The Skeleton Key- The finest in vintage inspired drums. From Ludwig and Slingerland 3ply shell construction, to Jasper and Keller shell configurations of Gretsch, Rogers and Camco, these models are built with a love and respect for the birth of the modern drum kit.
The Locksmith- If none of ours keys open your lock, it's time to call the locksmith. Locksmith models are built entirely by my hands, to your order. While this can be more expensive than purchasing a key, with a locksmith there's no door that can't be opened. If you have a design in mind and don't see it in our store, give me a ring at 503-847-3088
The key to your sound
When it comes to modern drums, there are a lot of beautiful shells with cool looking parts. In reality, it takes so much more than this to make an instrument that tunes, sounds and feels the way it should. An instrument that's flexible, reliable and inspiring to play. As a drummer and a builder, I've played, built, restored and tested just about every possible brand. This knowledge and experience goes into the building and design of our four basic models. Each of these fill a key area in any drummers sound. These drums are hand built in small batches of five to ten kits and snares, by myself and my team. These small runs give us the ability to create unique pieces while still maintaining the requirements of the model type.
The Tumbler Key- Built with birch construction and the original Recording Custom style edge (also without reinforcement rings), these drums are a focused and woody voice with a natural gate that makes them perfect under microphones both in the studio and live.
The Cylinder Key- Simple and pure maple shell without reinforcement rings. The modern, open, resonant sound with the widest tuning range.
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