jay5266 on Jul 18, 20175 out of 5 stars
This is fantastic custom work! It not only looks amazing, it sounds great, too! The process was simple and painless, too, due to the great customer service!
Adam on May 1, 20175 out of 5 stars
Fantastic drum and craftsmanship! This is exactly what I would have created were I to do a custom order. Sounds excellent right out of the box. Has a great wide and fat tone, with lot of sensitivity even at a low tuning. And it looks amazing. This is both an excellent drum and a work of art. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Inactive on Feb 9, 20165 out of 5 stars
This thing is gorgeous! Very impressive craftsmanship - the finish is beautiful and the shell is super high quality. Definitely some of the finest stave drums out there.
jasonmarcus on Dec 29, 20155 out of 5 stars
Very happy with this drum. It was custom built to my exact specs and Sam absolutely came through. The whole process was great. We had an ongoing dialogue during the planning and building process, and Sam didn't complain when I asked for slight modifications to the drum. And he suggested some changes to my initial request which ended up working out great. He kept me updated throughout the build process, including pictures at various stages of construction. The drum itself is gorgeous - it looks exactly like I envisioned. The high gloss finish is basically flawless, the shell is clean and round, the bearing edges are true. And, of course, it sounds amazing. It's a thin shell so it's got great sensitivity, but it also has a ton of high-end crack and volume that's common with stave shells. All in all I'm very pleased.
David on Dec 16, 20155 out of 5 stars
The snare drum that Sam made to my specifications is amazing! It's beautiful and it sounds great. It has everything I wanted and Sam kept in constant communication with me so that I would know where he was in the creation process. Thank you for an amazing snare drum!
Barry on Aug 8, 20155 out of 5 stars
This one of a kind drum created by HHG drums is beyond description. How do you describe meticulous craftsmanship? Quality? Personalized service? You don't. You need to see it, hear it and experience it yourself. What you do is tell as many drummers as possible that if you've ever had an idea for a custom stave snare or kit, Sam Thurau, owner of HHG drums will work closely with you and give you enough options for exotic woods and hardware to make your head spin..... if you've never played a stave drum, you are missing out on something special. Thank you Sam for all your help in making this amazing instrument come to life for me.....I have some other ideas for more stave segment drums, and HHG will be the company building them for sure!
A small custom drum company in Hollidaysburg Pa, specializing in stave drums.
I've been a drummer for a good long while, and woodworking was always a passion of mine. When I found a way to marry the two, I was hooked. As a drummer myself, I know what being able to customize your drum sound means to a drummer. That's why I strive to help people turn ideas, and a quest for perfect drum sound, into a reality. All drums are made from quality lumber that are hand selected. I mill all the lumber from rough cut form, to individual segments which are glued together, then turned on a wood lathe to produce a shell that is perfectly circular. Our shells sound better than any ply drum shell out there, because there is almost no glue in our shells compared to a ply shell and there is no tension from bending the wood to form a cylinder, the wood is milled into a cylinder.
Please hit us up with your ideas, we would love to build a snare, a full kit, a unfinished drum shell, wood hoops, pretty much anything you can dream up, well build it.
Sam from HHG Manufacturing
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
My name is Sam Thurau, and I am the creator of HHG Manufacturing. I love wood working of all sorts. I can build anything and everything. I am also a lineman for our local power company and in a few bands myself....playing drums of course.
Assistant, Shipper, Marketer
My name is Madison and I am HHG Drums biggest fan These drums are beautiful and sound amazing. My husband puts so much time and energy into making everything perfect for each individual person.
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