiry.
inquiring minds want to know

Honey Amber, comin' in HAWT

Both drum studios are outfitted with fresh Yamaha Stage Customs, Yamaha hardware and Sabian QuieTone cymbals.


So fresh & so clean clean!

We even cleaned the carpets, added fancy air filtration systems and removed all the contents from Darren's '98 4Runner (das a lot!) 


Just a little shout out to this guy. You may have seen Pepper at the shop within the past months (Apologies if he snapped at you, Dan.) P Man crossed the rainbow bridge after a 9 month battle with lymphoma. Rest In Pepper-dise!
Copyright © *Twenty Twenty One* *Dubble Dribble Babble*, All rights reserved, as long as I'm writing these email, you can do no wrong, baby.

Check out D's new 4Runner named ThIn Mint:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94568
He can start it from his phone:
(925) 361-8112
But you're better off sending an email:

I hate Spuds McKenzie and I learned everything I need to know from yOuTuBe aNd FaCeTiGrAmTok
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*Funny story; I actually got sent to the principle's office in 7th grade for wearing a Spuds McKenzie shirt to school. My sister was a Budweiser girl so we had all the swag. My mom was not thrilled when they called. "You pulled her out of flipping class for a forking t-shirt? What kind of shitake mushroom is this?!" ::said in thick, Long Island accent using much more colorful language::
Ready to get the kids out of the house??
We can't wait to have everyone back in the store! We miss human contact/getting sick of each other's company.

Tara, what precautionary measures will you be taking to ensure the safety of students, teachers & staff?


Here's the lowdown on the lesson plan:

 We will be working diligently within the next month to provide a safe and healthy environment for teachers & students. All three lesson rooms will have air purification systems, masks will be provided to teachers & students (if needed) and hand sanitizer will be readily available. Here is a list of guidelines to ensure a safe teaching space:
  • Student’s temperature will be taken prior to the lesson by the teacher. Anyone over 99.1 will not be allowed to take their lesson.
  • Surfaces in the lesson room including the drums, music stands, door knobs, etc. will be sanitized between students. Teachers will have time in-between lessons to make sure everything is clean and ready for the next student.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times no exceptions.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the shop. Please communicate pick up/drop off time with your children. Parents may come in the store when the lesson is over but may not wait while the lesson is taking place. PLEASE make sure your child knows how to use a landline phone in case they need to get a hold of you and do not have a cell phone.
In addition to these steps, we will be outfitting the studios with brand, spanking new drums, hardware, and cymbals. w00t!
Interested in taking lessons at Dubs? Click the button below, fill out the lesson inquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Hot 4 teachers
Production, ordering & shipping has been MURDERING special orders and inventory stock with pretty much all our vendors. Please be patient if something is not in stock. I'm no Jessica Fletcher and this problem cannot be solved in 60 minutes.
You've probably seen Christian in the shop from time to time when he's not on tour and he will now be teaching at Dubs! He currently tours the world with popular Celtic-Rock band Seven Nations, as well as many other International artists such as The Stepcrew (Canadian Dance Production) and The Family Crest (Orchestral Pop Band). Crisco brings over 30 years of playing experience and 20 years of full time touring tips and tricks into his teaching.
Copyright © *Darren's Drum Emporium & more...* *Twenty Twenty One*, Also; can we talk about how Tina Turner is just now getting inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame..She's been pumping out the hits since the 60's and a half a century later she get recognized?? Don't get me wrong, Foo Fighters are my favorite band and Dave Grohl is my idol but I'm sure even he would agree that Tina deserves to be in a class of her own, say 30 years ago. Amirite, Dave or amirite? 

1998 4Runner for sale:
6715 Dublin Blvd. Ste. K
Dublin, CA 94596
Your car's warranty is about to expire:
(925) 361-8112
Just send us your SSN:

"That woman looks ridiculous dancing and gyrating like that Billy Ray Miley Cyrus character."
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*Seriously guys, THAT is what growing up should look like. Dancing your heart out while looking the camera dead in the eye and not giving a funky primer about what anyone else thinks. UNINHIBITED.
                      DECEMBER 2020