It all started around 2002 when I was looking for a new snare to buy. After hunting for a while and finding nothing close in NZ I turned to attempting to make one from scratch myself. At the time I was a carpenter, completing new builds and renovations so working with timber wasn't new to me.
After much trial and error, mainly error, I managed through the years to build jigs, acquire precision tools and hone my skills in the drum making game.
Countless hours has gone into the kdrums product in research alone.
Being a drummer myself I played a lot of different kits. Now after making my own and comparing it to many top line kits I've played, I am very proud of the sound that NZ native timbers can produce. Its amazingly warm sounding and in natural timber finish, plus looks very sexy!
Basically the badge says it all. I'll sit down with you and discuss every aspect of your dream drum. From size through to hardware and finish. Everything customised to be just how you want it to look and sound. The variety of NZ native timbers out there is massive to get the look and sound you're after. Still to this day kdrums are all handmade by myself. This way I can ensure the highest standards are kept on all my products.
Kdrums is based in New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. But there is no issue shipping my products to you where ever you may be around the globe.
So if you're in the market for a truly custom drum experience make sure you get the ball rolling and contact me.
Ben Klinkenberg (aka Klink)
Custom Drum Builder