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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

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.


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.

LOVE YOUR DRUMS WEBSITE



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.

5pc Custom Painted Blood Red Marbelizer

An amazing custom painted drum kit for our good friend and amazing credited drummer KARL WILCOX of the well known hard rock band DIAMONDHEAD. This is only one of a few kits we have scheduled for Karl for his US and European tours this year alone. Be on the lookout for this kit and others with his solo side projects.
This Players Series Maple drumkit was custom painted high gloss blood red over black marbelizer which creates an unusual swirled marble design with metallic red flake. An unreal finish and fully custom! Hardware includes solid made chrome over brass mini 1″ tube lugs inline, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, heavy duty pro spurs and floor tom brackets, Yamaha YESS mounts on rack toms to work with the customer’s reliable stands, rubber gasketed die cast bass hoop claws. Drum sizes are 8×10″ tom, 9×12″ tom, 12×14″ Floor, 14×16″ floor, 18×22″ kick.

Check out Karl w/ DiamondHead for their latest tour here:
DIAMONDHEAD WEBSITE


7×13″ Snare with Tons of Pop and Tone

A funky 13″ snare drum that has tons of pop and tone. The 8ply maple of our Standard Series coupled with the 7″ depth and 13″ diameter creates a full bodied snare drum that has a tighter attack and warm tone. Finished in our Natural Satin Oil on a beautiful shell we chose with some slight curly figuring. All chrome hardware including full length solid brass tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for a more open tone, and an RCK throwoff.

Piano Black Snare w/ Custom S-Hoops

Typically one of the notoriously hardest finishes to get right. Our perfect piano black solid lacquer is created with the purest black pigment and a flawlessly smooth gloss top coat that creates a true mirror reflection. A true first-class finish on a versatile snare drum size and thickness. Proven to be great for any style of music. Also featured on this snare are specialty S-Hoops that have a reverse flange on the top of the hoop that flattens out across the drumhead to add extra crack to your rimshots and cross stick sounds. S-hoops are compared to die cast hoops but with open tone of typical triple flanged hoops. A 5.5×14″ Standard Series 8ply Maple shell including ten full length chrome over brass tube lugs, a Trick multi step throwoff, and german snare wires.


6.5×13″ White Marine Pearl

A very popular size for all styles of music when you require a more focused “pop” than what you get out of a typical 14″ snare. This Standard Series 8ply maple shell coupled with this size creates a well balanced open tone with a tighter snap but plenty of depth. Great for a main snare, or in this case for Don Updike, a great addition to anyone’s snare collection. Professionally wrapped in White Marine Pearl with all chrome hardware, including full length tube lugs, a RCK throwoff, and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.