Drums: a Photo Gallery
Hello friends, Samm Bennett here. This is a gallery of drums from all around the world. New pics are added regularly, to the top of this page, so come by again sometime. Hope you enjoy viewing!
Nice old single tension rod bass drum.
A small drum from Japan
Old snare drum with 14 hand-tunable tension rods. Not so well-spaced!
Eye catching shiny snare drum with unusual tuning tension system
Unusual tension tuning system on this lovely old snare drum
Beautiful wood shell and hoops on this old Lyon and Healy marching drum. Note the wire leg rest.
A nice looking old snare drum with a bit of an unusual decoration on the shell.
Drum from Rajasthan, India
This beautiful old bass drum (1880s) is very large: depth: 16 in (41 cm) - diameter: 40 in (102 cm) Made by Oliver Ditson
old snare drum
Native American drum with bark covered wood (North America Pueblo, late 19th century) diameter: 17 in. (43 cm)
10th Cavalry Drum (Buffalo Soldiers) - John Motley Collection, American Civil War Center via
Brass marching drum
Moropa drum, Lesotho
Native American drum (North American Pueblo, early 20th century) height: 15 in. (38 cm)
Ludwig Standard bass drum, 22" x 14" - 1970s
Drums of the Gambal people, Ethiopia
Bass drum, 1920s, maker unknown. diameter:
Above and below: a drum from Tibet
China, early 20th century
Very old Guatemalan Nahuala drum. This drum was exhibited in the 1892 World Columbus Exposition in Chicago, Illinois
Moroccan pottery double drum, goat skin heads
Snare drum, 1920s
Lovely Gretsch snare drum, said to be from 1906. And look at that drum key!
Bass drum, France, early 1900s. depth: 16.5 in. (42 cm) - diameter: 30 in. (76 cm)
Handsome old Slingerland bass drum
Brass marching drum from Switzerland, 1919
Marching snare drum
Tsuzumi - Japan
Rain drum, Thailand, 20th century - diameter:
Parade drum with sticks and strap
African drum, from an auction site. Uganda, perhaps?
Also from an auction site, country unidentified.
Marching drum, brass shell
Guatemala Cofradia (holy house) drum (early 20th century) diameter:
Talking drum (Ghana?) via
Phillipines (Mindanao) prayer drum (1950s) height: 70 in - diameter: 18 in
Leedy 1930's 16" x 16" Floor Tom with cradle, offered for sale by the folks at Olympic Drums
Tupan drum, Pakistan via
This handsome little snare drum was part of a huge music-making machine, the kind with organ pipes and percussion and such.
Dao drum, Vietnam (diameter 14 in)
Slingerland bongos, 1940s
Slingerland 22" x 14" bass drum, gold sparkle finish - 1950s
Triple bata drum, Nigeria, mid 20th century via
Amazing native American drum, seen at an auction site. The seller suggested it would make a nice coffee table.
Ludwig & Ludwig snare drum, 1926 - offered for sale (as part of a total drum kit) by the folks at Olympic Drums
Cuica, with horns for extra volume and projection - Brazil via
A very handsome old drum!
Gotta love that landscape.
Another fine old rope-tension parade drum.
Wish we could hear it!
Gold plated snare drum, owned by the father of renowned drummer Shelley Manne via
The three photos below show a very unusual snare drum design: the snares are affixed to the bottom side of the top head. As you can see, there is no bottom head and the design doesn't accommodate one. Found this at an auction site and I sure wish I'd bought it!