At TCD we are all about building a custom drum just for you!

When you order a drum from TCD you aren't just getting a drum, you are getting a family with it! learn more about why we do what we do.

What makes a drum a drum?

Ever wonder what goes into making a drum? How do some drums have more low end? Why are birch shells great for recording? Whats a bearing edge? Click here to learn more!

Need a specialty snare? Add on tom? A new custom designed drum kit?

We can do just about anything here at Thumper. Just give us a call or email and we will get started on your next custom project!

  • Custom Drums

    If you can think it, we can build it! We specialize in making custom drums with high quality materials all sourced in the USA!

  • Repairs

    Have an old drum with a fading finish? Don't worry, we can fix it! We replace broken components, such as lugs and hoops. We can do rewraps and finishes or just do a little touch up if need be!

  • TCD Store

    Are you looking for a new kit? Do you need new/replacement parts for your current set? It's our goal to supply amateur and professional drummers alike with everything they need for their musical endeavors. You'll find it all here!

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    What do the Drummers have to say?


    Thumper Custom Drums…where dreams come true! From the start, John and I hit it off and agreed on all the aspects of what makes a real quality instrument. Together we are building the kit I dreamed up from scratch and having a ball doing it. John and Pamm are great people and I am privileged to call them friends.

    Featured Artist - Rick Bowen

    I pretty much knew after my conversation with John that working with Thumper Custom Drums was going to work out just fine. I had seen one of John's drums in a local music store but didn't realize at the time that he was less than a 5 minute drive from my house. Being so close to the process of the building of my kit was very, very cool. John's passion for what he's doing is inspiring. Thumper is truly a custom shop. John's experience & research into what makes a drum sound great will give any potential customer confidence in the experience. For my kit, I was wanting to move to a 20" kick after years of using a 22". John was very helpful in determining a way we could experiment with depths & was far more accommodating than larger drum companies could possibly be (Thanks, Jim for suggesting the idea!). As an independent artist that is often called on for various styles of music, my 20 x 20 is perfect. It's a simple matter of tuning & the drum can cover many different gigs. The drums sound & look great. John's commitment to perfection is displayed in every piece he makes. He is simply not happy unless it is perfect. And even if it meant turning his whole house blue in the process, he quickly rose to the challenge of matching the color I had chosen (We call the finish Carl's Wicked Blue!). I can't wait to get these into the studio!!! John & Pamm...Thanks for the great kit & for your friendship. (& thanks Pamm for the chocolate chip cookies & goodies). I anticipate a long affiliation with John & Pamm at Thumper Drums.

    Featured Artist - Carl Martin

    What The Drum?

    • New Blood!...

      Thumper Custom Drums is proud to welcome Sean Kraemer to the team! We are eager to bring a little new life to the company while still maintaining the age old traditions. Sean has been working with John for over a year learning how to make …

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