Monthly Archives: July 2010

5×14″ Curly Maple Stave

Unbelievable amounts of body and full wood tone come from thinner stave drums. Solid wood stave drums are available in all varieties of wood types, shell thicknesses and sizes. This gives you ultimate control to capture the individual tonal qualities of each specific wood, the amount of body or attack and volume due to it’s thickness, all with your requested size of depth and diameter. This natural satin oil 5×14″ curly maple 7/16″ stave has a sweet drum tone and an amazing amount of body for it’s 5″ depth. Attached are turret double ended lugs that create less mass on the shell and only one drilling point, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Nickelworks black and chrome throwoff.


Sweet Gold Glass Glitter Maple Kit

One of our favorite colors that is just too under-used. This Standard Series 3pc kit wrapped in Gold Glass Glitter fits perfectly for our customer, JOHN MESSIER, who plays in the high energy band POP FICTION that sports some of the top dance, pop, rock, and plenty more music from the past 6 decades. They are one of the top gigging cover bands in the greater California area. This kit features chrome tail light lugs, an upgraded aluminum Gauger suspension tom mount, vintage style butterfly claws, pro spurs and heavy duty round brackets. Sizes are 8×12″ rack tom, 14×14″ floor tom, and a 16×22″ kick drum.

Check out Pop Fiction here:
http://www.popfictionlive.com

5.5×14″ Blood Red Satin Stain w/ Black Nickel

A deep, dark red stain under satin oil that looks great with our black nickel hardware. This 5.5×14″ Standard Series 8ply maple features GN double ended lugs which utilize only one mounting screw so there is less shell drilling, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Trick multi step throwoff, german snare wires and Remo drumheads.

This drum now resides in Australia.



6.5×14″ Studio Series Birch Snare

A prime example of our Studio Series snare drum which is an all 100% Birch 8ply shell with our dual 45 rounded top bearing edges and smooth snare beds. Our birch shells are slightly more focused than maple as they are more boosted mid tones and have a more controlled sound. The lack of extreme high end or excess of overtones creates a snare sound that is great under the microphone or in any studio. Many of our Studio Series Birch drum customers have raved about their versatility as you can play these drums live or in the studio just fine. This drum is finished in our natural satin oil with all chrome hardware, including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a RCK throwoff.



3pc Super Light Traveling Bop Kit

We built this kit for Joe Glaser of the band Alma Desnuda, a very eclectic band that is passionate and soulful in spreading great music and energy. Joe had specifically asked for a light weight gigging kit as they are on tour most days of the year and with smaller sizes as he plays a hybrid kit of percussion instruments and drums while sitting on a cajon drum instead of a drum throne. We built this kit using our Standard Series maple shells in smaller sizes as they would have a rounded, full tone and wide tuning range. Also we used the lightest parts available while also being highly durable and functional so that kit could be easily transported across the US and travel overseas on tour. Sizes include 8×12″ tom, 12×14″ tom, 14×18″ kick drum. Hardware includes 1″ mini tube lugs for minimal shell contact and durability, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS suspension mounts, heavy duty round brackets, and vintage style folding spurs as they are a third the weight of standard pro spurs. We also later made a matching 5.5×14″ Standard Series 8ply maple snare.