Terms & Conditions


Returns & Replacements


Shipping & Delivery

All items ordered will be dispatched within three working days of order being processed.

We ship all orders worldwide with a tracked and signed service using Royal Mail. This allows you to follow your order through to delivery while allowing us to investigate any orders that go missing in transit. Many of our vintage spares are rare, unique items that are irreplaceable if lost in transit.

All larger orders – cymbals, snare drums, hardware, drum sets – are sent by UPS or Fed Ex with full tracking.

Privacy & Security

  • All online card payments to Nick Hopkin Drums are handled by Braintree (owned by PayPal).
  • All other transactions by PayPal.
  • We no longer accept credit card payments over the telephone.
  • We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
  • We are GDPR compliant.

Returns & Replacements

Please check your order:
Ensure the quantity and quality of the products match what you ordered. If there are discrepancies contact us immediately. 
All items are sold as pre-owned unless otherwise stated. If you plan to use the parts for a future restoration, please check that the parts fit upon arrival of your order.

Returns Policy:

  • Inside the EU - If an item is returned within fourteen  days of receipt, in the same condition as it was shipped by Nick Hopkin Drums, we offer a full refund on the item minus the cost of postage and packaging (return postage is to be paid by the purchaser).


  • Outside the EU - We do not offer a returns policy, unless an incorrect item was sent.

All items are photographed before being sent to you. If drums shipped with new heads have been played following dispatch, the cost of replacement heads will be deducted from any refund.

Every effort is made to describe all items in an accurate manner. However some items are 50-plus years old and may have small marks, nicks and wear that would be expected of secondhand goods. We advise you to ask any relevant questions prior to buying, as return is costly. To ensure you are happy with what you receive, we are happy to provide any information you require before you place your order.

If your order is incorrect – either you’ve made a mistake or we’ve made a mistake – contact us immediately, so we can rectify this.


Refunds will be issued via the method used for payment. Please note that it takes a few days for the credit card payment to disburse to us, before the refund can be issued to the customer's credit card.

Paypal refunds over £25 are issued via e-cheque and typically take 7 working days to clear back into the customer's account. 


  • All online card payments to Nick Hopkin Drums are handled by Braintree (owned by PayPal).
  • All other transactions are by PayPal.
  • We do not accept credit card payments over the telephone.
  • We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
  • If a 'holding deposit' is placed on an item, and full payment is not received within the agreed time frame, the item will be re-advertised for sale and the deposit will not be refunded.

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