[For new drum builds/re-builds only. Not intended for retrofitting other brands of drums. See details below. Drum companies - contact us for dealer pricing.]


The patented Welch Tuning System™ (WTS) hardware provides anyone building or rebuilding their drums everything they need to outfit their shells with the most user-friendly and innovative drum tensioning system on the market. A system of pulleys and cable tensions both heads with the turn of a single handle; no more tension rods, no more drum key!


Whether you are a seasoned drum builder looking to expand your hardware options, or a drummer building your own personal kit, your choice of hardware is an important one. Instead of installing the same old tube lugs that are on every other custom build, set your drums apart with the revolutionary WTS hardware.



10” Tom Drum Hardware Kit:

  • (2) 10” 2.3mm hoops
  • (12) pulley fixtures (attached to hoops)
  • (1) tuning knob (right-facing) + mounting hardware
  • (1) cable


12” Tom Drum Hardware Kit:

  • (2) 12” 2.3mm hoops
  • (12) pulley fixtures (attached to hoops)
  • (1) tuning knob (left-facing) + mounting hardware
  • (1) cable


14” Tom Drum Hardware Kit:

  • (2) 14” 2.3mm hoops
  • (16) pulley fixtures (attached to hoops)
  • (1) tuning knob (right-facing) + mounting hardware
  • (1) cable


16” Tom Drum Hardware Kit:

  • (2) 16” 2.3mm hoops
  • (16) pulley fixtures (attached to hoops)
  • (1) tuning knob (right-facing) + mounting hardware
  • (1) cable



  • Free Your Shells with Less Invasive Drum Hardware: WTS hardware provides drum builders significant benefits over tension rod systems; with up to 90% fewer holes and hardware on each drum shell, builders only need to drill 4 holes for the tuning knob. Every other piece of hardware is free-floating from the shell, which is not only less intrusive on the drum shell, but highlights the pure tone and characteristics of the shell composition.


  • Take Your Build to the Next Level with Innovative Quality Drum Hardware: All WTS components are either die-cast or machined, and feature 2.3mm hoops (toms) and die-cast hoops (snares). Each set of hardware comes fully assembled on the hoops for quick installation (bass drum hoops not included). Say goodbye to your drum key, ditch the over-used tube lugs, and compliment your drum shell with the most innovative drum hardware on the market!


  • Give Your Customers More Options: If you are building custom drums, why offer only one hardware option? WTS is a great option to allow your customers to not only choose the composition, size, and finish of their shell, but their hardware as well! Easily integrate WTS into your current products with minimal setup required.


Learn more about the Welch Tuning System here!



Professional Installation Required: Precise layout and drilling is required. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that WTS be installed by a professional. We are not responsible for any problems or damage due to incorrect drilling and installation.


Not Designed for Retrofit: The WTS hardware is designed for NEW DRUM BUILDS ONLY. This is NOT a retrofit kit. Why? Every drum brand installs hardware in different places on the shell (tom mounts, bass drum spurs, floor tom brackets, etc). Therefore, it is possible that any one of those pieces of hardware could potentially interfere with the cable path of the WTS system. We do not guarantee compatibility on any drum set that has already been drilled for hardware, including tension rod casings, floor tom leg brackets, tom mounting brackets, and bass drum spurs.


If you want to outfit a previously drilled drum set with WTS, we recommended that all hardware be removed, all lug holes be filled, and the WTS hardware installed prior to re-drilling for tom brackets and bass spurs to ensure non-WTS hardware does not interfere with the path of the WTS cable.


Please contact us with any questions before purchase! sales@welchtuningsystems.com


Installation Requirements:

• 7.5” minimum shell depth

• 8” minimum shell diameter

• 24”x14” maximum shell size

• 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops for toms

• WTS die-cast hoops for snare drums (Do not use triple-flanged hoops for snare drums.)


No Returns: We back our WTS hardware with a 1-year warranty to be free from manufacturing defects. We do not accept returns or any liability for improper installation, compatibility issues with other brands of drums, damage to your shells, or any other reason. We highly recommend professional installation of WTS hardware. Purchase of any WTS hardware indicates that buyer understands and agrees to all policies, disclaimers, and installation requirements.


View our full Warranty Policy here.

WTS Tom Drum Hardware Kit

Tom Hardware Kits

    Online orders for contiguous U.S. customers only.  Alaska and Hawaii not included. Physical address required (no P.O. Box). FREE SHIPPING! 


    For international order requests, please contact us at sales@welchtuningsystems.com.



    Generally, WTS Hardware will ship within 1-2 weeks from order date, however, can take up to 4 months from order date based on stock availability. Please contact us for an estimated lead time.*.


    *Due to supply chain uncertainty with COVID-19, if we run out of stock of any WTS parts, the lead times will vary and may be longer than normal.


    Read the full shipping & lead times policy here.



Customer Reviews

Works Perfectly



WTS Artistry Series Shell Pack; WTS Artistry Series Snare

I am really happy that I bought one of these drum sets!

It was definitely worth to make it travel all over to Berlin, Germany! It arrived safe and perfectly packed!
The first recording during a live session on the German radio was great. It sounded super warm which I was really looking for. And like everyone says the tuning system works perfectly and well lets also mention that it is the most beautiful drum set I ever owned.

This instrument is very special and different from what is out there!


Martin Krümmling

Drummer (Hey Jetman)

AMAZING! Every drummer and studio needs this drum set



WTS Artistry Series Shell Pack; WTS Artistry Series Snare

What can I say? If I could speak all the languages in the world, it still would not be enough to describe how amazing this drum set is. Even better... Sam and Laura are genuine and good people. You will not find a better group, top to bottom. They have the best product, hands down, but their care and dedication some how rivals the gravity of this amazing drum set.

There’s so many things this drum set can do, that your regular lug kit cannot. You think your are limited to single tuning? Wrong. Different ply heads can get you the sound you want... and you can tune on the fly! Resonance? This kit has it in spades. Fewer holes in the shell means sonic heaven. Remove all the lugs... that’s where you’re at: sonic heaven. Did I mention instant tuning? If I was so inclined - and often I am - I tune the kit to the key of the song. In seconds! Speaking of tuning... the WTS is quicker to handle than your traditional lug shell. I find it quicker to replace the top and bottom head with the WTS, than a traditional lug and key.

My unboxing reaction: When I first got the kit, I was sure the toms would be my absolute favorite part. They are amazing. Everything I hoped they would be... but the kick blew my mind. It’s shallower than your standard with more depth and punch. The snare... even better. I’ve never had a wood snare play so well in live settings. This thing cuts like it’s made or aluminum, but has the warmth you expect from maple.

What more can I say? Lots... but I will only say this: You need to track this kit down and sit behind it. Your ears need to hear and your body needs to feel. Then you will truly understand what your mind is thinking already - AMAZING! Every drummer needs one. Every studio is worthless without one. If you can’t find a retailer... please come find me at a show. You can demo to your hearts desire.

I love this kit, and I know you will, too!

Thanks Welch Team! 😘


John J. Jammal II

Touring Drummer (Copper Chief)