Mounted toms (also known as tom-tom drums) have been a standard part of the modern drum kit since early in the 20th century. Built without a snare, these drums are designed to add exciting accents to any drum work. It's safe to say that if you are planning on drumming in a band, your kit probably isn't complete until you're rocking some mounted toms. Toms are drums with a lot of variety, so it's good to have an idea of the type of sound you're looking for when you start exploring this section.
If you're a little overwhelmed on where to begin, there's probably no better spot to start than with our best sellers. Check out the DW Performance Series Tom, for example. This tom is highlighted by F.A.S.T. sized shells that are optimized for incredible sound. Whether you're on the stage or in the studio, you're definitely going to be impressed with the sound and durability of these drums. Of course, if you're looking for a tom that's a little less common, but still adds serious expression to your playing, you'll want to have a look at the DW Steel Piccolo Tom. This tom was developed in conjunction with the legendary Terry Bozzio and is built to expand your tonal spectrum. Perfect for accenting your percussion work, these toms are great for drummers who are seriously driven by the rhythm. If you'd rather splurge on the absolute top of the line toms, don't worry, we've got you covered there as well, with an option like the Ludwig Legacy Classic Lacquer Tom Drum. These custom built toms are made in-house at Ludwig from the finest hand selected hardwoods. The result of this building process is some seriously thundering lows that you won't want your kit to be without.
Whether you're a touring professional, a studio guru, or just a serious part-time player, your kit will never sound better than when it's sporting a set of these toms. Mounted toms add plenty of character to your kit and your sound. Choosing the right ones for you is important, and when you do, you'll quickly take your drumming to new heights.