Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Big news! You can now buy WTS drums from Sweetwater, the #1 online retailer of pro audio and music instruments in the United States!
We are honored to join Sweetwater’s family of renown drum brands such as Yamaha, DW, Tama, Pearl, Ludwig, Gretsch, and more! This partnership is a true testament to the quality of WTS drums and market adoption of the revolutionary WTS single-point tuning system.
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Pure tone, effortless drum tuning
Every WTS drum features the revolutionary Welch Tuning System™ (WTS). A system of pulleys and cable bring both heads into tune with the turn of a single handle. No more tension rods. No more drum key!
Whether you are a professional touring drummer looking for the versatility to change tuning on the fly, a studio owner wanting to save time and get more consistent and better drum tones, or if you aren't that skilled at tuning and just want great sounding drums every time you play without all the hassle of tension rods, WTS drums will forever change the way you think about drum tuning.
Since 2015, founder/CEO Samuel Welch and his devoted drum team at Welch Tuning Systems have spent countless hours re-engineering the standard approach to drum tuning and manufacturing — and the payoff is stunning! WTS drums boast a handful of creative patents and a unique wire-tension tuning mechanism that provide up to a 90% reduction in shell-mounted hardware, reducing weight and simultaneously opening up your shells for a purer, clearer, and more natural tone. With several high-grade shell series available and numerous collaborations under their collective belt, it’s more than safe to say that Welch Tuning Systems is on the rise and more committed than ever to integrating their unique tuning technologies into the creative realms of drummers everywhere!
- Sweetwater Product Research Team
Welch Tuning Systems snare drums at Sweetwater
Sweetwater is best known for their exceptional customer service and always doing the right thing. Should you buy your WTS drums from Sweetwater, know that your personal Sweetwater sales rep will be available to answer any questions and help you gain full access to all of the benefits of your Welch Tuning Systems snare drum.
At Sweetwater, we have one single goal in mind – to make you a satisfied customer. That single focus is our shared commitment and promise to you, and it drives everything we do at Sweetwater. We’re here to help you live your music dreams by giving you more than any other retailer.
Currently, drummers can buy either of our two most popular snare drums from Sweetwater:
Welch Tuning Systems Epiphany Series Snare Drum - 7.5-inch x 13-inch, Matte Black
7.5" x 13" Maple Snare Drum with Die-cast Hoops, 45-degree Bearing Edges, and a Wire Tension Tuning System - Matte Black
Welch Tuning Systems Steve Pruitt Signature Snare Drum - 7.5-inch x 13-inch, Brushed Brass
7.5" x 13" 1.2mm Brass Snare Drum with Die-cast Hoops, 45-degree Bearing Edges, and a Wire Tension Tuning System - Brushed Brass