• Welcome and thank you for visiting the Hosbilt™ website. We develop quality bass and tenor drums and accessories for the global pipe band market. 

    Since 1994, the Hosbilt™ brand has operated as a stand alone Canadian company devoting decades of drumming experience into the research and development of technology that is forever changing the sound of pipe band percussion.

    Developed by three times World Bass Section Champion Craig ‘Hoss’ Colquhoun of Kincardine, Ontario, the Hosbilt™ turnbuckle drum tensioning system and free floating shells which have revolutionised the pipe band sound is moving forward into the realms of Carbon Fiber hoop design and new lightweight T-stud hardware which allow players the freedom to focus on their playing without worrying about their instrument sound.

    Next Generation Pipe Band Drums

    Hosbilt Pipe Band Series Drums

    Building drums to the exact shell specifications of our 1990’s originals, our latest instruments are lightweight, easy to carry, highly durable and sound great. Our brand new Pipe Band Series bass and tenor drums is the next generation of Hosbilt™ drums built to revolutionise the sound of the pipe band ensemble for ever.

    Retro-fit Your Kit

    As well as producing top-end bass and tenor drums, we are pleased to offer re-build kits for drums out there that have decent shells, yet struggle to stay in tune because of warping counterhoops and worn threaded components.

    Great Sounding Drum Heads

    the most musical and powerful sounding heads on the field”

    Playing with great sound has always been the top of our agenda and we have worked closely with Aquarian to develop the Hosbilt Worlds Edition bass and tenor drum heads, which is “the most musical and powerful sounding heads on the field”.

    Something for Every Drummer

    Hosbilt™ has something for every drummer and we invite you to check out the range of products developed and recommended by us just for you.