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Exotic Mappa Burl Veneer Snare

Nature’s best. An exotic Mappa Burl veneer that features tons of curly and quilted figuring and a “peppered” burl look that looks killer on our high gloss lacquer. An 8ply maple Standard Series shell with our CT bearing edges and smooth snare beds. The natural finished veneer is really set off by the black nickel hardware. Hardware includes solid brass DF tube lugs, Nickelworks black with black nickel throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for a more open full bodied tone, german snare wires and Remo drumheads.

Couple of Natural Satin Oil Snare Drums

A few of our most popular drums at an affordable price. Shown here are a 6.5×14″ and 5.5×14″. Both drums are our Standard Series 8ply Maple snares featuring our dual 45 rounded top CT signature bearing edges and smooth snare beds. Our natural satin oil finish is the lightest finish available while still adding protection and is considered the least sound altering finish while bringing out the best of the wood. This allows any drummer to purchase one of our drums at a more attractive price point due to less labor and material costs on our part. We use all the same high end parts that come stock with our CT snares, including chrome over brass tube lugs, optional RCK throwoffs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, german snare wires, and Remo drumheads.

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6.5×14″ Aged WMP

One of our most popular wrap colors that looks classy and timeless. This is our workhorse of a snare drum. 6.5×14″ Standard Series maple 8ply with our dual 45 CT bearing edges and snare beds. This drum can be tuned for all styles of music and has more body and punch than most other custom drum companies that use thicker shells. We have built countless snare drums like this one for all sorts of drummers with raved reviews. All chrome hardware sets of the vintage style Aged White Marine Pearl wrap, including vintage style tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a RCK throwoff, Puresound wires and Remo drumheads.

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.

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5.5×14″ Blood Red Satin Stain w/ Black Nickel

A deep, dark red stain under satin oil that looks great with our black nickel hardware. This 5.5×14″ Standard Series 8ply maple features GN double ended lugs which utilize only one mounting screw so there is less shell drilling, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Trick multi step throwoff, german snare wires and Remo drumheads.

This drum now resides in Australia.

6.5×14″ Studio Series Birch Snare

A prime example of our Studio Series snare drum which is an all 100% Birch 8ply shell with our dual 45 rounded top bearing edges and smooth snare beds. Our birch shells are slightly more focused than maple as they are more boosted mid tones and have a more controlled sound. The lack of extreme high end or excess of overtones creates a snare sound that is great under the microphone or in any studio. Many of our Studio Series Birch drum customers have raved about their versatility as you can play these drums live or in the studio just fine. This drum is finished in our natural satin oil with all chrome hardware, including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a RCK throwoff.

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.