why staves?
Our stave drums are constructed with a fraction of the glue it takes to create a traditional ply drum shell. This lack of glue, combined with the abundance of solid wood enables the sound to resonate more freely within the instrument, which creates a superior sounding drum. The stave construction also allows for a variety of wood types to be used, in some cases combining two or more, to create a unique, one of a kind instrument, in both appearance and sound. A tung oil and wax finish provides superior protection for the wood as well as leave a nice satin finish that will look great for years to come.

Wood Type

Anything from maple, to oak, to poplar or cocobolo. The possibilities are endless.

Bearing Edge

Standard 45 degree inner, slight 45 degree outer
Dual 45 degree
45 degree roundover
Vintage 30 degree roundover

Hardware and Heads

Chrome, brass, or black nickel hardware. 2.3mm triple flange, or die-cast hoops. Double ended, tube, or beavertail lugs. Your choice of drum heads.





about us

Diamond Drum Co creates hand crafted, solid wood stave snare drums. We strive to deliver a quality product at an affordable price. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a special request. We will be happy to oblige.