Category Archives: Unique Builds

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

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7×14″ Cherry Swirl Snare

This custom veneer is man-made from actual wood to create this psychedelic look. The 7×14″ all birch shell with custom veneer is naturally finished under our rich high gloss clear coat. Hardware includes black nickel parts with full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a Trick multi step throwoff. Great focused pop and bottom end out of this unique snare drum.

7x14" cherry swirl

7x14" cherry swirl up close

3pc Burnt Sienna Nesting Kit

A unique way to make your kit more portable when less bags to carry is ideal. Each shell fits inside of the next larger drum to utilize space, as the kick drum is carried within a padded case. The kick and floor tom both are split shells with an installed maple reinforcement ring to add shell integrity and prevent any loss of sound. Custom draw latches that are specially drilled to prevent shell turning or rotating. Various thickness foam pieces are inserted when nesting (or soft padded bags depending on sizes) for safe and protected travels when hauling to the next gig. Finished in Burnt Sienna Satin Stain over Standard Series Maple shells. 9×12″ rack tom, 14×16″ floor tom, 16×20″ kick drum with a vintage rail tom mount that is easily removed and packed away. Other hardware includes tail light lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS tom suspension mount, rounded butterfly claws, and pro spurs.


7×14″ Solid Segment Purpleheart

Pimp = purple and gold for sure. A killer segmented shell of solid exotic wood Purpleheart in natural high gloss lacquer. Yup, no stains or dyes used, leave it up to mother nature to create this naturally beautiful wood. Coupled with all brass hardware really makes the colors pop. This a 7×14″ shell for extra depth and tone which is already enhanced by the 1/2″ thick solid wood segments. It includes full length tube lugs, Trick multi step throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, Remo drumheads and our new phosphorous bronze 20 strand snare wires.

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5×14″ Karelian Birch Slingerland Snare

A unique shell constructed of thin maple ply with an inside and outside ply of exotic karelian birch. This custom shell was provided by Stone Custom Drum Co which has recently acquired and retooled all the old Slingerland shell molds. The drum has a very warm sound and great fat tone for a softer touch and that classic vintage sound. We can work with Stone Custom Drums to produce unique vintage slingerland style shells for any customer in sizes 12″, 13″ and 14″ for now and more sizes coming. Finished in our natural high gloss lacquer with all black nickel hardware. The added 8 lugs creates a fatter feel and depth instead of a typical 10 lug version that has more high end crack and wide dynamics.



Win This Snare Drum!

A very heartfelt build for the LOVE YOUR DRUMS FUNDRAISER, a tribute for our friend and fellow drum builder Dennis Stauffer. Dennis was the sole owner and builder at Phattie Drums and Stauffer Percussion who’s recent passing in early January 2012 hit hard with the drum community. Dennis was well known to be a honest and passionate person whose craftmanship and innovation helped lead the forefront in custom drums. Personally for CT Drums, Dennis had contributed many industry trade secrets, sold us custom designed jigs, and we traded backordered parts and items in desperate times of need.

This snare drum is one of the amazing 40+ snares and 3+ drum kits (nearly $30,000 total value) that you can win from the fundraiser. All proceeds of the raffle conducted by the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will be held on May 20, 2012 at the Chicago Drum Show. Raffle tickets can be purchased for only $10ea and you don’t have to present to win. Purchase tickets here.

The specs on this drum we donated are a 6×14″ Standard Series 8ply Maple shell with an exotic veneer of wavy zebrawood which is uniquely different from typical straight grained zebrawood. Added matching maple hoops with inner ply of matching zebrawood and outside inlayed stripe in between exotic wenge wood. No stains or dyes, all mother nature here. Finished with our natural satin oil that highlights the natural beauty and character of the wood. All black nickel parts include full length tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws and a Nickelworks throwoff.

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6×14″ Curly Olive Ash Snare

We hand picked this awesome piece of exotic veneer for this special drum. We have complete access to multiple types of veneers and species. The tight curly figure in this olive ash pops under our natural satin oil finish over our Standard Series Maple 8ply workhorse snare. Fitted with all chrome hardware, including vintage tube lugs x10, triple flanged 2.3mm hoops, a Trick multi step throwoff, and German brass wires.