TreeHouse Custom Drums

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  • SE 6th Ave 117
  • 66603 Topeka
  • USA

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Founded by Derek Sharp (D#), TreeHouse Custom Drums has been producing world-class professional instruments from the workshop in his retail store in Topeka, Kansas, USA, since 2000. With an emphasis in high quality production and attention to detail, TreeHouse Drums serves local, domestic, and international customers with the same high level of passion and drive. From students to professional customers, excellence in the quality of work always remains the standard.

As a drum-&-guitar store owner since September of 1998, Derek started making hand-made custom drums in 2000 with the first drumset brought to market in 2001. This was all done literally under his retail store, Supersonic Music, in the basement workshop where most of the first year was spent making tools to make the tools to make drums. As processes developed, the drum building became more efficient and consistent to the point now where add-on drums to drumsets made 10 years ago can be fabricated as if they were all made on the same day.

TreeHouse Custom Drums has grown to where there are now TreeHouse Drums in most US states and several countries across five continents. Noted for making little drums that sound big, TreeHouse Drums range in size from 6” in diameter to 28” and show up on stages, in rehearsal rooms, in teaching studios, under planes and buses and in taxi cabs. Now serving professional musicians, military bands, universities, hobbyists, recording engineers, schools, students, churches, orchestras, and many other facets of the entertainment industry, TreeHouse Custom Drums is excited to appear at Musikmesse for the first time in 2016.

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Now in most US states and several countries around the world, TreeHouse Custom Drums has developed into a stable and consistent supplier of hand-made drums. From touring Broadway drummers to students, colleges to Renaissance Festival performers, decorators to churches, TreeHouse drums show up in lots of places! You can always tell it's a real TreeHouse by looking in the drum to see that drum's unique serial number and Derek's signature which includes the "D#." This has nothing to do with tuning the drum--it's part of his name. Those serial numbers refer to a database of every TreeHouse ever made so we can look back to see (and in nearly every case match!) color recipes, hardware options, finish details, etc.

The future is bright for TreeHouse with the advent of several exciting new products in the last couple of years. Props to Jason! Jason Degenhardt has worked with Derek to make TreeHouse Drums since 2010 and has brought lots of fresh ideas with him including Concert Tom Sets, Concert Bass Toms, Field Snares and more inspirational goodness flow from his ensemble and pit work background. Other recent developments include Tupans, Practice Tenors, Cocktail Kits and our take on Brazilian Surdos. Our most successful drums to date are the new Compact Nesting Kits which put a great-sounding 4- or 5-piece drumset on stage with only one trip from your trunk (or the subway, or taxi...)

So whether it's multi-plied North American Maple or African Mahogany/American Poplar shells you want, stave construction and one-ply solid hardwood snares and drumsets you're after, custom art or something unique that you seek, TreeHouse is where you want to play!

Don't let "Custom" scare you into thinking “Expensive.” Now you have an affordable choice for quality drums with TreeHouse Custom Drums! You will enjoy discussing, in detail, the features you want on your new TreeHouse Drums--Contact Derek, TreeHouse owner and builder. The options are nearly endless and always affordable.


Compact Nesting Kit

Here they come!  The most exciting series of drums TreeHouse has ever produced: the Compact Nesting...

TreeHouse Custom Drums SE 6th Ave 117 66603 Topeka USA +1 785/2353786



TreeHouse Drums offers many professional options when you are designing your new drumset.  From...

TreeHouse Custom Drums SE 6th Ave 117 66603 Topeka USA +1 785/2353786


Snare Drums

The snare drum is usually a drummer's most prized drum among all the drums in the drumset.  If...

TreeHouse Custom Drums SE 6th Ave 117 66603 Topeka USA +1 785/2353786



TreeHouse Custom Drums’ version of these ethnic East-European rope-tuned drums have a great mix of...

TreeHouse Custom Drums SE 6th Ave 117 66603 Topeka USA +1 785/2353786


Tom Sets

Do you need to augment your drumset with a set of deep 6” Tube Toms?  Do you want an alternative to...

TreeHouse Custom Drums SE 6th Ave 117 66603 Topeka USA +1 785/2353786

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Musikmesse 2016

07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 Hall: 11.0 Stand: C 38