I am taking orders for the Fall 2021 calendar year. Contact me to discuss next steps in having me build a one of a kind custom TranSnare Drum.

Michael Carlito


  Hand Crafted Drums by a Drum Luthier

TranSnare is a revolutionary design and sonic concept for the most important drum in the kit. TranSnare's design allows the player to transform the drum into distinct timbres by replacing solid wood shell inserts with different native and exotic woods. The videos below explain this concept and shows you how I hot iron bend the wooden inserts.

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Michael Carlito



 Each TranSnare Drum is a custom commission based on the individual player’s preferences and stylistic specializations. Meticulous care and attention to detail is incorporated into each luthier build for both live and studio applications.

Michael Carlito’s passion and commitment to design, aesthetics, sound and functionality of a TranSnare Drum begins with a selection of fine quality woods. The drum’s unique timbre is then optimized
by its original (OEM) hardware components.

The link to the PDF document below offers complete TranSnare Specifications for each drum built. The breakdown gives you overall dimensions, panel Insert dimensions, retainer ring dimensions, bearing edge, snare bed, hoops, drum heads: batter and snare, snares, throw off, butt plate and drum lugs. 

Go to PDF document.

For more information please contact: TranSnare Drum