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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

5.5×14″ Vintage Brass Series Chrome Snare

5.5x14" Chrome Over Brass Snare

Seatraffic music video – shot in San Francisco in under 48hrs

Check out our friend Brandon Harrison of the band SEATRAFFIC showcasing his 8×14″ black nickel over brass snare in their newest music video. The video was shot in San Francisco in under 48 hours part of a 16 bands / 16 filmmakers in one weekend contest.

7×14″ Solid Segment Purpleheart

Pimp = purple and gold for sure. A killer segmented shell of solid exotic wood Purpleheart in natural high gloss lacquer. Yup, no stains or dyes used, leave it up to mother nature to create this naturally beautiful wood. Coupled with all brass hardware really makes the colors pop. This a 7×14″ shell for extra depth and tone which is already enhanced by the 1/2″ thick solid wood segments. It includes full length tube lugs, Trick multi step throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, Remo drumheads and our new phosphorous bronze 20 strand snare wires.

6×13″ Segment Wenge & Bloodwood Snare

A custom shell we worked on for a repeat customer. This shell is a 6×13″ segment solid wood that is 9/16″ thick made of exotic Wenge with a Bloodwood center stripe. Segment shells are constructed much like a brick pattern that utilize solid wood pieces, much like our Stave Shells but in a different construction. We hosed the shell down with a ton super high gloss clear coat and buffed to a perfect mirror-like finish. The snare is dressed with all brass hardware including full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, P86 throwoff and butt plate, and remo drumheads w/ german snare wires.


5×14″ Smooth Black Nickel Over Brass

We built this snare drum for CHRISTIAN CANALITA, a local teacher and drummer for the country-rock singer JESSICA CAYLYAN. A 5×14″ smooth black nickel over brass shell that creates that warm brass snare sound with that extra bite. The added die cast hoops help focus the extra overtones while adding bolder rimshots and cross-stick sounds. All chrome hardware includes full length solid brass tube lugs x10, a vintage style P-86 throwoff and German brass snare wires. A killer sound drum for any collection, especially to fill that metal snare drum void.

Check out Christian here:
http://www.canalita.com

The Jessica Caylyn Band:
http://www.jessicacaylyn.com

6.5×14″ Solid Steambent Sycamore Snare

A crazy unique wood with unbelievable grain. One of our solid single ply steambent drum shells custom made out of solid sycamore wood with matching sycamore reinforcement rings instead of typical maple rings. This snare drum has a ton of body with a similar tone to maple but a bit deeper note. It has a soft touch with plenty of sensitivity yet plenty of volume. One of our favorite sounding snare drums to date. Finished in our super high gloss clear coat that is buffed to a perfection over natural sycamore. Dressed with all brass hardware, including solid brass full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, P86 vintage throwoff and a matching brass and black plated CT name badge.