Custom

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.

SHELL TYPE:

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.

BEARING EDGES

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.

FINISH OPTIONS:

– Natural or Tinted Stains

– Wraps

– Custom Paint

– Inlays

HARDWARE:

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

 

Specs

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.

info@candcdrumsaustralia.com

Available Finishes

What can you dream up?


Drumkits

Player Date I

An honest, american made drum set at an affordable price. The Player Date I has a round, dark tone with body, enhanced low end and a clear defined note. Its 7 Ply Luan Mahogany shell and has a wide tuning range and controlled decay.

Specs

Bearing Edge: Full Contact (fully rounded outside cut with no inside cut)
Lug: C&C Proprietary centered “Deco” Lug
Hoops: 2.3mm Triple Flanged
Bass Drum Spurs: Vintage Style
Bass Drum Claws: Butterfly
Badge: All Player Dates have a black badge that is unique to the PDI and PDII only

Available Finishes

Lacquer: Honey, Red Mahogany
Satin Stain: Brown Mahogany, Ebony, Natural Mahogany, Walnut
Wraps: Aged Marine Pearl, Blue Sparkle, Green Sparkle, Gold Sparkle, Silver Sparkle, Blue Glitter, Gold Glitter, Green Glitter, Grey Glitter

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Player Date II

Designed as an extension of the Player Date I, our Player Date II has a warm, round tone that is a bit brighter than the Player Date I kit. It has enhanced mid-range and a smooth attack. Its 7 Ply Maple/Mahogany/Maple shell provides a wide tuning range and versatility.

Specs

Bearing Edge: Full Contact (fully rounded outside cut with no inside cut)
Lug: C&C Proprietary centered “Deco” Lug
Hoops: 2.3mm Triple Flanged
Bass Drum Spurs: Vintage Style
Bass Drum Claws: Butterfly
Badge: All Player Dates have a black badge that is unique to the PDI and PDII only

Available Finishes

Satin Stain: Ebony, Natural Maple, Walnut
Wraps: Aged Marine Pearl, Blue Sparkle, Green Sparkle, Gold Sparkle, Silver Sparkle, Blue Glitter, Gold Glitter, Green Glitter, Grey Glitter

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Gladstone

With thicker cuts than the industry standard, our Maple ply configuration is a refined version of the shell construction that put us on the map. The Gladstone series features 7 plies of North American Rock Maple, single-ended Deco Lug and Bread & Butter bearing edge.

Specs

Bearing Edge: Bread and Butter (Round outside cut / Sharp inside cut)
Lug: C&C proprietary single ended “Deco” Lug
Hoops: 2.3mm Triple Flanged
Bass Drum Spurs: Modern Style
Bass Drum Claws: Die Cast
Badge: Silver “C&C Drum Co.” Badge

Available Finishes

Hand Applied Stains: Aged Maple, Brown Mahogany, Ebony, Natural Maple, Walnut
Wraps: Two Tone Butcher Block, Black Tie Butcher Block, Ebony Oyster, Peanut Butter Swirl, Blue Glitter, Ginger Glitter, Gold Glitter, Green Glitter, Grey Glitter

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12th&Vine

Inspired by the great American drums from the 50s, 60s and 70s, the 12th & Vine features a 5 ply shell with a Poplar Core, 7 Ply Maple Reinforcement Rings and our Los Angeles bearing edge. Choose your perfect wood type…

Specs

Bearing Edge: Los Angeles (Rounded Up to the Re-Ring then cut in)
Lug: C&C Proprietary Single Ended “Deco” Lug
Hoops: 2.3mm Stick Saver (Double Flange)
Bass Drum Spurs: Vintage Style
Bass Drum Claws: Die Cast
Badge: Silver “C&C Drum Co.” Badge

Available Finishes

Hand Applied Stains:

Natural Stain
Espresso Stain

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Custom

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.

Specs

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.

info@candcdrumsaustralia.com

Available Finishes

What can you dream up?

Read More