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NAMM Show Throwback Week!

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

Welcome to our NAMM Show throwback week! We're celebrating some of our best moments in honor of this year's virtual Believe in Music Week (Jan. 20-21, 2022) and the upcoming NAMM Show (postponed to June 3-5, 2022).

Check out a handful of our favorite memories here:

Dive in:


WTS Drums Awarded Best in Show, NAMM 2020!

♫ At the last in-person winter NAMM Show we proudly won Best in Show: Companies to Watch, as well as our second Editors Choice Award from Music Inc. Magazine.

Watch this great clip from the 'Best In Show' awards ceremony:

The prestigious Best In Show awards ceremony took place on the final morning of the 2020 NAMM Show. Moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, a panel of industry experts "spotlighted products, services, and technologies" that stood out at this year's winter NAMM Show. Each Best In Show winner was introduced in one of four categories: Best Add-Ons and Accessories, Gotta Stock It, Companies to Watch (our category), and the overall Best In Show.

Out of around 2,260 exhibitors, Welch Tuning Systems was 1 of 26 recognized for innovation and excellence at the Best In Show awards ceremony.

Both our company and the WTS Artistry Series™ drums were highlighted by Best In Show panelist Robert Christie of A & G Central Music. Robert gave a very poignant speech about the integrity, honesty, and drive of our CEO, Samuel Welch, as well as Samuel's dedication to working with retailers and creating a high-quality product.

Thank you to all who continue to support our team, company, and products!

Read the full article here.

Fun Experimenting with the WTS Drums

♫ Drummers at the 2019 NAMM Show really dived into experimenting with our WTS drums! This guy really enjoyed honing in on the drum's "sweet spots" and playing around with tunings.

Ellis Johnson Changes Tuning Mid Drum Solo!

♫ How do you take your drum solo to the next level? The talented Ellis Johnson and our CEO Samuel Welch enjoyed experimenting with mid-performance tuning changes at the 2020 NAMM Show.

WTS Prototype Drum Kit is a Smash Hit

Here's a super-throwback for our NAMM Show throwback week!

♫ Watch these great testimonials from our first winter NAMM Show in 2018. Artists and dealers from all over the world had the opportunity to try out our first Welch Tuning System™ prototype, and it was a smash hit!

Our Amazing Music Industry Community

We are so thankful for all of the wonderful friendships and partnerships we've found over the years through the NAMM Show. This community is definitely the best part of being in the music industry!

Special shoutout to Bosphorus Cymbals for being great booth neighbors and partnering with us to showcase their amazing cymbals in our booth and our drums in theirs at each show.

Tammy Mitchell-Woods Tries WTS Drums for the First Time

♫ We had a great visit with WTS artist Tammy Mitchell-Woods during the 2020 winter NAMM Show! Tammy is the founder of Drummergirls United, an amazing community for female percussionists to connect, encourage, support, promote, and collaborate. Get involved here!

Sugarfoot Gifted New WTS Snare

♫ Here's the great Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett (drummer for Michael Jackson!) with WTS CEO/Founder Samuel Welch at the 2019 NAMM Show. We gifted Jonathan a beautiful WTS Artistry Series™ Snare in our Gloss White lacquer finish, at Jonathan Moffett’s personal finish choice request.

Vicky O'Neon Tunes WTS Drums Mid-Performance!

♫ A final NAMM Show throwback and one of our NAMM favorites! Vicky O'Neon put on a great show at the winter 2019 NAMM Show and really showcased the ability to tune our WTS drums mid-performance.


Believe in Music Week // January 20-21, 2022

The in-person NAMM Show has been postponed to June 2022, but in the meantime you can enjoy this great virtual music event this Thursday and Friday!

  • Experience livestreamed music, interviews and entertainment from around the world.

  • Participate in multiple sessions across topic tracks.

  • Connect with your favorite brands.

Register for free at!

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