Georgia, USA

Outlaw Drums

What happens when revolutionary new technology meets an American wood icon? Simply stated - a revolution! Check out this beautiful 14"x8" black walnut stave snare featuring the Welch Tuning System™ (WTS), exclusively from Outlaw Drums.

Outlaw describes this drum as “a majestic piece of art that has been designed, painted, and crafted through a combination of nature, man, and machine. A “one of a kind” collaboration that is pushing through the boundaries of just what we think a drum can do and just what we think a drum can be!” Thanks to the WTS hardware, Outlaw Drums only had to drill 4 holes for the tensioner, instead of the 40 or so holes of a traditional tension rod system. No lugs on the shell at all!

SHELL: Black Walnut | BEARING EDGE: 45° inner with a 1/4" roundover outer | HARDWEAR: Dunnett George Way "Beer Tap" throw-off and butt plate | HARDWEAR MATERIAL: Steel | HOOP: Die-cast | LUGS: None! (revolutionary Welch Tuning System) | SNARES: Steel | HEADS: Evans | FINISH TYPE: Natural/smooth | COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States


Outlaw Drums is a high-end boutique drum maker in the business of bringing ancient wood back to life! The company prides itself on the fact that each and every drum they build is handmade from start to finish. No two of their beautiful, expertly crafted drums are exactly the same; each has its own unique personality and charm.

Outlaw utilizes two building methods, stave and segmented construction, to bring out the tonal values of the various species of wood. All of the wood is hand-picked by Michael Outlaw to ensure only the finest drums are produced.

Outlaw Drums specializes in repurposing wood from old buildings, houses, floors, or anywhere in which the wood is of the highest quality and would otherwise be left to rot away.

Building drums with salvaged 200 to 600-year-old wood not only lessens the stress on our environment, but creates a better sounding instrument with distinct tonal differences not found in farmed wood.

Max DeVincenzo on the WTS Artistry Series shell pack and snare at Grusin Hall Colorado


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WTS artists and collaborations - Tammy Mitchell-Woods from Drummergirls United plays WTS drums at NAMM 2020


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