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6.5×14″ Thin Carbon Fiber Snare

A prime example of our CF2 series, featuring a super thin 1/16″ all carbon fiber shell with all chrome hardware. These thin CF shells have a very warm and punchy sound but with a bit of metallic overtones and bite. Carbon FIber is often describe as a good cross of wood and metal snare sounds with a touch of dryness. A killer acoustic material and super light weight. We’ve done plenty of these CF2 series snare drums for all types of drummers with raved reviews. This drum also features special edition GN tube lugs that are high quality chrome over solid brass with a unique design flare. Triple flanged 2.3mm hoops, a Trick multi step throwoff, german snare wires and Remo drumheads tops of this build.
Any depth 14″ shells available, more sizes coming soon….



Vintage Mahogany 6.5×14″ Snare

Our Vintage Mahogany Series shells are reminiscent of older 70’s American made shells that have become highly desirable for their warm soft tone. Our shells utilize the newer shell forming technology with stricter tolerances while still paying homage to the vintage sound. These shells are made of mahogany faces with a poplar core and 10ply wide maple reinforcement rings. Sticking with the vintage sound, we cut a roundover bearing edge to add more head to shell contact for a fatter tone and less ring. Shown here in our natural satin oil with a spectacular ribbon mahogany face, chrome hardware, beavertail double ended lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, RCK throwoff and German brass snare wires.

8×14″ Natural Birdseye Maple Snare

Deeper snare drums have been extremely popular here at CT Drums. This is a Players Series all maple 10ply shell with an exotic birdseye maple veneer with our natural satin oil to accentuate the unique grain and amazing figure. The thicker Players Series 10ply shell compared to our Standard Series 8ply maple creates a louder crack with an increase in volume and projection, but this 8×14″ snare depth adds extra depth and body so a huge tuning range is available with plenty of aggressive tone. Tune it down for a fatter, warmer sound or crank it up for a brighter snap but with plenty of body and all with that sweet maple snare sound. Built with our standard chrome over solid brass full length tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops for an open tone, a Trick multi step throwoff and german snare wires.


4pc Dark Teal Satin Stain Kit

This is the second kit we did for Todd Hurley. Finished in a custom stain we blended in house with our satin oil topcoat. These versatile sizes and our Standard Series shells allow any style of tuning, drumhead preference, or for recording or live use. Featuring round Hayman lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, DSS suspension tom mounts, drilled floor tom legs, heavy duty round brackets, pro spurs, and rounded butterfly claws. Sizes are 8×10″ tom, 9×12″ tom, 14×16″ floor, and an 18×22″ kick.

5×14″ Curly Maple Stave

Unbelievable amounts of body and full wood tone come from thinner stave drums. Solid wood stave drums are available in all varieties of wood types, shell thicknesses and sizes. This gives you ultimate control to capture the individual tonal qualities of each specific wood, the amount of body or attack and volume due to it’s thickness, all with your requested size of depth and diameter. This natural satin oil 5×14″ curly maple 7/16″ stave has a sweet drum tone and an amazing amount of body for it’s 5″ depth. Attached are turret double ended lugs that create less mass on the shell and only one drilling point, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a Nickelworks black and chrome throwoff.


Sweet Gold Glass Glitter Maple Kit

One of our favorite colors that is just too under-used. This Standard Series 3pc kit wrapped in Gold Glass Glitter fits perfectly for our customer, JOHN MESSIER, who plays in the high energy band POP FICTION that sports some of the top dance, pop, rock, and plenty more music from the past 6 decades. They are one of the top gigging cover bands in the greater California area. This kit features chrome tail light lugs, an upgraded aluminum Gauger suspension tom mount, vintage style butterfly claws, pro spurs and heavy duty round brackets. Sizes are 8×12″ rack tom, 14×14″ floor tom, and a 16×22″ kick drum.

Check out Pop Fiction here:
http://www.popfictionlive.com

5.5×14″ Maple 10ply Silver Glass Glitter

A Players Series maple 10ply shell wrapped in our popular silver glass glitter and chrome hardware. The silver glass glitter really shines under stage lights and pick up the stage lights beautifully. This 5.5×14″ size creates a versatile drum and the thicker 10ply shell adds tons of crack and sensitivity. All chrome hardware matches the silver glass stunningly, including full length solid brass tube lugs, the added die cast hoops for better rimshots, a RCK throwoff, and German brass snare wires.


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.