If by "make" you mean "build", then it's a modest list that includes Ludwig, Gretsch, DW, and whatever is left of Slingerland. Leedy was a major name, and is in one of its revivals now with Tre Cool endorsing them. And the companies that used to pass for custom shops have become decent-sized comapnies, so names like Pork Pie, Spaun and GMS should be included.Hey guys. What are all of the "MAJOR" drum companies that actually make drums in the USA....not custom shops.... what about DW, Mapex etc...
Well...either Make or Build.
Thanks for the Mapex info...if you will notice, I was ASKING which companies make drums in the USA...not implying that Mapex did or did not. If I knew I would not have ASKED.
I have noticed almost every posts refers to shells...what about the hardware? I have no 1st had knowledge, but I would guess most drum companies outsource the metal parts....anyone know about this?
What about the keller shells....??? anyone?
I've been trying not to wonder about this too much myself (!) since I'm about 90% of the way toward pulling the trigger on a new CM kick.Given all this talk about Ludwig, does anyone know why the Classic Maple kits are so affordable? Usually, affordability in drums is not a good thing--it can signal mediocre quality.
DW bought the machines to make their lugs from the Camco drum company.I have noticed almost every posts refers to shells...what about the hardware? I have no 1st had knowledge, but I would guess most drum companies outsource the metal parts....anyone know about this?