Reverb.com review

Check out the video review from Reverb.com.  I think they really captured the essence of what we are trying to accomplish at Castle Drums.


Modern Drummer Review

Castle Tapered Snares Conical stave-shell drums for lively, diverse tones. Massachusetts-based craftsman David Cheney has developed a unique conical snare drum shell with function as … Read the rest


Not So Modern Drummer Review

Growing up in the shop of a Master Craftsman and Industrial Arts teacher, my Dad taught me a lot about making and fixing things. I … Read the rest


Promo Video

I am proud to post that, after a short wait, I am finally able to post this completed promo video.  The folks at Old Harbor … Read the rest


CT Drum Show

Just a quick note to let everyone know we will be displaying at the Connecticut Drum Show on April 27th.  Come on out and say … Read the rest


Quick video of machining a tapered stave shell

I know the video quality isn’t the greatest, but I thought I’d post this for anyone interested in some of the procedures.  These were assembled … Read the rest


PASIC 2014

I just got back from PASIC 2014.  What a great show.  Got to talk with some really nice people and rub elbows with some of … Read the rest


Tonal qualities of different woods

I can’t take credit for this, but it’s a pretty good description of the tonal qualities associated with different materials.  Our Keystone drums exhibit qualities … Read the rest


Powder Keg

We showed the powder keg to some studios the other day.  The response was great.  This drum really packs a punch.  Wooly Mammoth studios had … Read the rest


8″ Snare Finished!

I got the hardware in for the 8″ snare yesterday.  The chrome really works nice with the quartered white oak.  I need to adjust the … Read the rest