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The Welch Tuning System (WTS) hardware for drum builders | WTS Drums | Welch Tuning Systems


WTS Hardware

Build your custom drums with the most user-friendly and innovative drum tensioning system on the market, the patented Welch Tuning System™ (WTS) hardware! No more tension rods. No more drum key!

The WTS hardware is intended for new drum builds/re-builds only. It is not intended for retrofitting other brands of drums.

WTS drum kit hardware with cable drum tuning system | Welch Tuning Systems, Inc.

WTS Single-Point Cable Drum Tuning System

  • Up to 90% fewer holes & hardware on the shell

  • High tensile strength stainless steel cable

  • Stainless steel pulleys

  • Solid brass and stainless steel worm gear


  • Friction adjustment screw

  • Die-cast zinc hardware

WTS Hardware Benefits
Free-floating hardware from WTS Drums | Welch Tuning Systems, Inc.

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).


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!

Red Rock Drums Australia installing WTS hardware on custom snare drum
Outlaw Drums custom stave snare drum featuring the Welch Tuning System (WTS) hardware

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.