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A loss for the drumming community

Tragically lost a good friend and one of the original CT artists, JONATHAN LAZARUS. I had the honor of building him a custom drum kit years ago and he was definitely one of the few people in this industry that deserved to actually make it pro. He lived and breathed drums and truly excelled at his profession. We always shared great drum talks and brainstormed ideas and I always kept Jon in the close loop of prototypes and progress of things we had discussed. He had a strong finger on the pulse of the drumming community and touched so many. He gave us drummers a good name. But mainly an all around inspiration to all. RIP brother.


Heart felt wishes:

Live studio video:

Older great closeup of Jon’s precision drumming:

Coffee shop 3pc cam:

Seatraffic music video – shot in San Francisco in under 48hrs

Check out our friend Brandon Harrison of the band SEATRAFFIC showcasing his 8×14″ black nickel over brass snare in their newest music video. The video was shot in San Francisco in under 48 hours part of a 16 bands / 16 filmmakers in one weekend contest.

Diamond Head on VH1 Special from Sonisphere Fest 2011

New music video from Civil War Rust

Drew Cueva rocking his CT 4pc kit in their latest music video for CIVIL WAR RUST

Alma Desnuda / Project

A very positive new collaboration consisting of our good friends ALMA DESNUDA featuring Tara King in a project comprised of videos of students, fans, and friends from around the world sharing the same message.

I The Mighty live music video

A killer band getting tons of local cred on their way to big success. I The Mighty featuring Blake Dahlinger on his custom painted Satin Black Lacquer Specialty. The video was filmed at Chain Reaction in Los Angeles, California showcasing one of their unreleased song that will on their upcoming album in fall 2011, which was produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At The Disco, VersaEmerge, Foxy Shazam).
Check out their website here:

B.U.A video promo

A sweet little promo video for Build Us Airplanes, featuring Matt Kadi with his CT kit.

Alma Desnuda in the studio with Merton!

Pretty awesome video of my friends ALMA DESNUDA in the studio with internet sensation Merton. You get a good look at Joe with his natural CT 4pc kit and cool drum setup.

check out the inspiration of this video here: (@ 5:57min)