Tuesday, January 17, 2017


This last weekend I traveled to Chicago to visit Steve Maxwell at Maxwell Drums. I wanted to see his new shop, and also had to deliver another 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. He also stocks the 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. Steve is someone who took time out for me from Day 1, and has always just been the best to deal with. I listen to everyone and their thoughts and advice...Always have. I find myself though always paying particular attention to what his thoughts are regarding matters in this business. They just simply make perfect sense.

As with all his shops he has had in New York & Chicago, they really are a drummers dream come true. He garners wide respect from virtually every single person you will ever talk to as well. He is an excellent drummer, incredibly knowledgeable on technique, vintage & modern gear, is in the forefront of the industry on many levels, and is a complete no-nonsense straight-talker. Under his guidance, there is zero doubt that Craviotto will continue to flourish as one of the greatest drum companies ever.

Thank You for everything Steve....