Marko Seppä-Murto

drum carpenter

I really like the sound of a wooden snare drum. It can be warm, thick, powerful, sensitive, vibrant and clear. The whole spectrum is present.

In January 2020 I was after a certain wooden snare for the forthcoming recording session. The tone of the snare should be warm and thick but not too stuffy. I tested three drums: first one was a bit too bright and two others suffered from damped high frequencies. All the drums were  decent though; the job could be done with every of those. But what if “decent” is not enough?

In March 2020 I finished the first snare drum designed and manufactured by myself. It sounded warm and thick and it had very sparkling yet elegant top end. Coincidence? No.

I knew that the sturdiness of the oak combined with the dark tone of the mahogany will result in a warm and solid bottom end with a beautiful and sophisticated high end.

The story of Drum Carpenter had begun. 

In 2021 kick drums and toms were also added to selection.

Tell me your sound preference for the  drum and I will make you one!