Sakae Artist: Tuomas Rauhala

Tuomas Rauhala was born April 6, 1986 in Vimpeli, Finland. He started playing the drums at the age of 9. Tuomas grew up in a small village in western Finland so his parents had to drive him to the nearest big city to get drum lessons. Rauhala says: "I began my studies playing classical percussion but found my love for Jazz, Fusion, Rock and Metal very early." After graduating from Kaustinen College Of Music at the age of 19, Tuomas moved to Finland´s capital Helsinki. In Helsinki he studied the drums at Helsinki Pop/Jazz Conservatory and Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences. The past few years Tuomas has been busy composing and performing with his band "For The Imperium". Besides playing with his band Tuomas teaches regularly. He has performed with various artists in his home country and does occasionally appearances in Finnish television.

Visit Tuomas online: www.tuomasrauhala.com

It´s not just the sound and amazing craftmanship what I love about Sakae drums. It goes beyond that. I appreciate the philosophy behind the brand. Their commitment and passion for building top quality drums is admirable. Besides making great drums they take good care of their artists and customers. I´m super proud to be in the Sakae drums family."


Tuomas' Almighty Maple Set-Up

Almighty Maple

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 maple snare

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Tuomas' Almighty Birch Set-Up

Almighty Birch Series

The legendary Birch sound -- with a staggered ply construction -- that has been a top studio choice for years!

  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 8 x 6.5 Tom
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor tom
  • 16 x 14 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 brass snare

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