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4pc Nesting Kit All White Glass Glitter!

This sweet little Standard Series maple kit is built in one of our favorite new finishes called white glass glitter. The white backing with clear glass glitter really picks up all the stage lights and pops out behind the band. Pairs great with the all black nickel hardware as well. Equally as unique, is the nesting feature where all the drums fit inside each other and travel in one case. The larger shells have custom latches and inner extra shell rings to keep it air tight and proper alignment when opening and closing the drums so no quality of tone is lost. Sizes include 8×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor, 16×20″ kick, and a 6.5×14″ snare. Custom built for RT Goodrich of the band JUNK PARLOR. RT and his new kit immediately toured SXSW and House of Blues in Hollywood promoting their latest album “Wild Tones” which was produced by Jonathan Burnside; known for his work with Nirvana, Faith No More, and The Melvins.

3pc white glass nesting
3pc white glass nesting inside top
6.5x14 white glass
3pc white glass nesting bass port

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.


4pc Brilliant Blue Burst Kit

Lately one of our newest and most popular drum finishes in a very versatile kit. This kit is a Standard Series maple kit (6ply toms and 8ply kick) in Brilliant Blue Burst Satin Stain which is a bright medium blue stain that fades to a rich black. Sizes include a 16×20″ kick drum, 8×10″ and 8×12″ rack toms, and a 12×14″ floor tom on a DSS suspension cradle. Great sizes for any style of player. This kit sounds warm and full of resonance due to the thinner shells and our CT bearing edges. All chrome hardware includes 1″ mini tube lugs inline, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, pro spurs, DSS suspension mounts and floor tom cradle, air suspension floor tom legs, pro spurs and Remo drumheads.

Mic Rawls on his CT kit

Another happy customer emailed photo of MIC RAWLS on his new CT kit. Nice antique filter.

Get the full listing of his kit here:
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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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Another custom blended color stain kit…

All of our wood color stains are mixed in house. This gives us ultimate control in exactly which shade of color you would like and to make sure there is nothing “stock” about your drumkit. This color was actually a mix of 3 different stains to achieve our newest color – “Golden Brown”, a rich deep brown with a hint of amber glow. All black nickel hardware pulls the whole kit together. This kit was made for DREW CUEVA of STATIC THOUGHT and was literally finished the night before their US/Canadian tour. Sizes are 18×22″ kick, 9×12″ tom, 16×16″ floor tom, 6×14″ snare. A maple Players Series kit with a 10ply snare installed with 6ply reinforcement rings for extra cut and full tone.
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5pc Maple Kit in Brilliant Blue Burst Satin Stain

A custom stained Standard Series Maple kit made for Adam Wilson; which is his second CT drumit.  This is a custom blended color we called Brilliant Blue to Black Burst in a satin stain finish.  The chrome hardware really set off the color and wood grain.  Sizes include 8×10″ tom, 8×12″ tom, 14×14″ floor, 16×16″ floor, 16×22″ kick.  The kit includes all chrome over solid brass mini 1″ tube lugs inline, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, heavy duty hinged brackets, tom suspension isolation mounts, pro spurs, and Evans drumheads.


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