well, i built my first drum 17 years ago today, a 3.5×13 green sparkle snare drum. to celebrate our birthday, any drumset ordered today will come with a matching snare drum for only $17. there ya go!… a
mlasko drums turns 17!
attn: web designer/drummers!!!
pssst… wanna trade a redesign of my site for some drum goodness?… get ahold of me asap, aaron 206.850.7795 firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 new year/winter special promotion!
till the first day of spring (march 20, 2011), any drumset order of at least two toms and a bass drum will include a matching snare drum for free! just mention this post in yr correspondence. i understand very well that times are tough right now, and i hope this will help you out a bit if you’re on the fence about a new drumset. this wil save you around $500, which is a lot of money these days. happy new year and cheers, aaron
christmas/bad economy special, latest news and absolute last chance for current prices!
thru december 31, 2010, order any drumset consisting of at least a bass drum and two toms and receive a matching snare drum for free! that’ll basically save you around $450 on a drumset. that’s a lot! act now. seriously…
also, the company and website are in transition from ‘mlasko quality custom drums’ to ‘mlasko american classic drums’. what this means is i will be focussing strictly on vintage/classic style drums for now on. that’s what i like, that’s what i play and that’s what i’m going to build. there are plenty of other folks building fully custom drums and frankly, i’m tired of building drums i don’t like. the drums i intend to build are perfect for any style of music and not limiting in any way; don’t be scared. there’s a lot to this that i will address in the next couple of months here on the website and on facebook. stay tuned for good things!
after the new year, prices are going up. i’ve been threatening to do this for over a year now and haven’t gotten around to it, but they WILL go up jan 1. not a ridiculous amount, but a couple/few hundred dollars on a drumset for sure. materials prices are much higher than they were when i came up with the current pricing 5 years ago, and it’s time for me to stop losing money building drums. contact us today to lock in a kit at the current scary-low prices!!!
thanks for yr interest in what i do. i’m not afraid of scaring people away as much as i’m excited about building drums for people as passionate about cool stuff as i am.
hope all is well with you and yrs,
order now for pre-christmas delivery!
place yr order now for a custom kit by christmas. we’ve got new badges that say “mlasko american classic drums” and they’re pretty neat. prices are still the same, but not for long… cheerio, aaron
Last Chance For Current Prices and Some Changes ‘Round Here…
i’m almost finished with the new pricing and i’m a bit embarrassed/shocked at how little money i’ve been making building drums. new prices are still a relative bargain, but roughly 10% more. place an order before i update the prices online and lock in the old prices.
also, “mlasko quality custom drums” is changing over to “mlasko american classic drums”. i’ve been threatening to do it for a while now and the time feels right. what this means is more traditional designs and less custom/current/trendy stuff. new badges coming soon and a possible overhaul of the site, etc.
thanks for yr interest and support of what we do here.
‘drum tech day’ at the drum exchange
i’m pleased to have been invited to be a part of ‘drum tech day’ at the drum exchange in wallingford/seattle last weekend. it was really fun to hang with kep and ed and to meet jim. we troubleshot a bunch of drums for grateful folks and had a great time with ed and his wife at their store. (l-r) gregg keplinger, aaron mlasko, ed hartman, jim parsons
long-overdue price increase soon; act now for current/ancient pricing!
happy new year, etc. folks-
well, i haven’t changed my prices for years and i really, really need to now. they’re currently about 1/2 of what a dw or comparable drum’s retail price was several years ago and materials and shipping and everything else keeps getting more expensive… so, consider this a promotion of sorts that will likely save you a significant amount of money; i’ll be honoring the current price list till the first day of spring/march 20th, 2010.
also, expect some other changes around here… i’ve been giving a lot of thought to the direction of the company in our 15th year and without ruining the “surprise”, i’ll just say that mlasko drums is going to mean something a little more specific than the current “custom” nomenclature. i’m excited about it, and i think most folks who love drums will be too.
all this to say, order up some custom drums at bargain prices ASAP! and look for something special coming up here soon.
merry christmas and happy new year, etc. !!!
hey folks. my site has been acting kinda weird the last couple months. buddy paul finally got it sorted for me today. thanks a million, paul! just wanted to wish everybody some happy holidays and stuff. this year was a difficult one for this company as well as a lot of other folks i know. i guess if yr reading this, we made it thru. i also turn 37 yrs old today, so it’s been a day of reflection. i’m excited to see what the new year holds for mlasko drums as well as my personal life. i’m playing drums more than i have in quite a while, and that’s been a good thing. i just wanted to share some words of encouragement with anyone reading this; it’s all gonna work out, somehow. thanks for yr support and let’s keep doing what we do as well as we can. things can always be worse, but let’s expect them to get better. different, i’m sure, but better. a.m.
unbelievable fall special!
(clears throat) –drum roll please…
free snare drum with custom drumsets!!! order a kick drum and at least two toms and we’ll build you a matching custom snare drum at no cost! it’s like us just giving you $400… special good till the first day of winter (december 21st). what are you waiting for?!