This month’s inventive setup comes to us from Stephen Shepard, who’s been playing drums since 1962. In the late ’70s, Shepard started a drum restoration and manufacturing company in San Diego called the Drum Craftsmen with his best friend and fellow drummer, Paul Bleifuss. “In the ’80s,” Shepard says, “after going on a six-month tour in Scandinavia and meeting my better half, I moved from California to Oslo, Norway.

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