Last week Drummer Connection was given a special invitation to come and
tour the ddrum facility in Tampa, FL. Founded in 1983 as a private
company ddrum is now a division of Armadillo Enterprises Inc. that
manufacturers drums, percussion, and electronic drum triggers.
Founded in the Spring of 1995 Armadillo is a distributor of musical
instruments and owns ddrum, Luna Guitars and Dean Guitars, which
happens to have a guitar design shop located in the same building. The
first Dean guitars were released in the mid-1970s and featured designs
including "pointy" guitar bodies and large V-shaped headstock. These
designs quickly gained popularity because of their radical look. We
were greeted by one of these monsters in the main lobby, along with an
AMAZING custom chopper.
After the initial shoock and awe of the lobby it was time to collect
ourselves to begin the tour. Check out the video below to see what it's
like to get up close and personal wit... more...