Category Archives: Snares

4pc Nesting Kit All White Glass Glitter!

This sweet little Standard Series maple kit is built in one of our favorite new finishes called white glass glitter. The white backing with clear glass glitter really picks up all the stage lights and pops out behind the band. Pairs great with the all black nickel hardware as well. Equally as unique, is the nesting feature where all the drums fit inside each other and travel in one case. The larger shells have custom latches and inner extra shell rings to keep it air tight and proper alignment when opening and closing the drums so no quality of tone is lost. Sizes include 8×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor, 16×20″ kick, and a 6.5×14″ snare. Custom built for RT Goodrich of the band JUNK PARLOR. RT and his new kit immediately toured SXSW and House of Blues in Hollywood promoting their latest album “Wild Tones” which was produced by Jonathan Burnside; known for his work with Nirvana, Faith No More, and The Melvins.

3pc white glass nesting
3pc white glass nesting inside top
6.5x14 white glass
3pc white glass nesting bass port

4×14″ Solid Walnut Symphonic Snare

Here is a cool snare we built for another percussionist for the San Francisco Symphony. It is a solid single ply steambent all walnut shell with matching walnut reinforcement rings for a darker, warmer tone. The 4×14″ size leaves a drier, articulated tone and extreme sensitivity paired with our perfect sharp bearing edges and custom cut snare beds to fit the triple snare wires & cords. All custom hardware including double ended chrome over solid brass tube lugs, single flanged hoops with clips, and a Triad strainer and butt system. A high gloss natural finish really classes up this unique walnut drum.

4x14" Walnut Symphonic

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

A Custom Brilliant Emerald Flake Paint Job

A super cool snare and prime example of what we are capable of here at Crockett Tubs. Starting with a high quality 5×13″ solid single ply maple steambent with a custom Brilliant Emerald Green flake high gloss finish. Nope, it’snot a wrap!! We specialize in custom unique paint jobs that set us (and you) apart from the rest. Our custom cut edges and snare beds designed specifically for solid steambent shells are “tried and true” to add just the right amount of bearing edge contact so the drums resonate freely yet have enough control for any tuning. This custom painted shell is coupled with DF tube lugs, 3.0mm triple flanged steel hoops and a Trick multi-step throwoff.

5x13 solid maple brilliant emerald flake

6.5×14″ Carbon Fiber w/ Black Nickel

A truly popular CT build for us. We did a quick video years ago and have gotten insane reviews and still get tons of customer inquiries on this snare. The exact specs of the shell is a thicker version of our CF2, so the Standard CF shell is about 3/16″ thick and has sharp single 45 bearing edges and a natural high gloss finish. These have a bit more volume than the thinner CF2 version and a bit more body. Carbon Fiber is an awesome acoustical material to build with. They are truly the best cross between wood and metal shells as they have crisp clear tones, plenty of highs and depth, and are unaffected by weather or climate that typically throws a wood drum out of tune. These shells are available in all sizes from 8-26″ and we can even custom paint them for you. Shown here in 6.5×14″ with all black nickel hardware makes it a classy drum. Split 1″ inline tube lugs, a Trick multi step throw off and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for the most open tone and dynamics.

6.5x14" CF standard

6.5x14" CF standard closeup

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

Custom Green Rainbow Flake Solid Snare

This 5×14″ solid single ply steam bent birch snare is custom painted with a customer picked green rainbow flake. Crockett Tubs does not have set finishes or guidelines, we can only list as many color examples as we can photo. We will use any color you can find or do the leg work for you until we find just the right shade, flake size, or type to paint your own custom drum. No holds barred; if it’s out there, we will do it! We started with a green basecoat and layer the green flake that has a rainbow shimmer depending on the on the light, then bury it all with our premium high gloss lacquer. Added all chrome hardware featuring Arch2 double ended snare lugs, die cast hoops and a Trick multi-step throwoff to finish it off.

5x14" solid birch green rainbow gloss

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