We are a small drum repair and vintage drum rehab business, dedicated to bringing vintage drums back to their former glory and getting every drum sounding and looking its best. We are very detail oriented in everything we do. For example, we hand sand whenever possible to ensure the best results and, when polishing hardware, we even polish the tension rod heads.
We also offer "house calls" to clubs, music schools and studios to cleanup and repair their house kits, install new heads and tune then! Subscription discounts are available on a monthly or quarterly basis.
So whether you have some vintage gear that needs some love... a project drum or drum kit that you just didn't finish.... or just want to get your kit sounding and looking its best, let us take a look at it and see what we can do! And if something we have worked on doesn't meet your expectations, we will work to make it right!
We accept: Venmo, PayPal and Zelle.
During the pandemic shutdown, I was off the road, not touring and looking for things to do. With the time I had on my hands, I decided to deep clean all the drum kits in my storage locker, rehab a few snares and wrap 2 vintage snare drums that had the original wrap removed. I found reproductions of the original wraps and began sanding, trueing the shells and prepping for the wrapping process. They turned out great and in the end, I found a great deal of satisfaction getting my hands on the drums and bringing them back to life and giving them their original look.
With 40+ years of professional drumming experience, I have always worked on my own drums, prepping for studio sessions and tours. In addition, I was my own "drum tech" during 30+ years of touring, gaining experience in repair and keeping my drums looking and sounding great. I can assure you that I will do everything I can to get your drums sounding and looking their best.
Obviously, a simple cleaning and polishing will be a quick turn around, but some projects will take a while to get done.
For example, I believe with installing wraps, that surface prep is very important. There is the removal of the old wrap, removing hardened glue patches and LOTS of sanding with different grits of sandpaper. Once I am in the final sanding processes, it is all HAND SANDED. If you don't do the prep correctly, the wrap won't be right. I'd rather take a little more time and do things right and I approach every repair, cleaning and bearing edge with the same attention to detail.
All the being said, I will give you an estimate of how long the project may take and I will contact you if there are any changes or delays.