“I tune a little bit higher than what most people are used to, and the reason why is I feel drums aren’t meant to be the ‘low end’ instrument.” – Jeremy Berman (Q Drum Co – Founder & Chief Builder)
You might know Jeremy by his handcrafted drum shells Q Drum Co, but that’s just a tiny piece of the story.
Jeremy’s career began working in a Guitar Center drum department, selling customers on every brand of drums, cymbals, sticks and products imaginable. While working as a drum tech, he felt a craving to work with drums and get away from working at a large music chain.
After rolling his car and having a near death experience, Jeremy decided it was time to reflect heavily on what he was doing with his time. Taking his hands on experience working with, and his understanding of the drums, Jeremy decided to take on little income to learn and hone his craft as a drum builder with Orange County Drums.
Fast forward more than a decade later and Jeremy has well established himself as one of the leading handcrafted drum artisans of this day and age, building drums out of shell materials few individuals have dared ventured into. Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, Maple and Mahogany are only a few of the materials Jeremy is building entire drum kits out of at Q Drum Co.
That’s right, Bass drums, rack and floor toms made of all types of metals, often using wood reinforcement hoops. The sound and look is unlike any other. Pictures below!
Why listen to this episode? You will learn:
How Jeremy developed his career and reputation
How a near death experience led to his greatest leap of faith
Why to pursue a passion regardless of it’s financial reward
How to become a world class drum tech
Building a brand organically without poaching
How Jeremy partnered with Ilan Rubin to develop Q Drum Co
How Jeremy tunes drums and his perspective on shell sizes, materials, depths, design and construction
Tuning advice, tips and all around drum tuning influence
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