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Drum Repair ServicesClassic Sounds Using Classic Materials

Since Chicago Drum & Restoration designs and manufactures all our own drums, we have the tools and expertise to make repairs to just about any kit made. We can help you get your drums fixed and ready for your next show quickly and economically. Give us a call for estimates or questions about your kit.


When bad things happen to your drums, you need to find someone you can trust to make the repairs quickly and at a price that won't break the bank. The talented people at Chicago Drum & Restoration have been building drums since the Slingerland® days in the 1950s and do the job right the first time. If you want your kit repaired or updated in a professional way that will last, give us a call.

drum hole drilling serviceHole Drilling and Hole Repair:

Chicago Drum & Restoration can drill new holes or repair existing damaged ones in your drum shells. If you are looking to have holes plugged or need new holes drilled, we do it right.

• Hole Drilling - $2.00 per hole
• Hole Repair - Up to 1" holes = $10.00 per hole; over 1" hole = $20.00 per hole

Drum Shell Cutting:

drum shell cutting serviceWe can cut your existing drum shells to your desired depth to help you create the unique sounds you are looking for. Take an old drum and give it new life as a smaller drum or just get your bearing edges cleaned up!

• Shell cutting - $10.00 (6" to 16" shell), $20.00 (18" to 24" shell)

Hardware removal/replacement, bearing edges and re-installation of re-rings are an additional cost.

Bearing Edges:

drum bearing edgesThe bearing edge is the part of the drum shell that contacts the drumhead. Chicago Drum & Restoration offers a variety of Bearing Edge options that will cater to the sound you desire.

• Standard 45 Degree Bearing Edge:

This will create slightly higher projection and attack in the sound of the drum.

• Double 45 Degree Bearing Edge:

The Double 45 Degree edge will create even more projection and attack than the Standard 45 Degree Edge.

• 30 or 45 Degree with Roundover Bearing Edge:

This kind of edge will create a warmer sound with less attack.

Bearing Edge Cutting & Finishing Prices (Per Edge)
6" to 13" $20.00
14" to 15" $26.00
16" to 18" $32.00
20" to 22" $55.00
24" $65.00
26" $75.00
28" $85.00



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Drum Shell Wrapping & Re-wrapping:

Looking for a new finish to make your kit new again? Or just trying to match a new drum to your old set? Chicago Drum offers a wide selection of wraps in sparkles, glitters, oysters, pearls and glosses.

Sparkle Wrap Finishes:
Sparkle drum wrap finishes

Glitter Wrap Finishes:
glitter drum wrap chart

Pearl, Oyster & Gloss Wrap Finishes:
pearl drum finish chart

In addition to all these, drums are also available in Gloss White, Gloss Black and Chrome finishes.

Click here to download a Drum Wrap Pricing Chart.