Combining Heart Pine and Maple for a Custom drum kit.

We have been taking some time to talk about the reality of what we go through on building a custom drum kit. We just built a fun project!  We took some time to let you go deep into the bones on how we work.  Basically, people call me and tell us what kind of drums they want. What style of music and what finish types they like. We love doing drum kits that no one has seen before, completely one of a kind, one that has history, and one that can be passed down to your kids. Here Is our first video of how it works. Rase loved maple so we took it into account, combining Heart Pine and maple. The warmth of the heart pine helps tone down the brightness of maple.

Being part of the storytelling process.

“It’s so important to know the lyrics of the song that you’re playing. You can emotionally attach yourself to the song  and be apart of the songs storytelling process” says, legendary Styx Drummer “Todd Sucherman”.  So many drummers don’t pay attention to the music. They just play the bars overlooking the whole story telling process. Emotionally connecting to the song  will cause a greater depth and understanding the flow of the song.

Who is Todd Sucherman?

2015 saw Todd Sucherman win the Modern Drummer Readers Poll for #1 Progressive Rock Drummer as well as #1 Clinician in DRUM! Magazine all the while touring the world with the multi platinum rock band Styx. His “Methods and Mechanics” instructional DVD series has won multiple awards, and he remains an in demand drummer for recording sessions, clinics and drum festivals all over the world. But the musical history began basically at birth.…

Emily Goulds

Emily Gould unwraps her new snare drum for the first time

This was a fun build for the first time ever red on Douglas fir. Emily sends us some colors she likes then we decided to go with a transparent finish that shows off the centuries old wood without covering the wood up.

That’s right guys, I got my new snare in!! Check out my reaction as I see my new Outlaw custom snare. It is a thing of pure beauty! Get ready for loads of photos and videos!