Sadly, we have lost our friend and colleague Dennis Stauffer. Dennis was the mastermind behind the extremely well crafted Phattie Drums, Black Label Drums, Cocktail Drums, Steam Bent, and Sounds Like Art snare drums. Chances are, if you’ve used our drums here at the studio, you’ve played one of his kits. He’s made custom kits for everyone from the Avett Brothers to Eli Young Band, the Buzzcocks and more. Dennis’ success was continuing to grow and he was looking to move into the building next to us. His shop could no longer handle the volume of all the custom build orders he was getting.
Dennis was an amazing husband and father, and is survived by his wife Brittney and his one year old son, Roan. We will be holding a memorial for him here at our church studio, Saturday, January 21st at 11 AM. 14 N. French Broad Avenue. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for donations to Roan’s education fund at Asheville Savings Bank.
His legacy will live on, as people continue to play his drums for many years to come. He will be greatly missed in our community.
Check out Mike Rhodes playing our house kit.