Introducing my beautiful new C&C Custom Drums kit

Soundchecking with the new kit

With Glen Hansard, soundchecking the new kit at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, July 2013

As a long-time lover of vintage drums I recently discovered the C&C Drum Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill, his son Jake, and their team, make their drums in a similar fashion to 50s/60s WFL/Ludwigs, Slingerlands, Gretsch and more, in that they’re generally just around three plies. The resonance and tone is fantastic. Once I played them I was a fan. C&C made me a kit, which we designed together, in an old 40s/50s fashion of dark, natural wood, with long tube lugs and wood hoops with an old white marine pearl inlay. Nice, eh?

C&C LPL drums, Zildjian Constantinople cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Aquarian Drum Heads, DW hardware

AND HERE IT IS… My C&C LPL drums, with Zildjian Constantinople cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Aquarian Drum Heads, DW hardware — that’s my live touring set up

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