Shipping and Returns

We want your experience with us to be top notch! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase you may return it for a refund or exchange it for another item. We're in the business of helping drummers find the gear of their dreams. We'll take care of you!

Return & Exchange Information

  • Please contact Memphis Drum Shop prior to returning any item - send email(s) to or call (888) 276-2331
  • Items are to be returned in original sale condition with the original sale receipt, paperwork, and free gift(s) if applicable. Please return the items in their original box and packaging with all accessories and product documentation if applicable (Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual, warranty card, quick start guide, cds, bags, etc.).
  • All items are to be returned within 7 days of the received date.
  • Items need to show absolutely no signs of use, abuse, stick marks, or fingerprints.
  • Returns are subject to a restocking fee (up to 20%) or refusal/denial if:
    - We are unable to sell the returned item(s) as new.
    - The item(s) have been altered or cleaned in any way.
    - Customer has excessive returns/exchanges.
  • Bass drum pedals are subject to a restocking fee up to 20% due to the nature of packaging and assembly.
  • Drumheads are not eligible for return if they have been played or seated on a drum.
  • All return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer if the buyer should decide not to keep the item(s).
  • Special/Custom orders are non-refundable and not eligible for return.
  • Refunds are only available for item sale price and TN sales tax (9.25%)(if applicable).
  • Our Free Shipping promotion is applicable with purchase only. If you choose to return the item(s) you will receive a refund for the item(s) minus the cost of shipping.
  • Refunds on purchases will be credited to your account within 3-5 business days of receipt of the return. Refunds will be credited to the original payment source (Credit Card, PayPal, etc.).
  • If an item is returned, the customer will be offered the appropriate refund (if applicable) to the original form of payment or a store credit that can be applied to any future purchase. Once a store credit is received and applied to an order, it cannot be refunded back to the original form of payment.
  • Address for Returns & Exchanges:
    Memphis Drum Shop
    878 S Cooper St
    Memphis, TN 38104
    Attn: Returns Dept
  • Store Contacts:
    Local: 901.276.2328
    Toll-Free: 888.276.2331

Shipping/Damage Claims

In the event that you receive a damaged item or package, please contact Memphis Drum Shop immediately via email ( or by phone (901.276.2328). Please take pictures of the original packaging, highlighting any noticeable damage to the outer shipping boxes, and also any damage to the goods themselves. Please retain all items and original packaging until all insurance claims or investigations are completed. Items returned before any investigation is completed will forfeit all possible damage claims or reimbursements.

  • Reimbursements or warranty replacements will not be issued until a shipping insurance investigation has been completed. The customer must cooperate with the shipping company in order to complete a shipping insurance investigation (provide images, allow the shipping company to physically investigate the shipment).
  • Claims for damaged or missing items in transit must be received within two business days of receipt of merchandise.
  • If a customer receives a shipment from Memphis Drum Shop and then forwards the package(s) to a third party, Memphis Drum Shop is in no way responsible for damages, lost goods, claims, or import fees of any kind.
  • Most manufacturer warranties only apply to the USA. Please check manufacturer's policies for details.
  • Due to the complex nature of international business, in the event of a damage claim and/or mis-shipment, Memphis Drum Shop cannot be responsible for replacement shipping charges.
  • Memphis Drum Shop is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged goods.

Store Credit

  • Store credit received from returns, trade-ins, or gift certificate purchases cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash.
  • Store credit can only be applied to future orders and cannot be retroactively applied to a previous order.

Free Shipping

  • Free Shipping applies to the Continental US only (Alaska & Hawaii excluded) and is applicable with purchase only. If you choose to return the item(s) you will receive a refund for the item(s) minus the cost of shipping.
  • Free Shipping items ship via FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, or FedEx SmartPost. Other items on the same order may or may not ship free, depending on size and quantity.

Direct Signature

  • Orders that total $250 or more may require a direct signature upon delivery. This procedure requires a signature from a responsible party at the delivery destination. The direct signature option cannot be removed once an order has been shipped. Please contact Memphis Drum Shop prior to placing an order to see if direct signature is a requirement.
  • If a package requiring direct signature cannot be signed for, after three attempts to deliver the package by FedEx are made, the package will be returned to Memphis Drum Shop and the original shipping charge will not be eligible for reimbursement. In most cases, we will be able to re-route to the nearest FedEx Office location to Hold for Pickup.

Domestic Shipping

  • Most orders ship within 24 hours of order date.
  • Memphis Drum Shop does not ship orders out on Saturday or Sunday.

International Orders & Shipping

  • Memphis Drum Shop will not ship international orders to alternate shipping addresses. International orders must be shipped to the credit card, or PayPal billing address. All orders paid for with PayPal must have verified accounts and confirmed shipping addresses. If these criteria are not met, your payment will be refunded and the order will be canceled.
  • All international orders incur import taxes, duties, and tariffs. Memphis Drum Shop is in no way responsible for payment of these fees and due to the various countries that we ship to, there is no way for us to determine the amount of these fees prior to shipping. Please contact your local customs office to determine customs fees. Due to insurance and legal reasons, we cannot declare an item as a gift or declare a value less than the actual amount of the item(s).
  • Please be aware that refusal of delivery, for any reason, may result in the items being returned to sender, and any amount currently owed; including shipping charges, unpaid taxes and customs fees; as well as a restocking fee, may be deducted from any pending refund.
  • Due to the complex nature of international business, in the event of a damage claim and/or mis-shipment, Memphis Drum Shop cannot be responsible for replacement shipping charges.
  • All shipments will be shipped insured.

Same Day Shipping / Outgoing Shipments

  • Our cut-off time for same day shipments is 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST.) This includes orders placed with expedited, overnight, or 2-day shipping methods. We will make our best attempt to ship your order the same day as it is placed. Any order placed after 3:00 p.m. CST will ship the next business day. Please note that we do not ship on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.


  • Layaways are available for 30 days. The minimum amount to put an item in layaway is 25% of the total cost and an additional 10% up-charge.
  • All items left unpaid or unclaimed after this time will result in the loss of all monies.

Specifications and Prices

  • Specifications and prices are supplied by manufacturers and are subject to change without notice.
  • Memphis Drum Shop is not responsible for typographical errors.

USPS Shipping Disclaimer

  • Please be aware that although USPS is sometimes a less expensive method of shipping, USPS does not guarantee delivery time nor does it provide accurate tracking or recourse for lost, damaged, delayed, or stolen shipments. For faster, more reliable delivery with accurate tracking, we recommend that you select FedEx shipping options.
  • If you choose USPS as your method of shipment and an issue arises, Memphis Drum Shop will do everything in its power to facilitate a positive resolution. However, we will not be able to refund, reimburse, or resend packages that are lost, damaged, delayed, or stolen. If USPS is chosen, you, the customer, will assume full responsibility for your shipment once it leaves our facility.
  • USPS service may be limited by box size and insurance amount restrictions. We will not ship uninsured parcels, for any reason. For a full list of "Country Conditions for Mailing" please click here: Simply choose your country from the pulldown menu on the left labeled 'Individual Country Listings'.

Used Cymbals

  • Used cymbals are sold as-is. We thoroughly inspect all cymbals before listing online and again before shipping. There is no warranty on used cymbals. Used cymbals are returnable per our normal return policy.