Monthly Archives: September 2010

Jeff Marrs live on his CT drumkit

A quick video of our good friend JEFF MARRS playing with the Ben Benkert Band ( in San Francisco, CA. Jeff also has a small 3pc kit w/ a 16” bass drum and 12” & 13” toms that he uses for his jazz gigs. You can continually find Jeff playing with various artists around the Bay Area and beyond. He also teaches classes at the Jazzschool in Berkeley and co-leads the Los Medanos College Jazz Ensemble.

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8×14″ Natural Birdseye Maple Snare

Deeper snare drums have been extremely popular here at CT Drums. This is a Players Series all maple 10ply shell with an exotic birdseye maple veneer with our natural satin oil to accentuate the unique grain and amazing figure. The thicker Players Series 10ply shell compared to our Standard Series 8ply maple creates a louder crack with an increase in volume and projection, but this 8×14″ snare depth adds extra depth and body so a huge tuning range is available with plenty of aggressive tone. Tune it down for a fatter, warmer sound or crank it up for a brighter snap but with plenty of body and all with that sweet maple snare sound. Built with our standard chrome over solid brass full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for an open tone, a Trick multi step throwoff and german snare wires.