Drum Sets

We produce the best custom-built drum sets available

If you are looking for the best custom-built drum set available, one with a classic vintage look and feel, then look no further. You have found your craftsman who has the knowledge, skill, and passion to deliver the best drum set you will ever own. At Chicago Drum we will build the set of your dreams, and give you years of playing pleasure! Sometimes it seems that customer service is a lost art, but that is not the case at Chicago Drum. When you work with Chicago Drum you’re not working with a designated salesperson writing down an order, you’re speaking directly with the person who crafts your drums. Purchasing a hand-crafted drum set is a big investment and it should be everything you envision. We deliver personalized one-on-one service with you, the artist, to create exactly what you want in a drum set – instruments with a very tonal and resonant sound rarely found anywhere else.

Choose Your Shells

Our Chicago Classic™ Series and our Chicago Heritage™ Series Tom and Bass drums feature 6‑ply shells. The Chicago Classic Series features a Maple/Poplar shell that provides a brighter tone while our Chicago Heritage Series features a Mahogany/Poplar shell that has a warmer vintage sound.

Choose Your Shells
Choose Your Sizes

Choose Your Drum Sizes

Whether you’re looking for an outfit that’s minimal so it works well in small spaces, or if a large rock outfit is more in keeping with your vision, we can deliver exactly what you’re looking for. If you are unsure what sizes best fit your needs, we can help you find what works best for you.

Choose Your Mounts

Once you determine your set size, you’ll need to decide whether single or double mounts or a virgin bass drum is the way to go.

Choose Your Mounts
Mardi Gras Drum Set - Chicago Drum

Choose Your Finish

Are you looking for the beauty of natural oiled wood or a beautiful stain, or is there a favorite wrap you’ve coveted since you were a teenager? Perhaps the amazing fractal finish is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Pretty Things™ finishes open up a whole new range of possibilities. The choice is yours. Take a look at the finishes listed here. If you don’t see the wrap you’re looking for let us know and we’ll work with you to try and make it happen. Although we offer an amazing array of finishes, we do not offer high gloss spray finishes.

All of our custom drum sets include:

  • Edge detail such as 30 degree round-over bearing edges for improved contact

  • Beaver Tail Lugs

  • Our commitment to quality; we build them like we own them. No glue drips, uneven edges or minor imperfections. Everything is always quality inspected and ready to play right out of the box.

  • A solid, vintage sound in a reliable modern drum

  • Solid Maple Reinforcing Rings

  • Steel Chrome Plated Stick Saver Hoops

  • Standard heads on Toms are Remo Coated Ambassador®, batter side, and Remo Clear Ambassador®, reso side. Standard heads on Bass drums are Remo Clear Powerstroke® 3, batter side, and Remo Shiny White Ambassador®, reso side. Alternate heads may be available at an additional cost.
“I wanted to take a moment and offer my sincere gratitude for the phenomenal drum kit you built!
She’s all set up just the way I like and I couldn’t be happier. They sound AMAZING!! The craftsmanship is excellent, and right out of the box they were ready to play. Everyone that has seen and heard them is blown away!
Thanks so much Jim. It really is refreshing to come across someone who takes such pride in their craft. If anyone ever asks where I got the kit I’m sending them directly to you! Take care….and thanks again.”
—Steve Fournier