RUKUS DRUM SHELL DESIGN

Character and Sonic Excellence starts with the drum shell.

At Rukus, we believe the pinnacle of sound, character, and performance starts with the drum shell. We not only design and build our own shells, but we also build the molds they are made in. No high-tech machinery used here. Rukus shells are as hands-on as possible. Fabricated with that vintage vibe drummers are searching for, with modern edging and performance. Warmth and charm with nearly endless build layups. Just like that special K ride, it’s an instrument to cherish for many years.

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THE ARTISAN DIFFERENCE

At Rukus, we are always building and creating. We truly feel what sets us apart is our endless array of build options and custom specs. With Rukus Drums, the shell lay-up and construction are virtually endless for a specific and vital reason: we offer more than just a limited amount of choices to get close to the desired sound, we custom-build a shell to achieve the exact sound desired. 

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RUKUS HANDCRAFTS EVERY DRUM SHELL IN-HOUSE TO BRING YOU AN ARTISAN INSTRUMENT THAT IS SONICALLY DISTINCT, WITH EFFORTLESS PLAYABILITY.
 

50/50-D Shell

(Design) 

8 ply, 10 ply, 12 ply 

Maple, Birch, Walnut, Ash, Cherry, Ribbon Mahogany 

Alternating plies of any two species

PWD Shell

(Pure Wood Design)

8 ply, 10 ply, 12 ply

Maple, Birch, Ash, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Beech

 

PWE Shell

(Pure Woods Exotic)

8 ply, 10 ply, 12 ply

100% Rosewood

100% Bubinga 

100% Ribbon Mahogany

 

VSD Shell 

(Vintage Shell Design) 

6 ply, 8 ply with rings

Available on all series

 

VCD Shell

(Vintage Core Design) 

8 ply, 10 ply, 12 ply (no rings)

6 ply with rings 

Core: 2 & 4 ply Poplar

Hybrid Shell

6 ply, 8 ply, 10 ply, 12 ply 

Drum shell construction mixing desired species in sequence and thickness to achieve endless sonic possibilities

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