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 →

 16x18 Oak Shell, off set tube lugs die cast claws, Maple Hoops. This little one packs a serious punch! #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #oak #drum #kickdrum #staveshell #stavedrum #woodworking #wood #tubelugs #maple #woodhoops #harpoonsup #handmade #woodbadge #gibraltar #harpoonsup #bassdrum #spurs #tensionrods  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
 5x14 Birch shell, 2.3 triple flange hoops, double ended tube lugs, DW Mag throw off, repurposed Cymbal badges. This snare was built for Eric “Hooligan Drummer” Dean. Welcome to the family Eric! #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #redbirch #drum #snaredrum #staveshell #stavedrum #woodworking #wood #tubelugs #tripleflangehoops #DWMag #harpoonsup #hooligan #handmade #repurposed #cymbalbadges #harpoonsup  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