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The idea for this kit came about several years ago but it takes a long time to save enough cigar bands to cover an entire drum kit with. This kit started out as a handful of late 1960’s / early 1970’s era Slingerland drums and shells that had been stripped down to bare shells. They have been given a second chance at life here at CT Pro Percussion and have been covered with more than 3000 cigar bands. You can see photos documenting the entire process from start to finish on our Facebook page. The finish on this kit is unique and one of a kind and offers to reproduce the finish as a wrap have been turned down to keep this kit as a truly one of a kind drum set. The kit has been photographed by Not So Modern Drummer, Classic drummer, Drum and Drumhead magazines and will also be featured in the December 2012 issue of Modern Drummer as the drum kit of the month.
The cigar kit has been our 2012 display kit to show off our calfskin heads and has been viewed at the 2012 Connecticut, Chicago and Delaware drum shows and will also be set up at the upcoming Chicago and Pennsylvania 2012 drum shows. Because of this, the kit will ship with calfskin batter heads on all drums unless otherwise specified by the buyer that they would prefer different heads on the kit. The bass drum will also ship with the buyer’s choice of front heads because the CT Pro Percussion head pictured on the drum will not be included. Additionally this kit ships as a shell pack only with the rims mounts attached. None of the stands pictured will be included with the set.
The kit consists of an 8”x12” rack tom, 10”x14” suspended rack tom, 16”x18” bass drum and 4”x14” snare drum, mounting hardware is set up to take 10mm. L shaped arms. Both toms and the bass drum are Slingerland 3 ply maple shells and the snare is a 5 ply 1980’s era maple shell. The bass drum has Danmar spurs that attach to the bass drum hoops and lift for the bass drum to place the beater right in the middle of the head.
If you are looking for the ultimate in compact vintage kits with a true vintage sound or if you are looking to have a one of a kind custom kit then this might be the kit for you.