A Few Customer Submitted Pics

We love getting customer submissions of pictures on the road, in the studio, at their house or any where in between. We love feedback. We strive ourselves in the knowledge we have for specific sounds and drummer’s needs, and hope that our expertise exceeds our customer’s expectations. So let us know! We keep that communication line open with all customers, so send in your pics and testimonials and let us know wasup!

Diamond Head kit on the road on their 2013 Summer tour

Diamond Head kit on the road on their 2013 Summer tour

 

Drew Cueva's kit at Mill Valley, CA gig

Drew Cueva’s kit at Mill Valley, CA gig

 

Ben Johnson's Kit closeup shot

Ben Johnson’s Kit closeup shot

 

Ben Johnson's Kit w/ some tasty cymbals!

Ben Johnson’s Kit w/ some tasty cymbals!

 

AJ Curtis' newest addition.  Curly Olive Ash 6x14"

AJ Curtis’ newest addition. Curly Olive Ash 6×14″

 

In the Blue Room Studio... A little secret hush hush snare drum.  6x14" Solid Slate

In the Blue Room Studio… A little secret hush hush snare drum. 6×14″ Solid Slate

 

John Messier Live on St. Patty's day with Pop Fiction

John Messier Live on St. Patty’s day with Pop Fiction

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

New Sleeved Nylon Washers Now Comes Standard On All Drums

We have been using these new nylon washers for the past year or so. A great upgrade that also shows how we at Crockett Tubs observe every single little detail critically. We would just like to shine some spotlight on these little guys. It’s one of those things that is such a simple idea yet makes a ton of difference. These washers are high quality nylon that protect the plating on hoops and eliminate any metal to metal contact. They allow a smoother and more accurate head tuning, and you can actually tune them lower without any annoying buzzing from loose tension rods. They are available in black and clear white, and also available in 16 custom colors as special order.

Black SLEEVED WASHERSWhite SLEEVED WASHER

Custom Color Chart Nylon Washers

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

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