"This C&C Purple Sparkle Drum Set (14x28 - 10x14 - 16x18) is part of the private collection of J Mascis. You may have seen J behind this monster drum set during runs with Sweet Apple or Indian. C & C and the work of Bill Caldwell is widely renowned for their custom attention to detail and artist relations. This kit is no exception to their stunning work in regards to making the somewhat impossible seem possible for their artists. This kit is a BEAST. 28x14, 14x10 & 18x16 in beaufitul purple sparkle (of course!). This particular kit shows some average signs of wear. As this was a road worn item there are scuffs and scratches to be expected from the struggles of lugging a 28" kick drum around the United States. For the most part though, this bad-boy shines! Sounds enormous. Includes floor tom legs but no other hardware. The kick drum does include a vintage Ludwig case. The toms have NO cases."more
And: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/february-2017-on-the-cover-warpaints-stella-mozgawa/ “Live I generally play C&C drums,” Stella says. “Those guys are amazing and they made a kit for me for our last tour, which is more of a rock kit. But since we recorded with smaller, more electronic/samply funk sounds, the Slingerland seemed like the right one to go on the road with. On the last record and on a lot of the studio stuff I’ve done, I used an early-’70s Pearl wood/fiberglass set, the one James Gadson loves. That’s one of the best-sounding kits ever.”more
Mentioned this November 2018 *Drumhead Magazine* article. > *Drumhead* had a chat with the band’s drummer, François Comtois, about a month before *Mirror Master* was released. (...) I endorse Zildjian, Vic Firth, Sunhouse and C&C—I love to play with the pallets that they’re able to create. For a really long time I was playing a maple/poplar/maple kit from C&C, and that’s the one I have at the rehearsal space right now. It’s really warm and beautiful, and it records well. On the last album I wanted something that smacked a little harder, so I ordered their acrylic Coke bottle green kit. I had been pining for that one for a long time. It looks so good under lights and there’s something so visually appealing about it, but more importantly it sounds incredible. That one is a 22” kick, whereas usually I play 20”. So being able to feel it through the sub, it’s a whole different animal. Cymbal-wise, I really love the K series that Zildjian makes. The K Sweet Ride is something I’d like to acquire. I tend to prefer darker cymbals, I think they’re set back and a bit more out of the way in the mix, which pairs with my philosophy for recording drums. Snares, I have a couple Black Beauties. I have a George Way, Dunnett chrome snare that’s based on a 1970s Black Beauty. The new Black Beauties are fine, and they do one thing really well, but if you play an old Black Beauty, you’re like ‘why don’t they sound like this anymore?’ This guy, Ross Garfield, who’s “The Drum Doctor” –He’ll supply us with a lot of extra pieces and comes and techs the drums. For the song we just put out, “Superposition,” we wanted that Clyde Stubblefield “funky drummer” sound, and Ross came with this sixty’s Gretsch, and he tunes it, and goes “Does that sound about right?” We barely had to do anything and I knew it was exactly “it.” But he turned me on to the George Way stuff, and said “If you really like the Black Beauty, and you want it sound like one but you feel terrible about bringing it on the road, try this one out.” And I’ve been super happy with it. I’m not a crazy gearhead, I don’t have a room of drums, though I wish I did."more
“The bespoke nature and quality of craftsmanship that go into these instruments was what first attracted me to C&C, and you can hear this in the sound they produce. C&C kits have a consistently warm, rich sound, yet every instrument has it’s own unique character. When I sit behind a C&C kit, I feel inspired, commanding and confident in all performance environments.” Setup: Kit I (Studio setup): - C&C Maple/Poplar/Maple Custom Kit Finish: - Custom black/white “Pollock Static” design Sizes: - 22”× 14 Kickdrum - 12” × 6 Racktom - 16” × 14 Floortom - 18” × 14 Floortom Setup II (Live setup): - C&C Player Date II Custom Kit Finish: - Ebony Oyster / Chrome (Snaredrum) Sizes: - 22” ×14 Kickdrum - 12” × 8 Racktom - 16” × 15 Floortom - 14” x Snaredrummore
Tucker Rule describes his drumset and cymballs starting at 1:03 into this youtube video. He states that it is "...made by C&C, a custom company based out of Kansas City, Kansas". At 1:35 into the youtube video, he points out his Zildjian K cymbals that are "..crash ride, and light rides."more
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