Ben Andrews

The Incredible-Sounding Tiny Drum Set

Ricky Syers has created tiny drums that actually sound pretty good.  Watch the video here.

Ricky Syers may not be a household name, but you might recognize the video of his puppet Chops expertly bashing his way through Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” Back then Chops’ kit was repurposed aluminum cans, and frankly it sounded pretty terrible…Syers has been documenting the build process for these shrunken drums, and posted the finished set last week. The ten-piece kit has tunable heads and working pedals for the hi-hat and kick drum. Chops is missing in action, but there are great grooves and fills to spare.

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