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Old 04-03-2014, 07:46 PM
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Default Drum company name ideas?

I want to start a small drum company, only to make a few extra quid on the side, i have ways of sourcing the shells and hardware cheap.

What would you guys call your drum company if you started one?

(I know i am never going to be as big as a custom drum company such as SJC or AJP but in the UK, there are not many big custom drum companies)


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Old 04-03-2014, 07:57 PM
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If I was to do it, I would use my last name. But that is just me. If that was not an option, I would probably give it some ridiculous name, like Rabid Monkey Drum Co. or something. I know it is silly, but silly names stick in peoples heads. Just look at some band names.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:02 PM
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I see you're in Hereford, so if that's where you're going to be making them how about Wye Drums?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:18 PM
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Superb Drums would be my choice. Think about it, conversations between drummers could go something like this :

Observer " Those are Superb drums "
Drummer " Yes they are "
Observer " Yes they are what ?"
Drummer "Superb "
Observer "Iknow that, but what brand are they ?"
Drummer "Superb"
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:59 PM
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Aardvark - the first name in custom drums.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:00 PM
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How about Conun-drum?
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:01 PM
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Totally non-sequitor but I like "Damage Jackall Drums"
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:46 PM
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Yogi Drums

Thinly veiled joke, the point of which being that it doesn't matter what you call yourself, if the product is good and you back it up with customer service, you'll be on a (drum) roll.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:14 PM
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How about Conun-drum?
Already taken about 15 years ago by a seller/distributor in NYC, I think El Negro was involved.

Besides, a little too 'cutesy' in a play-on-words kinda way (at least that's what I thought 15 years ago with the other outfit!)

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:15 PM
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Paul Scheer Drums.

Note that this requires you to get in touch with Paul Scheer (or not, I guess) to work out some spokesmanship deals.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:33 PM
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As you're Hereford based how about:

Regiment Drums?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:35 PM
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I see you're in Hereford, so if that's where you're going to be making them how about Wye Drums?
i was actually just thinking about this, are you in hereford too? or near?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:43 PM
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I want to start a small drum company, only to make a few extra quid on the side, i have ways of sourcing the shells and hardware cheap.

What would you guys call your drum company if you started one?

(I know i am never going to be as big as a custom drum company such as SJC or AJP but in the UK, there are not many big custom drum companies)


cheers
I know it's not the point of this thread, but I have to respond to your post. Starting a "drum company" to "make a few quid on the side" is just about the worst reason to start up. There may not be many large custom drum companies in the UK, but there's a ton of guys buying shells from here, hardware from there, & putting themselves out there. It's actually fairly easy to set up, & just as easy to get badly wrong.

Now this is the point where you don't like me. I've read most of your posts here. I took an interest because you're local to me. Honestly, it's clear to me that you know very little about how to specify drums in a way that offers a consistent instrument to others. This bothers me, because it's exactly this sort of startup, encouraged by your stated motivations, that give smaller independent companies a bad name. Sorry to sound harsh, but there it is.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:07 PM
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(humor mode)

The KAD company.

Kick-Ass Drums. Or in the UK, i guess it would be Kick-Arse Drums. :-)
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:26 PM
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'SAMO'

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:36 PM
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:47 AM
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the name of the company is COOL drums.
yep, very cool.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:03 AM
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Tamahapex.

In all seriousness, why not use your last name!

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:58 AM
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Drums-up-your-bum

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:29 AM
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Joe Mama's Drum Company.
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Tamahapex.
This sounds like a prescription drug that will improve your groove, if you can put up with the debilitating side effects. Or a feminine hygiene product...
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i was actually just thinking about this, are you in hereford too? or near?
Huddersfield in Yorkshire, so not near at all!
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:19 PM
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I usually don't like to discourage younger players,but in this case,you really need to rethink this business model.If building drums was as easy as just drilling some holes in a shell,and slapping on some generic hardware,why would you pay more that the materials were worth,and just do it yourself?

I don't see how you can make any kind of money doing this,as many custom builders ,are just barely getting by,and the competition is fierce.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:37 PM
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I usually don't like to discourage younger players,but in this case,you really need to rethink this business model.If building drums was as easy as just drilling some holes in a shell,and slapping on some generic hardware,why would you pay more that the materials were worth,and just do it yourself?

I don't see how you can make any kind of money doing this,as many custom builders ,are just barely getting by,and the competition is fierce.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:43 PM
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Quidworks?

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:54 PM
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I see you're in Hereford, so if that's where you're going to be making them how about Wye Drums?
Those are nice drums.
Thanks.
Who made them?
Wye.
Why what?
What do you mean?
Who made the drums?
Wye.
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I want to start a small drum company, only to make a few extra quid on the side, i have ways of sourcing the shells and hardware cheap.

What would you guys call your drum company if you started one?

(I know i am never going to be as big as a custom drum company such as SJC or AJP but in the UK, there are not many big custom drum companies)


cheers

'Quid Pro Co'

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Old 04-05-2014, 03:19 AM
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Charlie's Angels .
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2 Sticks 1 Drum
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Lower Case Drums

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Drums on the Halfshell
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:34 PM
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Sex Panther...?

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:41 AM
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Sh*t drums. Or "Shight" drums, if you're a Brit .
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:20 AM
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Ear Drums
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:08 PM
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I've thought about the issue many times and at some point will pull the trigger, but "keep it simple" makes the point.

When the DIY boom hit in the early 90s everybody and their brother wanted to have a custom drum company. Well over three hundred, that I know of, began their journey. Not too many are still at it. From snare drums to full sets, many fine instruments, too. But the competition IS fierce.

I mentioned starting my own a couple years ago on another site and was shot down pretty hard by some. One guy, the last poster, some time after the initial post, offered the only encouragement and I took it to heart. "There's always room for someone new if you have the passion for it."

Most makers began as a hobby. Some went into business and were able to stay in business. Unless you have something different or unique to bring to the table getting noticed is difficult, selling even more so, and staying afloat almost impossible, especially in today's economy.

Placing a badge on a shell and name on a bass head is far from a business plan and operating standard.

If you want to make drums for others not so inclined, make some for others you know (drummers) and see what they say. Not non-drummers. They are impressed much too easily.

It is not difficult to make fine sounding drums, if you have some woodworking skills. I heartily endorse the DIY movement. Even if all you could do was drill some holes, you can have shell merchants do bearing edges. If you have no finishing experience, that will take time. Wraps are much easier to do, but even there they can't just be slapped on. But almost anyone can apply wraps to a shell.

I believe the ease of making a drum is what exploded the DIY movement. It isn't rocket science, even if sound can be dissected as such. It's a cylinder, membranes, and tensioning parts. No disrespect to anyone, but making drums is not difficult, and the results are pretty satisfying.

Making them to sell to others, that's another issue.

As far as a name? Open a dictionary. Look at "Q." A letter, and they are out there, selling, and doing pretty well for a new company, apparently.
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