Custom options

DTS Custom Snare Drums

All of our snares feature high quality hardware, available in chrome, black nickel, or brass.  Hoops are available in 2.3mm or 3mm triple flange, "stick chopper" chrome-over-brass double flange hoops, single flange "vintage" hoops with collar hooks, Slingerland-style Stick Saver or Die-cast hoops.  Please contact us with any questions, we would love to hear about your dream snare drum and how we can make it a reality.

(480) 530-0503

Chandler, AZ 85226

All of our custom snares are on a made to order basis.  While providing a high quality product, we offer unmatched customer service and attention, and still maintain affordability.  We offer many choices of material for your snare, and many bearing edge options are available including standard and offset 45°, round-overs, and many more. 

Please contact us for any additional information and pricing. 

Current shell options as of August 2020:

Custom ply shells are available in 10", 12", 13", 14", & 16" diameter & at any depth up to 14" 

  • Maple - 5-12 ply
  • Birch -   5-12 ply
  • Mahogany -  5-12 ply
  • Poplar -  5-12 ply
  • Cherry -  5-12 ply
  • Walnut -  5-12 ply
  • Ash -  5-12 ply

Or ANY combination of the above.

Other shell options available: 

  • Specialty woods/Exotic veneers (Bamboo, Wenge, Zebrawood, Ambrosia Maple & many more!  Call us for current options.)
  • Metal (aluminum; black nickel over brass, brass, bronze & steel)
  • Segmented Shells by master craftsman, Terry Petko.

Standard options include:

  • Trick GS007M Multi-step throw and butt plate
  • Evans Coated G1/300 Series drumheads
  • Puresound Custom Pro 24 strand snare wires
  • Any color stain imaginable
  • Hand rubbed clear coat. (satin or gloss)
  • Hendrix Sleeved Washers


  • Fade and Burst stains
  • Ultra high-gloss automotive style clear coat
  • Engraving for metal shells by legendary drum tech and scriber, John Aldridge