Custom Drums

“The Sounds Of Drums From The South”

Studio-Session-055-2No matter what type of music you play whether it is jazz, rock’n’roll, country, alternative or something in between, you want to have your own unique style, sound and look. Skill varies but these qualities can only be as good as your drums. They can’t be developed fully with any mass produced drums.

Palmetto custom made snares and drum kits are crafted with the old fashioned methods of hand made drums. We’ve learned the guiding principals of these techniques from our continuous reconstruction and restoration of vintage drum kits. Every drum is hand crafted with the utmost care for a great look and sound.

Palmetto Drums are constructed with the finest quality raw materials obtainable. We guarantee these are the best sounding drums that money can buy. There is no need for baffles to get low end on bass drums.

Features Include

  • Hand rubbed oil finish inside drum adds warmth to the shell.
  • No metal to wood contact on shell.
  • Hand rubbed stains with matte clear finish allows shells to breath and gives drums more volume & and tone.
  • Tried and true 45 bearing edges on Standard series drums.
  • Traditional bearing edges with reinforcement hoops on Monitor series for that vintage American drum sound .
  • Each drum is an American made handcrafted drum and is finished, tuned and sound checked before shipping.
  • Rims mounting systems available.

Ordering & Payment

Call or e-mail us with questions or your desire for a quote. We expect and will work towards your complete satisfaction. A deposit of 50% of the cost of the drum total is required before any drum will be made.

You will be working closely with Fred on your custom drum(s).  He will provide you with a turnaround time. We work hard at providing your drum in a timely manner but this is not a “fast food” variety of product. They are handcrafted by one person so your understanding is appreciated.

Personal checks payable to Palmetto Music are accepted (they must clear our bank – usually 10 working days) as well as money order, certified or bank check.

Shipping (usually UPS insured) costs will be calculated upon completion of the product.

Limited Warranty

All Palmetto Custom drum kits, snares and brass snares are warranted for 1 year to the original purchaser against breakage from normal use or defective material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to alterations or additions to the product after leaving Palmetto Drums. Proof of status as original purchaser is required for warranty coverage. Palmetto Drums will repair and/or replace warranted parts free of charge upon delivery by the original purchaser.


We offer a wide variety of wraps or stains. We even offer hand painted finishes.

Remo, Evans, Aquarian or Attack drumheads are available.

You can literally have whatever you want built. We offer sizes and finishes to fit your individual needs.

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