Providing cast aluminum drum shells and hoops for the drum building industry.
American Cast Shells was created out of necessity. David Pimentel a long time drum builder and 18 year former owner of Spaun Drum Company Inc. was getting frustrated with the fact that finding cast shells in the United States was non existent. So in 2013 I set out to create the perfect cast shell myself! I spent many months doing research and learning about the casting process, speaking to experts in the sand casting field and applying it to the drum industry. Being a drummer for over 35 years, refurbishing and building drums for almost 20 of those years, I had a pretty good idea of what types of sounds I was looking for. I studied machining, and worked as a machinist for many years on the east coast. So, when it came time to look for a machine shop, I didn't settle on the first one he contacted, I refuse to sacrifice quality over cost. The machining process is crucial to the final look and sound of the drum, "It needs to be perfect".