The name “12th&Vine” refers to a cultural melting pot and spot for jaunty times of African American culture in the post-war era in Kansas City, this high-end line is accordingly inspired by the great American drums from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The 12th&Vine line features a 5-ply shell with a 1/8” Poplar Core, 7-ply Maple Reinforcement Rings and our Vintage Round-Over bearing edge. The Poplar core warms up the shell and absorbs unwanted overtones while providing a sound equally suitable for live and studio use. Three classical shell designs are available: Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany, Maple/Poplar/Maple and Walnut/Poplar/Walnut. This reminiscence-line is an honest tribute to all classical vintage kits of the good old days, by sound, look and feel.
The “12th&Vine” refers to a cultural melting pot and spot for jaunty times of African American culture in the post-war era in Kansas City, accordingly this high-end line is inspired by the great American drums from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Our 12th&Vine line features a 5-ply shell with a 1/8” Poplar Core, 7-ply Maple Reinforcement Rings and our Vintage Round-Over bearing edge. Three classical shell designs are available: Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany, Maple/Poplar/Maple and Walnut/Poplar/Walnut. This reminiscence-line is an honest tribute to all classical vintage kits of the good old days, by sound, look and feel.
The following configurations are available for 12th&Vine:
Bebop: 20“ x 16 kick drum, 12“ x 8 rack tom, 14“ x 14 floor tom
Suggested snare drum: 14“ x 5.5
Big Beat: 22“ x 16 kick drum, 13“ x 9 rack tom, 16 × 16“ floor tom
Suggested snare drum: 14“ x 6.5
Big Band: 24“ x 16 kick drum, 13“ x 9 tom, 16 × 16“ floor tom
Suggested snare drum: 14“ x 6.5
Bonzo: 24“ x 16 kick drum, 14“ x 10 tom, 18“ x 16 floor tom
Suggested snare drum: 14“ x 8
The 12th&Vine drums come in 6 finishes, three Natural Stains as well as three Espresso Stains. Depending on the outer shell, your options range from the beautiful grain of Maple, to Walnut over to Luan. The lovely Espresso Stains intendedly come a bit closer to each other, while all naturals are a bit more contrasty, so thus there are different individual aesthetics to choose from – they’re all an outstanding class of their own. Any of these options from our flagship line reveal world class taste and most certainly provide the timeless spirit of vintage drum history! Click on the round sample in the footer below and the rack tom pictures on this site will change to your desired finish option.
Since all our drums start from wood, which we regard to be the essential origin for anything in respect of tone, these three shell designs are really cream topping of vintage sound. The great warmth of the low-toned Luan/Poplar/Luan, as being a reference to 50s drums, the extraordinary round attack of the bright sounding Maple/Poplar/Maple, which invite the sound of the 70s and the medium Walnut/Poplar/Walnut, our C&C original, which is characterized by a smooth, rounded attack with low end to spare. If you want to know more about how our drums are made, we’d love to invite you to take a look at the link of our Gladstone Shells Page.
We’re very pleased to present you our very own in-house made single-ended lug design (also featured on our Galdstone line) on all of our 12th&Vine kits. This single-ended “Art Deco“ lug is inspired by many of the classics, it reflects the bridge between a bit of modern Kansas City architecture with aspects of many of our favorite lugs from the past. Our single-ended lug comes stock on the 12th&Vine line and works great in combination with Vintage „Fold Out“ spurs, die-cast bassdrum claws, Stick Saver Hoops and the Classic Deluxe strainer on the snare.
Wood Hoops are a visual class of their own. To make your kit even more of an eye-catcher, adding some of these marvelous hoops on toms and/or snare is your perfect option. Our Wood Hoops, of course being handmade, are a beautiful addition to your drum kit. 12th&Vine Hoops are full finish hoops without inlays perfectly matching the design of your set. Picking some pairs of additional hoops for your toms and snare will make your drum set become a piece of art.
Looking for some beautiful handmade Wood Hoops, another tom as an extension of your set-up, or maybe even both the same time? From 12“ to 24“ we offer additional shell sizes, as well as lovely looking matching Wood Hoops for all of these specs. Round up your 12th&Vine kit with a another floor tom and give all of the toms an even more stunning look with some classy hoops to make your vintage drum dream come true.
You’d like to get a Tom or Cymbal Mount to have your set look a bit more like the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa style? No problem, we’d be happy installing you such an add-on in order to make your C&C setup even more compact and unique. Just let us know about your desired mount when ordering via mail or choose for your preferred option in the shop – we’re looking forward to upgrade your drum kit and making it even more special!
You have your very own 12th&Vine set-up in mind? Then choose from the various size options by yourself and compile a mixed configuration at additional charge, no problem. Further more you can also enlarge this setup with extras at the same time, like a tom or cymbal mount, or garnish with additional wood hoops: your wishes are no limits set. We’re always looking forward to see multiple individual 12th&Vine kit configurations presented to the world on a nightly by all kinds of drummers.
The smallest configuration we offer for our C&C Drums lines is named after the origin for the modern Jazz – “Bebop”. This setup comes with a 20“ kick drum, a 12“ rack drum, a 14“ floor tom and an optional 14“ x 5.5 snare drum. It is designed for genres like jazz, funk, blues, indie, electro and folk. But since it comes with our very own Gladstone Shells, the tuning range also provides rock drummers with a full, rich and authentic sound, that will astonish your friends and band members and fellow drummers. Its feel is so honest and real, this model brings back the times that Bebop legends like Elvin Jones and Tony Williams coined and dominated. Whether it’s a session, a small stage oder a stadium: this C&C Drums kit is the perfect choice for drummers who are looking for a small, light-weight set, which provides a sound that simply amazes.
This is a classic. The C&C Drums Big Beat configuration with its 22“ kick drum, 13“ rack tom, 16“ floor tom and optional 14“ x 6.5 snare drum presents itself as the perfect all-round setup ranging from all kinds of Rock‘n’Roll to softer musical settings like Indie or Folk – and even Jazz guys love it for its diversity and high tuning range options. With this C&C Drums setup you can never go wrong: it is the most flexible configuration, providing the whole range of sounds from Jazz to Punkrock. The uniqueness of the in-house produced Gladstone Shells offers a warm vintage sound, which revive the best times of great players from the sixties and seventies, and allow the drummer to dive into this amazing world of rock history. The modern ways of production and the art of true vintage drum craftsmanship by C&C Drums create an outstanding drum kit, which can be called the perfect companion for all drummers of this kind.
You’d like to have Big Beat tom sizes with a bigger kick? Then you’re perfectly right with choosing our Big Band configuration, the latest setup addition for C&C Drums drum lines. This configuration combines a 13“ rack tom, 16“ floor tom as well as the 14“ x 6.5 of the Big Beat with the bigger kick size, 24“ kick drum of the Bonzo configuration. The 24“ kick drum brings in some more volume and body and provides beautiful warm and huge sounds. The Big Beat toms keep the sound flexible and very diverse, so this is really the ideal choice for all players loving Big Beat sizes and preferring a bigger kick drum. Bringing back the classical sizes of the golden Big Band era, this C&C Drums kit is more than a great option for playing styles like Indie, Rock’n’Roll or Punkrock. And Buddy and Gene would have loved it too, by the way!
This is our C&C Drums configuration for all heavier playing styles and louder musical settings: 24“ kick drum, 14“ rack tom, 18“ floor tom and optional 14“ x 8 snare drum. Not only the massive and great look of these big sizes will drive everybody’s attention towards the drums on stage, of course you’ll always provide a huge and voluminous sound in every playing situation, as well. Due to extraordinary tuning range of C&C Drums’ Gladstone shells, it is versatile and applicable for many other styles at the same time, too. Actually this configuration is the definitive setup for all fans of the great days of Rock’n’Roll drumming when legends like Bonham or Moon defined a sound you can only recreate with such a vintage inspired kit. For everyone who wants to get back to that sound, look and feel, the C&C Drums Bonzo configuration is the ultimative choice.
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