Unique Custom Drums
Unique Custom Drums
We hand-craft our custom drums from start to finish - every detail can be just the way you want it.
Custom Drum Kits
Full Custom Kits
If you want a complete custom kit, look no further - if you can dream it, we can build it!
In-Stock Drums
Drums in Stock
Looking for something right away? Check out our current selection of drums!
Drum Restoration
Restoration & Rebuild Services
We can rebuild and restore your old or antique drums to be good as new - if not better!

New Strainer Design

We’re always trying to innovate – even when we’re working with historical design. One of the things that’s most interesting and exciting about this work is finding new ways to incorporate modern technology in an ancient aesthetic.

In this case, it’s about strainer design! Strainers have come a long way since the 18th century, and we felt certain we could find a way to design a better strainer that could be efficiently produced and still look appropriate on a historical style drum. And we have! (more…)

Hoop Repair for Boston Crusaders

In Spring of 2014, we made a set of ultra-light marching basses for the Boston Crusaders Senior Drum & Bugle Corps. Totally custom-designed, these marching basses (sizes 14″x18″ through 14″x26″) weigh approximately half of what the corresponding sized Yamaha Field-Master drums weigh. The drums feature all maple shells, machined aluminum hardware, custom laser cut white marine pearl badges and “Waldo” logos, and custom made embroidered soft cases. In other words, they’re extra-swanky. (more…)

Bass Drum Rebuild for Randolph High School

Randolph High School band had some old drums that weren’t in useable condition, including a really cool 30″ Slingerland bass drum. Like many high school programs, the budget for new equipment is tight, so anytime we can reuse, repurpose, restore, rebuild, and/or refurbish, instead of buying new, the answer is yes! In this case, the director wants to use this drum both for concert band and for the marching pit, so it’s going to need a much more durable marine varnish finish in addition to the repairs. (more…)

12×16 Antique Rope Tension Restoration

I’m with Bill Whitney at the Calderwood Percussion shop in Avon, MA. It’s raining, the sound of heavy rain against the windows is enticing – that is, when the sander isn’t running! Bill’s niece Amber is doing finish work on a bass drum for Randolph High School. WCRB is on in the background, playing the Henry Purcell Trumpet Voluntary.

Today, Bill is restoring an antique drum. (He’s also repairing my guitar, overseeing the finish work on the bass for the high school, and laser cutting some custom drum gift certificates for some very lucky drummers’ Christmas stockings, among other things.)
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