September 09. 2020
Julia is a 19 year old aspiring drummer from Sweden. We heard about Julia thru her project " Trumma i takt med jämställdhet (Drumming to the beat of equality). Julia really have a passion for drumming and has a goal to improve the music business and making it a more equal enviroment for everyone.
We are happy to welcome her to the 101 Family.
Julia plays a 14 x 6,5" Diamond Serie logo snare.
Read more about Julia here
August 25. 2020
A true honor to build a Signature snaredrum for legendary Swedish drummer Per Lindvall. Per wanted it to have a "Prince" purple look, so we tried to do just that. The snare is a 14 x 5.75" SupraNolic model with added Camco angels. The SupraNolic is our ultra thin shell with a thickness of only 1,5 mm (5 mm at the integrated reinforcementrings on the top and bottom.
Per Lindvall is a true legend and is probably the most recorded Swedish drummer. Artists which Per has recorded with includes ABBA, Janne Schaffer, Agnethe Fältskog, Björn Ulväus , Benny Andersson, A-HA and many others.
We are very honored to welcome Per to the 101 Family.
August 12 2020
We are very happy to welcome legendary drummer and producer Carl Canedy to the 101 Family. We have build a custom Signature snre for Carl, and this amazing 14 x 6,5" snare is with the new Diamond Hoops.
Carl Canedy is an American drummer, producer and songwriter who first came to fame as the drummer of US Metal bands such as THE RODS and early MANOWAR amongst others during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He also has worked as producer for other artists including ANTHRAX, HELSTAR, EXCITER & POSSESSED. THE RODS are still active at present and released their latest full-length work “Brotherhood of Metal” last year.
His band CANEDY’s album “Warrior” was released on August 7th, 2020 world-wide via Greece based label Sleaszy Rider Records.
Find out more on the "Artist page"
August 1 2020
Check out the latest video from U.D.O.
Drummer Sven Dirkschneider recorded this album with his Signature 101 snare , and here is what Sven has to say:
'I am amazed! When we recorded our latest album ‚We Are One‘ in the studio we had to keep in mind that we’ll need to create a drum sound which cuts through an 70 piece brass orchestra and stays metal enough at the same time. Pretty difficult when you think about it - maybe in your mind but not with the 101 Drums Smokey Diamond 14“x6,5“ snare drum. It’s such a great sounding snare and it was so easy to get the right tuning and sound. So punchy and crisp at the same time and still giving you the right amount of warmth. Definitely a must have snare drum in the studio!'
July 7 2020
101 Keyplayer Erik B Larsson presents in this video the new Diamond Hoops. The hoops are made in the same composite woodfiber material as our unique drumshells.
Check out the video and hear Erik play his 101 snare with the Diamond Hoops in 3 different tunings.
Soundmix by: Cederick Forsberg
April 26 2020
Two "twin" drum kits were build in the 101 Custom Shop. The Ferrari red drumkit for Micke Syd in Swedish band Gyllene Tider, and this kit was played by Micke on their Farewell Stadium tour in Sweden summer 2019. And then......... this amazing Smokey Diamond Kit called "No.1"
This Smokey Diamond kit in the video is available for purchase, so please contact us if you are interested in this amazing kit.
Drums played by Cederick Forsberg
April 4 2020
We are very proud to present our brand new 14” Diamond Hoops. They are made of the same composite woodfiber material as our unique 101 shells. You get “The best of both world´s” when we talk metal hoops vs wood hoops. The Diamond hoops are very suitable for different genres like Rock, Jazz, Blues, pop etc.
Compared to the Die Cast hoops, the overall sound is a bit more mellow, juicy and less sharp. You get a warmer sound compared to Die Cast hoops. The rim shots are still there and the high frequencies are more under control.
The Diamond hoops are very sturdy and solid build and has very nice tonal properties.
For pricing check the "Products" page
Some input from tests done by 101 drummers:
*Achim Färber “Eisbrecher” – Germany:
*“After three days of intense playing, I would say incredible.”
*“My hearing impression is that the sound gets warmer and woodier”.
* “I would say that the new hoops are a winner!”
Martin Fürst – Sweden:
*“They hoops help the drum to open up a little earlier in the dynamic curve, and I really like that - the crack comes at a lower volume and there are obvious benefits from that.”
*“They look really nice and just from watching and touching them I felt that this is a product of highest quality.”
*“After playing them a while now they seem almost unbreakable, which was definitely not the case with some other woodhoops I tried some years ago!”
Johan Koleberg “WOLF” - Sweden
*”The durability is very good. Almost as hard as steel”
*” My snare went more dry after putting these hoops on. More "wood character" sound.”
Ian Haugland “EUROPE” - Sweden
*“ The same high standard durability on theses hoops, as the 101 Black Diamond snare drum, in other words superb!”
*“ The quality is by far much better than any other brand metal or wood hoop that I have tried before, even the looks are better!
*” With these beauties you’ll never need to waste time and energy again, on getting rid of nasty ringing overtones!”
Erik B Larsson - Sweden
*“You’re getting extra response from your snare, without having to change the way you play!”
*“As soon as I put these hoops on my snare I was amazed by how large the sound got! No matter how I play, the snare sounds BIG!”
March 31 2020
As you probably know, we had to cancel the planned 101 Drumday in Stockholm together with PAISTE and Solna SoundRecording.
We hope we can setup a new event day as soon as this Corona crisis i over.
We had planned to release a new product on the event, and that part we will still do.
So check our Social Media & homepage for some exciting news on Saturday April 4.
March 17 2020
Due to the current situation with the Corona virus, we have no choise but to cancel the Drum Day on April 4th. in Stockholm.
We will however monitor the situation, and try to find a new suitable date for the event.
Until then, stay safe everyone!
October 30 2019.
We are very happy to announce this collaboration
The latest sample collection brings together Zourman Drum’s 2box knowledge, a fantastic sounding snare from 101Drums and Johan Koleberg’s drum recording studios in a great pack of snare samples. The custom samples are now released as a Zourman drum sampling product and customers can buy it as a download at the www.zourman.com site.
The 101Drums samples consist of 168MB samples, 6 different snare sounds generated from over 800 drum hits. With the 2box open sound source
approach, we were able to create a another sample package based on a great snare and release it in 2box file format.
For more info/details and previews of the sound please visit:
October 21 2019.
Kev Whitehead from Dare / John Lee´s Barclay James Harvest / Between the Vines talks about his 14 x6,5" 101 Signature snare. Kev has just been in the studio recording the new Dare album, and also been recording a Christmas album with his other band called Between the Vines.
We are looking forward to hear the results here at 101 Drums.
June 11 2019.
We are extremely happy to announce our very first custom drumkit. The drumkit is made for the legendary Micke Syd from the even more legendary Swedish band Gyllene Tider. The band celebrates 40 years, and they are going out on a huge Farewell Tour this summer.
Meetings with Micke started almost a year ago when he revealed the GT would probably go on a Farewell Tour in 2019. We had discussions about a possible drumkit in the unique 101 material, and we thought it would be very cool that our first drumkit would be made for Micke and Gyllene Tider. Now Micke have had the set for a few weeks, and he is very happy with the sound. And so is the drumtech and the rest of the band. We are looking forward to hear the kit on big areanas around Sweden this summer. Check out Gyllene Tider HERE
Gyllene Tider Tourdates Summer 2019
July 4: Halmstad, Brottet – sold out
July 5: Halmstad, Brottet – sold out
July 6: Malmö, Mölleplatsen- sold out
July 10: Helsingborg, Sofiero Slott – sold out
July 12: Skövde, Boulognerskogen
July 13: Linköping, Stångebrofältet
July 15: Uppsala, Botaniska Trädgården
July 17: Lysekil, Pinneviken
July 19: Ronneby, Brunnsparken
July 20: Kalmar, Fredriksskans
July 24: Piteå, Pite Havsbad
July 26: Rättvik, Dalhalla – sold out
July 27: Stockholm, Stockholm Stadium
July 31: Karlstad, Mariebergsskogen
August 2: Eskilstuna, Sundbyholms Slott
August 3: Gothenburg, Ullevi
August 8: Trondheim, Sverresborg Museum, Norway
August 9: Fredrikstad, Bjølstadjordet, Norway
Micke Syd and his Ferrari Red Custom 101 kit at the rehearsals
May 06 2019.
These very cool 101 Tour jackets are now available. Embroided on the front and print on the back. Only 69.99 GBP + shipping. To order your jacket, send an email to Sharon: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 19 2019.
There are some really exciting stuff going on in the 101 Custom Shop at the moment. We give you this picture for now, but more to come.
Don´t forget to contact us if you have any questions about our custom snares or maybe some questions about our very unique material.
Are you a drumbuilder, and want to build a snare using our composite woodfiber shells, just get in touch with us for more info on pricing.
January 26 2019.
Sven Dirkschneider joins the "101 Family". Sven Dirkschneider was very impressed when he got the opportunity to test some 101 snares when they played Amager Bio in Copenhagen, on their last tour. Since then we have talked about the ultimate snare for Sven, and the 14 x6,5" Smokey Diamond "Sven Dirkschneider Edition" is now Sven´s main snare. The snare has a cool rusty look, and together with the Black Nickel hardware it looks really nice.
Sven´s artist page will be uploaded soon.
If the U.D.O. tour comes to a city near you, go check them out. and have a listen to Sven´s amazing 101 snare.
January 07 2019.
Exactly 1 month ago....On Friday 7th December 2018, the 2nd annual years final of Rockstar Drum Academy’s "Drummer of the year 2018" took place at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline between 2 amazing drummers Nathan Hutchinson and Joe Petrie. The turn out and support for these 2 guys was brilliant. A real battle took place between the 2 with total dedication and concentration.
The overall and worthy winner NATHAN HUTCHINSON, who was over whelmed by his 1st prize of a specially made snare drum by 101 DRUMS, SWEDEN.Only a few weeks before Nathan had asked his mum for a new snare for xmas, so Nathan now has proof that dreams do come true. The First prize was presented by non other than Carl Williams.
To the left: The Hutchinson Family with Nathan in the foreground.
January 01 2019.