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Back since 1978:

Walberg and Auge releases its first series of 'Perfection' Drum Sets and Snare Drums!

We follow the same build traditions and unique attributes of Walberg and Auge drums from yester-year. 

Meet Walberg & Auge's 'Perfection' Drum Builder

Today, the tradition of building 'Perfection' drums continues with drum craftsman/artisan... Rob Kampa. (of Magstar Custom Drums and Worldmax USA)

Rob brings decades of experience and wisdom to W&A by building drums which stay true to the 'Perfection' standards of Walberg and Auge.

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Rob has built over 3700 drums and has received many favorable reviews by Modern Drummer.

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We offer:

  • An 'Elite' series line of drums consisting of solid shells and different wood type/ply configurations. (Walnut, Maple, Mahogany, Cherry and more)
  • Metal Snare Drums (Brass, Steel, Aluminum and Bronze)

See what we have available below.

To Purchase W&A Drums...

Contact W&A Directly

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - 6.5 x 14 Mahogany Shell SR#00122

Specs:
6.5x14 mahogany poplar with maple rerings.
10 Aztec gold brass tubes and AZ gold cast hoops...Super glide throw off.
Remo ambassador heads.
Beautiful hand rubbed soft gloss finish
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Warm woody vintage sound with intense rim shots from cast hoops.

$650+ $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - 6.5 x 14 Curly Maple Shell SR#00121

Specs:
6.5x14 10ply curly maple shell.
10 chrome over brass tube lugs
2.3mm triple flange hoops
Super Glide throw off
Adjustable butt plate
Aquarian heads
Soft gloss poly finish
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Sound is just as maple delivers... strong presence with great attack and when detuned just about as fat as any warm vintage tone!!

$600+ $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge Drum Set 15x22, 8x12 16x16, 8 Ply Ash Shells

Specs:
Satin finish.
Diecast hoops on toms.
Maple hoops on bass drum.
Remo CS heads top and bottom on toms
Remo coated Emperor on bass drum (front)
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Very rare and unique shells designed by Joe Montineri, made by Keller in the 1990's. The shells aged beautifully.
Beautiful warm, punchy and huge sound!

$2500 FREE Shipping!

 

 

 

Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - 7x14 Solid Steam Bent Oak SR#00112

Specs:
7x14 solid steam bent shell oak
20 blk nickel tube lugs.
Cast brass hoops.
Super Glide brass throw off with brass adjustable butt plate.
Remo heads.
German type snare wires with brass end plates.
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Perfect balance of low end and high end projection...dense oak has strong presence.

$875 + $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge - 6.5 x 14 Brass Shell Snare Drum Brushed Antique Finish SR#00098

Specs:
6.5x14 brass snare with custom brushed antique finish.
10 blk nickel tube lugs.
Blk nickel cast hoops.
German snare wires.
Evans coated G2 batter 360, Evans 300 snare side 360.
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Beautiful, rich sound with pure tone burst and strong presence. Warmth of brass and body of a wood drum.

$500 + $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - 6.5 x 14 10ply Cherry Shell

Specs:
6.5 x 14 10ply Cherry Shell
Cast hoops, 10 chrome plated brass tubes, super glide throw off and adjustable butt plate.
Remo heads , german snare wires, beautiful soft gloss poly finish.
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Sound of this drum is warm and full of body. Cherry is a versatile tone wood and this drum cuts any playing style because of it's wide tuning range.

$675 + $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - 5.5 x 14 10ply Curly Maple Shell

Specs:
5.5x14 10 ply curly maple
10 Aztec gold tubes
Aztec gold cast hoops
Blk nickel Super glide throw off and adjustable butt plate
Evans coated G1 batter 300 snare side
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
This snare explodes with all the strong tones and warmth of maple. Soft gloss poly finish brings out the beautiful figured curly maple patterns.

$600 + $30 shipping

 

 

Walberg and Auge - 5 x 14 Aluminum Seamless Shell Snare Drum

Specs:
Walberg and Auge 5 x 14 Aluminum Snare with Aztec Gold Hardware
5 x 14 Aluminum Seamless Shell
10 lug, Black Nickel Plated Hoops
Aztec Gold plated lugs and snare strainer
Aquarian heads
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

$395 + $30 shipping

 

 

1970s Walberg and Auge Drum Set (Restored by W&A)

Specs and Info:
Walberg and Auge Drum Set. Fully restored to 'Perfection' by W&A's premier restorer, Anthony Defusco from Village Drum and Music, North Scituate RI.
This set was made with 1970s W&A 'orphan' drums. ('Orphan' means each from came from a different drum set). All the components have been completely gone through.
• Bearing edges re-touched for trueness
• All extra holes were plugged (with wood, not fillers)
• Shell interiors painted black (just like the old days of W&A drums built by George Bernard (1905-1950s) and Jacob Tharpe (mid-late 1970s)
• Wrapped in Champagne Sparke and decorated with new W&A badges.
• (snare stand for tom not included)

14 x 24 Bass Drum 8 ply Gretsch Jasper shell,
Rogers lugs, W&A hoops, W&A T-Rods and Claws.
Gibraltar bass drum spurs. Remo PS3 batter head, Remo FiberSkin resonance head
8 x 12 Tom, Rogers Shell, Rogers lugs, Triple Flanged Hoops, Evans G12 coated batter head, Evans G1 360 resonance head.
16 x 14 Floor Tom, Rogers Shell, Rogers lugs, Triple Flanged Hoops, Gretsch tom mounts, Evans G12 coated batter head, Evans G1 360 resonance head.

Historical Info:
The bass drum on this kit came from the very last drum set made by W&A.
It was originally built by Jacob Tharpe in 1979 for drummer Louie Santoro of the Worcester MA based band 'August'.
It was a double bass drum set in white. I received both bass drums from the Louie's brother. (Unfortunately he didn't have the rest of the set. This is the last one.).
The tom and floor tom came from other W&A sets from the 1970s. It appears Jacob Tharpe was the original builder as well.

$1500 + $250 shipping

Danny Seraphine: Founding member of the band 'Chicago' playing this set at the 2016 CT Drum Show.

 

 

Walberg and Auge "Collectors Elite" Series Snare Drums

For the 2016 newy year, we are releasing 3 "Collectors Elite" series snare drums. Each snare drum shell consists of a unique combination of wood grain and ply configuration.

Walberg and Auge "Collectors Elite #1" 5.5x14 8ply "Makore Cherry" shell with solid maple reenforcement rings SR#00072


This is the first of 3 "Collectors Elite" series snare drums. Built on January 1st 2016... we call it the "New Year" snare!

Specs:
5.5x14 8ply "Makore Cherry" shell with solid maple reenforcement rings.
Aztec gold tube lugs (10) and throw off, black nickel diecast hoops.
Evans heads, German Snare Wires
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
This snare has a vintage-like warm and woody voice. The solid reenforcement rings give it great definition and chunky rim shots.

SOLD: $650+ $25 shipping

 

 

 

 

Walberg and Auge "Collectors Elite #2" 5.5x14 10 ply "Curly Maple" shell with 10 ply maple reenforcement rings SR#00073


This is the second of 3 "Collectors Elite" series snare drums.

Specs:
5.5x14 10 ply "Curly Maple" shell with 10 ply maple reenforcement rings.
Satin tube lugs (10) and triple flanged hoops.
Black TRICK throw off.
Aquarian heads, German Snare Wires
Soft gloss finish really high lights the wood grain!
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Amazing crisp attack and definition. Great presence due to maple as strong tone wood.

SOLD: $650+ $25 shipping

 

 

 

Walberg and Auge "Collectors Elite" 7x14 8 ply oak and maple shell. #00074


This is the third of 3 "Collectors Elite" series snare drums.

Specs:
7x14 8 ply oak and maple shell with alternating oak and maple plies. Same configuration in reenforcement rings.
Satin tube lugs (20)
Black nickel diecast hoops
Remo heads, German Snare Wires
Soft gloss finish really high lights the wood grain!
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sound Description:
Crisp and articulate due to the oak which adds definition to the strong inherent maple tone. Drum is perfect for any situation requiring a mid to deep presence and cut.

$875 + $25 shipping

 

 

 

Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum SR:00071

Specs:
6x14 10ply Maple Shell wraped in turquoise ripple.
Aztec gold tube lugs (10) and throw off, black nickel diecast hoops.
Evans heads, German Snare Wires
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Price: $499+ $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge 6 x 14 Steel Snare Drum

Specs:
WM USA Steel Shell, Aztec gold tube lugs (10) and throw off, black nickel triple flanged hoops.
Evans heads, German Snare Wires
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa

W&A Artist Jesse Sprinkle reviewed this drum on his YouTube Channel called 'Snare Junkie'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thzzaq-2Je0

Jesse also made a demo recording of this snare:
http://jessesprinkle.bandcamp.com/track/drum-of-steel

Free shipping US only. Contact us for international shipping prices.

All questions welcomed!

Price: $450+ $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series - 7 Ply 6.5 x 14 Snare Drum SR# 00068

Specs:
The shell is 7 plies containing a core of 5 plies of maple. Exterior and interior plies are vertical grain Walnut with a soft gloss finish. 6 ply maple reenforcement rings.
Aztec Gold Tube Lugs and Strainer, Black Nickel Diacast Hoops, 10 lug
Built by to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa. This is a special offering from Walberg and Auge!

Price: $599+ $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series - 4 x 14 Brass Shell

Specs
10 lug, Black Nickel Plated 1.3mm thick Brass Shell (not seamless), Chrome lugs, Single Flanged Hoops.

Drum Heads: Aquarian coated batter, clear resonance. 

Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa

Price: $350 + $25 shipping

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1970s Walberg and Auge Drum Set (Restored by W&A)

1970s Walberg and Auge Drum Set. Fully restored to 'Perfection' by W&A's premier restorer, Anthony Defusco from Village Drum and Music, North Scituate RI.

This set was made with W&A 'orphan' drums. ('Orphan' means each from came from a different drum set). Drums have been completely gone through. .

  • Bearing edges checked
  • All extra holes were plugged (with wood, not fillers)
  • Shell interiors painted black (just like the old days of W&A drums built by George Bernard (1905-1950s)  and Jacob Tharpe (mid-late 1970s)
  • Wrapped in Black Diamond Pearl and decorated with new W&A badges.
  • Floor tom has correct Ludwig 70's style floor tom mounts and legs.
  • (snare stand for tom not included)

Historical Info: I was able to confirm... the bass drum on this kit came from the very last drum set made by W&A. It was originally built by Jacob Tharpe in 1979 for drummer Louie Santoro of the Worcester MA based band 'August'. (see last pic) It was a double bass drum set in white. I received both bass drums from the Louie's brother. (Unfortunately he didn't have the rest of the set). The tom and floor tom came from other W&A sets from the 1970s. It appears Jacob Tharpe was the original builder as well.

Drum set comes with the Walberg and Auge (396 pages - full color) book and T-Shirt!!

Specs:

14 x 24  Bass Drum 8 ply Gretsch Jasper shell, Rogers lugs, W&A hoops, W&A T-Rods and Claws. Gibraltar bass drum spurs. Remo PS3 batter head, Remo FiberSkin resonance head

9 x 13 Tom, Rogers Shell, Rogers lugs, Triple Flanged Hoops, (Proper) Ludwig medium batter head, Evans G1 360 resonance head

16 x 16 Floor Tom, Rogers Shell, Rogers lugs, Triple Flanged Hoops, correct Ludwig 70's style floor tom mounts and legs, (Proper) Ludwig medium batter head, Evans G1 360 resonance head.

All questions welcomed!

Price: $1350 + $150 shipping

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Walberg and Auge "Diablo" Bop Drum Set 18, 12, 14, 14

Absolutely stunning sonically and visually! 'Black and Brass', used on the first W&A drum badge created at the turn of the 20th century, is the theme for the W&A 'Diablo' Bop Drum Set and Badge.
In 1920, 'The Music Trade Review' blamed Bernard Walberg for his inventions used in the advent of Jazz... also referred to as 'The Devil's Music'.  At the time, Mr. Walberg's inventions included the first cow bell holder for the trap kit, first traps table, first CarryAll bass drum, and many other musical creations necessary for musicians to play the new radical music of Jazz. It took a few decades for Jazz to be considered an art form of music.
Today, we celebrate that accusation by developing and presenting the Walberg and Auge 'Diablo' Series Bop / Jazz Drum Set. Be the first to own the first W&A bop kit and historical moment in drum history.
Specs:
14x18 Bass Drum 8 ply Maple Keller Shell, Dual Inlay Hoops
8x12 Tom, 5 ply Maple Keller Magnum Shell, 2.3mm Triple Flange Hoops, Suspended Mount
14x14 Floor Tom 5 ply Maple Keller Magnum Shell, 2.3mm Triple Flange Hoops, Suspended Mount
5x14 Snare Drum 7 ply Maple Keller Magnum Shell, Diacast Hoops
All drums finished in black satin with gold/brass hardware. 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edges.
Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.
All questions welcomed.

Price: $1900+ $150 shipping
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Walberg and Auge "Anniversary" Fusion - Rock Drum Set

Absolutely stunning sonically and visually!  April 27th 2015 marks the 1 year anniversary for the rebirth of W&A. We decided to build a few kits in 'Anniversary Sparkle' to celebrate the event. (We also built our 50th drum!)

'Black and Brass' theme used on the first W&A drum badge created at the turn of the 20th century continues for the W&A Anniversary drum sets .

Only a couple of  'anniversary' kits were made. Be a proud owner of a W&A Anniversary drum set!

Specs: 

18x22  Bass Drum 8 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs (SR# 00054)

8x8 Tom, 6 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs, Diecast Hoops, Gibraltar Suspended RIM Mount and clamp (SR# 00055)

8x10 Tom, 6 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs, Diecast Hoops, Gibraltar Suspended RIM Mount and clamp (SR# 00056)

8x12 Tom, 6 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs, Diecast Hoops, Gibraltar Suspended RIM Mount and clamp (SR# 00057)

12x14 Tom, 6 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs, Diecast Hoops, Gibraltar Floor Tom Clamps and Legs (SR# 00058)

14x16 Tom, 6 ply Maple Keller Shell, Slingerland Lugs, Diecast Hoops, Gibraltar Floor Tom Clamps and Legs (SR# 00059)

45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edges on all drums.

Built to 'Perfection' by Anthony Defusco from Village Drum and Music, North Scituate RI.

All questions welcomed!

Price: $2400 + $250 shipping

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series - Solid Walnut Single Ply 6x14 Snare Drum

Specs: Solid Walnut Single Ply 6 x14 snare drum with Aztec Gold Lugs, Singe Flange Hoops and Strainer, 10 lug, 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge with re-rings. Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa. This is a special offering from Walberg and Auge! 

SOLD!: $950 + $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series - Solid Mahogany Single Ply 5.5x14 Snare Drum

Specs: 5.5 x14 Solid Mahogany Single Ply with Solid Maple reinforcement rings (SR# 00039) Black Triple Flange Hoops, 10 lug, 30 degree bearing edges. Very warm sounding drum with lots of body, presence and sensitivity. Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.  This is a special offering from Walberg and Auge! 

Price: $850 + $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - Walnut Vertical Grain 6.5 x 14  (Serial# 00009)

Specs:10 lug. Shell is Keller's highend grain selected "Engineered Wood Solutions". Shell configuration is a thick 3 ply maple shell with Walnut Vertical Grain exterior ply. Maple Re-enforcement rings. 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge, Streamline lugs, diacast hoops, super high gloss Polyester finish. (Similar finish used on high-end Guitars) This is a special offering from Walberg and Auge! 

Price: $500 + $25 shipping

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Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series - 7 x 13 Brass Shell

Specs: 8 lug, Worldmax USA Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell, Aztec Gold plated lugs, 2.5mm single flange hoops and clips.

Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

$350 + $25 US Shipping

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Walberg and Auge Elite Series - Orange Shellac Finish, 8 Ply
Specs: 10 lug, 8 ply Keller shell, 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge with re-rings. Aztec Gold plated lugs and strainer, black chrome diacast hoops, hand rubbed orange shellac finish. Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa

SOLD!

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Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series - 8 x 14 Brass Shell

Specs: 8 lug, Worldmax USA Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell, Chrome lugs, triple flange hoops.

Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sold... but we can build more! Contact us for pricing.

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Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series - 5 x 14 Brass Shell

Specs: 10 lug, Worldmax USA Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell, Gold plated lugs, 2.5mm single flange hoops and clips.

Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Sold... but we can build more! Contact us for pricing.

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Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series - 4 x 14 Brass Shell

Specs: 10 lug, Worldmax USA Black Brass Shell, Black Diacast hoops, Black lugs.

Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

Price: $375+ $25 shipping

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2014 Walberg and Auge Revival Drum Set (Serial# 00001-00005) 

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2014 Walberg and Auge 6.5 x 14 Aged WMP Snare Drum (Serial# 00006)

Specs: 8 lug, 7 ply Keller Magnum shell, 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge, Beaver tail lugs, diacast hoops, Aged White Marine Pearl (WMP) finish. Built to 'Perfection' by Rob Kampa.

(Sold... but we can build another one!)

 

 

 

2014 Walberg and Auge 5.75 x 14 Aged WMP Snare Drum (Serial# 00008)

Specs: 8 lug, 7 ply Keller Magnum shell, 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge, Streamline lugs, triple flange hoops, Aged White Marine Pearl (WMP) finish. SR# 00008

(Sold... but we can build another one!)

 

 

 

2014 Walberg and Auge Elite Series Snare Drum - Australian Blackwood Single Ply 6.5 x 14   (Prototype) (Sold)

Specs: 10 lug, Single Ply Australian Blackwood with maple re-enforcement rings. 45 degree inner and counter cut bearing edge, Black Nickel plated lugs and hoops, brass plated tension rods, satin finish.

Price: $900 USD (SOLD)

 

 

 

2014 Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series 6.5 x 14 Brass Snare with Aztec Gold Plated Hardware

Specs: 10 lug, Worldmax USA Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell, Aztec Gold plated lugs, hoops and clips.

Sold... but we can build more! Contact us for pricing.

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2014 Walberg and Auge "Black and Brass Magnificence" Series 5 x 14 Brass Snare with Aztec Gold Plated Hardware 

Specs: 10 lug, Worldmax USA Black Nickel Plated Brass Shell, Aztec Gold plated lugs, hoops and clips.

Sold... but we can build more! Contact us for pricing.

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To Purchase W&A Drums... 

Contact W&A Directly

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W&A eBay Store

Village Drum and Music

North Scituate RI

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Worcester MA