"The Ferrari of drums"

Definitely NOT Off The Assembly Line 

By Rick Van Horn 

Photos by Jim Esposito 


Outstanding craftsmanship 
Different bearing edges on differently sized drums for maximum shell-to-head contact 
Exceptionally full tom sounds 
Cast Iron snare not as heavy as it looks 

Ford is certainly a familiar name in American manufacturing and is touted as nothing less than "the Ferrari of drums". 

Jimmy Ford is the founder of Ford Drums and has played with Lionel Hampton for six years, entertains guests at Disneyland Park regularly, and plays throughout Southern California with big bands, trios, and quartets as well as performing in Las Vegas and teaching drumming virtually. He's also a perennial favorite at custom & vintage drum shows, where he impresses audiences with his tribute to Buddy Rich.

"Have your driven a band lately?" ~ Jimmy Ford