Modern Drummer Product Closeup: Sugar Percussion Stave-Shell Snares

Discreet design, careful construction, and top-shelf tones.

Although it’s a relative newcomer in the crowded world of custom drum builders, the Santa Cruz–based Sugar Percussion has already earned high praise from top artists like the Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman (“Exactly how drums are supposed to sound, exactly how they’re supposed to feel”) and producer/drummer Eric Valentine (Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, Nickel Creek). The company specializes in offering fully customizable solid stave-shell drums made to fit each player’s applications.

Check out video demos of the entire tuning range.  Watch the videos…