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Ross has been running interview - Off the Record - a series of interviews with legendary drummers in the Drum Doctors Shop

Check out this short edit on the Drum Doctor!

The Drum Doctor from Media Bird on Vimeo.

We did a cool thing with @2chainz and @vice tv at @nrgrecording. Check out the episode

A set we put together for the Red Hot Chili Peppers for stop-motion-capture video

Working with Lenny Kravitz for a video shoot
Jim Keltner & Ringo @ Capitol Records on the Joe Walsh blues project
Ziggy Marley, Santa Davis, & Ross recording in Silverlake

Josh Freese taking a break from recording for Bruce Springsteen


These are the drums we provided for the Jack in the Box commercial "Hot Mess" 


Check out this blog Ross wrote about the tracking of the soundtrack for the new Superman Movie, "Man of Steel" Soundtrack

Check out our Drums in this commercial, We had a great time making this commercial

Look for this movie that we worked on
It was great to supply the drums for this comercial

Beck started off their tour at the El Rey Theatre in LA with an excellent performance

Johnny Depp playing drums in the studio

Ross with Johnny Depp in the Studio

Ross on a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee with Jerry Lee Louis and Jack White

Ross on a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee with Jerry Lee Louis and Jack White
(L-R) Jim Keltner, Ross, and Steve Cropper

Drum Doctors Handmade Solid Maple 5 1/2 x 14 Custom Snare - For Sale -

This drum has been custom made to be your "Go To" snare. Built from the finest materials, Designed with years of experience studying Gretsch, Ludwig, Radio King, & Leedy Models.

Be among the few proud owners including Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, Chad Smith, and Charley Watts.

Look for our article in the 2011 February Drum! Magazine

Look for our Bosphorus ad

We had a great time consulting with Kevin Fitzgerald on the making of this Lexus comercial

Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich Drum Battle

Check out our new 1950s raspberry sparkle Trixon kit. Available for rentals.

Check out our new 1930s green sparkle Leedy Kit. Available for rentals.

Check out out this new DW metallic gold sparkle kit. Available for rentals. For Sale.

Ross with Mike Baird

Ross Garfield and Mick Fleetwood at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood working on the John Lennon song "God" performed by Jack's Maniquin. The track will appear on Instant Karma, an all-star album. The cd has 20 john lennon covers including the title track by U2, "Working Class Hero" by Green Day, "Mother" by Christina Aguilara and "Power to the People" by Black Eyed Peas. Make sure you buy a copy of the CD as its for a good cause.

Jim Keltner @ Drum Doctors!

"The Rolling Stones" CHARLIE WATTS w/ Ross Garfield "THE DRUM DOCTOR"

Check out Josh Freese on our New DW Drums!
18x22 - 8x12 - 14x16

Check out Tommy Lee playing Drum Doctors DW Drums for "The Next"
DW 18x28, 9x13, 14x16, 6.5x14 bronze, 3x14 bell brass

Praise for the Drum Doctor


My name is Matthew Blackmar and I'm writing on behalf of my band, The
Library, to thank you for your exceptional service during our session
yesterday at Bill Schnee Studios. The session was a tremendous success
thanks, in large part, to the '57 Gretsch Roundbadge sounding so
unbelievably great!

We can't wait to work with you again in the future!


Matthew Blackmar
c/o The Library


I just wanted to say hello. I?ve been out of the biz since about 1990, 2 kids, ex wife, and I own a business.
I recently received some demos I recorded as an artist before I worked in Hollywood and they got my creative juices flowing.
I picked up a copy of Pro Tools and start playing with drum sounds.

Any chance you still have any of the samples you took at my sessions at Music Grinder laying around? Megadeth?

When we got things sounding good you would grab a sample before heading out to your next lucky client.
I will check out your CDs.

Congratulations on all your success. You were a big part of my success as a Producer. Your fees were a big part of my tiny budgets but worth every dime and more.

I really enjoyed working with you.


Randy Burns

Ross just got done working with the Sex Pistols At The Roxy. Paul Cook used one of Ross's custom kits for the show. These drums were hand picked specificaly to get across that sexy punky Sex Pistols vibe.

Steve Cook hanging out back stage.
Check out Steve Jones's new sweat shirt!

Paul Cook, Johnny Rotten and Glen Matlock right before the curtian went up.

Bob Rock, Josh freese, Gavin Rosdale, and unknown female after the show.


Praise for the Drum Doctor
Hey Ross,

I got a chance to record on the Ludwig kit over the weekend. I really never thought I'd hear this kit sound so good! I had really given up all hope. As soon as I hit the kick drum I had a big smile on my face - they sound amazing! Your custom snare drum is also a thing of beauty! I am blown away. Thank you so much for such a stellar job and thanks to the Drum Doctors staff for being nothing but cool!

I haven't had a chance to record with the Gretsch kit, but I wasn't worried about that one. I really thought the Ludwig was done for, but you have resurrected it and I was immediately impressed by how good it sounded under the microphones.

Thanks again!
Tom Brayton

Dear Ross,

I want to thank you for the personal service you provided last week for the drum rental. The Sonor kit was fabulous looking and sounded even better. The band played great and the party wentoff without a hitch. Thanks for being part of the reason!

Happy holidays!
Jim Vescera
Senior Vice president, On Air advertising
The NBC agency

Just wanted to say thanks again for the great sounding kit and cymbals. Our gig at The Roxy went well, we sold-out the club and most of the night there was a line out the door and down the street of people waiting to get in. Here is our current CD. I sincerely hope I get to experience your services again in the future.
Best Wishes
Dale Baker
Sixpence None the Richer


Platinum Records presented to Ross for his work.

"The Black Album" by Metallica
"Smash" by The Offspring
"Nevermind" by Nirvana
"Blood Sugar Sex Magik" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers


A few friends and clients of Drum Doctors through the years...

Tony Williams
Jeff Porcaro
Mick Fleetwood
Lars Ulrich


Rick Lapin of Albuquerque New Mexico recently sent Ross 3 toms to have the bearing edges re-cut "Butter style". Here's what he had to say about Ross's work.

Ross --


They're alive!!!

I am once again in your debt.

Sincerest compliments and best wishes,

Rick Lapin


Last week Ross was at the Record Plant hanging out and getting sounds for a new Maroon 5 project!!! We brought in a highly modified recording kit, the same one used for Maroon 5's sophomore album "It Won't be Soon Before Long" out now on A&M/Octone Records.


Ross has been in the studio with Grammy award winning Tejano super group Intocable at Henson studios in Hollywood.

Dig this set we just acquired from Steve Ferrone. Steve is currently drumming for Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers and has played for such artists as Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, and Average White Band, to name a few. This set is a Pearl Prototype made especially for Steve. We have never heard a better set of Pearl drums. These are available now for renting.

Check out our new myspace profile at

Sammy, our newest client.

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Drum Doctors @ Work

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Monday, May 03, 2004

Just a little visit to the Drum Doctors to come by & say hi!

David Kemper @ Capitol Studio B working on the upcoming soundtrack for the new Johnny Cash film "Walk The Line".

Check out "Quest Love" drummer w/ the Roots working with Nikka Costa at Cello 3!

Look @ Tama Endorsee Joey Waronker @ Henson B working on the Sean Lennon session!

"Crutey" from Full Scale @ NRG! All the way from Australia baby!

Hilary Duff's Drummer "Shauney Baby" @ S.I.R.! Girls Can Rock Too!

Paul Allen - drummer with Electric Monkey Recording Artists "Big Advice" at SIR

Ross Garfield "The Drum Doctor" and Mabi working on the Matrix Revolution Soundtrack at The Chapel Studios!

Chad Kent of Atomship on Wind-up Records visits Ross Garfield at the Drum Doctors just after his session at NRG. What a guy!

Drums at NBC for Aimee Mann on The Tonight Show! 7/16/03
1938 Ludwig & Ludwig 14x28, 9x13, 16x16

Trust Company drummer Jason Singleton at NRG

Check out Abe Laboriel Jr. @ Henson working on a Cheryl Crow project. Just back from the Paul McCartney Tour!

Newest Addition to the Drum Doctors Patients: Aidan Clark.

Pictures from Josh Freese's Birthday Party

Ron Welty, Jim Keltner, Josh and Ross

Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion), Ross and Jim Keltner

Jim Keltner, Ross and Dexter Holland (Offspring)

Billy Howardel, Josh and Ross

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Josh Freese at NRG !!!

Ross w/ Brian MacLeod @ Glen Ballard's studio

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