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Wood Stain Finishes Catalog

A quick list of some of our wood stains. We mix our own stains in house and can develop any shade or match any color. You want something darker or lighter? Sure, no problem. You want a specific color from something you already own, or have an idea you’ve seen elsewhere? Ya, we can do all that.

Any of our wood stain colors can be topcoated with either high gloss or satin finishes. Fades and bursts to either natural or other colors also available.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

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

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Painted shells out the door…..

Some custom painted drum shells we sent out this week. We can supply you with any shell available or send in your own, with any color paint, stain, kandy, sparkle flake, fade, color match, etc added to your liking. If you build your own drums instead of a complete drum, or anything in between, we can help you out. Added bearing edges cut, snare beds, drilling for hardware, installed reinforcement rings, parts, wrap, etc.

Here are a few shells shipped out in our super high gloss. And yes we know how to pack em so they get to you scratch free and damage free.

Email us here with any questions

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.


5pc Custom Painted Blood Red Marbelizer

An amazing custom painted drum kit for our good friend and amazing credited drummer KARL WILCOX of the well known hard rock band DIAMONDHEAD. This is only one of a few kits we have scheduled for Karl for his US and European tours this year alone. Be on the lookout for this kit and others with his solo side projects.
This Players Series Maple drumkit was custom painted high gloss blood red over black marbelizer which creates an unusual swirled marble design with metallic red flake. An unreal finish and fully custom! Hardware includes solid made chrome over brass mini 1″ tube lugs inline, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, heavy duty pro spurs and floor tom brackets, Yamaha YESS mounts on rack toms to work with the customer’s reliable stands, rubber gasketed die cast bass hoop claws. Drum sizes are 8×10″ tom, 9×12″ tom, 12×14″ Floor, 14×16″ floor, 18×22″ kick.

Check out Karl w/ DiamondHead for their latest tour here:
DIAMONDHEAD WEBSITE


4pc Black Stain High Gloss BeBop Kit

A new 4pc kit with matching snare for our buddy Nick Fishman who is currently on tour with his new kit throughout the US and then off on his European tour. After hours of consulting with Nick, we determined that our thinner Standard Series Maple of 6ply toms and an 8ply kick with added custom made 3ply maple reinforcement rings would be the best drumkit possible for him and his various music styles. Our thin maple shells offer tons of body and low end but the installed re-rings add just a touch of high end cut. The color is a dark black transparent stain where you can still see the wood grain (just not in the photos of course) with our high gloss topcoat. We left the insie of the kick hoops natural for a nice wood contrast. A very cool sounding and classy looking bop kit. Sizes include 14×18″ kick, 5.5×14″ snare, 8×12″ tom, 14×14″ floor all with chrome hardware and a single tom bass drum mount installed.

Check out Nick’s website here….
http://nickfishmandrums.com/live


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.



Solid Shell Rosewood Snare w/ Custom Lugs

A solid steam bent single ply shell of exotic rosewood drenched in our super high gloss with custom made Arc lugs, single flanged chrome over brass hoops, and a Nickelworks throwoff. We built this snare for 2010 Chicago Custom & Vintage Show contest held by DrumFoundry, where this drum competed with several others and judged by esteemed professional drummer Gavin Harrison from the influential band Porcupine Tree. This drum finished 2nd place and we were proud our drum got sent in to the show.

The single flanged hoops with clips opens up the drum a bit with a soft touch and deeper tone. The hoops along with the solid rosewood shell create a vintage tone that has killer dynamics!



Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree judging the Chicago Snare Constest 2010

5×14″ Carbon FIber / Maple Hybrid

A unique prototype shell that is a custom made hybrid of a 5ply maple shell and inner layer of finished carbon fiber. The super thin maple shell has a ton of open tone and body with the most resonance possible, while the added carbon fiber adds volume and shell strength integrity as carbon fiber is super light weight yet highly durable. This snare is bit more powerful and a touch louder than our Standard Series all maple 8ply snare, also a touch brighter and clearer sounding sensitivity. A unique design that progress into more sizes, 14″ diameter available in any depth. This shell has beautiful grain so it was finished in our natural high gloss lacquer with chrome hardware, including solid brass full length tube lugs, a Trick multistep throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and Puresound wires.