Dave's drum depot

1207 3rd Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 433-0666

Tues - Fri, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sun-Mon, Closed

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Dave's Drum Depot

Dave’s Drum Depot stocks percussion brands like DW, Gretsch, Sonor, Barton, Meinl, Zildjian,  Tama, and PDP. Additionally, we also stock keyboards and synths from brands like Nord, Korg, Kurzweil, and Novation!

Even though the new shop is located in La Crosse, as always we are happy to help with any drum and keyboard related inquiries online and over the phone. You can also do business with our stores in Milwaukee and Madison, as we will be accepting drum and keyboard trades towards any piece of gear at any Dave’s location.

Meet the staff

Dave Rogers

Owner
dave@davesguitar.com

I became interested in the guitar at age 12 because my older brother played guitar in a local band and I really looked up to him and what he was doing. At that time, everything seemed to be guitar or guitar – hero
oriented and I could not get enough of the guitar. I was hooked!

Originally, I worked for a local music store that went out of business. I did apply at two other local music stores, but neither of them would hire me since all I knew about were guitars. There was no way that I was going to learn about pianos or band instruments, so I decided to open my own shop in 1982 and used my personal collection of 17 guitars for the inventory. I took every dime that I made and invested in more guitars. I didn’t even draw a paycheck from the business for at least the first five years.

Today, my personal collection consists of about 600 guitars and about 150 amps. The guitars are pretty much Fender – mostly custom color Strats, 50’s and 60’s Teles and various pre 70’s models. There are also many Gibson, Gretsch, and Rickenbacker things. The amps are mostly all Fender.

My favorite guitarist of all time is Eric Clapton, and as a result of this, my favorite guitar of all time is the 50’s two tone Strat with the Maple fingerboard. As for amps, my favorite is still an 80’s Fender “Red Knob” Twin.

You will find the staff here at the shop to be very knowledgeable and friendly. Please stop in or browse thru our huge online selection of inventory.

Terry Nirva

Manager of Dave's Drum Depot
terry@davesguitar.com

After over 35 years of working in music retail in Wisconsin, specializing in percussion and
piano, Terry Nirva got the job of his dreams: starting a new drum store with Dave Rogers. After months of ordering product, fixtures, and preparing the store, Dave’s Drum Depot opened in April 2020.

Terry is a lifelong drummer and percussionist, playing continuously with bands since the
early 70s. He has played with the Grammy-winning Native American singer/songwriter Bill Miller for decades, traveling widely as a sideman, and recording on two Grammy albums. Terry plays locally with The Mayer Brothers Band and Shufflin’ Duprees. He has recorded on numerous albums through the years as well.

Terry designs, manufactures, and sells dual tone bass cajon drums. Click the button below to visit Box Drum USA's site.

In his spare time, Terry enjoys fishing on the Mississippi River and photography; his work has been featured in several galleries. He and his wife Anna love animals and have three rescue dogs, one rescue cat, and two zebra finches in the family.

Box Drum USA Site

Alex Knerzer

Sales & Shipping

Being a musician most of my life playing drums, piano, guitar, and even tuba, it was always my dream to work in a music store. When the time came for me to get my first part time job, Dave and his staff were kind enough to hire me to help with doing a variety of  jobs around the shop. My favorite kinds of music range from country to metalcore to contemporary worship. I'm super passionate about what I do, so if you have any questions about drumming or music in general, I would be more than happy to help!

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