Category Archives: Metal Snares

Another Rave Review….

We love getting feedback and hearing direct from the customer. Sometimes, there’s not enough time in the day to fully try each drum before it goes out. Although we know the general properties of each build and can help guide you to your perfect sound, each part is specifically chosen by the customer and can vary a drum dramatically. We were literally blown away when I got this email from Jake about his new 5.5×14″ Chrome Vintage Brass Snare….

“Jeff! So, needless to say, I was ecstatic to come home from a 12 hour shift on Saturday to see the box waiting for me. Took me no time to tear that sh*t apart and get my drum out, and man am I speechless! It’s f*cking gorgeous! EXACTLY what I was looking for in appearance. The notched trick is really over the top too. I really can’t put it into words how sleek the trick looks on there, it fits with the whole vibe so well. Those lugs are amazing too, I’m surprised I don’t see more of them.
So I tapped on it a little and holy f*cking sh*t man. Honestly, I think every time I get a drum I say it’s the best drum I’ve ever played, but this one is probably no exaggeration. It has EVERYTHING. The perfect blend between cut and warmth, some nice, sweet low end darkness with all the highs I need. Plus the sensitivity and response is unreal. I can buzz roll hummingbird-quiet with absolutely no effort on her. Beautiful articulation, and a crack that could clear a room. Man I am sold on this one. I just wish I knew more ways to say that it is perfect haha. Thank you so much though, you nailed it. To use the cliche, this drum is everything I was looking for and more. I’ll write a testimonial, whatever you want, this drum absolutely kills. I literally cannot wait to play her more.”

– Jake Waldman

 

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Bling FTW!!

Bling Biling!!! A 5.5×14″ Chrome Over Brass (COB) Vintage Series snare shell with our own custom modified Trick throwoff to perfectly fit over the beaded shell. All vintage brass shells will now come stock with this throwoff, no more bulky spacer or custom pieces to fit. Also note the new bullet tube lugs that is a smoother spinoff over standard vintage tube lugs. And special requested Pearl Fatone hoops which are a 1.6mm thinner hoop and a straight lip for a complete vintage tone. A winning drum for sure.

5.5x14" COB new trick

5.5x14 COB new trick

Another CT Exclusive 6.5×14″ Tarnished Vintage Brass

Yet another exclusive CT snare drum. We have more of these shells built to our exact specs coming soon! These shells are built to our exact specs and have been flying off the shelf! Shown here in 6.5×14″ Tarnished Brass w/ chrome hardware and a RCK throwoff. These drums have great warm brass tone, insane articulation, full depth and dynamics perfect for any player. Available with all sorts of lug options, various hoops, and throwoffs.

6.5x14" tarnished RCK

A Couple New Vintage Brass Snares

Our proprietary new Vintage Brass series snare drums recently finished. The first is a 5.5×14″ in Tarnished finish with all chrome hardware including vintage solid brass tube lugs, a Trick multi step throwoff and die cast hoops for a better rimshot and bolder tone. Custom built for our good friend John Messier of POP FICTION. The second snare is also for another repeat customer shown in a 6.5×14″ polished brass finish with chrome hardware as well. These vintage brass series drums have sold remarkably well with rave reviews. Look out for more coming in shortly if you’d like to get on the waiting list. Click here for more info.

5.5x14 tarnished

6.5x14 brass die cast

New Vintage Brass Series Drum Shells

Our newest series for CT Drums and made to our exact specs. Introducing our VINTAGE BRASS SERIES drum shells that are crafted from thin 1.2mm solid brass, reminiscent of vintage early American brass shells. Featuring vintage style rolled edges, smooth wide snare beds, installed center beads, available in your choice of 4 finishes and 2 popular sizes. These shells have extreme versatility with that warm brass tone and excellent articulation.

Available in 5.5×14″ and 6.5×14″ sizes.

6.5x14 chrome shell
Chrome Over Brass (COB)

 

6.5x14 nickel shell
 Nickel Over Brass (NOB)

 

6.5x14 polished brass shell
Polished Brass

 

6.5x14 tarnished shell
Tarnished

 

6.5×14″ Vintage Brass Series Tarnished Snare

6.5x14" Tarnished Snare

5.5×14″ Vintage Brass Series Chrome Snare

5.5x14" Chrome Over Brass Snare

5.5×14″ Polished Aluminum Bling!

Just got done taping up the box for this drum being shipped to Canada. It is our Aluminum Series snare drum in a high polished mirror like finish with all chrome hardware for the cleanest silvery bling possible! Our Aluminum Series drums are 1/8″ (3mm) thick shells with a perfectly cut fully rounded bearing edge that helps to cut down on the typical overtones of metal snares. Aluminum shells are about the driest sounding of all metal shells and has a chunky tone. The added heavy die cast hoops focus the shell further and add explosive rimshots. A very aggressive metal snare with a broad tuning range and versatility. This drum is fitted with all chrome hardware, including a Trick multi step throwoff, die cast hoops, full length tube lugs and a 42 strand German Brass wire set.