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One Of A Kind

Doc Sweeney Drums specializes in building high-quality instruments using domestic and exotic woods from around the world.  Whether you chose one of our existing drum designs or request an instrument built to your specifications, you will own a drum that is truly One of a Kind.

Whether you're a live performer or a session artist, our drums will surpass your expectations  --  a genuine sonorous treat.

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Custom Design Services

Doc's Design Services: We can work with you to create a drum that meets your specific needs. You can chose a solid wood, single ply or stave shell made from an extensive list of species.  With our “Be-One-of-a-Kind” approach to drum building, each shell is meticulously handcrafted with custom dimensions, bearing edges, lug type and layout, and finishing methods. 

We will work with you to build the drum of your dreams.

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Our Story

The story begins with three young kids learning to play drums over forty years ago. We spent years together developing skills and passion for drumming in a local drum & bugle corps.  Drumming became our obsession; though, life eventually sent us in separate directions. Now, forty years later, our story comes full circle with the establishment of Doc Sweeney Drums. 

After long stints in different careers, we have had the opportunity to return to our passion of drumming. This became the catalyst for the   foundation of a company created to build high quality instruments for drummers looking for unique, sonically pleasing drums.  The company is named after one of those three kids — Patrick J. Sweeney, Ed.D.;  and the company’s brand was crafted by another  — Jeff MacFarlane, an accomplished graphic artist, who is now Executive Director of the organization in which we formed our lifelong friendships.

As the company’s drumsmith, my role is to create unique instruments using the finest materials available.  With our “Be One of a Kind” approach to drum building, each shell is meticulously handcrafted with custom dimensions, bearing edges, lugs, and finishing techniques.

Whether you're a live performer or a session artist, our drums will surpass your expectations.

Steve Stecher, Founder

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