Don Loeffler

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Square Drum Inventor, Musician

Don Loeffler combined his love of music with his engineering skills to make several modifications to the percussion instruments he used throughout his career. He made his own vibraphones from PVC pipes and the clever square drum kit in which each drum fits inside each other for easier carrying. His square drums made the trade magazines in the 1990s and resulted in his earning a patent for the instrument. Don was a long time musician in San Diego, and played in nearly every venue with house and traveling bands of all sizes.