ThunderEcho Drums’ Trash Kat(TM), a Trash Can Floor Tom Is Placed on Loan to the Museum of Making Music, in Carlsbad, California

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The Museum of Making Music in California invites ThunderEcho Drums to place one of their innovative Trash Kat(TM) drums on loan for interactive display and percussion-related special events. The Trash Kat(TM)is a large floor tom constructed using a garbage can as its shell, giving the instrument both an urban look and a timpani-like sound.

A museums’ simple inquiry yields great excitement for local drum builders, Kevin Reed and his mother, Jane. ThunderEcho Drums has loaned one of their Trash Kat™ drums to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. Drum shop co-owner and percussionist Reed incorporates a garbage can in his design of the urban looking Trash Kat™, a 20” floor tom. The timpani-like sound of the large drum is popular with both drum set players and auxiliary percussionists from coast-to-coast. It is played with sticks, mallets or hands.

The museum encourages visitors to actively participate in music making while learning about America's rich musical heritage. The museum features over 500 vintage instrument innovations on display and a unique, hands-on interactive area where visitors have the opportunity to play on more than a dozen live instruments, including the recently added ThunderEcho Drums’ Trash Kat™.

Additionally, the museum hosts a variety of special events that engage both students and adults. The museum plans to incorporate the Trash Kat™ drum during their upcoming music making and percussion-related events.

For more information about the Museum of Making Music, please call

877-551-9976 or visit their website at

For more information about ThunderEcho Drums, please call Jane Garson Reed, 330.225.1488 or visit their website at The Trash Kat is available for purchase in continental USA from ThunderEcho Drums by phone, fax, mail or from selected retail stores or online merchants. “ThunderEcho” and “Trash Kat” are trademarks of ThunderEcho Drums.

About ThunderEcho Drums:     

The ThunderEcho Drums workshop is located in Medina, Ohio. Traumatic brain injury survivor, Kevin Reed and his mother Jane formed the company in 2001. Reed began developing the Trash Kat(TM) while recovering from a catastrophic work injury and ensuing 75-day coma. The Trash Kat(TM) was introduced to drummers at the May 2005 Chicago Drum Show.


Jane Garson Reed, Co-Owner

ThunderEcho Drums

620 East Smith Road, Unit W-14

Medina, Ohio 44256

330.225.1488 (office), 330.225.9011 (fax)


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