Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

vnorberto3

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Gorgeous kit! Don't take this as a negative, but would Sonor be considered a boutique brand? I was assuming boutique implied lesser-popular, smaller-operation brands, excluding Ludwig, Pearl, Tama, Gretsch, Yamaha, Sonor, Mapex, etc. Regardless, I would love to test out your Designers!
Hy, no of course it is'nt a boutique brand /sonor/but this drum is a mix beeten a best sound, and a fantastic look, so for me is like a b... drum! :)
 

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Here is a gorgeous 7x14 Noble & Cooley Cherry Classic. It's a steam-bent cherry shell, with cherry re-rings. I just got it back today from Nick at Noble & Cooley. He completely refurbished the drum. The shell was re-sealed on the interior. The exterior was sanded and re-coated with their new UV high-gloss finish. The brass lugs, throw off, and butt were all buffed and re-lacquered. It got a brand new badge and new air vent grommet. It also got new N&C triple-flange hoops and Evans heads. The good news for anyone drooling... it's going up for sale tomorrow!

N&C is a great American company; BY FAR the best customer service I've received (second being Evans/D'Addario). Sometimes, it's worth paying a little more to get superior products and services.

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This is Fibes, Austin era Jasper shell, bop kit. Originally just a 16x18, 8x12, 14x14, I ordered a 8x10 Tom that I don’t really use anymore. These drums sound great though, pictured with a 5x14 N&C SS Birch shell snare. Once I got this snare dialed it is awesome!
 

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Here's a Hard Bop Rob Schuh (sp?) 6.5x14 block construction snare I used to own until it was stolen from me in Kansas City MO a few years ago.
I f****** miss that snare....
Any see it out there?¿ lemme know.......!
Here are some shots of a cocobolo kit he made under the name Hard Bop (I think he outsourced the shells, but I can't recall from where). Not mine, but man, it looks nice.

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Here are some shots of a cocobolo kit he made under the name Hard Bop (I think he outsourced the shells, but I can't recall from where). Not mine, but man, it looks nice.
Wow, I just had a flashback to the days of the old RMMP newsgroup.
 

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Dang, never thought the custom drums game is so strong here...good thing I started this thread..keep on posting!
 

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My former TRS Custom Drums Kit .
Maple shells with an inner ply of African Mahogany - the inner and outer ply are vertical grain orientation which really boosts the bottom end .
The drums have multiple bearing edges depending on which drum is in the kit . The Toms batter side has a 30 degree roundover edge . The tom resonant side has a sharp 45 degree edge . The bass drum batter is a full roundover edge and the bass drum resonant is a 30 degree edge I believe . The lacquer finish is done using Acrylic lacquer which is IMHO much nicer than polyester finishes . Acrylic kind of has the best of both nitrocellulose and polyester .
 

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