Since 1925.
Handcrafted in
Osaka, Japan.
The Sakae Story
Sakae Rhythm is a high quality drum manufacturer located in Osaka Japan. Since 1925, Sakae Rhythm has devoted their passion and craftsmanship to creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world. In 2009, after 40 years of making drums for one of the world's leading drum companies, Sakae Rhythm launched their original brand, "Sakae Drums".

"Sakae" stands for "Prosperity" in Japanese. The Sakae S-spiral logo is derived from the name with hope for prosperity for all musicians and the entire music industry.

Learn how Sakae drums will elevate your sound

Sakae The Almighty
Follow your sound.
For the past 90 years, Sakae Rhythm has devoted their passion and craftsmanship to creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world.

Every instrument handcrafted at Sakae has been treated as a work of art, creating a sound that has become legendary.

We hope our art inspires yours.
Shell
Shell
Sakae shells are made in Osaka Japan by expert craftsmen. All shells are perfectly round and feature precisely cut bearing edges allowing for clear attack, great tone and a wide tuning range.
Oversized Vents
Oversized Vents
Sakae Drums feature bigger air vents, helping to achieve low and rich tones especially in the bigger toms and bass drums.
Transmit Lugs
Transmit Lugs
Heavier lugs ensure better vibration transmission to the shell edge.
Wrist Lock Clamp
Wrist Lock Clamp
The unique tom holder features a one-screw-adjustment, making it easy and fast to position your toms at any angle!
Cradle Mounting System
Cradle Mounting System
By holding the tom from the bottom, our cradle mounting system allows the drum to sit comfortably rather than hang. This provides better isolation. 

The drum is suspended from 'mount lugs' which feature thick rubber isolation gaskets.
Floor Tom Cradle Mount
Floor Tom Cradle Mount
Floor toms are also suspended from the bottom of the drum, completely isolating the shell's tone.
Lower Boost Leg Base
Lower Boost Leg Base
Our bass drum spurs feature thick rubber gaskets between the shell and the spur for complete tone isolation.
Mighty & Righty Halo
Two Kinds of Rims
Sakae rims come in two varieties: 

The MIGHTY HALO (left) features an inward curved edge which controls harmonics and creates a powerful, focussed sound. 

The RIGHTY HALO (right) features an outward flanged rim, allowing the harmonics of the drum to be fully expressed. The result is a wide open sound, great for any genre of music!
Snare Strainer
Snare Strainer
Developed for the smoothest operation ever. Remarkably natural and comfortable to engage, while keeping snares securely in place.
Snare Wires
Snare Wires
Improved wire materials, increased thickness and more strands. Our snare wires provide a crisp, sharp response.
Union Lug
Union Lug
The Sakae Union Lug has the classic looks of a tube lug with more sophistication! 

The "tube" part of this lug is heavy and completely independent from contact with the drum. This ensures that "tube" part of the lug does not affect the vibration of the shell.




THE ART OF SOUND CREATION

Since 1925
Sakae was founded in 1925 in Osaka, Japan.

Some might not be familiar with the name Sakae, but the sound of Sakae is recognizable and respected in the music world.

Sakae is not just another drum company. They are committed to the traditions of making instruments of the utmost quality and excellence.

For more than 90 years Sakae has been making drums. In the past 40 years the Sakae sound has been extremely instrumental and ubiquitous in the music we have heard.

Follow your sound.

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