have been playing drums in a variety of bands and styles
since 1984. I have also gone through many drum kits
over those years. Recently I came to the conclusion
that I needed to get a new snare drum. I am playing
a Mapex Orion jazz series drum kit, but was still using
my old Ludwig “metal” snare. I was really
wanting to get a nice maple snare for a warmer, richer
sound. I had seen the Thumper snare drums around in
local stores for a while. Upon contacting John, he was
very willing to meet with me to
review my needs for a new snare drum. John
and I met up and reviewed the style of music that I
play along with what I was wanting out of a snare drum.
We brain stormed and came up with the ultimate solution
for my needs. I had John build me a 14” x 5.5”
snare drum with 8 lugs for quick tuning. A few days
later I went back to John’s and picked out a stain
"I love my snare drum!"
1 week later, John called me and told me it was finished.
I met with John to pick up my snare drum. It looked
beautiful. I returned home and set it up with my drum
kit. Let me tell you folks, I have not been happier
with a snare drum. It meets and surpasses my needs.
I play a mixed style of Jazz/Funk/Reggae/Surf/Latin/Rock
all rolled into one. So I need a snare drum to fit multiple
styles. John nailed it on the head. I love my snare
drum. Not only does it look great with my drum kit,
but sounds like heaven.
I would highly recommend John to build your drums due
to his care and concern for his trade. Nothing like
having a hands-on-involvement with building your own
drums. Johns is great.Thanks, John. I love my snare!!!