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3pc Black Glass Glitter – Pop Fiction

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.


Wrap Choices

We use all the most popular wraps available on the market, as well as the ability to order custom sheets per order. Some of the wraps are available in vintage style sparkle to modern shimmery glass glitters, and classic style marine pearls, oysters, onyx, silk ripples, and solids.

Custom colors in all styles are available along with fades or bursts or custom logos and artwork. Custom topcoat sheens are available in our standard high gloss, satin, metallic, or matte level finishes. Color stripes are also available in any style.

If you don’t see what you want, just ask and we’ll do our best to acquire it.
Other colors available, but not pictured.

Contact us for more details. info@ctdrums.com

{** Due to monitor and organic differences, colors and designs 
are representations only that can vary in person. **}

Offset Stripes, Offset Lugs & A Unique Finish

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.


Wood Hooped Kit Over Aged White Marine Pearl

This kit looks exactly as it sounds; classic and sweet. It has a nice warm tone from the thin maple shells and that classic old school sound with the wood hoops. A 4pc Standard Series Maple kit in aged white marine pearl with wood hoops in Tomacco satin stain with matching inlays. This is a great example of our Hide-a-head hoops that sit over the head collar instead of on the collars like bass drum hoops. All chrome hardware with chrome over solid brass 50% offset mini 1” tube lugs, rounded butterfly claws, pro spurs, DSS suspension mounts, heavy duty brackets and a Trick multi step throwoff. The matching Remo Fiberskyn front logo bass drum fits the theme perfectly. Sizes include 16×20” kick, 7×10” tom, 8×12” tom, 14×14” floor tom, and a 5.5×14″ snare.


6.5×13″ White Marine Pearl

A very popular size for all styles of music when you require a more focused “pop” than what you get out of a typical 14″ snare. This Standard Series 8ply maple shell coupled with this size creates a well balanced open tone with a tighter snap but plenty of depth. Great for a main snare, or in this case for Don Updike, a great addition to anyone’s snare collection. Professionally wrapped in White Marine Pearl with all chrome hardware, including full length tube lugs, a RCK throwoff, and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

4pc Black Glass Glitter Kit

One of our Standard Series 100% maple kit that is versatile for any style of music or drummer. All wrapped in black glass glitter that looks killer with the all chromed hardware. Sizes are 8×12″ rack tom, 13×16″ floor tom, 18×22″ kick drum, and a 6.5×14″ matching snare drum. We dressed this kit with 1″ mini tube lugs, DSS suspension mount, heavy duty round brackets, pro spurs, and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops. The snare drum has full length tube lugs x10, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, and a Nickelworks throwoff with German brass snare wires.



A Perfect Wedding Gift

Thinking of a special gift for a musician? Or a memorable mantel piece? We built this for our good friends Joe & Julie Webb as a surprise wedding gift. This utilizes our specialty graphics and is a great example of our custom wraps. A special 6×12″ maple 6ply shell with split (top and bottom) 1″ mini tube lugs and 2.3mm triple flanged hoops. Congrats guys!!!

6.5×14″ Aged WMP

One of our most popular wrap colors that looks classy and timeless. This is our workhorse of a snare drum. 6.5×14″ Standard Series maple 8ply with our dual 45 CT bearing edges and snare beds. This drum can be tuned for all styles of music and has more body and punch than most other custom drum companies that use thicker shells. We have built countless snare drums like this one for all sorts of drummers with raved reviews. All chrome hardware sets of the vintage style Aged White Marine Pearl wrap, including vintage style tube lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, a RCK throwoff, Puresound wires and Remo drumheads.