carbon steel / brass / copper

2 mm

topos

Drums built around a unique drum shell made from a 2mm-thick sheet metal. Using laser cutting technology, the metal is precisely shaped, rolled, and welded to form the drum shell. This meticulous process ensures the highest standards of quality and durability.

The edges of the drum shell and the spring beds in our Topos snare drums are meticulously hand-finished, allowing us to maintain full control over the quality of these essential components in drum production.

Topos snare drums are equipped with tohok single point lugs (in the steel and brass shell versions) or tohok tube lugs (in the copper and aluminum shell versions). We typically make these lugs from brass and, depending on the desired finish, we can give them a patina or powder-coated lacquer.

Totem line offers four options for drum shell materials: carbon steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. Each material has its own unique characteristics:

Carbon steel (2mm): Dark and broad sound with moderate overtones. Brass: Rich texture and full, meaty sound with a wide range of overtones that can be easily controlled through light dampening. Aluminum: Warm and balanced sound, combining the attributes of both metal and wooden snare drums. Copper: similar to aluminum in its allure, yet with a bold spirit that exudes even more metallic brilliance, copper captivates with its unbridled character. Furthermore, the Topos line includes deeper snare drums (8″) that produce an even darker and deeper tone, making them a perfect complement to any Tohok drum setup.

Your sound

your way

Looking for a truly personalized sound? At our shop, we don’t just offer
off-the-shelf drums – we can also create a custom drum that perfectly
fits your style and sound preferences.

The Drummer's Choice

community

highlights

“Recently, I’ve been testing a very beautiful snare drum from Tohok Custom Drums and I don’t want to count my chickens before they’re hatched, but I’ve never achieved such a sound at my place before.”

– Jeremiasz Baum – rent a drummer –

“A steel bastard is heavy and sounds like it looks – it has an awesome punch”

– Maciej Nowak –

topos collection

the art

of sound

We believe that crafting exceptional drums is both an art and a science. Our skilled craftsmen meticulously handcraft each drum to ensure that every detail is perfect. With decades of experience, our team knows how to select the best materials, form the shells by hand, and tune each drum to perfection. We put our hearts into every drum we create.

When you choose a TOHOK drum, you’re choosing an instrument that’s been made with care and passion, giving you the best possible sound every time you play. Join us in the pursuit of the ultimate sound and experience the artistry and precision of TOHOK Drums.