Drum Tortillas are a convenient, aesthetically pleasing, giggable solution for the "towels on drums" sound. They are about as thick as a real tortilla, and they are made to sit perfectly within the rims of your drums. Throw them on for warm staccato tones in the studio or live. Made by hand with love by Ginger (mostly), and Mason.
Drum Tortillas are not for everyone! Please read through the FAQ before purchasing.
What are Drum Tortillas made out of? Two layers of quilting cotton. There is no extra padding in between.
What do Drum Tortillas sound like? Watch this video:
Aren't they going to get destroyed by me hitting them? Drum Tortillas have no exposed seams in the playing area. As long as you don't play them with splintery drum sticks, they should last for a very long time.
How do Drum Tortillas stay in place? We make Drum Tortillas to fit on top of your drum head, relying on a close fit within the raised edge of the drum hoops to stay in place. There are no adhesives or tie ons, making it quick and easy to throw drum tortillas on your kit and remove them.
The design I love / sizes I need are out of stock. How can I get them? All Drum Tortillas are limited edition, meaning we are not going to make any design forever. However, send us an email and we'll see what we can do!
I need a Drum Tortilla in a size other than 12, 13, 14, or 16"... If we have enough fabric, you will see a "custom size" option in our pull down menu. If you order custom sizes, we will email you to get your sizes. Please note that we cannot make Drum Tortillas less than 10" or greater than 18" in diameter.
What is your return policy? At this time we do not offer refunds. We are not Amazon Prime or a department store; we are two artists making a craft by hand. Once you read through the information here, you should have a pretty good idea whether or not you'll love your Drum Tortillas. If you're still on the fence, we recommend trying just one Tortilla for your snare.
How long will it take to fulfill my order? Drum Tortillas are completely hand made by the two of us. We fulfill Tortilla orders in the order we receive them. We will do everything we can to have your Tortillas in the mail within two weeks of placing your order.
I have an idea for a Drum Tortilla Pattern that I'd love to have. Can you do that? Send us an email, and we'll look into it. If we are ordering a specific fabric for you, we cannot do a custom fabric order for less than 3 Tortillas.
How do I take good care of Drum Tortillas? We recommend storing them flat to avoid creases and wrinkles. However, you can roll them up in your stick-bag and it won't hurt anything. When they get too wrinkly, you can throw them in the wash (cold, gentle) and lay them flat to dry. You can also iron them (that's what we do).
Are Drum Tortillas for me? Consider the following:
- "I often play / record drums with towels over them."We literally made Drum Tortillas for you!
- "I never play drums softly; I routinely break sticks, drum heads, and cymbals." Drum Tortillas work best when played relatively softly.
- "I gravitate towards playing drums with brushes and mallets whenever I get the chance." We think Drum Tortillas will serve your musical vocabulary quite well.
- "I have to crank my drums so much that the hoop isn't raised much above the drum head." You may want to consider upgrading your lugs / hoops before investing in Drum Tortillas.
- "I love chill vibe drums." = I love Drum Tortillas!