Custom Drums

Our drums speak for themselves

MANIC drum® – THE NEXT GENERATION DRUM

MANIC’s MANTRA IS BETTER SOUND THOUGH INNOVATION

We achieve this with our team of experts from various fields, including our wood wizards, mechanical engineers, graphic designers and meticulous construction staff. We live for innovation, as this is the key to a drummer’s individual expression. We achieve this through superior design technology and shell making. Each specific drum’s composition is selected to match each drummer’s aesthetics, needs and playing style. By choosing the wood, shell size, and specific elements of our pioneering MANIC SYSTEM ONE™ hardware, you are involved in each step of the process. This makes MANIC drums the only completely custom drum on the market.
MANIC drums truly are drums for the next generation.

SHELL TECHNOLOGY

Our STAVE shells are what set us apart. Segments of the shell are cut so that annual rings run vertically. Using from 12 to 24 segments per shell for our snare drums and 16 to 24 for our bass drums, our engineers carefully glue and dry each shell and then carefully mill to achieve the appropriate radius. We then drill hardware holes and cut and hand sand the precision bearing edges. Finally, we oil, lacquer or paint the shell according the drummer’s desires.

We use many species of wood for our shells: European and American maple, cherry, walnut, birch, pear…even pine or larch. Our exotic wood selections are equally varied: bubinga, mahogany, rosewood, wenge, padouk, makore, ebony… the list goes on.
It’s up to you!

The impact of these exacting standards and wide selection of woods is substantial. Stave composition offers a richer and clearer resonance than ply-construction, and the overtones are much more controlled. The orientation of the wood’s inner structure also contributes to the quality of sound – if the annual rings run vertically, the tone is significantly more harmonious. Finally, when we adhere the segments, a minimal amount of glue is used, as opposed to ply-construction, where an over-abundance of glue can obstruct resonance, tone and volume.

WHICH KIND OF WOOD IS APPROPRIATE FOR EACH MUSICAL GENRE

We are happy to select the wood that is right for you, but many drummers rely on our expertise. In general, we use smaller shells made from European medium-hard woods for softer playing styles, and larger shells of more dense woods for harder playing styles. The challenge (and fun) is in choosing the perfect wood that matches and accentuates your genre, style and individual voice. This is what sets us apart: you are directly involved in the process.
Our drums are truly one-of-a-kind!