We’ve spent years meeting the specific needs of our customers- drummers of all types. The C&C Custom Shop features our in-house Gladstone Shells and proprietary lug designs. Choose from an array of options to bring to life the sound and aesthetics you’ve been dreaming of.
With the full C&C workshop at your disposal, finding the sound, look and feel for your drums has never been more possible. By building our shells in-house we’re able to offer more options and truly craft you a hand made drum set. Using the same materials, machinery and team of master drum makers who build all C&C drums for Retail and Endorsees.
Begin by selecting the perfect shell to suit your sound;
7 Ply Mahogany (PDI) | 7 Ply Maple/Mahogany/Maple (PDII) | 7 Ply Maple | Maple/Gum | Maple/Poplar/Maple | Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany | Walnut/Poplar/Walnut | Maple 6&6 | Luan 6&6 | Acrylic
DEPTH & DIAMETERS
Choosing the right sizes for your kit is a crucial element in defining your sound.
The drum diameter helps determine the pitch of the tone, and the depth determines the fullness and length of the tone. That being said, there are some things to take into consideration when choosing shells that create the tone you want: our thinner and softer shells create optimal tone with more traditional sizes, while our thicker shells made from hardwood should ideally be used for more modern applications.
We offer our house made Gladstone shells in:
10″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, and 26″ diameters and a variety of depths.
Choose one bearing edge, or mix and match from several in our custom shop to create a unique tone for each drum in your set. Each bearing edges is hand sanded 4 times with various degrees of sand paper and is finished off with a secret sauce.
Oaklawn: Bill’s rendition of the edge cut in Oaklawn, Illinois in the 1960s. This is a very rounded edge full of warmth. The Oaklawn edge consists of mirrored inside and outside cuts that are slightly rounded-over to help open up the tone and add a longer decay without sacrificing clarity.
Los Angeles: This is another favourite vintage edge inspired by edges cut in Los Angeles in the 1970s. It rounds over from the outside of the shell and cuts sharp from the reinforcement rings to the inside of the shell. The L.A. edge allows the drum to speak with warmth and a quick decay and is found on our 12th & Vine drum line.
Bread & Butter: We call this the Bread & Butter edge because of its versatile tone. It works well for drummers playing anything from Jazz, Fusion, Rock, or Metal and is featured on our Gladstone line. On the 7 ply Maple shell we use a back cut on the outer two plies of the shell and an inside cut that lands on the 5th ply. This edge tunes up quickly and creates a wide tuning range.
Full Contact: An edge cut in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s that is a Jazz lover’s delight, and an indie staple today. Our Full Contact edge is featured on the Player Date line and provides warm, round tones with lots of body, control, and a subdued attack.
– Natural or Tinted Stains
– Custom Paint
Lugs: Choose from C&C’s proprietary Single Ended or Double Ended Deco Lugs, or Stretch Tube Lugs
Hoops: 2.3mm Triple Flange, 2.3mm Stick Saver (Double Flange), 2.3mm Single Flange, Wooden hoops with claws
Spurs (Kick Drum): Vintage Style Fold Out Spur, Modern Telescopic Spur
Throw-Offs: Deluxe Classic, Beer Tap, R4, R7, Trick
You choose the specs!
We work with you to refine and create the perfect set to meet your needs.
Contact us for expert advice about all your options.
What can you dream up?