How are they made?

Doc Sweeney builds its drums using exceptional quality components in every phase of construction.  It starts with unique, high-quality domestic and exotic wood -- and continues at each stage of manufacturing, including CNC-milled shells, custom inlay designs, proprietary lugs milled from aircraft-grade aluminum, stainless steel fasteners, custom wood hoops or metal hoops, and hand-rubbed oil finishes.

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

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Steambent Kits & Snares

Standard Kit A:  22x15, 16x15, 13x9, 14x6

Standard Kit B:  20x14, 14x14, 12x8, 14x5.5

Snares:  13" and 14", depths 4" to 8"

Bass Drums: 18", 20", 22", 24" and 26"

Toms:   10" to 18"

  • Species: Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, and Walnut.  Dual-species configurations available. Exotic species also available
  • Shell Thickness is 5/16" with 5/16" re-rings using the same species
  • Bearing Edges: standard is 45 round over, with 30 round over, full round over, and Dual-45 available 
  • Doc Sweeney proprietary lugs and tombrackets with stainless steel fasteners
  • Hand-rubbed oil finishes
  • Custom inlay designs available
  • Triple-flange hoops, die-cast, and custom wood hoops available
  • Heads: Aquarian, Remo, and Evans available

 

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Stave Kits & Snares

  • Shell Sizes: 10" to 24" with depths built to your specs
  • Snare Sizes: 12", 13", 14" and 15"; with depths of 3.5" to 10"
  • Shell Thickness: standard is 1/4" with milled reinforcement rings.
  • Species: virtually limitless variety of domestic and exotic species.  Dual-species configurations available
  • Bearing Edges: standard is 45 degree round over on toms and snare - with full round on bass.       30 round over, full round over, and Dual-45 available
  • Doc Sweeney proprietary lugs and tom brackets with stainless steel fasteners
  • Hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Custom inlay designs available
  • Triple-flange hoops, die cast, and custom wood hoops available
  • Heads: Evans, Remo, and Aquarian available
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RX Snares

  • Stave shell
  • Suspended "pristine - undrilled" brushed aluminum, brass or copper ring 
  • Sizes:  14" x 7.5"
  • Shell Thickness: 3/8" or 1/2"
  • Species: Bubinga, Cherry, Curly Maple, Quartersawn White Oak, Padauk, Walnut, and Zerbrawood
  • Chrome-plated solid brass lugs
  • Triple-flange hoops
  • Trick Multi-step strainer suspended on aluminum bracket
  • Snares Wires: Canopus, PureSound and Sabian
  • Hand-rubbed oil finish, proprietary dye finishes available
  • Heads: Aquarian, Evans and Remo available