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We are a custom drum building company. We use Keller Maple shells for all our 'ply' snare drums. Also, coming soon, is the long awaited STAVE & SOLID SHELL creations using Black Walnut, Bubinga, and Maple woods.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from referrals. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service possible. District Drum Company is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

We understand that having a custom built snare drum is like being a kid in a candy store. However, we need to know as much as possible about your playing style and techniques. On the 'Contact Us' page, please give a brief description, such as, are you a hard hitter, or do you enjoy a more softer approach of playing. Do you use a lot of ghostnotes or do you play alot of heavy rim shots. The more detail the better! We have a motto of 'Hit it HARD' here at District Drum, so unless you specify a preferred rim, we will be modeling your drum with die cast or 3mm triple flange hoops. High end snare wires are an important element in making a snare drum sound like a rockin' snare drum so at District Drum Company, we only use PURESOUND Snare wires. And for a hard hitter who needs a pair of durable heads, AQUARIAN Hi-Energy/Classic Clear is standard on every drum we deliver. Thank you and as always, 'HIT IT HARD!'

District Drum Company proudly uses:


Washington, D.C. Area

Phone: 202.815.1879



Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM

Sat: 10AM - 5PM

Sun: Closed

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