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A Few Customer Submitted Pics

We love getting customer submissions of pictures on the road, in the studio, at their house or any where in between. We love feedback. We strive ourselves in the knowledge we have for specific sounds and drummer’s needs, and hope that our expertise exceeds our customer’s expectations. So let us know! We keep that communication line open with all customers, so send in your pics and testimonials and let us know wasup!

Diamond Head kit on the road on their 2013 Summer tour

Diamond Head kit on the road on their 2013 Summer tour

 

Drew Cueva's kit at Mill Valley, CA gig

Drew Cueva’s kit at Mill Valley, CA gig

 

Ben Johnson's Kit closeup shot

Ben Johnson’s Kit closeup shot

 

Ben Johnson's Kit w/ some tasty cymbals!

Ben Johnson’s Kit w/ some tasty cymbals!

 

AJ Curtis' newest addition.  Curly Olive Ash 6x14"

AJ Curtis’ newest addition. Curly Olive Ash 6×14″

 

In the Blue Room Studio... A little secret hush hush snare drum.  6x14" Solid Slate

In the Blue Room Studio… A little secret hush hush snare drum. 6×14″ Solid Slate

 

John Messier Live on St. Patty's day with Pop Fiction

John Messier Live on St. Patty’s day with Pop Fiction

Another Rave Review….

We love getting feedback and hearing direct from the customer. Sometimes, there’s not enough time in the day to fully try each drum before it goes out. Although we know the general properties of each build and can help guide you to your perfect sound, each part is specifically chosen by the customer and can vary a drum dramatically. We were literally blown away when I got this email from Jake about his new 5.5×14″ Chrome Vintage Brass Snare….

“Jeff! So, needless to say, I was ecstatic to come home from a 12 hour shift on Saturday to see the box waiting for me. Took me no time to tear that sh*t apart and get my drum out, and man am I speechless! It’s f*cking gorgeous! EXACTLY what I was looking for in appearance. The notched trick is really over the top too. I really can’t put it into words how sleek the trick looks on there, it fits with the whole vibe so well. Those lugs are amazing too, I’m surprised I don’t see more of them.
So I tapped on it a little and holy f*cking sh*t man. Honestly, I think every time I get a drum I say it’s the best drum I’ve ever played, but this one is probably no exaggeration. It has EVERYTHING. The perfect blend between cut and warmth, some nice, sweet low end darkness with all the highs I need. Plus the sensitivity and response is unreal. I can buzz roll hummingbird-quiet with absolutely no effort on her. Beautiful articulation, and a crack that could clear a room. Man I am sold on this one. I just wish I knew more ways to say that it is perfect haha. Thank you so much though, you nailed it. To use the cliche, this drum is everything I was looking for and more. I’ll write a testimonial, whatever you want, this drum absolutely kills. I literally cannot wait to play her more.”

– Jake Waldman

 

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Customer Testimonials

“Hey Jeff, I picked up the snare drum yesterday, and I had a gig last night at a winery. And I just can’t tell ya how pleased I am with that drum. And of course all the people in the band, who are very familiar with drum sounds and the quality of musical instruments, just thought that the sound of the drum was unbelievable. I went ahead and recorded that evening as well, and it recorded just amazingly. Sometimes it’s really hard to record snare drums just because of overtones, rings, and things that are generally very hard to manage in terms of getting a good recording, and your drum just popped thru the mix. I just can’t tell you how happy I am. Just keep up the work cause you make a damn good drum dude.”

– Steve Millard

“These Crockett Tubs drums really rock! Can’t wait for you to make me an orchestral snare drum!”

– Trey Wyatt of The San Francisco Symphony
& Owner of California Percussion.com

“Your drums are top of the line. And you stand by your work. I’m loving playing this gear. That snare is BY FAR the most sensitive snare I’ve ever played, and the 3 way throw off is really nice. For the music I play, mostly medium volume, clubs, private parties, etc. for me it’s, well… perfect! Also this kick is just what I wanted. The tuning range on the whole kit is much wider than I expected. I actually think I play better; or maybe it’s that the drums just sound better. In any case I’m very very pleased.”

– Carl Upthegrove

“Good evening Jeff! I picked the snare up after work but didn’t get a chance to try it out until now. The snare plays absolutely fantastic! That little sucker really cracks! The drum actually resonates more than I thought it would, for a stave drum, which I definitely like. I really appreciate your attention to detail, the drum is a fine piece of work! Nice packing job as well and thanks for the T-shirt…I’ll wear it with pride. When I spend more time with it I’m sure I’ll really learn what it’s capable of and how it ranks, but as for right now I’d say it’s way up there! Definitely within the top 3 of all the 70+ snares I own. All in all I feel the price of the snare is definitely worth it. Anyways, looking forward to the other snare as well and I have a feeling you’ll be hearing more from me in the future. Thanks for following the tracking also, very profesional service! Take care for now Jeff and thanks for this wonderful drum!”

– Jan Lucas (Canada)

“I’m luv’n my custom 7×13″ gloss black Crockett Tubs snare 8ply maple with the black Trick throwoff with 3 different tension settings; not only does it sound great, it is absolutely beautiful. A wide range of sound depending how you like to tune it! It is by far the best snare I own for all occasions! I’m looking forward to the rest of the kit built asap! I’ve known Jeff for about 10yrs now & his work is outstanding & I promote him to all my drum students & all the bands that pass in & out of my studio & on a regular basis. Last but not least, his prices are very honest & respectful! Plus you’re getting exactly what you want! So it’s worth every cent! I invite any drummer in & around Concord, CA to play my drum to see for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!”

– Randy Gallerin of Colorblind Studios

“Hey Jeff, just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for building me this awesome custom snare. Your expertise on what I wanted was perfect. I’m pumped!! It has that nice tight fat sound I’ve been looking for in a snare. Just slighty tuned it from what you did. The wrap is perfect, matches the dw wrap almost perfect. You would have to look really close. I really like the tube lugs and the throwoff. The whole drum is just awesome!! Your craftsmanship is outstanding. Thanks for signing it I really appreciate that. I’m looking forward to playing New Years and all my upcoming gigs with it. Thanks again!!”

– Don Updike

“Hello again from Japan. I purchased your snare a few months ago. Your drum is really great and fantastic!! I love the amazing sound.”

– Sho (Japan)

“At the risk of repeating myself, the snare sounds AMAZING! It’s crazy how just tiny adjustments open up a whole new sound. I couldn’t be happier! And it looks stellar. You are a true artist!”

– Paul Schuyler

“Jeff, I got the birch snare drum today and it is amazing. What a clean, crisp, focused attack. I could go on and on. I really look forward to this drum and I will be buying more. Thanks for your help and what a great drum. Take care.”

– Joe Spata

“The snare sounds really great and I’m very happy with it. Thanks again for the tee-shirt and especially for the snare!”

– Siririth (France)

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