Wail City Percussion is a company specializing in hand made stave shell snare drums from my workshop in New Bedford, MA. At Wail City, I passionately craft each shell to create a drum to have exceptional tone, character, and versatility that you won’t find in any standard ply shell.

Wail City Drumming!

Check out Bird Attack’s latest podcast #70 featuring Wail City President, and drummer from A Wilhelm Scream at www.birdattackradio.com

Pat Thetic

Pat Thetic joins the Wail City Family! Read more →

 6.5x14 Purple Heart/ Oak segmented stile shell, 3.0 hoops, double ended tube lugs, DW Mag throw off. This snare was built for the guys at Bridge City Sessions. We are super stoked to welcome them to the family! Photo by: Jordan Henline @bridgecitysessions #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #oak #purpleheart #drum #snaredrum #staveshell #stavedrum #woodworking #wood #tubelugs #tripleflangehoops #DWMag #harpoonsup #bridgecitysessions  Built this snare years ago still one of my favorites. Photo: @billymau #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #oak #walnut #drum #snaredrum #staveshell #stavedrum #woodworking #wood #tripleflangehoops #DWMag #adonislugs #segmented
 Got a chance to catch up with Wail City Artist Chris Arabia last night at the Middle East. Chris and Murphy’s Law put on an awesome show and were very hospitable. It was a banner evening to say the least. @chrisarabic @murphyslawnyc #bannerevening #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #harpoonsup #middleeastcambridge photo: @rahalay  Here is the latest Wail City jammer: 5x14 Maple/ Oak segmented stile, 3.0/2.3 triple flange Hoops, double ended tube lugs, DW Mag throw off, repurposed roofing shovel badges. (Set off the shell angel stile.) This snare is for Wail City Artist Joe the Animal C. #badmotherfucker #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #oak #maple #drum #snaredrum #staveshell #stavedrum #woodworking #wood #tubelugs #tripleflangehoops #DWMag #angelstile #roofingshovel