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.
A killer kit made for all music situations and dressed to kill. Finished in a natural hard satin clear that is a specialty finish that is similar to our ultra durable high gloss top coat but with a low satin sheen. So you have the best finish clarity of the wood and greatest amount of durability than any other finish out there. Our Standard Series all maple shells are thin for a warm full tone and great for live and recording, or for any other situation. Sizes were made with versatility in mind as well. Two different size bass drums for anything from jazz to rock, and three versatile tom sizes that can be used as a 5pc or just a 4pc with either kick drum. Sizes include 18×22″ and 14×18″ kick drums, 8×10″ and 9×12″ rack toms, 14×14″ floor tom, and our most popular snare size – 6.5×14″. These shells look gorgeous paired with the all black nickel hardware. Parts include, mini 1″ tube lugs with 50% offset, die cast bass drum claws, pro spurs, DSS tom mounts, heavy duty brackets, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a Trick multi step throwoff.
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.
A classy kit for our friend John Messier of POP FICTION. This is actually John’s third kit from us. It is a black glass glitter Standard Series maple kit with all chrome hardware. There’s quite a few custom touches on these drums, including an internal bass drum Kelly Shu mount with an XLR jack mounted to the top of the kick drum, Gauger aluminum tom suspension mount, and new DW Truehoops on the toms. Sizes include 8.5×13″ rack tom, 15×15″ floor tom, and a 16×22″ kick. Other hardware includes tail light lugs, round heavy duty brackets, pro spurs, and vintage butterfly claws.
A very heartfelt build for the LOVE YOUR DRUMS FUNDRAISER, a tribute for our friend and fellow drum builder Dennis Stauffer. Dennis was the sole owner and builder at Phattie Drums and Stauffer Percussion who’s recent passing in early January 2012 hit hard with the drum community. Dennis was well known to be a honest and passionate person whose craftmanship and innovation helped lead the forefront in custom drums. Personally for CT Drums, Dennis had contributed many industry trade secrets, sold us custom designed jigs, and we traded backordered parts and items in desperate times of need.
This snare drum is one of the amazing 40+ snares and 3+ drum kits (nearly $30,000 total value) that you can win from the fundraiser. All proceeds of the raffle conducted by the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will be held on May 20, 2012 at the Chicago Drum Show. Raffle tickets can be purchased for only $10ea and you don’t have to present to win. Purchase tickets here.
The specs on this drum we donated are a 6×14″ Standard Series 8ply Maple shell with an exotic veneer of wavy zebrawood which is uniquely different from typical straight grained zebrawood. Added matching maple hoops with inner ply of matching zebrawood and outside inlayed stripe in between exotic wenge wood. No stains or dyes, all mother nature here. Finished with our natural satin oil that highlights the natural beauty and character of the wood. All black nickel parts include full length tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws and a Nickelworks throwoff.
We hand picked this awesome piece of exotic veneer for this special drum. We have complete access to multiple types of veneers and species. The tight curly figure in this olive ash pops under our natural satin oil finish over our Standard Series Maple 8ply workhorse snare. Fitted with all chrome hardware, including vintage tube lugs x10, triple flanged 2.3mm hoops, a Trick multi step throwoff, and German brass wires.
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.
This custom wrap was a specialty made item that we may have to reorder it is so cool. It can be available for any color or wrap type. It consists of a solid black base with a 30% satin sheen topcoat with a hint of metallic, so it is not completely a matte finish and the metallic hint adds a bit of silvery glisten and contains a unique scratch resistance. Each drum has an offset red glass glitter stripe that is tightly butted up against the black and with a proportionately sized stripe per drum size. Tying the whole kit together, we added internal red glass on the inside of both bass drum hoops while we stained the wood edges with all black satin stain. Our all black nickel hardware fits perfectly, including 50% offset mini 1″ tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, pro spurs, heavy duty hinged brackets, 12″ DSS mount, and matching die cast claws. This Standard Series maple kit has a thunderous 20×24″ kick, 9×12″ tom, and a 16×16″ floor. A very cool kit for Mic Rawls who is already hitting the streets with his 3 bands.