My drum kits are made out of my own patented and handmade 1,2 mm stainless steel shells. The power, sensitivity and tuning range are outstanding and not comparable to wooden drums. When you play these drums you’re not going to believe that steel can sound so warm and beautiful. The frequency range is amazing. My bass drums go easily down to 0 Hz. Your sound engineer will tell you!
I offer any drum size. From 6“ up to 40“. Everything from brushed look, chrome, finish ply, copper plating to Rolls Royce varnish is possible. I don't have sets in stock. This means that we design and handmade every drum especially for you!
The hoops differentiate the sound of a drum more than many drummers think and are one of the most important things shaping the overall sound of your drum! A die cast hoop will give you a really sharp but powerful drum sound, a flanged hoop will sound more balanced and a beautiful wood hoop will give you a warmer and washier sound and, of course, great claps. On my snare drums you can choose between all of these!
The finish is also a very important part of a drum because, of course, these beautiful sounding drums should look great as well. Down in my "gallery" you can see a few drums that I have made, but I can do everything possible to make your drum look the way you want it to. Any color is possible, paintings or crazy graphics. You decide what your dream snare drum should look like - and I will bring your dream to life.
I have always loved vintage drums because of their beautiful looks. And what is probably the best looking vintage lug of all time? The Slingerland beavertail lug from the 1940s. This is a beautiful replica, which you can`t distinguish from its original.
The Pianofelt Gaskets
I like to isolate all hardware parts off the shell from the out AND inside of the drum. I want to avoid any metal contact on the shell.
This makes the tone rounder sounding with less ringy high frequencies. I am making my own Gaskets with exclusive piano felts or hand selected leather.
I use EvansTM Level 360 heads on our drums. You can choose any of the heads you like from EvansTM, or allow me to choose the one for you I think will fit best on your drum and desires.
Due to my special steel shell design these drums are as versitile and powerfull as it gets. Here are a few soundexamples that are possible with a Masshoff drumkit. Best is to listen to it with a headphone or high-quality speaker.
The MASSHOFFDRUMS SHOWROOM in BERLIN
If you are interested to come by and test my drums just give me a call or write me an e- mail. I'm looking forward to See you at Masshoffdrums!
I can`t produce the drums in high quantities. But I really enjoy each trip a drum takes me during the making. It is like making a sculpture. I need time and inspiration to do it. This is what I really
love and it doesn`t get more personal than this.
Here are some examples of my work.