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New 3ply Maple/Poplar/Maple kit with 20″ kick

Get that vintage sound with modern made shells and parts. Here is another brand new kit featuring our 3ply Vintage Series drums. These shells are made of thick ply of poplar sandwich between two plies of thick maple for a really rich and warm tone. These are straight wall shells that do not have any reinforcement rings on the inside so these create a wider tuning range and deep lows to bright highs. Sizes on this kit include 16×20″ kick, 8×12″ rack, and a 14×14″ floor tom. All vintage style details include aged white marine pearl wrap, mini tube lugs, butterfly claws, wrap inlayed bass drum hoops that were stained in satin black, T-handle tension rods, and many other high end parts.

Look out for a new demo video featuring this kit soon too!

3pc aged amp 3ply 20inch
3pc aged amp 3ply 20inch bass hoop unclose

4×14″ Solid Walnut Symphonic Snare

Here is a cool snare we built for another percussionist for the San Francisco Symphony. It is a solid single ply steambent all walnut shell with matching walnut reinforcement rings for a darker, warmer tone. The 4×14″ size leaves a drier, articulated tone and extreme sensitivity paired with our perfect sharp bearing edges and custom cut snare beds to fit the triple snare wires & cords. All custom hardware including double ended chrome over solid brass tube lugs, single flanged hoops with clips, and a Triad strainer and butt system. A high gloss natural finish really classes up this unique walnut drum.

4x14" Walnut Symphonic

A Custom Painted Quilted Maple Shell

We did this paint job for another builder. We have the expertise to outsource to for our extreme paint jobs and much more. Any paint, wrap, edge, drill, etc. Let us know how we can help even if it’s a small job to a complete build. This was a very rare heavy quilted maple solid single ply steambent shell that had amazing figuring and grain pattern. Perfect for one of our paint finishes. The color is an ocean blue candy (transparent) high gloss that dances with the amazing grain figure of the color maple.

Ocean Blue Kandy Quilted Maple Solid Shell

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.

5.5×14″ Polished Aluminum Bling!

Just got done taping up the box for this drum being shipped to Canada. It is our Aluminum Series snare drum in a high polished mirror like finish with all chrome hardware for the cleanest silvery bling possible! Our Aluminum Series drums are 1/8″ (3mm) thick shells with a perfectly cut fully rounded bearing edge that helps to cut down on the typical overtones of metal snares. Aluminum shells are about the driest sounding of all metal shells and has a chunky tone. The added heavy die cast hoops focus the shell further and add explosive rimshots. A very aggressive metal snare with a broad tuning range and versatility. This drum is fitted with all chrome hardware, including a Trick multi step throwoff, die cast hoops, full length tube lugs and a 42 strand German Brass wire set.

Wrap Choices

We use all the most popular wraps available on the market, as well as the ability to order custom sheets per order. Some of the wraps are available in vintage style sparkle to modern shimmery glass glitters, and classic style marine pearls, oysters, onyx, silk ripples, and solids.

Custom colors in all styles are available along with fades or bursts or custom logos and artwork. Custom topcoat sheens are available in our standard high gloss, satin, metallic, or matte level finishes. Color stripes are also available in any style.

If you don’t see what you want, just ask and we’ll do our best to acquire it.
Other colors available, but not pictured.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

{** Due to monitor and organic differences, colors and designs 
are representations only that can vary in person. **}

Exotic Wood Veneers

We search for only AAA grade wood veneers or higher for our drums.  Each sheet is hand picked for its figure, color, and uniqueness.  If you order a kit or multiple drums, all veneers are sequence matched for a perfect blended look.

All veneers can be finished with our premium high gloss, satin or matte sheen topcoats.  Stains and Kandy Color Tints are also available, as well as fades, bursts or solids.  Wood stripes of varying wood species can be added.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

{** Due to monitor and organic differences, colors and designs 
are representations only that can vary in person. **}

Marbelizer Paint Design Colors

A creatively custom paint design, where no two are identical. Each drum is completely unique.

Available under our supreme high gloss, satin or matte sheen topcoats. Samples are shown over solid black basecoats, but any color can be used. Silver Metallic can be used as a basecoat under any of our Kandy Color Tints for a ton of depth in the finish that’s a mile deep. Fades and bursts are also available.

Add multiple colors for even more awesomeness! Custom colors also available.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

{** Due to monitor and organic differences, colors and designs 
are representations only that can vary in person. **}