SJC Custom Drums
SJC Custom Drums have always been a drum company that I look to for inspiration. They design some of the most innovative custom drums on the market these days. I’ve been following them ever since I started building drums in 2006. Each year they seem to up the ante. This year was no different. They are great about posting interesting pictures on Twitter. You might want to follow them.
Here is a quick video from the SJC Booth at NAMM.
I don’t know much about the exact specs of these drums, so if anyone does, feel free to leave a comment. My commentary on the drums may not correct or give much more input than the picture itself.
SJC Custom Drum Pictures from NAMM 2012
1. This snare drum really stood out to me. I have never seen a stitched wrap design on a snare. It looks like it was actually hand stitched by someone!
Vertical Inlay Custom Snare Drum
Another really interesting and unique inlay/wrap design.
Snare Within a Snare
This snare requires 2 pictures. Someone on the Makedrums Facebook page called this snare “The Mother Of all Snares”. It kinda does look like a pregnant snare.
Internal Air Vent System on Custom Snare Drum
This is a really interesting drum. I’m not sure what to say about it! I don’t know if there is a special reason for the internal air venting. I sure would love to know!
Birdseye Maple Custom Drum Kit
This drum set was the focal point of the SJC booth. You see can all the incredible details in the pictures, and the drum heads light up!
Sailor Themed Custom Snare Drum
Barber Shop Pole Stripe Sailor Theme Snare Drum – I’ve never seen anything like this. Great Idea to put rope in the hoop!
Intricate Detail on this Snare Drum
Hybrid Snare with frosted acrylic. This is so detailed and intricate, I wouldn’t know where to begin building something like this.
As you can see, SJC Drums make some amazing stuff. Let their work inspire you to create better drums!
What is your favorite design out of all the drums on this page? Leave a comment and let us know!