Category Archives: Unique Builds

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

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5pc Custom Cobalt Blue Glass Glitter w/ Black Stripe Kit

Just in time to sneak under the Christmas tree. This is a sweet rock Players Series setup in a custom finish built for John Riggs. Sizes include a 16×24″ kick drum, 10×13″ rack tom, 16×16″ & 16×18″ floor toms, and a 7×14″ snare drum. All Players Series kits feature all maple shells with 8ply toms and 10ply kicks and snares. These shells give you great stick definition with warm tones, and a clear pronounce “cut” in the mix while playing with any band. The finish is a custom color wrap where you can choose any pantone color shade over standard glass glitter or other designs. This cobalt blue glass glitter wrap features a varying size black glass glitter offset stripe that pairs great with the all black nickel hardware. We also added black glass wrap on the inside of the bass hoops with a painted satin black edge to keep a seamless look.

4pc cobalt glass black stripe kit

7x14 cobalt glass black stripe snare

Copper Patina Finishes Just Added!

We’ve just added these unique copper veneers that each have it’s own unique patina and design. The veneer is as thin as an extra ply or like our standard wrap finishes. They add a completely custom look and you won’t find any two finishes alike. Each is handmade and professionally applied to the shell to not affect any loss of shell tone or sound quality. Available for all sized drums from snares, to toms and kick drums. Imagine a whole kit!!!

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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

A Custom Painted Quilted Maple Shell

We did this paint job for another builder. We have the expertise to outsource to for our extreme paint jobs and much more. Any paint, wrap, edge, drill, etc. Let us know how we can help even if it’s a small job to a complete build. This was a very rare heavy quilted maple solid single ply steambent shell that had amazing figuring and grain pattern. Perfect for one of our paint finishes. The color is an ocean blue candy (transparent) high gloss that dances with the amazing grain figure of the color maple.

Ocean Blue Kandy Quilted Maple Solid Shell

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

Custom Birch 16×20″ Kick Drum To Match Yamaha Kit

A custom made addon 16×20″ kick drum to match a Yamaha Recording Artist Series from the early 80’s. This series is now officially out of production and the color was extremely limited. The all birch 8ply shell is very similar to the Yamaha series in tone. We added original full length high tension lugs, same spurs, and our own high quality craftsmanship. The original kit was a limited white lacquer with a copper pearl topcoat that we recreated perfectly. Shown as the drum and hoops as the customer assembled it himself, then a pic of his new drum at the next gig.

16x20" Birch White Yamaha Match

Mik Mestek Kick Drum

Custom Tama Concert Mini-Tom Addons

We don’t usually do counterfeit drums, but lately we have gotten a ton of requests. Some larger companies maybe don’t offer particular sizes for addons. These unique single headed concert style mini-toms were 5.5×6″ and a 5.5×8″ to upgrade the customer’s Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga series. We sprayed a custom tinted heavy chrome flake high gloss lacquer and stained the inside to help match the bubinga on the rest of the kit.

Mini Tama Addons