Monthly Archives: August 2010

John Messier live with Pop Fiction

John Messier rocking his gold glass glitter Standard Series maple kit with his band POP FICTION. They are a high energy cover band with a huge catalog of songs from the past 4 decades. A great band to watch live with all eight band members that constantly pack the dance floors.

6.5×14″ Solid Steambent Sycamore Snare

A crazy unique wood with unbelievable grain. One of our solid single ply steambent drum shells custom made out of solid sycamore wood with matching sycamore reinforcement rings instead of typical maple rings. This snare drum has a ton of body with a similar tone to maple but a bit deeper note. It has a soft touch with plenty of sensitivity yet plenty of volume. One of our favorite sounding snare drums to date. Finished in our super high gloss clear coat that is buffed to a perfection over natural sycamore. Dressed with all brass hardware, including solid brass full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, P86 vintage throwoff and a matching brass and black plated CT name badge.

Super Deep Black Brass Snare

Looking for that big snare sound? Nothing touches the sound of brass unless it’s an 8×14″ smooth black nickel over brass. A super deep brass drum that is rarely seen in this size, especially for our price. Brass shells typically have great projection and a louder volume than compared to a similar sized wood shell. The brass will ring out more creating a big, fat sound when tuned lower or a tighter, bright crack when tuned up. The extra deep 8″ shell delivers a deeper bottom end and thump. All top of the line chrome hardware includes chrome over solid brass tube lugs, Trick multi step throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, german snare wires and Remo drumheads.

Couple of Natural Satin Oil Snare Drums

A few of our most popular drums at an affordable price. Shown here are a 6.5×14″ and 5.5×14″. Both drums are our Standard Series 8ply Maple snares featuring our dual 45 rounded top CT signature bearing edges and smooth snare beds. Our natural satin oil finish is the lightest finish available while still adding protection and is considered the least sound altering finish while bringing out the best of the wood. This allows any drummer to purchase one of our drums at a more attractive price point due to less labor and material costs on our part. We use all the same high end parts that come stock with our CT snares, including chrome over brass tube lugs, optional RCK throwoffs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, german snare wires, and Remo drumheads.

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A Perfect Wedding Gift

Thinking of a special gift for a musician? Or a memorable mantel piece? We built this for our good friends Joe & Julie Webb as a surprise wedding gift. This utilizes our specialty graphics and is a great example of our custom wraps. A special 6×12″ maple 6ply shell with split (top and bottom) 1″ mini tube lugs and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops. Congrats guys!!!

6.5×14″ Aged WMP

One of our most popular wrap colors that looks classy and timeless. This is our workhorse of a snare drum. 6.5×14″ Standard Series maple 8ply with our dual 45 CT bearing edges and snare beds. This drum can be tuned for all styles of music and has more body and punch than most other custom drum companies that use thicker shells. We have built countless snare drums like this one for all sorts of drummers with raved reviews. All chrome hardware sets of the vintage style Aged White Marine Pearl wrap, including vintage style tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a RCK throwoff, Puresound wires and Remo drumheads.

4pc Dark Teal Satin Stain Kit

This is the second kit we did for Todd Hurley. Finished in a custom stain we blended in house with our satin oil topcoat. These versatile sizes and our Standard Series shells allow any style of tuning, drumhead preference, or for recording or live use. Featuring round Hayman lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS suspension tom mounts, drilled floor tom legs, heavy duty round brackets, pro spurs, and rounded butterfly claws. Sizes are 8×10″ tom, 9×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor, and an 18×22″ kick.

I The Mighty / 2010 Airwalk Unsigned Hero Video

Check out I THE MIGHTY on the Unsigned Hero contest sponsored by Airwalk.