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Hey All,

Hope these new times are going well for you and your family.
There has been lots of different discussions about custom/boutique drums on the forum but I searched the forum and didn’t see a thread where you shared pictures of your custom drums.

Please share a picture of your custom/boutique drums and let us know where it stands in your small/large collection! Would you let it go before your big name drums (Gretsch, Ludwig, Yamaha, Pearl, etc.)?

here is mine, Modern drum shop NYC, the shop operated from the mid 80’s until 2008 in NYC under the ownership of 60’s Jazz drummer Joe Cusatis. I got the 12”x8” and the snare as well. Currently debating if I should let it go for a 90’s Pearl Masters custom bop kit I found locally, debating hard!
Should I?

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Cheers~
 
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Rufus T Firefly

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I guess my Brady's fall in that category. (8, 10, 12, 14, 16). I only have 2 kits. The other is a 1970s set of Slingerlands. The Brady's get the most play and that's what I usually gig with (or I did rather). No I would not let them go for any big name drums on the market. Do you have a custom/boutique kit yourself? Pics?

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Here's a close up of the finish. Satin Turtleback if I recall correctly. Kelly would know.

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Here's a "custom" kit ... not sure how "boutique" Noble & Cooley are, but there you go.

These are the step by step pics of the kit being built.
There were some one-off things I had them do, but it's basically the Horizon kit with some whizzy spiffy things added and changed. Nothing outrageous.
If you squint your eyes and hum a little, you can see the solid walnut snare. That's a keeper!


Raw Shells sporting the burned in badge



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Fully clothed shells


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My Kit


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I guess my Brady's fall in that category. I only have 2 kits. The other is a 1970s set of Slingerlands. The Brady's get the most play and that's what I usually gig with (or I did rather). No I would not let them go for any big name drums on the market. Do you have a custom/boutique kit yourself? Pics?
Nice kit man, I added a pic of my kit along with some background info in my original post.
 

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Here's a "custom" kit ... not sure how "boutique" Noble & Cooley are, but there you go.

These are the step by step pics of the kit being built.
There were some one-off things I had them do, but it's basically the Horizon kit with some whizzy spiffy things added and changed. Nothing outrageous.
If you squint your eyes and hum a little, you can see the solid walnut snare. That's a keeper!


Raw Shells sporting the burned in badge



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Fully clothed shells


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My Kit


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Wow nice, is that a lacquer walnut finish? (The kit, not the snare)
Will a satin walnut finish with gloss look like that? If I ever restore a kit, that will be the finish, stunning.
 

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Hey All,

Hope these new times are going well for you and your family.
There has been lots of different discussions about custom/boutique drums on the forum but I searched the forum and didn’t see a thread where you shared pictures of your custom drums.

Please share a picture of your custom/boutique drums and let us know where it stands in your small/large collection! Would you let it go before your big name drums (Gretsch, Ludwig, Yamaha, Pearl, etc.)?

here is mine, Modern drum shop NYC, the shop operated from the mid 80’s until 2006 in NYC under the ownership of 60’s Jazz drummer Joe Cusatis. I got the 12”x8” and the snare as well. Currently debating if I should let it go for a 90’s Pearl Masters custom bop kit I found locally, debating hard!
Should I?

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Cheers~
What a beauty! What are the sizes

Here are mine:

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(12x7 tom and 15x10 custom snare not pictured as they are in the finishing stages at DW)
 
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Tom Wells Custom Maple kit 2005. Clear finish, black hardware, DW black Tom mount and spurs. 22x16, 16x14, 14x14, 13x9, 12x8, 10x8 thin maple shells, no reinforcement rings, 45 degree bearing edges per my request. At the time, no major drum company would provide what I asked, so I went boutique.
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My Noble and Cooley drums .
Horizon Shell bank Maple shells with inner veneer of Mahogany . 20/24 bass drums - 10/12/13 rack Toms and 14/16 floor Toms .

6 x 14 Walnut SS
7 x 14 Ash SS
6 x 14 Alloy Classic
 

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Wow nice, is that a lacquer walnut finish? (The kit, not the snare)
Will a satin walnut finish with gloss look like that? If I ever restore a kit, that will be the finish, stunning.

Very nice words.
It's based on Noble & Cooley's Honey Maple ... ever so slight variance.
The snare is a solid Walnut shell with a natural Walnut gloss finish.
Those guys do phenomenal work.
 


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