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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

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

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

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

 

6.5×14″ Vintage Brass Series Tarnished Snare

6.5x14" Tarnished Snare

A natural blonde dressed in all black

A killer kit made for all music situations and dressed to kill. Finished in a natural hard satin clear that is a specialty finish that is similar to our ultra durable high gloss top coat but with a low satin sheen. So you have the best finish clarity of the wood and greatest amount of durability than any other finish out there. Our Standard Series all maple shells are thin for a warm full tone and great for live and recording, or for any other situation. Sizes were made with versatility in mind as well. Two different size bass drums for anything from jazz to rock, and three versatile tom sizes that can be used as a 5pc or just a 4pc with either kick drum. Sizes include 18×22″ and 14×18″ kick drums, 8×10″ and 9×12″ rack toms, 14×14″ floor tom, and our most popular snare size – 6.5×14″. These shells look gorgeous paired with the all black nickel hardware. Parts include, mini 1″ tube lugs with 50% offset, die cast bass drum claws, pro spurs, DSS tom mounts, heavy duty brackets, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a Trick multi step throwoff.



6.5×14″ Burnt Sienna with 4.5mm Rolled Steel Hoops

A great mix of old school with modern tech. The shell is a thin 7ply all maple construction with added 7ply reinforcement rings. This shell creates a very fat, open body with a touch of focus and cut from the re-rings. The 4.5mm cold rolled steel hoops are similar to vintage single flange hoops that give the drum a more boxy, older tone but since the hoops are much thicker and are heavy steel, they produce more cut and heavy rimshots. These hoops can be considered a cross of die cast and single flanged hoops. A very deep sounding drum with good crack and plenty of punch. Finished in our popular Burnt Sienna Satin Stain. Fitted with the best hardware available, including a new all chrome Trick multi step throwoff, chrome over solid brass tube lugs, steel mini claws, Remo drumheads and German snare wires.