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New Sleeved Nylon Washers Now Comes Standard On All Drums

We have been using these new nylon washers for the past year or so. A great upgrade that also shows how we at Crockett Tubs observe every single little detail critically. We would just like to shine some spotlight on these little guys. It’s one of those things that is such a simple idea yet makes a ton of difference. These washers are high quality nylon that protect the plating on hoops and eliminate any metal to metal contact. They allow a smoother and more accurate head tuning, and you can actually tune them lower without any annoying buzzing from loose tension rods. They are available in black and clear white, and also available in 16 custom colors as special order.

Black SLEEVED WASHERSWhite SLEEVED WASHER

Custom Color Chart Nylon Washers

Blue Sky Pearl 3pc Vintage Maple Kit

A great jazz kit built towards that great Gretsch feel. Our thicker vintage style maple shells built with thick poplar inner plies and wide maple reinforcement rings are made to replicate older American style shells to produce a warmer tone and that vintage feel. Sizes include – 8×12″ tom, 14×14″ floor, 14×18″ kick. The added die cast hoops allow for wider tuning range without sacrificing tone and to bring out better highs, and the Gretsch style reproduction lugs all add to the vintage look. We cut a unique rounded 30 degree bearing edge on all drums to add that fat old school sound that was common on these style kits. Matched with high quality chromed hardware and the blue sky pearl wrap with all satin black hoops and matching inlays create a great vintage jazz 3pc kit. Other features include a vintage style rail bass drum mount, lightweight vintage folding spurs, modern DSS suspension systems, fiberskyn heads all around, and rounded butterfly claws.

3pc vintage maple sky blue pearl

3pc vintage maple sky blue pearl inlay up close

5.5×14″ Solid Shell AAA Grade Birdseye Maple Snare

It’s hard to find a quality steambent solid maple shell with this amount of AAA grade birdseye figuring. This 5.5×14″ single ply shell was an overstock made for a very well known drum company’s limited anniversary snare series. After acquiring the raw shell, we used our signature finish steps to our allow the grain to pop and the figure to dance once under our high gloss clear coat. Coupled with chrome hardware and rounded bearing edges creates this classic snare drum. Hardware includes vintage style chrome over brass tube lugs, die cast hoops, Dunnett R4 throwoff and Remo drumheads. Made for one of our best drum customers, who’s collected over 8 different CT drums thus far.

5.5x14" AAA birdseye solid maple side

5.5x14" AAA birdseye maple snare

5.5x14" AAA solid birdseye up close

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

 

3pc Burnt Sienna Nesting Kit

A unique way to make your kit more portable when less bags to carry is ideal. Each shell fits inside of the next larger drum to utilize space, as the kick drum is carried within a padded case. The kick and floor tom both are split shells with an installed maple reinforcement ring to add shell integrity and prevent any loss of sound. Custom draw latches that are specially drilled to prevent shell turning or rotating. Various thickness foam pieces are inserted when nesting (or soft padded bags depending on sizes) for safe and protected travels when hauling to the next gig. Finished in Burnt Sienna Satin Stain over Standard Series Maple shells. 9×12″ rack tom, 14×16″ floor tom, 16×20″ kick drum with a vintage rail tom mount that is easily removed and packed away. Other hardware includes tail light lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS tom suspension mount, rounded butterfly claws, and pro spurs.


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.


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.