The World of Custom Drums

 
 
If you’re anything like me you grew up with pictures of drums you thought you’d never be able to afford. I remember lusting after just about every signature drum I saw while I practiced behind my old Pearl Export kit. Next came the high end boutique drums that ranged from $600 on up to the thousands....


Now I’ve turned my passion for percussion into a hobby of building some of the most beautiful sounding drums I’ve ever laid a stick to and even created the first Magnesium Alloy drum ever built. There is nothing more satisfying than tightening that last tension rod on a newly created instrument and playing it for the first time.


If you have an idea for a drum you’d be interested in, let me know. I do take on projects from time to time depending on what other things I have going on in the “shop.” At some point I hope to have the time to devote to making this a true business but for the time being it remains a most rewarding hobby.


-Tim McKenzie

 

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