Portable

 The FootDrum weighs under 40 pounds and can be carried with one hand. No van required! Travel easy and set up in minutes.

 

Professional

Thousands of hours, over twelve years, have gone into every detail of the FootDrum, including custom designed and fabricated levers and hardware. 

 

Versatile Farmer FootDrum

Customizable

 Choose your color, configuration, and add-ons to get the FootDrum that fits your style, needs, and budget.

 

Farmer FOotDrum Drumkit

Versatile

You get two kits in one! Easily remove the cymbals, bass, and snare drums for a stand alone, portable drum kit.

 

Details
  • Weight with Hi Hats: Around 37 pounds (17 kg)
  • Stowed Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 14 inches (0.8 x 0.5 x 0.35 meter)
  • Playing Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 22 inches (0.8 x 0.5 x 0.55 meter)
  • Materials: Baltic Birch hardwood, custom designed and fabricated aluminum pedals and metal hardware, water-based dyes and finish, Vik Firth drumsticks.
  • Farmer Classic Snare 12″: 12 x 3.5 inches (0.25 x 0.09 meter), Maple hardwood shell, two Aquarian drum heads, standard drum hardware.
  • Farmer StompDrum 18″: 18 x 4 inches (0.45 x 0.1 meter), Maple hardwood shell, Maple counter hoop, clear Aquarian SK1 drum head, custom lugs, standard drum hardware.
  • Cymbals: Not included. Hi hats are required to complete the FootDrum. Buy from us or easily install your own set (13-14″ is best). Crash/Splash cymbals mount an optional add-on for the 9 Pedal and included with the 12 Pedal FootDrum.
  • Case: Not included. A hard case (Farmer Trunk) designed by Pete Farmer specifically for the FootDrum is available.
How It's Made

Pete Farmer independently designed the FootDrum and all the internal parts. He builds every one to order by himself, in small batches, in our workshop in Northern Michigan. Talk directly with him if you have questions about the design, want ideas or suggestions, or need help after you get your FootDrum. In general, we do not have extra FootDrums built and ready to ship. Each FootDrum is built for a specific customer and shipped as soon as it is finished.

How To Buy

We do not currently work with dealers or retail stores, as our prices would have to go up significantly to cover a middle man – and we really value working directly with our customers! The only place to order a Farmer FootDrum is through this website.

Make your custom order online. You can pay in full and get on Pete’s build list immediately by shopping the 6, 9, or 12 Pedal FootDrum. If you’d rather make smaller payments over time, start by putting down a $200 deposit and we will go from there. Payment plans can be set up on any schedule and amount that works for you.

The current wait is somewhere around 6-10 weeks, depending on the timing of other orders, our supply of parts from various vendors around the world, and other design and production needs.

Once we have your payment you will receive an email confirming your order with more information. You can talk directly to Pete about the design, questions, and ideas to get your dream setup. 

Shipping Options

 

Domestic: We ship to all 50 states. You’ll be able to see USPS and FedEx options after loading up your shopping cart and entering your shipping address – and before paying anything.

International: We use USPS and FedEx to ship to nearly every country in the world, with the known exception of Brazil. To see what the shipping will be for you, load up your shopping cart and enter in your shipping address. You’ll be able to see USPS and FedEx options before paying.

Each country has different size and weight regulations and it can be hard for our website shipping calculator to figure it all out! Send us an email if you have any trouble or get an error message when placing your order. Also, we may be able to find a better shipping option than what is listed on our website and can work with you if you prefer a different method.

Please note that international shipments are subject to import taxes due to the destination country. Every country is different, check with your local customs or post office about the rules for you. Rates generally range from 5 – 20%.

Explore and Compare the ConfigurationsFarmer FootDrum Core Pedals

Every FootDrum uses the same four inner pedals to play the core drum kit sounds: hi hat cymbals, snare drum, and bass drum.

Additional pedals can be used to get secondary hits or to play added percussion instruments, such as jingles, tambourines, crash or splash cymbals, blocks, and more. Essentially, the more pedals you have the more options and flexibility you’ll have to find your sound.

Farmer FootDrum V.10 6 Pedal

From $1800

The 6 Pedal is ideal for those who know they want to focus on the core kit sounds: hi hats, snare, and bass. This is our most straightforward and lightweight setup.

Farmer FootDrum V.10 9 Pedal 

From $2000

 This configuration includes everything on the 6 Pedal plus three additional pedals for playing stick and mountable percussion. You also have the option to add the cymbal mount to play a crash or splash.

 Farmer FootDrum V.10 12 Pedal

From $2250

The 12 Pedal allows for the greatest possibilities and playing flexibility. It adds three more pedals to the 9 Pedal and includes hardware for mounting crash or splash cymbals.

A Guide to Each Pedal

Click below to see the default setup and possible variations for each pedal. The default setup is by no means the “right” way, just the way that Pete prefers and thinks would suit a wide variety of FootDrummers. Keep in mind that every possible combination is not possible – your setup is dependent upon how you set up other pedals.

 

There are other general accessories available for all FootDrums, including: Hard Case, Effects Pedal Platforms, Cymbals, Replacement Parts, and more. Find them all on our FootDrum Add-Ons Page.

6 Pedal

1. Top Hat Cymbal Striker

Variations:

  • Stick Percussion
  • Mountable Percussion (mount included)
2. Hi Hats

Cymbals not included. Install your own or select a Sabian option from us and Pete will install them for you. We like 14″ best but 10-14″ will work.

3. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

4. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

5. Bass Drum

This pedal cannot be changed (unless you opt for the lefty configuration and your FootDrum will be built in mirror image).

6. Bottom Hat Cymbal Striker

This pedal is set up to get a crash sound with the bottom hat.

Possible Variations:

  • Snare Drum Striker
  • Stick Percussion
*Cymbal Mount Not Available

You cannot mount a crash or splash cymbal on the 6 pedal.

9 Pedal

1. Top Hat Cymbal Striker

Variations:

  • Stick Percussion
  • Mountable Percussion (mount included)
2. Hi Hats

Cymbals not included. Install your own or select a Sabian option from us and Pete will install them for you. We like 14″ best but 10-14″ will work.

3. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

4. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

5. Bass Drum

This pedal cannot be changed (unless you opt for the lefty configuration and your FootDrum will be built in mirror image).

6. Bottom Hat Cymbal Striker

This pedal is set up to get a crash sound with the bottom hat.

Possible Variations:

  • Snare Drum Striker
  • Stick Percussion
7. Top Hat Cymbal Striker

Allows for double time hits on the top hat cymbal. No other variation possible.

8. Jingle Stick

Variations:

  • Other stick percussion
  • Mountable percussion (mounting rod included)
  • Crash/splash cymbal (cymbal mounting hardware sold separately.)
9. Egg Shaker

Variations:

  • Other stick percussion
  • Mountable percussion (mounting rod included)
  • Crash/splash cymbal (cymbal mounting hardware sold separately)
Cymbal Mount Available

Cymbal Mount Hardware sold separately.

12 Pedal

1. Top Hat Cymbal Striker

Variations:

  • Stick Percussion
  • Mountable Percussion (mount included)
2. Hi Hats

You could change this to play a stick percussion, like a jingle stick, or mountable percussion, like a cowbell. (Mountable percussion rod included.)

3. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

4. Snare Drum

This pedal cannot be changed.

5. Bass Drum

This pedal cannot be changed (unless you opt for the lefty configuration and your FootDrum will be built in mirror image).

6. Bottom Hat Cymbal Striker

This pedal is set up to get a crash sound with the bottom hat.

Possible Variations:

  • Snare Drum Striker
  • Stick Percussion
7. Top Hat Cymbal Striker

Allows for double time hits on the top hat cymbal. No other variation possible.

8. Mountable Percussion Rod

Variations:

  • Stick percussion
  • Crash/splash cymbal (Cymbal mounting hardware included)
9. Mountable Percussion Rod

Variations:

  • Stick percussion
  • Crash/splash cymbal (Cymbal mounting hardware included)
10. Egg Shaker

Variations:

  • Other Stick percussion
  • Crash/splash cymbal (Cymbal mounting hardware included)
11. Jingle Stick

Variations:

  • Other stick percussion
12. Mountable Percussion Rod

Variations:

  • Stick percussion
  • Mountable percussion
  • Crash/splash cymbal (Cymbal mounting hardware included)
Cymbal Mount Included

You can mount a crash or splash cymbal on the included Cymbal Mount Hardware.