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Paradigm Mahogany Classic Series Drums are built from Keller Vintage Mahogany shells.  The mahogany/poplar combination shells are an updated version of the shells found in some of the most sought after vintage drums.  The sound is full and dark.  

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Paradigm Maple Standard Series Drums are built from Keller maple shells in an eight-ply tom, ten-ply bass drum configuration.  These drums offer clear, focused tone and plenty of projection.  

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Paradigm Maple Thin Series Drums are built from Keller maple shells.  The combination of six-ply toms with eight-ply bass drums yields kits with meaty low end response and a sweet, satisfying resonance.  

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Paradigm Maple Classic Series Drums are built from Keller Vintage Maple shells.  These shells are a blend of maple and poplar plies with maple reinforcement rings, a throwback to the classic punchy, round tones of the 60’s and 70’s.

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Paradigm Acrylic Series Drums are built from acrylic shells in the tradition of Ludwig Vistalites and Fibes acrylic drums.  Acrylic shells produce a clear tone and pure resonance not found in wood shell drums.  And you can see through them.  Acrylic shells are available in a range of color options.

Paradigm can build kits in custom configurations or with unusual shell construction.  Entire kits built from single-ply steambent shells or stave shells are possible.  If you want something you don’t see listed, drop me an email.

 

(Note: I do not make drums from wood/acrylic hybrid shells.)

Paradigm Mahogany Classic Series Drums are built from Keller Vintage Mahogany shells.  The mahogany/poplar combination shell with maple reinforcement rings is an updated version of the shell found in some of the most sought after vintage drums.  The sound is full and dark.  Keller’s shells are built to exacting standards with high quality African Mahogany and North American Poplar.  These shells tend toward a darker, drier tone than their maple cousins, with plenty of attack and body.  Mahogany Classic Series drums are available wrapped or natural with satin or semi-gloss varnish or a hand-rubbed oil finish.  Sizes are limited to those listed below.  

 

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See the Snares page for snare options and pricing.

Size

14x18

14x20

14x22

14x24

14x26

Price

$885

$910

$950

$1,000

$1,045

Toms

Bass Drums

Size

8x10

8x12

9x13

10x14

Price

$520

$540

$575

$570

Floor Toms

14x14

16x16

16x18

$625

$670

$695

Paradigm Maple Classic Series Drums are built from Keller Vintage Maple shells.  These shells are a blend of maple and poplar plies with maple reinforcement rings, a throwback to the classic punchy, round tones of the 60’s and 70’s.  These drums are a great option for lovers of vintage drum sounds.  If you have been pining for a custom kit with vintage tone and vibe, look no further.  The six-ply shells offer plenty of boom in their attack, with a mellow resonance.   The sound is round, with a bit more tone and brightness than their mahogany counterparts.  Maple Classic drums are available wrapped or in a variety of stains with a satin or semi-gloss varnish or a hand-rubbed oil finish.  Sizes are limited to those listed below.

Sound Samples Coming Soon!

See the Snares page for snare options and pricing.

Size

14x18

14x20

14x22

14x24

14x26

Price

$885

$910

$950

$1,000

$1,045

Bass Drums

Size

8x10

8x12

9x13

10x14

Price

$520

$540

$575

$570

Floor Toms

14x14

16x16

16x18

$625

$670

$695

 

Toms

Paradigm Maple Thin Series Drums are built from Keller maple shells.  This is the kind of kit most people have in mind when they imagine a great sounding modern drumset.  The combination of six-ply toms with eight-ply bass drums yields kits with meaty low end response and a sweet, satisfying resonance.  The thin shells create the most sensitive drums Paradigm offers.  They are highly responsive, giving up full tone at the lightest touch.  They will be lower in pitch than comparably sized Maple Standard drums.  Maple Thin Series drums are available wrapped or in a variety of stains with a satin or semi-gloss varnish or a hand-rubbed oil finish.  A wide range of sizes are available.  Email for prices of sizes not listed.

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See the Snares page for snare options and pricing.

Size

6x10

7x10

8x10

7x12

8x12

9x12

8x13

9x13

10x13

10x14

12x14

Price

$450

$450

$455

$455

$460

$470

$470

$480

$490

$490

$498

Size

14x14

13x15

14x15

15x15

14x16

15x16

16x16

Price

$570

$565

$570

$575

$575

$580

$590

Toms

Bass Drums

Size

14x18

15x18

16x18

14x20

15x20

16x20

14x22

15x22

16x22

Price

$810

$815

$830

$815

$820

$830

$845

$850

$864

Size

14x24

15x24

16x24

Price

$860

$865

$870

Floor Toms

Paradigm Maple Standard Series Drums are built from Keller maple shells in an eight-ply tom, ten-ply bass drum configuration.  These drums offer clear, focused tone and plenty of projection.  Maple Standards pack a serious wallop in mid to low-range tunings, and resonate with brilliant clarity in a high tuning range.   Maple Standard drums will be slightly higher in pitch than comparably sized Maple Thin drums.  Maple Standard drums are available wrapped or in a variety of stains with a satin or semi-gloss varnish or a hand-rubbed oil finish.  A wide range of sizes are available.  Email for prices of sizes not listed.

 

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See the Snares page for snare options and pricing.

Size

6x10

7x10

8x10

7x12

8x12

9x12

8x13

9x13

10x13

10x14

12x14

Price

$455

$460

$475

$470

$475

$480

$485

$490

$500

$500

$510

Size

14x14

13x15

14x15

15x15

14x16

15x16

16x16

Price

$575

$575

$580

$590

$590

$595

$600

Toms

Bass Drums

Size

14x18

15x18

16x18

14x20

15x20

16x20

14x22

15x22

16x22

Price

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$835

$845

$850

$870

$875

$890

Size

14x24

15x24

16x24

Price

$875

$890

$900

Floor Toms

    Time was, not so long ago, that Keller shells were nearly the only ply shell option for boutique custom drum companies such as Paradigm.  The expansion of the custom drum market in recent years has produced several boutique ply drumshell operations, meaning that now it is possible to get ply drums built in just about any configuration of plies and wood you can imagine.  Keller is still turning out excellent quality shells, and they remain  the most affordable option for great sounding custom drums.  Descriptions of drums built with Keller shells are listed below.  If you have something else in mind, email me for a price quote.