Dear Stauffer Percussion customers and friends,
On January 18, 2012, Dennis Stauffer, founder and builder of Phattie, Black Label, Cocktail, Sounds Like Art, and Steam Bent Drums, died in a car accident. We are all heartbroken by this sudden loss, learning how to move forward without him day by day. Dennis was a brilliant one-man show who managed all aspects of Stauffer Percussion in addition to building each and every drum himself. I realize this may come as surprise to many since his attention to detail and level of excellence gave the appearance of a much larger operation. I am beginning the process of looking at all current orders and assessing what we will be able to complete with the support of the drum building community. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any new orders. It is my greatest hope that Dennis will be remembered through his creations located across the world. While Stauffer Percussion will not be able to continue in its current form, it is my intention to explore ways for his various brands to live on as a legacy of his passion, craftsmanship and creativity. In the meantime, I request your patience and understanding as I work through the many details. Please continue to share your stories and memories to celebrate an amazing life and master drum builder.
Brittney Stauffer, Mrs. Stauffer Percussion