Welch Tuning System - Revolutionary WTS drum tuning hardware - patented single-point tuning system

The Welch Tuning System

Enjoy instant, effortless drum tuning with our revolutionary hardware!

Make tuning adjustments
Reach optimal sound and pitch every time
Tune your drums in seconds


Every WTS Artistry Series™ 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!

WTS Artistry Series Snare Drum | Satin Black Lacquer | featuring the WTS tuning system | Welch Tuning Systems, Inc.


One point of adjustment to tune each drum. By turning the handle of the Welch Tuning System (WTS) tuning knob, the drum is tuned as a whole, giving off a clear, even sound at any pitch. Tuning drums has never been simpler!


Self-adjusting pulleys allow tension to equalize around the whole drum, resulting in beautifully tuned drums at any pitch.

All pulleys are mounted to the drum hoops, meaning significantly less drum hardware in contact with the shell and up to 90% less holes drilled in the shell, allowing the drum shells to breath and resonate to their full potential.

WTS Artistry Series Bass Drum | Gloss Cherry Lacquer | featuring the WTS tuning system | Welch Tuning Systems, Inc.
Welch Tuning System bass drum claw and tuning knob


Artistically designed to be minimally invasive and highlight the look of the shell, our precision engineered die-cast hardware adds even more life to the most beautiful drums.

Quick and Easy Tuning with the Welch Drums


WTS Artistry Series

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Patent Nos. US9613602, US10714062, USD889534, USD875172, USD875171. Additional U.S. and International Patents Pending.