"Very happy with this drum. It was custom built to my exact specs and Sam absolutely came through. The whole process was great. We had an ongoing dialogue during the planning and building process, and Sam didn't complain when I asked for slight modifications to the drum. And he suggested some changes to my initial request which ended up working out great. He kept me updated throughout the build process, including pictures at various stages of construction. The drum itself is gorgeous - it looks exactly like I envisioned. The high gloss finish is basically flawless, the shell is clean and round, the bearing edges are true. And, of course, it sounds amazing. It's a thin shell so it's got great sensitivity, but it also has a ton of high-end crack and volume that's common with stave shells. All in all I'm very pleased."
"The snare drum that Sam made to my specifications is amazing! It's beautiful and it sounds great. It has everything I wanted and Sam kept in constant communication with me so that I would know where he was in the creation process. Thank you for an amazing snare!"
"This one of a kind drum created by HHG drums is beyond description. How do you describe meticulous craftsmanship? Quality? Personalized service? You don't. You need to see it, hear it and experience it yourself. What you do is tell as many drummers as possible that if you've ever had an idea for a custom stave snare or kit, Sam Thurau, owner of HHG drums will work closely with you and give you enough options for exotic woods and hardware to make your head spin..... if you've never played a stave drum, you are missing out on something special. Thank you Sam for all your help in making this amazing instrument come to life for me.....I have some other ideas for more stave segment drums, and HHG will be the company building them for sure!"