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3pc Black Glass Glitter – Pop Fiction

A classy kit for our friend John Messier of POP FICTION. This is actually John’s third kit from us. It is a black glass glitter Standard Series maple kit with all chrome hardware. There’s quite a few custom touches on these drums, including an internal bass drum Kelly Shu mount with an XLR jack mounted to the top of the kick drum, Gauger aluminum tom suspension mount, and new DW Truehoops on the toms. Sizes include 8.5×13″ rack tom, 15×15″ floor tom, and a 16×22″ kick. Other hardware includes tail light lugs, round heavy duty brackets, pro spurs, and vintage butterfly claws.


7×12″ Snare & 14×16″ Kick Turquoise Glass Glitter

Big things come in small packages, as they say. This is a 14×16” Standard Series 8ply Maple kick drum and a 7×12″ snare drum in Turquoise Glass Glitter. Both of these drums were built for a our youngest female drummer, Sephie. A young aspiring drummer looking for a high end quality kit, yet something with a small footprint and portability in a cool finish. Addon toms will be built in due time, but this kick and snare combo’d with a hihat are totally fun to play and sound unbelievable. This is our second kick drum in this size and proves that we are fully custom and can build just the right drum for anyone.



A Perfect Wedding Gift

Thinking of a special gift for a musician? Or a memorable mantel piece? We built this for our good friends Joe & Julie Webb as a surprise wedding gift. This utilizes our specialty graphics and is a great example of our custom wraps. A special 6×12″ maple 6ply shell with split (top and bottom) 1″ mini tube lugs and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops. Congrats guys!!!

4pc Dark Teal Satin Stain Kit

This is the second kit we did for Todd Hurley. Finished in a custom stain we blended in house with our satin oil topcoat. These versatile sizes and our Standard Series shells allow any style of tuning, drumhead preference, or for recording or live use. Featuring round Hayman lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS suspension tom mounts, drilled floor tom legs, heavy duty round brackets, pro spurs, and rounded butterfly claws. Sizes are 8×10″ tom, 9×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor, and an 18×22″ kick.

Sweet Gold Glass Glitter Maple Kit

One of our favorite colors that is just too under-used. This Standard Series 3pc kit wrapped in Gold Glass Glitter fits perfectly for our customer, JOHN MESSIER, who plays in the high energy band POP FICTION that sports some of the top dance, pop, rock, and plenty more music from the past 6 decades. They are one of the top gigging cover bands in the greater California area. This kit features chrome tail light lugs, an upgraded aluminum Gauger suspension tom mount, vintage style butterfly claws, pro spurs and heavy duty round brackets. Sizes are 8×12″ rack tom, 14×14″ floor tom, and a 16×22″ kick drum.

Check out Pop Fiction here:
http://www.popfictionlive.com

3pc Super Light Traveling Bop Kit

We built this kit for Joe Glaser of the band Alma Desnuda, a very eclectic band that is passionate and soulful in spreading great music and energy. Joe had specifically asked for a light weight gigging kit as they are on tour most days of the year and with smaller sizes as he plays a hybrid kit of percussion instruments and drums while sitting on a cajon drum instead of a drum throne. We built this kit using our Standard Series maple shells in smaller sizes as they would have a rounded, full tone and wide tuning range. Also we used the lightest parts available while also being highly durable and functional so that kit could be easily transported across the US and travel overseas on tour. Sizes include 8×12″ tom, 12×14″ tom, 14×18″ kick drum. Hardware includes 1″ mini tube lugs for minimal shell contact and durability, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS suspension mounts, heavy duty round brackets, and vintage style folding spurs as they are a third the weight of standard pro spurs. We also later made a matching 5.5×14″ Standard Series 8ply maple snare.

3pc Silver Sparkle Maple Kit w/ 20″ Kick

A classic looking kit in classic sizes. We built this kit for a new church in San Francisco looking for an all around kit that would suit multiple players, yet not overwhelm the band our the front row audience. A 3pc Standard Series kit in classic silver sparkle wrap with all chrome hardware. Sizes are 8×12″ & 14×14″ maple 6ply toms, and a 16×20″ maple 8ply kick. Warm and punchy with just the right amount of attack and volume.

Birdseye Maple w/ Brass Hardware