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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 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

5.5×14″ Solid Shell AAA Grade Birdseye Maple Snare

It’s hard to find a quality steambent solid maple shell with this amount of AAA grade birdseye figuring. This 5.5×14″ single ply shell was an overstock made for a very well known drum company’s limited anniversary snare series. After acquiring the raw shell, we used our signature finish steps to our allow the grain to pop and the figure to dance once under our high gloss clear coat. Coupled with chrome hardware and rounded bearing edges creates this classic snare drum. Hardware includes vintage style chrome over brass tube lugs, die cast hoops, Dunnett R4 throwoff and Remo drumheads. Made for one of our best drum customers, who’s collected over 8 different CT drums thus far.

5.5x14" AAA birdseye solid maple side

5.5x14" AAA birdseye maple snare

5.5x14" AAA solid birdseye up close

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

 

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.

5.5×14″ Walnut Stave Snare

What do you do with some left over walnut boards? Well, build a cool snare drum of course! A killer little snare drum that is great for recording, jazz, soft rock, etc. It has a drier tone than maple and a touch darker. Walnut is typically more mid focused as it is a much softer wood than maple which has extreme highs and lows. Everyone has loved this snare in our back stock and hopefully we can keep it long enough to make a video demo. This 5.5×14″ solid stave shell is only 3/8″ thick to help add more resonance and body. The drum is finished in our natural satin oil and shows off the amazing figure of this unique walnut, and take note of the second picture showcasing the sapwood walnut sections which is a lighter color. All chrome hardware includes full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and an RCK throwoff.



Wood Hooped Kit Over Aged White Marine Pearl

This kit looks exactly as it sounds; classic and sweet. It has a nice warm tone from the thin maple shells and that classic old school sound with the wood hoops. A 4pc Standard Series Maple kit in aged white marine pearl with wood hoops in Tomacco satin stain with matching inlays. This is a great example of our Hide-a-head hoops that sit over the head collar instead of on the collars like bass drum hoops. All chrome hardware with chrome over solid brass 50% offset mini 1” tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws, pro spurs, DSS suspension mounts, heavy duty brackets and a Trick multi step throwoff. The matching Remo Fiberskyn front logo bass drum fits the theme perfectly. Sizes include 16×20” kick, 7×10” tom, 8×12” tom, 14×14” floor tom, and a 5.5×14″ snare.