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    I thought maybe we could have a dedicated thread for custom drums and boutique companies and such like we have threads for the other companies. Companies like SJC, C&C, Craviotto, and really small companies like my favorite drum maker, Addiction Drum Design.

    I will start with my most prized possession. It is a completely custom, one of a kind 14"x7" segment snare drum made of wenge, maple, and zebrawood with black chrome hardware. Built by a one-man company called A.D.D.



    Also, I'm very sorry if this goes against any forum rules.
    Mapex Meridian Maple
    12"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16", 22"x18"

    Addiction Drum Design custom 14"x7" segment snare
    Ludwig Epic 14"x7" "Brick" snare with custom paint
    DW Collector's Series 14"x6.5" Black Nickel Over Brass snare

    Zildjian A Custom
    14" Mastersound HiHats
    16" Projection Crash
    18" Projection Crash
    21" Rezo Ride

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    LJM, I think it's a good idea, and I just made it a sticky. When you go into the drumset forum, it will come up at the first part of the list, just like the threads about specific drum manufacturers. The only way this might transgress the forum rules is if it became a place where people tried to advertise for specific makers. Just showing off your gear is no different than other threads where we post pics of our gear.

    BTW, that's a gorgeous snare! Can you describe the sound that you get with the different woods in the shell?
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    Love it! I haven't seen too many segmented shells with those wood types. I have seen zebrawood used by DW, but generally only as a veneer for finishing purposes. The black sets it off real nice too! I just want to thank mods from the bottom of my heart for giving us a sticky for custom drum thread. You guys rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    LJM, I think it's a good idea, and I just made it a sticky. When you go into the drumset forum, it will come up at the first part of the list, just like the threads about specific drum manufacturers. The only way this might transgress the forum rules is if it became a place where people tried to advertise for specific makers. Just showing off your gear is no different than other threads where we post pics of our gear.

    BTW, that's a gorgeous snare! Can you describe the sound that you get with the different woods in the shell?
    Thank you! First of all, it is decently thick. But despite that and its depth, it is a very lightweight drum. The drum, sounds even better than it looks (And I think it looks amazing!). It really sings. It's got a pleasantly bright tone with very pleasing overtone. It came with an Evans Genera on too which cuts the overtones and brightness down to the perfect amount. And I agree that the black hardware goes well with the drum! The drum maker can make a segment drum to any specification with any types of wood you want. And he has begun doing contouring on some shells, which look amazing. That is the most I will say, because I don't want to market the company. I would like to stay within the rules.
    Mapex Meridian Maple
    12"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16", 22"x18"

    Addiction Drum Design custom 14"x7" segment snare
    Ludwig Epic 14"x7" "Brick" snare with custom paint
    DW Collector's Series 14"x6.5" Black Nickel Over Brass snare

    Zildjian A Custom
    14" Mastersound HiHats
    16" Projection Crash
    18" Projection Crash
    21" Rezo Ride

    Evans Drum Heads

    Meinl Cajon
    Meinl Large Studio Shaker
    LP Egg Shaker
    LP Cyclops Tambourine

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    I have custom drums from Kumu. Handmade in Finland, and Antonio Drums walnut custom snare, steambent 1-ply, handmade in Croatia. AD sells also sets, and true solid also with very reasonable price.

    Kumu:




    Antonio:




    There's my customs, other drumstuff is from bigger manufacturers.
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    Very Nice!
    Mapex Meridian Maple
    12"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16", 22"x18"

    Addiction Drum Design custom 14"x7" segment snare
    Ludwig Epic 14"x7" "Brick" snare with custom paint
    DW Collector's Series 14"x6.5" Black Nickel Over Brass snare

    Zildjian A Custom
    14" Mastersound HiHats
    16" Projection Crash
    18" Projection Crash
    21" Rezo Ride

    Evans Drum Heads

    Meinl Cajon
    Meinl Large Studio Shaker
    LP Egg Shaker
    LP Cyclops Tambourine

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    Man, those kumu drums look beautiful. What wood are they made of Seba?
    Anyway, my teacher has a set of craviotto drums, which are the most amazing sounding drum I have ever heard. Beautiful, especially with the inlay.
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    +1 they look awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljmarch View Post
    I thought maybe we could have a dedicated thread for custom drums and boutique companies and such like we have threads for the other companies. Companies like SJC, C&C, Craviotto, and really small companies like my favorite drum maker, Addiction Drum Design.

    I will start with my most prized possession. It is a completely custom, one of a kind 14"x7" segment snare drum made of wenge, maple, and zebrawood with black chrome hardware. Built by a one-man company called A.D.D.



    Also, I'm very sorry if this goes against any forum rules.
    I think you might have shown that one on some other thread. It is indeed a eye catching drum you have there!

    Not a great picture of it, but it's one of my unique little items. It's an 8" by 6" acrylic 'effects snare' made by Pansini Percussion, who operate out here in Western Sydney.


    Nick, who's the owner/operator of the company, had a right ol' laugh with me when I specified the size......only earlier that week, in complete contrast, he was also building a 14" by 8" deep acrylic snare for another customer....I think we kind of compared the situation like a Great Dane versus a small terrier or Chihuahua! But I wanted a small effects snare that was even smaller and high pitched than anything like you'd find with Tama or perhaps a Pearl Firecracker or Popcorn snare.....which are nice little auxillary snares, but this one with it's even smaller diameter I can tuck in nice and close to my hi-hat, and it even goes well with the mini-timbales that I sometimes use in both my percussion set ups as well as being a drumkit add on. And yess, I did specify the Ludwig Classic lugs so that it would match my Ludwig toms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seba View Post
    I have custom drums from Kumu. Handmade in Finland, and Antonio Drums walnut custom snare, steambent 1-ply, handmade in Croatia. AD sells also sets, and true solid also with very reasonable price.

    Kumu:




    Antonio:




    There's my customs, other drumstuff is from bigger manufacturers.
    Seba, how you say it in your language? Kiitos! Thanks for sharing such beautiful drum pics.
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    Just wondering.. Does custom apply to DW collectors, Pearl Masterworks, or Sonor SQ2 type programs? Technically they are built to order like most custom makes, so would they also technically have a spot in this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Just wondering.. Does custom apply to DW collectors, Pearl Masterworks, or Sonor SQ2 type programs? Technically they are built to order like most custom makes, so would they also technically have a spot in this thread?
    But they get discussed enough on other threads.

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay-gee View Post
    But they get discussed enough on other threads.

    all the best...

    +1 There's no real need to bring them here when there are DW, Pearl, and Sonor threads already.

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    The beautiful craviotto kit my local shop has. Very similar to my teachers kit, excet his kit is a little darker in color and doesn't have the tom mount. Solid play all maple shells. Best stuff I've ever heard, sounds better than Dw Collectros by far. 18,14,14,12
    Last edited by imnotverygood9; 05-05-2013 at 08:22 PM.
    6 Piece Pearl Masters Custom Extra Maple
    14x5.5 Snare
    10x8 Tom
    12x9 Tom
    14x12 Floor Tom
    15x13 Floor Tom
    22x16 Bass Drum

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    14 inch Zildjian Quick Beats
    16 inch Istanbul Xist Crash
    20 inch Meinl HCS ride.

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    I'm hoping to get a matching set for my snare soon. The problem, though, s that for a 24" bass, 12 or 14" Tom and a 16 or 18" Tom, it would cost $2800. I may just buy the drums one at a time until I have the full set.
    Mapex Meridian Maple
    12"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16", 22"x18"

    Addiction Drum Design custom 14"x7" segment snare
    Ludwig Epic 14"x7" "Brick" snare with custom paint
    DW Collector's Series 14"x6.5" Black Nickel Over Brass snare

    Zildjian A Custom
    14" Mastersound HiHats
    16" Projection Crash
    18" Projection Crash
    21" Rezo Ride

    Evans Drum Heads

    Meinl Cajon
    Meinl Large Studio Shaker
    LP Egg Shaker
    LP Cyclops Tambourine

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    I wouldn't.. Finishes have a tendency to shift their shades over time, so the drum you get half a year after the first may look different from the original. If you want the best results regarding the finish, wait til you have enough for everything, or else send the company a test tom for color match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imnotverygood9 View Post

    The beautiful craviotto kit my local shop has. Very similar to my teachers kit, excet his kit is a little darker in color and doesn't have the tom mount. Solid play all maple shells. Best stuff I've ever heard, sounds better than Dw Collectros by far. 18,14,14,12
    Very nice!! You really don't see a lot of solid shell kits nowadays. A few makers do solid shell snares, but few will do an entire drumset out of it. A very pure sounding drum, full and completely resonant. Quite different sounding from ply or even stave shells. Natural finish is always a winner in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    I wouldn't.. Finishes have a tendency to shift their shades over time, so the drum you get half a year after the first may look different from the original. If you want the best results regarding the finish, wait til you have enough for everything, or else send the company a test tom for color match.
    If you're referring to paint, there is no paint on my snare. Those are the natural colors of the wood. All he did was put tung oil on the wood (because I couldn't afford the high gloss finish at the time). So I don't think a matching finish would be a problem. I realize the wood segments used on the kit wouldn't fully match the ones used on the snare because it's not from the same cut of wood, but that doesn't bother me.
    Last edited by ljmarch; 05-06-2013 at 08:14 AM.
    Mapex Meridian Maple
    12"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16", 22"x18"

    Addiction Drum Design custom 14"x7" segment snare
    Ludwig Epic 14"x7" "Brick" snare with custom paint
    DW Collector's Series 14"x6.5" Black Nickel Over Brass snare

    Zildjian A Custom
    14" Mastersound HiHats
    16" Projection Crash
    18" Projection Crash
    21" Rezo Ride

    Evans Drum Heads

    Meinl Cajon
    Meinl Large Studio Shaker
    LP Egg Shaker
    LP Cyclops Tambourine

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    I've noticed it's less noticeable with natural wood pieces. I've bought various shells, hoops over the years and noticed some inconsistencies throughout. Different maple shells which didn't have the same look as the ones before them, but to be fair sometimes when getting a kit i'd notice something upon inspection of the interiors as well. Most would never notice because they aren't going over the insides like I was, but I could swear some of the lines were out of place. Not enough to personally bother me because maple's grain doesn't tend to stick out as much as say rosewood or ash does, but it is something I am reminded of when I go to change the heads. This is probably because from time to time I like to wipe down the insides of my shells with a slightly damp cloth.
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    Seba,

    That chrome on white combination with white heads really is appealing. Pure and clean is the impression it gives off.

    Very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imnotverygood9 View Post
    Man, those kumu drums look beautiful. What wood are they made of Seba?
    Anyway, my teacher has a set of craviotto drums, which are the most amazing sounding drum I have ever heard. Beautiful, especially with the inlay.
    They are Finnish birch, Kumu makes the veneers himself too.
    Only 3,8mm thick with 1,8mm "soulrings". Probably world thinnest bodys?
    BD is 5mm with 1,8mm rings. Very open sound, and extremely responsive even in very soft hit. Love them to death.

    Also thicker ones are available, also vintage sounding new model with not sanded inside with laquer.

    If I had more money when I order my drums, these would be my choise:



    Probably most beautiful set I've ever seen and tried..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbledore View Post
    Seba, how you say it in your language? Kiitos! Thanks for sharing such beautiful drum pics.
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    Meanwhile all I can offer is Sami Kuoppamäki playing Kumu's :
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    Probably only manufacturer who also makes stonesnares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seba View Post
    Probably only manufacturer who also makes stonesnares?

    Nope...DW's Concrete snare drums:


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    Wow, i've never seen lugs like that. Really an epic finish too, almost like mahogany a bit. Love lookin!
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