Ford Drums?

Does anyone on this forum own a set (or snare) from Ford Drums? Or, have you played them.

I'm curious as to their sound, construction, unique qualities, etc., aside from what can be found on their website.


ddd
 

mind_drummer

Platinum Member
I think they call themself "The Ferrari Of Drums".


Anywhere I read or hear about them, it's always good words but these good words come with a price ;-)
 

Khaine88

Senior Member
they were reviewed in modern drummer last month i think. the reviewer said that one of the wood snares he played was one of the best snares he had ever heard. but yea they are expensive
 

Shedboyxx

Silver Member
I play a jazz gig where the house set is Ford. They are good sounding drums but it's a bit difficult to tell as they have OLD heads on them and usually are cranked very high (not the best way to hear drum tone).

The snare on this set, as well as a few that I played at the Hollywood Vintage and Custom Show in Pasadena a few years ago, have all been very nice. They maple snare is very full and warm sounding. The snare I remember the most was a a carbon fiber snare they had made. Very sweet - but up there price wise.

Jim
 

Cakco Drums

Member
I'm trying to buy a complete 4-pack of brand new Flame Birch solid steam-bent shells that Ford sells, and so I was comparing the $500 price that the guy on Craigslist is selling with the brand new ones.
Holy.
Crap.
So expensive.
If this guy still has them, I smell a first custom building project thread.
 
Thanks for the replies.

So, the general consensus so far is that their most outstanding feature is the price.

Any comments on sound or what would make someone want to pay that much for a custom drum? They are beautiful, but there are lots of beautiful drums out there.

ddd
 
I'm trying to buy a complete 4-pack of brand new Flame Birch solid steam-bent shells that Ford sells, and so I was comparing the $500 price that the guy on Craigslist is selling with the brand new ones.
Holy.
Crap.
So expensive.
If this guy still has them, I smell a first custom building project thread.
Let us know if you end up buying them. I imagine lots of forum members would love to hear an objective assessment.


ddd
 

ShaysRebellion

Senior Member
Thanks for the replies.

So, the general consensus so far is that their most outstanding feature is the price.

Any comments on sound or what would make someone want to pay that much for a custom drum? They are beautiful, but there are lots of beautiful drums out there.

ddd

I agree the prices are Rediculous! Wow!
 

Skitch

Pioneer Member
Does anyone on this forum own a set (or snare) from Ford Drums? Or, have you played them.

I'm curious as to their sound, construction, unique qualities, etc., aside from what can be found on their website.


ddd

If you have the money to buy them, do so they are fantastic! I have played on some Fords several times and have always enjoyed them. I do have a video clip of Alden Merrill playing at a NAMM show. Click on my Youtube link in my signature and you might get an idea of what they sound like.

Mike

http://www.mikemccraw.com
http://www.dominoretroplate.com
http://www.patentcoachmike.com
http://www.youtube.com/drummermikemccraw
http://www.myspace.com/drummermikemccraw
 
If you have the money to buy them, do so they are fantastic! I have played on some Fords several times and have always enjoyed them. I do have a video clip of Alden Merrill playing at a NAMM show. Click on my Youtube link in my signature and you might get an idea of what they sound like.

Mike

http://www.mikemccraw.com
http://www.dominoretroplate.com
http://www.patentcoachmike.com
http://www.youtube.com/drummermikemccraw
http://www.myspace.com/drummermikemccraw
Thanks Mike. I'll check out the links when I get home.

ddd
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
I'm trying to buy a complete 4-pack of brand new Flame Birch solid steam-bent shells that Ford sells, and so I was comparing the $500 price that the guy on Craigslist is selling with the brand new ones.
Holy.
Crap.
So expensive.
If this guy still has them, I smell a first custom building project thread.
If you are going to pay through the nose for drums, you might as well get something exotic. Steam-bent shells certainly qualify. I can't imagine paying that much for ply drums.
 

forddrums

Junior Member
I am always surprised by the response we get of being expensive. We manufacture a super-premium product. Solid shells. Over 40 wood species. Steam bent. We machine our own design of solid, aircraft aluminum lugs featuring true axial alignment. We drench the average high gloss kit in over $1,000 in lacquer. Yet we're no more expensive than a DW Collector's Series kit and far less than Craviotto.

What's more, our Ply Series and new Maverick line are incredibly competitive with any drum company's top-tier product.

Read the reviews in Modern Drummer, Drum, Drummer in the UK, Sticks in Germany. There is a difference. One that fully justifies the price. And when you compare that to the aforementioned brands, we're quite the bargain. We are building heirloom quality instruments proudly in the U.S.A.
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
I am always surprised by the response we get of being expensive. We manufacture a super-premium product. Solid shells. Over 40 wood species. Steam bent. We machine our own design of solid, aircraft aluminum lugs featuring true axial alignment. We drench the average high gloss kit in over $1,000 in lacquer. Yet we're no more expensive than a DW Collector's Series kit and far less than Craviotto.

What's more, our Ply Series and new Maverick line are incredibly competitive with any drum company's top-tier product.

Read the reviews in Modern Drummer, Drum, Drummer in the UK, Sticks in Germany. There is a difference. One that fully justifies the price. And when you compare that to the aforementioned brands, we're quite the bargain. We are building heirloom quality instruments proudly in the U.S.A.
I believe you. I also play an exotic set with custom hardware. It cost no more than a set of run-of-the-mill DW plywood drums.
 
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