Hudson Custom Drums
“HCD is a custom company geared toward drummers striving for something special, individual. I want to offer my HCD customers the most unique and innovative design on the market along with the absolute finest quality and personal service in the drum manufacturing business!”
Quality! Innovation! Service! Sound!
Hudson Custom Drums NEWS & UPDATES
Welcome to HCD! Thanks for visiting our website. This page is intended to keep you updated with all the latest news going on with HCD, it’s product, artists, etc. Enjoy and read on…….
6-11-14 Killer Kenny Youngar with the Burned Skull HCD kit.
5-4-14 Finally made one for ME!! 14X6, mahogany stave shell with maple hoops, stained and oil rubbed.
5-4-14 Last weekend HCD presented John Pates of Hattiesburg, Mississippi with an HCD custom snare in celebration of John’s being promoted Regional Vice President with Primerica Financial Services. 14X5 maple 8 ply, oil rubbed.
2-17-14 I am selling the aluminum prototype shell used for building legendary drummer Carmine Appice’s signature snare. This shell was hand painted by Rob Semple of Kustom Kreatures (Nashville, TN). The size is 14X5.5 (slightly larger than 14 so not suitable for a drum head). Some scratches. This is strictly a SERIOUS collectors item for anyone who is a fan of Carmine’s. Drum was built under HCD’s former company PAGE. Only 2 shells like it in the world….the prototype, and Carmine’s drum. This was our very first venture into metal shells. I have kept it for years but no longer have the room. $150.00 + S&H. Firm. Paint job alone was much more than this. Will include Certificate Of Authenticity.
12-24-13 Bonnie Brown, winner of the Sandy Page Cancer Fund raffle generously donated her HCD Snare drum to her brother-in-law, Mr. Cosmo Jones of Los Angeles. Cosmo is not only a drummer but also owner of Bedrock Studios in L.A. www.bedrockla.com When I delivered the snare to Cosmo, he generously donated $250 to Sandy’s fund. Thank you so much Cosmo and Bedrock LA. Any musicians in Los Angeles who are looking for rehearsal space, recording, equipment rental, etc. should contact Bedrock.
12-20-13 Well, the Sandy Page Fundrazr Raffle is over. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Bonnie Brown. Bonnie is the winner of the HCD Custom Snare. When speaking to Bonnie she said she is gifting the snare to her brother-in-law, drummer Cosmo Jones of Los Angeles, CA. Wonderful gesture on her behalf. I thank all who donated to Sandy’s cancer fundraiser.
10-7-13 HEY EVERYONE. I AM RAFFLING OFF A BRAND NEW HCD 14X7 MAPLE, PINK GLITTER, WHITE HARDWARE , CABLE TENSION SNARE DRUM. THE ENTIRE PROCEEDS ARE TO BENEFIT THE RECOVERY EXPENSES FOR SANDY PAGE WHO IS FIGHTING BREAST CANCER. SANDY IS THE BEAUTIFUL WIFE OF MY DRUM MENTOR AND FORMER PARTNER IN PAGE DRUMS, DAVID PAGE. PLEASE GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/hudsoncustomdrums WHERE YOU WILL SEE THE FUNDRAZR LINK. DONATIONS ARE ONLY $5 PER TICKET FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A CUSTOM SNARE DRUM WORTH $1,050. AND YOUR DONATIONS GO TO A GREAT CAUSE.
7-20-13 HCD is in full gear. Seems everyone is hearing the buzz and catching on to the most unique and innovative drums in the world. Actor Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) is seen here with me sporting his HCD t-shirt. Ron’s father and brother were both professional drummers in New York.
HCD client Logan Ring with Mahogany Stave snare
3-6-13 Today, 4 years ago, my good friend and PAGE DRUMS endorser Andrew Light passed away due to complications with his heart transplant. As a tribute I would like to repost the ad that ran in DRUM MAGAZINE about “Big Andy”. Please read and remember Andy. 1975-2009 “Never Give Up” Friday, March 06, 2009
8-29-12 Huge congrats to HCD Endorser Kenn Youngar.
Kenn’s band MESSER will be heading out on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in Canada. For more info on this tour…. http://www.messerband.com/ Also, AUGUST 28TH 2012: MESSER just found out they are Main Support for the legendary Don DOKKEN at Trees in Deep Ellum, TX October 11th 2012. Tickets are $25.00
7-12-12 Congrats to HCD endorser Jovol Bell on a successful tour of India where he performed and headlined several clinics. BamBam is back in NYC and along with his busy gigging schedule is performing clinics all over the east coast.
5-30-12 Congrats to HCD Endorser Kofi Baker on his successful European Tour. Catch Kofi as he makes his way across the US. For tour info, go to www.kofibaker.com
4-26-12 Hudson Custom Drums welcomes it newest Endorser…Jason Lewis of San Diego, CA. We at HCD are stoked to add Jason to our roster. Stay tuned for updates of Jason and his current projects! WELCOME Jason!!!!!!!
4-16-12 HUGE news everyone! Unfortunately, due to lack of cooperation regarding the direction and vision of Page Drums between Page Drums owners, I have started my own company.. Hudson Custom Drums! I am EXTREMELY excited about the future of this venture. Still utilizing the incredible cable tension design, I promise the absolute FINEST quality along with the top customer service that I have always strived to provide. Hudson Custom Drums will soon be a name recognized throughout the drum manufacturing business. Stay tuned for more! Thanks to all my loyal customers and friends.
3-24-12 Lots of great deals going on right now! Check out our SPECIAL OFFERS!
3-4-12 March 6, marks the 3 year anniversary of the passing of my endorser and very dear friend, Andrew Jackson Light. It seems like yesterday that Andy and I were having breakfast in San Diego and talking drums. I last saw Andy in the hospital on March 5, 2009 and cannot believe that he is gone. Andy Light was one of the most special people I have ever known. For anyone wondering just who Andrew was, please check out his profile under ARTISTS. He is missed tremendously and loved always. I miss you Big Andy!
3-2-12 Check out the PURCHASE gallery for limited Special Offers. These are updated periodically.
2-28-12 Thanks to everyone for your patience while I have been in the process of updating the website. I am still adding features that will make viewing and ordering much easier…such as pricing, available woods, finishes, etc. You will be able to choose from available options, build your kit and order. Simple as that.
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Man, those drums sound HUUUGE! They’re loud and they’re full. Exactly what I hoped for!” HCD Endorser Jason Lewis
“From studios, to live settings I’ve had countless techs, engineers and producers mention the quality of sound that comes from these kits (I have two).” HCD Endorser Kenn Youngar
“These are GREAT sounding drums that are easily tuneable, that opens up a lot of possibilities live and in the studio…” - Ric Fierabracci ( bassist for such renowned acts as Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta)
“I was struck from the start by how good they looked and how great they sounded. And I was particularly impressed by the one-turn tuning system. The drums, when they arrived, were prettier than I expected—musical works of art—and at the same time they hit”. San Francisco’s David Bloch
“Hudson Custom Drums has been my first kit and will always be a kit near and dear to my heart. The quality and craftsmanship that Jeff puts into every single drum is unlike any custom company on the market today”. San Diego’s Matt Smith
“ I have made it my passion to show the world our best kept secret. Hudson Custom Drums.” Kenn Youngar
“Tuning is very important for me. I get the top and bottom heads perfectly tuned the same. With your ordinary drums this is very time consuming. Often hours. With HCD I can literally tune the drums in seconds…and the great thing is that they don’t drop out of tune like other drums. And the sound is AMAZING!” Kofi Baker (son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker)
“HCD is a fully customizeable drum company selling an innovative product. Anyone who’s seriously considering buying a drum set would do themselves a disservice by not looking at an HCD kit.” Jason Lewis