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How do I make my batteries?

In a few words: short circuit, craftsmanship, discussion, follow-up with the artist, environmental impact at its lowest, high-end and above all a lot of love

Ludcher Drum Co drums are entirely made in the workshop by me. From the selection of wood, through cutting, assembly, turning of the barrel, the realization of the fittings.

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

I use a method of manufacturing barrels in staves (like a wine barrel) because it is a manufacturing method allowing all the acoustic qualities of wood to be transmitted. A vertical fiber which resonates in the direction of the propagation of the sound wave and not a flanged barrel made of plywood made of beautiful woods on their outer layers only. The fittings, meanwhile, are also made by me. Starting with a raw brass bar that will be shaped to allow you to have a unique looking battery.

Noyer 14x10

Wood selection

At Ludcher Drum Company, we ourselves select the wood that will be used to make your dream. We take a lot of care because each piece is precious and must reflect your identity. That's why we strive to take the best. For hundreds of years, local wood species have been selected for their acoustic qualities and referenced by the greatest luthiers.


Less glue

The stave drums that I make are 98% less glue than the ply drums. The glue dampens the vibrations of the wood and therefore restricts the sound. Less glue is the guarantee of better sound definition and increased resonance.

Ecological sensitivity

At Ludcher Drum Co we are strongly aware of the protection of the environment , which is why my drums must convey this love for nature. For that I use French wood and at most local until being sawn close to home. However, I sometimes work with exotic woods. The latter come from naturally desiccated trees or from donations and are therefore much rarer.

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