More Drum Company stock outfits


   Arbiter, Auto-Tune Concert Showman
Capricorn Gold

British-made fiberglass shells with Ivor Arbiter's unique tuning system. The Auto-Tune drums are as rare as they are unusual, especially this concert tom kit (there was also a model with two "hanging toms".) Tom sizes: 6x8, 8x10, 8x12, 9x13, 10x14 and 12x15", with a 16x16" single-headed floor tom and single-headed kick drum.

Catalog scan courtesy of Bob Saydlowski

   Camco, C-450

It doesn't have a very catchy name, and it's not a 'monster' kit, but even Camco touched on the concert tom craze, rounding out the theme with a single-headed kick drum. Concert tom sizes are 8x12, 9x13 and 16x16" single headed floor tom.

Catalog scan courtesy of Bob Saydlowski

   Craviotto, Classic Series Concert Toms

Introduced in 2011, these Solid Shell concert toms come in nearly standard sizes: 7½x10, 8x12, 9x13, 10x14, 12x15, and 14x16". They're also available in cherry, walnut, birch, ash, and mahogany.

Photo: Steve Maxwell,

   Staccato, Voyager 6
Canary Yellow

Often confused with North Drums, these British-made fibreglass drums were around from 1977-1984. Concert tom sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16" floor tom.

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   Staccato, Voyager 8
Sky Blue

The scooped drum design was called Thunderhorn, and Staccato used the 'Thunder' theme on other kits (see below.) Concert tom sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 16" floor tom.

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   Staccato, TC10
Diamond White

Staccato's Thunder Command series, featuring standard concert toms. Staccato also offered double-headed toms in their Thundertouch line. Concert tom sizes: 8x6, 8x8, 9x10, 10x12, 11x13, 12x14, and 17x16" floor tom.

Staccato also offered mix'n'match kits, with Thunderhorn, Thundertouch, and Thunder Command drums in various combinations.

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   Canopus EX-1
Silver Sparkle

Best-known for their Zelkova snare, Japanese drum makers Canopus have a slight twist on concert tom design with a heavier, beveled bottom reinforcement ring "to allow smoother airflow and proper balance in the sound."

   Taye StudioMaple
Trans White

In 2014, Taye introduced concert toms in add-on 6/8/10/12" sizes.

Photo courtesy of Taye Drums, Inc.

   Premier XPK Special Edition
Natural Satin Lacquer

Premier (re)introduced their classic Concert Tom 22 kit at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. Tom sizes are 6x8", 7x10", 8x12" and 9x13", with 14x14" and 16x16" single headed floor toms.

   Ludwig Octaplus+1
Pure White Glass

The return of the original... plus 1! In 2015, Ludwig brought back the Octaplus, adding an 18" concert tom for good measure! These are classic sized toms with a clean "no trim" look, like the originals from 1971!

Photo courtesy of Ludwig Drum Co.

   Kumu Drums custom kit
SweetYellow / SatinSound

Not a stock offering, but a lovely kit made for Antti Polameri. A big 14x28" kick surrounded by shallow toms: 4x10, 5x12, 6x13, 7x14, 8x15, 9x16 and 10x18".

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   Kumu Drums Demo Set
SweetYellow / SatinSound

Another nice kit from Finnish company Kumu, with classic tom sizes: 7½x10, 8x12, 9x13, 10x14, 14x14 and 14x16".

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   North Drums

Roger North of the band Quill invented these directional fiberglass drums around 1969, as a way to project the sound outwards. North also offered snares that were just as unusual. Sizes pictured are 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14" floor tom, and two 22" bass drums.

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