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.

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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 →

 I would like to officially welcome Andrea Gruber Matthies to the Family! You can check out her band "The Gift Machine" at: facebook.com/thegiftmachine @thegiftmachine #harpoonsup #thegiftmachine #wailcity #wailcitypercussion  6.5x13 Red Oak shell, double ended tube lugs, DW Mag throw off, Stellar Hickory wood hoops, custom walnut stripes with pencil notes. #wailcity #wailcitypercussion #woodhoops #oak #hickory #snaredrum #staveshell #stavedrum
 Our friend Sarah is battling breast cancer and it really sucks. I built this 6x14 Cherry snare (Hand lettered by Rachel E. Hall) to donate to an awesome event this weekend. Come to “A Ride For Sarah” this Sunday Oct 21. You will be helping worthy cause and you might even walk away with this meaningful drum. https://www.facebook.com/events/463273787517149/?ti=icl  Last night in New Orleans. Photo by: @joelherrera_dp #awilhelmscream #vaterdrumsticks #saludacymbals #wailcity