How We Build – Temple Drums

How We Build

TAILORED TO FIT YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES, STYLE, AND SOUND.

We Create instruments that represent you.

Are you tired of searching for an instrument to express your sound?

Our shop has an extensive selection of materials, sizes, edges, inlay options, and finishes.  You’re sure to find a drum to match your artistic expression

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Our flawless workmanship means we always craft an instrument perfect for you.

We offer a wide variety of shells!

Wood Hardness

Cedar
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Ash
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White Oak
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Birch
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Maple
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Bubinga
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Ebony
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Every wood type has its own characteristics. The tone color of the wood is primarily rooted in the density of the wood. Soft woods have warm tone and tend to blend in where hard woods have sharp attack and volume. The Temple Drums Hardness scale clarifies the differences in types of wood for easy understanding of their particular nuance.

Metal Options:

Copper

Carbon Steel

You can pick your shell size

13" Diameter

14" Diameter

The larger the diameter of a shell, the lower the tone

But the depth of a shell also has an influence!

4½"

5"

5¾"

6"

6½"

7"

Custom Finishes

Choices and options are what really make a personalized instrument. From solids to sparkles, gloss to matte, we can do it.  We can color match any color. Below are some options for you to choose from.

Can't find what you're looking for in our shop?

Temple Drums can be made to your exact specifications. You can determine the material, size, the bearing edges, the inlay options, and the finish. Then we’ll add our proprietary strainer, custom lugs and hoops.  Let our flawless workmanship create an instrument just for you.

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