After years of fighting traditional drum tuning tension rods, Samuel Welch, artist-blacksmith and working drummer, knew there had to be a better solution.
The "ah-ha!" moment came late one evening after teaching aspiring drummers at his small drum school outside of Denver, Colorado. With a prototype in hand, Samuel teamed up with Patrick Auell and John Montaña to bring the WTS vision to life.
Our team spent 3 years designing and engineering the Welch Tuning System™ (WTS) and the WTS Artistry Series™ drums. Our company now holds a U.S. Utility Patent (with other patents pending) for this exciting new drum tuning technology.
We believe every drummer should have the power to create, innovate, and unlock their full musical potential. That's why we created the Welch Tuning System and the WTS Artistry Series drums.
With up to 90% less shell-mounted hardware than any other tuning system, every WTS drum produces a beautiful, resonant, and clear tone. The drums also feature 100% maple shells made in the USA and premium lacquer finishes.
We look forward to partnering with the world’s leading drum manufacturers and retailers to bring you the most innovative drums and tuning hardware in the percussion industry.