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I was amazed that were so many drum brand names that I had never heard of before, so a couple years ago I started keeping track. I just added several to the list which brought the total to 603. Let me know if I'm missing any and I'll add them to the list. I'll post again if and when it hits 700.

Acid - Adam – Adams - ADM – Aha - Ahead - Ajax – AK - Alesis - Allegra – Allegretti – Amati – American Stage – Animal - Apollo – Arai - Arbiter – Argent – Aria - Artisan – Artist – Asama - ASBA – Ascend – Astro - Atomic – Audition - Autocrat – Avila – Axe - Ayotte - Baltimore Drum – Barclay – Barry – Basix – Battlefield - BBC – bcp - Bearing Edge – Beni – Ben Tone – Berkeley - Bestler - Beverley - Billy Gladstone – Bison - Blackhawk - Blackhorse – Black Jack - Black Jack Deluxe – Black Label - BlackSwamp – Blaemire - Bolero – Bom-Bee - Boom Alley - Boom Theory – Boosey & Hawkes – Borg - Boston - Bower – Bowie Custom Drum - Bradley – Brady – Bridgecraft – Broman - Bruno & Son – BucketDrums - Bucks County Drum Co. – Burswood – Buzin - C&C – Cactus - Cadence - Cadeson - Camco – Cannon - Canopus – Canwood – Capelle – Capri - Carlton – Casio - CB - CB-700 – CB-900 – Century – Challenge - Champion – Charles Foote – Chop Shop – Clash - Clevelander – Club Jordan – Cocktail Drumsets - Coda – Collarlock - Conn – Conaway - Cooperman - Corder – Coronet – Cortley - Cosmic Percussion – Cracerjack - Craviotto – Crest – Crestline – Crown – Crush - Curry – Custom - Dallas - D’amico – Dandy – Danmar - Darwin – DB - Dconway - Ddrum – Decca – Deejay – DeFOE - DelRay – Deluxe – DeMowbray - Deri – DeRosa - Desert Angel – Dia - Diamond - Dixie – Dixon – DJ – DM – DMR - Dodge – Donaho - Dorado – Double Forte - Drouyn – Drum Art - Drumcraft – Drum Foundry – Drumkat - DrumMate – DrumSmith – drumsound - Drum Solo – Drum Trio – Drum Zone – Duban - Dunnett - Duplex – DW – DXP – Dynacord – Dynamicx - Dynasty – Eagletone - Eames – Eclipse – Eddie Ryan - Edgeware – Edgware – EHC-DRUMS - Ellis - Elyers – Emperado – Emperador – Emerald – Empire - Engels – Enforcer - EPEK – Erie - Eugene Geisler & Co. – Excel – Exo – expanDrums - Famous Drum Company - FDC - Fever - Fibes – Fidock - Firchie - First Act - Flat Jacks – Ford - Fortune - Frank Wolf – Frondelli USA – Fuji – Future - Gabble – Gabriel – Gaelic – Galane - GAM - Gambles – Gammon - George B. Stone & Son – Geo. Way – Gianini – Gig Pig - Gigster – Gladstone - GMS – Gold Tone - Gon Bops – GP Percussion - Gracy - Gretsch – Groove Percussion - Grover – Hamma – Hammer - Hanus & Hert - Hard Bop – Harmony – Hart – Hawk - Hayman - HB Drums – HD Custom Drums - Head - Heit – Highwood – Hillbilly - Hinger – HIPercussion – Hoga – Hohner - Hollywood - Hoshino – Hylo – ID (aka Innovation) - Ideal – Igniter – Impact – Impakt - Infinity - Ion - Istanbul Mehmet - J. W. Pepper – Jackson - Jalapeno - Jamm – Jason – Java – JC - Jedson – Jerry Garcia - Jet - JMA – John Grey – Joseph Rogers Jr. & Son, Joseph Rogers, Inc. - Joshua Tree - Joyful Noise – Joyous Lake - JSH - Juggs – Kadence – Kalashen – Karen – Kansas City Drumworks - Karlos – KD – Kenner - Kent – Kent Custom Drums - Kimberley – King - Kingston – Kitano – Krupa - Kumu - L&S – LaBoz - Lang - Leedy – Leedy & Ludwig – Leedy & Strupe – Legato – Legend – Legion - Leroy Bates – Le Soprano – Levin – Liberty - Lido – Lido Supreme - Linko - Lignum – Liverpool – Lloyd – Longo - Lotus - LP – LTD - Ludwig - Ludwig & Ludwig – Ludwig Majestic Deluxe - LuKa – Lynx - Lyon & Healy - Lyra – Magerian - Magnum - Magstar - Majestic – Mapex – Mapleworks – Marathon - Mark II - Marrell – Maryland - Mastro - Matador – Maxam – Maxitone - Maxwell –Maxwin – Maxx - Mayer Bros. - Mayfair – McCormick - MDK - Meazzi – Medicine Man – Medveczky – Meinl - Merrick - Metropolitan – Mica - Mica-Sonic – Mica Swingline - Migerian – Milestone – Millenium - Miller - Milwaukee - Mirage - Modern Drum Shop – Mogyorossy - Molecules - Monolith – Montineri – Morelli – MRP Drums - MRS - Mullins – Musketeer – NaKi – New Voice - Newell - Nickelworks - Noble & Cooley – Nokes & Nikolai – Noonan - Norma - North – Noteworthy - Obelisk - OCDP – Ocheltree – Odery - Oliver Ditson – Olympian – Olympic – Orange County– OrbiTone – Oregon Drum - Orlich – Orybon - OSP - Pacific – Padtech – Paiste – Palmetto – Panther - Paramount – Payne Percussion – PDP - Peace – Pearl - Peavy – Penncrest – Percussion Plus - Perfection - Phattie – Pintech – Po Boy - Polaris - Pork Pie – Potyondi - Power Play - Powerbeat - Powersonic - Precision – Precision Plus - Premier – President - Prestige – Pro – PSL - PT – Purecussion – Pulse – Quartz - Radical - Radio King – RatTrap - Raven – RCI - Recco – Regent – Reissman – Remenyi - Remo –Resurrection - Reuther – Revelle - Revere – Rhythm – Rhythm Art – Rhythm Line - Rhythm Mate - RhythmPro - Riolo – Rimmel - Risen – Riviera – RM – RMIF – RMV – Rock - Rock City - Rocket Shells – Rockett - R.O.C. – Rockland - Rockstarz – Rockwood - Rogers – Roland – Rose Morris – Roxx - Roxy – Royal - RoyalStar – Royce – Ruff – Saltbox – Samick - Sara - Saturn – Sears - SF Drum Co. – Shaftsbury - Sherwood – Shine – Sigler - Silverfox – Silvertone – Simba - Simmons – Sistek – Six Gun - SJC – Slam - Sleishman - Slingapan - Slingerland – Slingline - Smith – Smoothie Products - Soistman – Solid – Solo - Solstice – Sonic - Sonor – Soul – Sound Percussion – Space Percussion - Spaun – Speedfire 1000 - Spirit - Spizzichino - Square Drum Co. - Squier – St. George - Staccato – Stadium - Stainbridge – Stage Percussion – Stagg - Star – Starcaster - Starion – Starlight – Stauffer - Sternberg - Stetson – Stewart – Stingray - Stone & Sons - Stratford – Summit - Sunlite - SunLuck – Suzuki – Swing Star – Swingerline - Symphonic Percussion – Synare - Syndrum – Synsonics - Tacton - Tama – Tamburo - Tamco – Tan - Taye – Telstar – Tempro – Tempro Pro - Tempus - The Modern Drum Shop – Thompson – Thor - Thrust - Thumper – Tilben - Titan - TJ Percussion – TKO - Toca – Toreador – Tornado - TP - Trak – Traps - Trick – Trixon – Tromsa – Trowa –True North - Truetone – Trump - Truth – Turbo Designer - UltraTone – Union – Unix - U.S. Mercury – Valley – Valor - Vancore – VertDrums – Verve - Vespe – Vex – Vibra – Vibratone - Vic Firth – Victoria – Viking - Voss - Vox – Wahan - Walberg & Auge – Wartime - Wells - Weltron – Werco – Westbury – Westend - Westwood – WFL - Whitehall - Whitney - WilloughCraft – Wilson Brothers – Windsor - Winston –Witt Percussion - Wolverine - Wooding – Woodstock - Woodwizard – WorldMax – Wuhan - Wurlitzer – X-drum - Yamaha – Yoki – Zickos – Zildjian - ZimGar


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Ive got a couple in the attic called Jupiter,never heard of em,or seen em,but they seem pretty good...appear to be Marching Toms
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How many out of the 600+ are from the same overseas factory? Haha...a lot of stencil kits there.

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Question -

Are you counting actual drums with these names or just drum related names?

I'm asking because Silver Fox and Vic Firth basically make stick related products. I have not seen a drum from these companies (I could be wrong) and Ziljian makes cymbals and sticks.

If it is related products, then you can add A LOT more names to the list and be well over 700 really quickly (and I would bet actually closer to 1000)

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Dark Horse Percussion, they're a Keller company who were the centre of a bit of a debate here a few months ago.
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Jupiter is indeed a marching percussion name, still current and exhibiting at winter NAMM directly behind Ludwig.

Vic Firth has a branded snare that's made by Steve Badalament of Innovation Drums.

Not sure about Silver Fox, other than the Neil Grover connection.

Great list though, I see you also have Impakt. I have literature on those and even had a set of 4 pads & the giant pedals! Also nice to see the short-lived cactus electronic drums on there!

I recall that somewhere between Corder and Austin Fibes, there was not only Darwin, but All-American Drums. Very short-lived, and I don't know if they came before or after Darwin... anyone else remember those?

There was also Outback or Outland Drums, something like that, very Staccato-like and appearing only once at NAMM in the '80s. They were so tentative, all they had for literature was an assortment of 4x6" photos. I wish I still had those!

Also add: TJS Drums (Tom J. Schultz out of Mesa, AZ) and DC California Drums (evolved from Buzin.)

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And how could you possibly forget Kima??

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And...

Adonis
Bib Drums
Carolina Drum Works
Crescendo Drum
Ego Drums
EZ
Huston
IJ Drums
Mlasko Drums
Natal
SMD Drums
Sodek Drum Co
Spaun
Tribe
U Drum
Valero Independent Percussion

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Pro-Mark had some drums made with their name on the badges, too.
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Thanks Bermuda,Anyone remember the Appropriately-named...Krut Cymbals....I remember playing on them as a kid doing Gospel music on Other peoples drums..I never owned any.but Played em often..??
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Bleifuss Custom Drums
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Here's one that makes solid shells.
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I was going to use them on a solid KOA kit but my tree fell through.
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There's a guy that makes pretty good Keller shelled drums, who's made them for a lot of folks, including a few touring acts... by the name of Kirsch.
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H P Customs ,out of Houston

Edited by zildjian@consol, 01 June 2011 - 12:05 PM.

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Question -

Are you counting actual drums with these names or just drum related names?

I'm asking because Silver Fox and Vic Firth basically make stick related products. I have not seen a drum from these companies (I could be wrong) and Ziljian makes cymbals and sticks.

If it is related products, then you can add A LOT more names to the list and be well over 700 really quickly (and I would bet actually closer to 1000)

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Just drums, but includes both acoustic and electronic. Silver Fox, Vic Firth and Zildjian did at one time offer drums along with their other offerings.
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San Francisco Drum Co.
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"Daisy" was also a brand of drums that was a subsidiary of the Rogers drum company!
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And...

Adonis
Bib Drums
Carolina Drum Works
Crescendo Drum
Ego Drums
EZ
Huston
IJ Drums
Mlasko Drums
Natal
SMD Drums
Sodek Drum Co
Spaun
Tribe
U Drum
Valero Independent Percussion

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I had an Adonis kit - very well-built. I sold them for no real reason other than to get another kit, and then the next thing I heard, the guy was out of business.
I chose Adonis because of the fiasco I went through with SMD Drums - paid for an entire kit after selling my 60s Ludwig kit to do so (ulp!) - in advance - and almost had to sue the guy to get my money back after months of non-delivery. That ended my dealings with boutique drum makers.
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There is a company called AZ Custom Drums... they pop up in some of my eBay searches (for other drum companies, of course). <_<

And also Devil's Workshop.
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Gravity Drums out of Upstate NY could be added to the list if you are adding custom shops. They aren't a keller job either, they make their own stave and ply shells. Website is coming and no I'm not affiliated with them.
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