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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

A Custom Brilliant Emerald Flake Paint Job

A super cool snare and prime example of what we are capable of here at Crockett Tubs. Starting with a high quality 5×13″ solid single ply maple steambent with a custom Brilliant Emerald Green flake high gloss finish. Nope, it’snot a wrap!! We specialize in custom unique paint jobs that set us (and you) apart from the rest. Our custom cut edges and snare beds designed specifically for solid steambent shells are “tried and true” to add just the right amount of bearing edge contact so the drums resonate freely yet have enough control for any tuning. This custom painted shell is coupled with DF tube lugs, 3.0mm triple flanged steel hoops and a Trick multi-step throwoff.

5x13 solid maple brilliant emerald flake

Custom Birch 16×20″ Kick Drum To Match Yamaha Kit

A custom made addon 16×20″ kick drum to match a Yamaha Recording Artist Series from the early 80’s. This series is now officially out of production and the color was extremely limited. The all birch 8ply shell is very similar to the Yamaha series in tone. We added original full length high tension lugs, same spurs, and our own high quality craftsmanship. The original kit was a limited white lacquer with a copper pearl topcoat that we recreated perfectly. Shown as the drum and hoops as the customer assembled it himself, then a pic of his new drum at the next gig.

16x20" Birch White Yamaha Match

Mik Mestek Kick Drum

Custom Tama Concert Mini-Tom Addons

We don’t usually do counterfeit drums, but lately we have gotten a ton of requests. Some larger companies maybe don’t offer particular sizes for addons. These unique single headed concert style mini-toms were 5.5×6″ and a 5.5×8″ to upgrade the customer’s Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga series. We sprayed a custom tinted heavy chrome flake high gloss lacquer and stained the inside to help match the bubinga on the rest of the kit.

Mini Tama Addons

3pc Burnt Sienna High Gloss Kit

A classic CT Standard Series kit featured in our distinct Burnt Sienna stain under our premium high gloss clearcoat. This is a sweet little 3pc Maple set with an 18×20″ kick 8ply drilled for a vintage rail mount and cymbal arm. This helps eliminate extra hardware stands and a tighter setup with less floor space. Added 6ply maple 9×12″ rack and 14×14″ floor tom complete this versatile setup. All quality chrome hardware includes 1″ inline mini tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, pro spurs, heavy duty hinged brackets, rounded butterfly bass claws, and a vintage CT crest bass logo on a Fiberskyn head.

3pc burnt sienna gloss

3pc burnt sienna high gloss up close

7×14″ Cherry Swirl Snare

This custom veneer is man-made from actual wood to create this psychedelic look. The 7×14″ all birch shell with custom veneer is naturally finished under our rich high gloss clear coat. Hardware includes black nickel parts with full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a Trick multi step throwoff. Great focused pop and bottom end out of this unique snare drum.

7x14" cherry swirl

7x14" cherry swirl 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