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NEW FACTORY!

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HEY SJC FAMILY! CHECKING IN FROM MASSACHUSETTS - HAD A BUSY AND EXCITING WEEK AS WE CONTINUE TO DIAL IN OUR NEW FACTORY. WE'RE LOVING IT HERE AND IT FEELS GOOD TO BE GETTING DRUMS OUT THE DOOR AFTER TIME OFF DUE TO COVID & MOVING EVERYTHING TO THE NEW SPOT. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE WITH US DURING THIS CRAZY TIME! WE'VE GOT SOME REALLY FUN AND EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS DROPPING SOON, SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED ON OUR SOCIALS!

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CRAFTING A TRIBUTE SNARE FOR RECYCLED PERCUSSION

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AS A FAN OF ALL THINGS DRUMS, I HAD BEEN FOLLOWING THE JOURNEY OF RECYCLED PERCUSSION CREATOR JUSTIN SPENCER AS HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH A MAN NAMED ROY.

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2020 REFLECTION

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CHECKING IN FROM GOOD OLD DUDLEY, MA. WE KICKED OFF THE YEAR WITH OUR FUNNEST NAMM SHOW YET - WHAT A WEEK IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA THAT WAS! 

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The Ice Nine Kills "Popcorn" Kit!

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4/3/2019 - The Ice Nine Kills "Popcorn" Kit! What's your favorite horror movie?! YEP! We made a popcorn inspired kit for Ice Nine Kills! They came to us with a "horror movie" theme to go along with their entire stage set-up and after working with the band and their design team, we came up with THIS! 12", 16", 22" M5 Maple Shells Custom "popcorn" printed finish Contour cut "Butcher" hoops Popcorn printed hoops Superply reso hoops Red powder coated hardware Can't wait to see Patrick Galante ripping this on stage!

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Doll Skin Visits the Shop!

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11/24/2019 - Doll Skin Visits the Shop! We were excited to host Meg Herring and some of Doll Skin + their crew at the shop this past week! We gave them a full tour of the showroom, the process, and Meg even got behind the kit in the studio to record a Weekly Beat!Meg said it's been a dream of hers to visit SJC and we're incredibly happy she was able to get over here before their show at the Palladium in Worcester. Want to come by for a tour? SCHEDULE YOURS HERE!  

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NBC 10 Boston Comes In for a Visit!

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11/12/2019: NBC 10 Boston Comes in for a Visit! NBC 10 came in for an episode of Uniquely New England! Thanks to Jackie and her team for featuring us on NBC! Watch the whole feature below!

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Behind The Scenes at the Shop - 2019

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10/16/2019 - Behind The Scenes at the Shop - 2019  Hey everyone! Gabe here! Over the past few months I've taken some photos around the shop and figured it would be cool to start sharing everything here!  For anyone wondering what gear and stuff used for the photos here it is! -Sony A7iii-Rokinon  E-mount 24mm F/2.8-Nikon D750-Sigma 24-70mm(Nikon mount) F/2.8-Sigma 70-200mm(Nikon mount) F/2.8-Nikon 50mm F/1.8-Nikon Coolpix S9-Edited in Adobe Lightroom ... SJC 2019focallength 50flash 16cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONheight 1202fnumber 4.5exposuretime 0.008camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 7/17/2019 6:41:00 PMwidth 1800cameramodel NIKON D750focallength 24flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200fnumber 2.8exposuretime 0.005camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 8/23/2019 4:51:05 PMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200exposuretime 0.004camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 8/29/2019 1:55:35 PMwidth 1800cameramodel ILCE-7M3flash 16cameramake SONYheight 1200exposuretime 0.004camerasoftware Adobe...

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Crafting a Kit for Kevin Kaine of Knocked Loose!

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10/10/2019 - Crafting a Kit for Kevin Kaine of Knocked Loose! YES! We are so proud to be working with Kevin and Knocked Loose! What an honor! Kevin had met Zach a few years back and after some great conversations and a solid hang, Kevin was ready to join the Family. Zach learned that Kevin loves cracking a cold one on stage... so we added a custom bottle opener to his 18" floor tom with Kevin'd nickname "Pacsun" engraved!Specs:8x12, 16x16, 16x18, 18x22 M5 Maple shellsSuper matte black wrap with blue pearl stripesWooden badges and a custom bottle openerFlat black hardware and Shield lugsEvans DrumheadsSong used: Knocked Loose- By The Gravehttps://open.spotify.com/track/0KyHsaUAZfI5poFB2xo4JAFollow Kevin here!https://www.instagram.com/thecandykaine/https://twitter.com/TheCandyKaine?s=17Follow Knocked Loose here and check out their latest album...

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Surprising Simon Crahan With A Custom Snare Dedicated To His Sister

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September 20th, 2019: Surprising Simon Crahan With A Custom Snare Dedicated To His Sister SJC Family Simon Crahan, son of percussionist Shawn Crahan of Slipknot, wanted to create a snare dedicated to his sister Gabrielle following her passing earlier this year. He reached out to us looking for a 13" maple shell in a white stain splattered purple paint splatter (same purple his current kit is finished in). In addition, Simon also wanted to have the roman numerals of Gabrielle’s birth/death dates painted on the and custom badge featuring a picture of his sister. To tie it all together, he'd choose brass hardware to really make it a centerpiece. Simon had been in touch with Zach during the process of...

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SJC Drums donates Pathfinder kit to Quinsigamond Community College

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August 15, 2019 SJC Custom Drums Founder Mike Ciprari stopped by Quinsigamond Community College on August 15 to make a rather unique donation to the college -  a Pathfinder drum kit. The welcome addition will be used immediately in the college's music program, which has grown significantly in recent years, according to QCC’s President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. The Southbridge drum manufacturer is a good friend to QCC. In 2017, he came to QCC during a Manufacturing Day event to tell students how his business got started. Today SJC Custom Drums has designed and collaborated with some of the top bands in today’s music industry, making the donation a particularly special one for the college. “We want to thank SJC for this wonderful donation...

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