Every Lambertville Suitcase Drum is made from a vintage suitcase.
Includes a custom made stand with kick pedal attachment. Optional cymbal mount.
Hand selected from around the world, each Lambertville Suitcase Drum is unique !
Made in Lambertville, New Jersey, a small town along the Delaware river.
- How much do they cost ?
Alot depends on the availability of the cases. We buy them from websites and at shows. We try to average out the dollars so everyone gets a great deal. Email us for our current catalog and price list. We will give you the best deal possible.
- What's included in the kit ?
The base kit includes: a modified vintage suitcase and custom stand with kick pedal attachment. Also available: cymbal arm attachment and cymbal arm.
- What's NOT included in the kit ?
The kit does not include: cymbals, throne/seat, snare, toms, etc.
- What options are available ?
Cymbal mount — to be used with cymbal arm attachment
Cymbal arm — for a crash/ride cymbal (not to exceed 16”)
- What options do I want ?
If you are using it as a drummer, you want the LSD with stand, the cymbal arm attachment, the cymbal arm, and the pedal. If you use it as a back beat for a guitar, mandolin, fiddle, horn, etc. you may want the base LSD and stand.
- Can I use my own kick pedal with the LSD ?
Sure. The stand will accept most pedals.
- What size cymbals work best ?
We recommend nothing bigger than a 16 inch Crash/Ride for the cymbal arm.
- What can you pack inside the suitcase ?
Put the custom made stand, your kick pedal, your sticks bag, and cymbal arm inside the suitcase for easy traveling.
- Can you mic it ?
Sure thing! It has a great sound that can be enhanced by dropping a microphone inside.
- Do you BUY suitcases ?
Glad you asked ! Yes, we're always on the look out for vintage suitcases. However, the suitcase must have specific characteristics in order to become an LSD. In particular, we're looking for suitcases with wood frames. Please contact us if you have one.
- How do I get an LSD kit ?
Send us an email request along with your address and we will get one on its way ASAP!
Select kits available at J.B. Kline's Music Store, Lambertville, NJ
Email us for our most recent catalog.
- Where is Lambertville ?
40° 22' 6.83" N, 74° 56' 34.97" W
The Lambertville Suitcase Drum co. is based in Lambertville, New Jersey, a small town in central New Jersey, USA. Every Lambertville Suitcase Drum is made from a vintage suitcase. They are all hand selected from all over the world; sanitized and refurbished for the purpose of becoming a classic part of the music scene. They are all different and vary in style and outer material. They are used as an accompaniment for guitars, fiddles, banjos, etc. and as a part of a kit.
The kit includes:
- modified vintage suitcase
- custom made stand for suitcase and kick pedal attachment
There are several options that are available with the Lambertville Suitcase Drum:
- Cymbal mount — to be used with cymbal arm attachment
- Cymbal arm — for a crash/ride cymbal (not to exceed 16”)
As a drummer, I have used the Lambertville Suitcase Drum for "open-mic" nights, busking and small venue gigs. It has a great sound that can be enhanced by dropping a microphone inside.
Put the custom made stand, your kick pedal, a sticks bag and cymbal arm inside for carrying. Get your snare bag; with the sock cymbals and a 16 inch ride/crash combo, in with the snare. Put the hi-hat stand, throne and snare stand on your back and you are ready to go.
When I play it, I put all the carrying cases inside the suitcase.
Or use it by itself for adding beat to your guitar or mandolin sets.
Pat ( Sticks ) McSherry