• JUNK HAT OG
  • JUNK HAT 2.0

The JUNK HAT OG is our ‘PURIST’ version of the The Junk Hat, which includes the wooden top in a dark walnut stain with interwoven chains and the hand hammered metal bottom.

** Hi Hat and snare stand not included**

Sold out

The JUNK HAT 2.0 is the same great design and sound as the OG, but also includes 5 holes around the edge which allow you to attached the included 'ADD-ONS'

The JUNK HAT 2.0 includes:
Wooden top and hand hammered bottom
3 stacks of custom metal chunks (for that extra trashy sound)
3 stacks of tambourine jingles (for that extra shimmer)

** Hi Hat and snare stand not included**

Sold out
  • JUNK HAT OG
  • JUNK HAT 2.0

The Junk Hat OG is our ‘PURIST’ version of the The Junk Hat, which includes the wooden top in a dark walnut stain with interwoven chains
and the hand hammered metal bottom.

** Hi Hat and snare stand not included**

Sold out

The Junk Hat 2.0 is the same great design and sound as the OG, but also includes 5 holes around the edge which allow you to attached the included 'ADD-ONS'

The Junk Hat 2.0 includes:
Wooden top and hand hammered bottom
3 stacks of custom metal chunks (for that extra trashy sound)
3 stacks of tambourine jingles (for that extra shimmer)

** Hi Hat and snare stand not included**

Sold out

WHY PLAY OUR JUNK?

WHY PLAY OUR JUNK?

INCREASE CREATIVITY

AVOID 'THE PAD'

GET NOTICED!

INCREASE CREATIVITY

AVOID 'THE PAD'

GET NOTICED!

Because the drum set has been virtually unchanged for so long, the innovative sound of the JUNK HAT easily allows you to expand your sonic horizons.

It may look strange...but
if two bald guys can figure it out, so can you!

When threatened with having to use an electronic pad by our bands, we (Danny & Mike) decided to develop our own instrument as a compromise.

The JUNK HAT mimics that classic '808' hand clap sound and has successfully allowed us to avoid the dreaded rubber pad!

As bald people, we are used to standing out in a crowd, but the JUNK HAT can help you stand out both visually AND musically. 

Being unique in this crazy industry is more important than ever! We bald (and the JUNK HAT) can help!

Because the drum set has been virtually unchanged for so long, the innovative sound of the JUNK HAT easily allows you to expand your sonic horizons.

It may look strange...but
if two bald guys can figure it out, so can you!

When threatened with having to use an electronic pad by our bands, we (Danny & Mike) decided to develop our own instrument as a compromise.

The JUNK HAT mimics that classic '808' hand clap sound and has successfully allowed us to avoid the dreaded rubber pad!

As bald people, we are used to standing out in a crowd, but the JUNK HAT can help you stand out both visually AND musically. 

Being unique in this crazy industry is more important than ever! We bald (and the JUNK HAT) can help!

INCREASE CREATIVITY

Because the drum set has been virtually unchanged for so long, the innovative sound of the JUNK HAT easily allows you to expand your sonic horizons.

It may look strange...but
if two bald guys can figure it out, so can you!


AVOID 'THE PAD'

When threatened with having to use an electronic pad by our bands, we (Danny & Mike) decided to develop our own instrument as a compromise.

The JUNK HAT mimics that classic '808' hand clap sound and has successfully allowed us to avoid the dreaded rubber pad!


GET NOTICED

As bald people, we are used to standing out in a crowd, but the JUNK HAT can help you stand out both visually AND musically. 

Being unique in this crazy industry is more important than ever! We bald (and the JUNK HAT) can help!


WHAT IS THE JUNK HAT?

WHAT IS THE JUNK HAT?

WHO PLAYS THE JUNK HAT?

MEET THE BALDMEN

MEET THE BALDMEN


Danny Young (bald) and Mike McKee (bald) met a few years back while touring together and very quickly bonded over their hair AND love for all things drums/percussion. They very quickly realized there was a major hole in the market for acoustic percussion instruments that could mimic electronic sounds so they set out on their quest to develop and create something the drum world had never seen!
 
Their first creation, The JUNK HAT™, is now making waves across the world offering chain dropping, 808 sounding vibes to all hair types!

When they aren't putting their bald heads together to invent new instruments, you can find Mike touring with Delta Rae and
Danny with Brandy Clark, Ricky Skaggs, Dan Tyminski, Lucie Silvas, and more!

MEET THE BALDMEN

Danny Young (bald) and Mike McKee (bald) met a few years back while touring together and very quickly bonded over their hair AND love for all things drums/percussion. They very quickly realized there was a major hole in the market for acoustic percussion instruments that could mimic electronic sounds so they set out on their quest to develop and create something the drum world had never seen!
 
Their first creation, The JUNK HAT™, is now making waves across the world offering chain dropping, 808 sounding vibes to all hair types!

When they aren't putting their bald heads together to invent new instruments, you can find Mike touring with Delta Rae and
Danny with Brandy Clark, Ricky Skaggs, Dan Tyminski, Lucie Silvas, and more!



FEATURES

FEATURES

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION

SONICALLY DIVERSE

HARDWARE COMPATIBLE

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION

SONICALLY DIVERSE

HARDWARE COMPATIBLE

Like most instruments in the percussion world, the JUNK HAT was made to be hit! We knew it needed to live up the the standards working musicians have come to expect.

Handmade in Nashville, we built the JUNK HAT to withstand all the thrashing and bashing your heart desires.

One of our favorite parts about being drummers is the endless number of sounds that you can create. Both live and in the studio, the JUNK HAT offers a variety of new and unique acoustic sounds, and helps elevate musical genres and situations.

HIT IT! STOMP IT! BOP IT! TWIST IT!

As drummers, we know how expensive hardware is, so we made sure the JUNK HAT was compatible with all standard drum hardware.

Perfectly cut at 14 inches, it fits in your snare case, you can play in on your floor tom, or use it as a plate at catering!

Like most instruments in the percussion world, the JUNK HAT was made to be hit! We knew it needed to live up the the standards working musicians have come to expect.

Handmade in Nashville, we built the JUNK HAT to withstand all the thrashing and bashing your heart desires.

One of our favorite parts about being drummers is the endless number of sounds that you can create. Both live and in the studio, the JUNK HAT offers a variety of new and unique acoustic sounds, and helps elevate musical genres and situations.

HIT IT! STOMP IT! BOP IT! TWIST IT!

As drummers, we know how expensive hardware is, so we made sure the JUNK HAT was compatible with all standard drum hardware.

Perfectly cut at 14 inches, it fits in your snare case, you can play in on your floor tom, or use it as a plate at catering!

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION

Like most instruments in the percussion world, the JUNK HAT was made to be hit! We knew it needed to live up the the standards working musicians have come to expect.

Handmade in Nashville, we built the JUNK HAT to withstand all the thrashing and bashing your heart desires.


SONICALLY DIVERSE

One of our favorite parts about being drummers is the endless number of sounds that you can create. Both live and in the studio, the JUNK HAT offers a variety of new and unique acoustic sounds, and helps elevate musical genres and situations.

HIT IT! STOMP IT! BOP IT! TWIST IT!


HARDWARE COMPATIBLE

As drummers, we know how expensive hardware is, so we made sure the JUNK HAT was compatible with all standard drum hardware.

Perfectly cut at 14 inches, it fits in your snare case, you can play in on your floor tom, or use it as a plate at catering!


FAQ

    GENERAL


Q: What is the JUNK HAT?

A: The JUNK HAT is a chain-dropping, 808-sounding, analog machine that is operated much like a hi hat. It allows you to achieve new sounds in rock, pop, country, hip-hop, Americana, and wherever else your imagination takes you.

 

Q: What would I use the JUNK HAT for? 

A: The JUNK HAT has several sounds but was mostly designed to duplicate programmed snares without having to use an electronic pad. We also designed it to utilize the open/close function on a hi hat stand which drops the chains onto the metal bottom giving you that swampy Americana sound.

 

Q: Do I need special hardware to use the JUNK HAT?

A: No! The JUNK HAT works on any hi hat or snare stand; including low boys and remote hi hat stands.

 

Q: Where is the JUNK HAT made?

A: The JUNK HAT is HANDMADE in Nashville, TN by the BaldMen, Danny and Mike!

 

Q: What is the difference between the JUNK HAT OG and JUNK HAT 2.0?

A: The JUNK HAT OG includes the wooden top with chains and the hand hammered metal bottom. The JUNK HAT 2.0 also includes the Add-On package; containing 3 stacks of hand-hammered chunks and 3 stacks of tambourine jingles that attach directly to the JUNK HAT top.

 

Q: Do I need to use the felts from my hi hat clutch when attaching it to the JUNK HAT top?

A: No! The felts can give the JUNK HAT top a bit more jiggle and movement, but they are not necessary to use with your junk hat.

 

Q: Can I use the Add-On package on the JUNK HAT OG?

A: Yes! All of the JUNK HAT OGs come with the pre-drilled holes for the Add-On pack so you can always purchase it later on!

 

Q: Is the JUNK HAT only for drummers?

A: No! Although it was designed by drummers for drummers, we have have been picked up by hundreds of producers, recording studios, school music programs, and instrument rental locations as well.

 

Q: Are you planning to release any other products?

A: YES! We have several new products in the works and are excited to release them to the drumming community soon!

 

Q: Do you have a PATENT on the JUNK HAT?

A: Yes! We officially have a utility patent on the JUNK HAT and should be receiving the final paperwork and patent number soon!

 

    SHIPPING


Q: How long does it take to receive my JUNK HAT once I order?

A: Within the United States anywhere from 2-4 days once shipped. International can range from 1-3 weeks depending on customs for each individual country. Since both Baldmen are full time touring musicians, there are instances it could take up to 2 weeks to get your JUNK HAT in the mail.

 

Q: Do you ship internationally?

A: Yes! We can ship anywhere in the world - if you do not see your country listed on checkout, please send us a message with your country and zip-code and we will add it!

 

Q: How much does shipping cost? 

A: Local pickup in Nashville, TN is FREE
*we will contact you and set up a time and place to meet

Domestic shipping is a flat rate of $15

International shipping is a flat rate of $75

    RETAILERS


Q: Where is the JUNK HAT available in retail stores?

A: CLICK HERE for a full list of retailers currently carrying the JUNK HAT

We are constantly looking for more stores across the world to carry the JUNK HAT, so feel free to MESSAGE US if you or a store you love is interested in carrying the JUNK HAT!

 

    ENDORSEMENTS / FEATURES


Q: Do you offer endorsements?

A: No! Not at this time. We hope to in the future and will be sure to post about it on our website and socials when the time comes!

 

Q: How do I get my photo or video featured on Baldman Percussions socials? 

A: We LOVE sharing what our amazing JUNK HAT users are doing so if you want us to share your JUNK HAT photo or video, email us at info@baldmanpercussion.com 
or message us on facebook, instagram or twitter!

    ISSUES


Q: What do I do if part of my JUNK HAT breaks?

A: We hope to never have any major issues with our products, but if an issue arises please CONTACT US and we will do our best to resolve the problem on a case by case basis.

 

Q: What is your return policy?

A: We offer a two week return on all orders (you pay for the shipping) as we always want our customers to be happy! Just send us a message, ship it back, and we will offer you a full refund as long as there are no visible dents or chips.