Explore Our Custom Options

Two Shapes

Standard Wood Bass Drum Beater

Standard

Our two-way beater features flat and rounded striking surfaces, weighing in at 95 grams.

Lightweight Wood Bass Drum Beater

Lightweight

At 80 grams, our Lightweight beaters are the lightest wood beaters on the market.

Three Striking Surfaces

Wood Bass Drum Beater

All Wood

Wood gives you maximum punch and power, while retaining a natural tone.

Leather Daddy Bass Drum Beater

Leather Daddy

Not too hard, not too soft. Leather occupies the sonic space between felt and wood.

Felt Daddy Bass Drum Beater

Felt Daddy

The hard, flat felt provides a warm smack that’s the envy of round felt beaters.

Over 30 Color Options

  • Felt Daddy, Seafoam Green with White Stripes
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Black/Silver with Gold Sparkle Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Orange with Shock Blue Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Medium Brown with Shock Blue Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Red/White with Blue Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Black with Red Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Tie Dye with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight Natural with Lime Green Stripe
  • Lightweight Orange with Seafoam Green Blue Stripe
  • Lightweight, Red/Blue with White Stripe
  • Lightweight, Red Mahogany/Natural with White Stripe
  • Felt Daddy, Scorched without Stripes
  • Standard, Tie Dye without Stripes
  • Standard, Amber with Black Stripes
  • Standard, Natural with Red & Black Stripes
  • Standard, Natural with White& Shock Blue Stripes
  • Standard, Natural/Green/Natural with Black Stripes
    Standard, Natural/Green/Natural with Black Stripes
  • Standard, Medium Brown/Light Brown/Medium Brown with Gold Stripes
    Standard, Med Brown/Light Brown/Med Brown with Gold Stripes
  • Standard, Light Brown/Medium Brown/Light Brown with Gold Stripes
    Standard, Light Brown/Med Brown/Light Brown with Gold Stripes
  • Standard, Natural/Red/Red with Black Stripes
    Standard, Natural/Red/Red with Black Stripes
  • Lightweight, Scorched with Red Stripe
    Lightweight, Scorched with Red Stripe
  • Lightweight, Purple with Lime Green Stripe
    Lightweight, Purple with Lime Green Stripe
  • Lightweight, Red with Silver Sparkle Stripe
    Lightweight, Red with Silver Sparkle Stripe
  • Lightweight, Scorched with Gold Stripe
    Lightweight, Scorched with Gold Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Scorched with Black Stripe
    Lightweight Leather Daddy, Scorched with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Red/Natural with Shock Blue Stripe
    Lightweight Leather Daddy, Red/Natural with Shock Blue Stripe
  • Lightweight Leather Daddy, Red/Blue with White Stripe
    Lightweight Leather Daddy, Red/Blue with White Stripe
  • Lightweight, Green with Black Stripe
    Lightweight, Green with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Silver with White Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Silver with White Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Silver with Black Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Silver with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Scorched with Red Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Scorched with Red Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Scorched with Black Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Scorched with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Blue with Seafoam Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Blue with Seafoam Stripe
  • Lightweight Felt Daddy, Black with Red Stripe
    Lightweight Felt Daddy, Black with Red Stripe
  • Felt Daddy, Red with Black Stripes
    Felt Daddy, Red with Black Stripes
  • Leather Daddy, Blue/Black/Blue with White Stripes
    Leather Daddy, Blue/Black/Blue with White Stripes
  • Leather Daddy, Natural with Green Stripes
    Leather Daddy, Natural with Green Stripes
  • Lightweight, Blue/Black with White Stripe
    Lightweight, Blue/Black with White Stripe
  • Lightweight, Cherry/Natural with Black Stripe
    Lightweight, Cherry/Natural with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight, Green with Yellow Stripe
    Lightweight, Green with Yellow Stripe
  • Felt Daddy, Black with Red Stripes
    Felt Daddy, Black with Red Stripes
  • Felt Daddy, Black with White and Red Stripes
    Felt Daddy, Black with White and Red Stripes
  • Felt Daddy, Black with White Stripes
    Felt Daddy, Black with White Stripes
  • Felt Daddy, Natural with Black Stripes
    Felt Daddy, Natural with Black Stripes
  • Scorched without Stripes
    Scorched without Stripes
  • Standard, Black/Blue/Black with White Stripes
    Standard, Black/Blue/Black with White Stripes
  • Standard, Blue/Red/Blue with White Stripes
    Standard, Blue/Red/Blue with White Stripes
  • Lightweight, Tie Dye with Black Stripe
    Lightweight, Tie Dye with Black Stripe
  • Lightweight, Red with White Stripe

Three Laser Engraving Options

Monogrammed Shield

Monogrammed Shield

Take a page from the jazz drummers of the ’30s and ’40s with a monogrammed shield.

Custom Engraved Logo

Custom Logo

Have a personal or band logo? Give it a permanent home on your kit.

Custom Engraved Text

Custom Text

Carefully craft your message, then choose from 17 fonts and add up to three lines of text.

All Low Boy Beaters Feature

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Hard Maple Beater Head

Our North American hard maple beaters will stand up to years of gigs and sessions.

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Stainless Steel Rods

Our aerospace-grade stainless steel rods are guaranteed never to bend or break.

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100% Made in the USA

Every element of our beaters are made in the USA, and assembled in our Denver shop.

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Hand Stained and Painted Finishes

Over 30 paint and stain options are available to make your beater your beater.

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Laser Engraved Low Boy Logo

No detail is left unperfected! We can even engrave your band’s logo.

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Lifetime Guarantee

Our heirloom quality bass drum beaters are built to last a lifetime. Or two.

Glenn Kotche

GLENN KOTCHE

Wilco, Solo Artist

“The playability, durability and the ability to customize leaves Low Boy Beaters in a league of their own. I’ve searched for years to find the perfectly balanced beater for my playing. Jeremy and Chris created exactly what I’ve been searching for all of those years. I am proud and honored to be a Low Boy Beater artist.”

(Glenn Kotche plays a Low Boy Lightweight Felt Daddy beater. View his artist profile.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Beater Builder pricing work?

A great question. Here’s a quick breakdown of our custom bass drum beater pricing.

If you’re building a Standard beater with stripes:

  • Beaters with a natural maple finish are $30
  • Stained beaters with a single base color are $40
  • Stained beaters with 2-3 base colors are $50
If you’re building a Standard beater without stripes:
  • Beaters with a natural maple finish are $30
  • Stained beaters are $40
If you’re building a Lightweight beater:
  • Beaters with a natural maple finish are $28
  • Stained beaters with a single base color are $36
  • Stained beaters with two base colors are $44
If you want laser engraving added to a custom beater:
  • Adding a monogrammed shield with your initials is a $30 upcharge
  • Adding custom text is a $30 upcharge
  • Adding a custom logo (from a supplied artwork file) is a $30 upcharge

Here are some real world examples:

  • If you want a natural maple beater with purple stripes ($30) and a monogrammed shield ($30), your cost is $60
  • If you want a red, white and blue stained beater with black stripes ($50), and your band’s logo laser engraved ($30), your cost is $80
  • If you want a purple stained beater without stripes ($40), and custom text engraved ($30), your cost is $70
Where do you ship and how much does that cost?

If you’re in the US, we’ll ship your beater for free using USPS First Class Mail. Faster options are available at checkout if you need your beater in a hurry.

If you’re not in the US, we’re happy to ship a beater right to your door! Shipping a beater to Canada costs about $8, and anywhere else in the world is around $15 (2-3 week delivery). Again, faster (and more expensive) options are available.

All of this is built into our shopping cart, so go ahead with your purchase and the correct shipping costs will be added automatically.

Can you build a beater to match my drums?

We’ll do our best. We’ve got nearly 30 stain and paint options available on our Beater Builder, so we should be able to get pretty close!

If you don’t think anything matches, fill out our custom bass drum beater form and let us know what you’re looking for.

Can I get my band's logo engraved?

Absolutely! We love making super personal beaters. However, to get the kind of quality that both of us will be proud of, we’re very specific about the image file format.

Your logo must be sent to us as a single-color vector artwork file, in either an .eps or .ai file format. Note that the engraving area is .875″ x .875″. We can be extremely detailed in this small space, but if your file has a lot of small details, please realize that they might fill in.

If you’re interested in a custom engraved logo (or other image), choose the option in one of our Beater Builders, where you’ll be able to upload your image file before adding the beater to your cart.

I don't have a logo, but can you just engrave a common shape, like a star or a meatball?

Sure can. However, we don’t offer graphic design services and don’t have a library of stock images, so you’ll have to provide the image file.

To get the kind of quality that both of us will be proud of, we can’t use any old jpeg you grab off the interwebs. The image file must be sent to us as a single-color vector artwork file, in either an .eps or .ai file format. Note that the engraving area is .875″ x .875″. We can be extremely detailed in this small space, but if your file has a lot of small details, please realize that they might fill in.

If you don’t already have a file, and can’t convince a graphic designer friend to help you out, there are tons of free or cheap vector art files online. Please realize that we can’t engrave a copyrighted image that you don’t have permission to use. For example, you might be a huge Detroit Red Wings fan, but they’ll sue the snot out of us if we make money using their logo.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, choose the option in one of our Beater Builders, where you’ll be able to upload your image file before adding the beater to your cart.

What if I want something that can't be built using the Beater Builder?

If you’ve got something totally insane in mind – a beater that can’t be built using our Beater Builder – we’d love to hear about it.

Fill out our custom bass drum beater form and we’ll let you know if your design is possible.

Endorse me!

You realize that’s not actually a question, right?

We don’t have an official artist program at this time, but when we do, we’ll be looking at three things when evaluating potential endorsers.

  1. Are you playing in a high profile band, or with high profile artists? We want to work with people who are very successful, so you can help us get the word out to more drummers, and we can bring even more attention to your playing.
  2. Do you have a huge social media following? You might be uploading YouTube videos shot in your basement, but if you have thousands of subscribers and tens of thousands of views, chances are good that people respect your opinion. If you fall into this category, things might work out between us.
  3. You love Low Boy beaters. This means you happily paid money for a beater, have been playing it for a while at shows and/or in the studio, and have made the decision that your kick drum wouldn’t sound like you without your Low Boy beater. This is the kind of passion and commitment we’re looking for in our future artists.

The bottom line is that unless your last name is Peart, Bozzio or Cobham, please don’t email us asking for free stuff.