Drummers Service is dedicated to creating heirloom quality instruments with the unique sound and subtle refinements gleaned from 150 years of drum making and playing.

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Bass Drums

All Drummers Service drums are completely custom-made. We work with you to craft a fine, heirloom-quality instrument that you will enjoy seeing and love playing for many years to come.

You may choose from a variety of woods, ropes and finishes. Both rod-tension and rope-tension styles are available.


The rope-tension marching bass drums are especially prized by musicians who carry forward the grand traditions of the fife-and-drum corps. Concert rope-tension bass drums on the Abel stand provide a traditional look and tuning method that is a striking and elegant sight on the concert stage.


The rod-tension bass drum has become the instrument of choice for symphony orchestras all around the world. Part of the great popularity of these instruments is the proprietary, height-adjustable, fully-suspended stand designed by PAS Hall-of-Famer Alan Abel.

Professional Recommendations

Drummers Service can recommend popular sizes based on acoustics and logistical needs. We will work with you to create a fine instrument that will deliver presence and power.