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7×14″ Solid Segment Purpleheart

Pimp = purple and gold for sure. A killer segmented shell of solid exotic wood Purpleheart in natural high gloss lacquer. Yup, no stains or dyes used, leave it up to mother nature to create this naturally beautiful wood. Coupled with all brass hardware really makes the colors pop. This a 7×14″ shell for extra depth and tone which is already enhanced by the 1/2″ thick solid wood segments. It includes full length tube lugs, Trick multi step throwoff, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, Remo drumheads and our new phosphorous bronze 20 strand snare wires.

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Thanks for all the help and inspiration Dennis.
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5×14″ Karelian Birch Slingerland Snare

A unique shell constructed of thin maple ply with an inside and outside ply of exotic karelian birch. This custom shell was provided by Stone Custom Drum Co which has recently acquired and retooled all the old Slingerland shell molds. The drum has a very warm sound and great fat tone for a softer touch and that classic vintage sound. We can work with Stone Custom Drums to produce unique vintage slingerland style shells for any customer in sizes 12″, 13″ and 14″ for now and more sizes coming. Finished in our natural high gloss lacquer with all black nickel hardware. The added 8 lugs creates a fatter feel and depth instead of a typical 10 lug version that has more high end crack and wide dynamics.



5.5×14″ Polished Aluminum Bling!

Just got done taping up the box for this drum being shipped to Canada. It is our Aluminum Series snare drum in a high polished mirror like finish with all chrome hardware for the cleanest silvery bling possible! Our Aluminum Series drums are 1/8″ (3mm) thick shells with a perfectly cut fully rounded bearing edge that helps to cut down on the typical overtones of metal snares. Aluminum shells are about the driest sounding of all metal shells and has a chunky tone. The added heavy die cast hoops focus the shell further and add explosive rimshots. A very aggressive metal snare with a broad tuning range and versatility. This drum is fitted with all chrome hardware, including a Trick multi step throwoff, die cast hoops, full length tube lugs and a 42 strand German Brass wire set.

6.5×14″ Burnt Sienna with 4.5mm Rolled Steel Hoops

A great mix of old school with modern tech. The shell is a thin 7ply all maple construction with added 7ply reinforcement rings. This shell creates a very fat, open body with a touch of focus and cut from the re-rings. The 4.5mm cold rolled steel hoops are similar to vintage single flange hoops that give the drum a more boxy, older tone but since the hoops are much thicker and are heavy steel, they produce more cut and heavy rimshots. These hoops can be considered a cross of die cast and single flanged hoops. A very deep sounding drum with good crack and plenty of punch. Finished in our popular Burnt Sienna Satin Stain. Fitted with the best hardware available, including a new all chrome Trick multi step throwoff, chrome over solid brass tube lugs, steel mini claws, Remo drumheads and German snare wires.


New CT dealer…. Starving Musician – Santa Clara, CA

Took a few snare drums into the newly upgraded STARVING MUSICIAN in the Santa Clara, CA location the other day. A few of our workhorse maple Standard Series snare drums and a new walnut stave snare, all of which are getting great feedback. Check out their newly relocated store here:

The STARVING MUSICIAN
Santa Clara Location
3939 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 554-9041

http://www.starvingmusician.com

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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