12th & Vine

Inspired by the great American drums from the 50s, 60s and 70s, the 12th & Vine features a 5 ply shell with a Poplar Core, 7 Ply Maple Reinforcement Rings and our Los Angeles bearing edge. The Poplar core warms up the shell and absorbs unwanted overtones, while providing a sound equally suitable for live and studio use. This line comes standard with stick saver hoops, vintage “fold out” bass drum spurs, and our new single-ended Deco lug.

Maple/Poplar/Maple: It could be argued that a large part of the sounds, grooves and players that inspire today’s top rock drummers come from an era when this ply configuration reigned supreme. Although these shells are based on classic drums from the 1970s, our Maple/Poplar shells are in a class all their own. They have a wide tuning range, warm tone, round attack, and fast decay.

Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany: A reference to the classic sounds of the 1950s, our Mahogany/Poplar ply configuration is one of the warmest Gladstone Shell Configurations. Depth and character are more pronounced in quieter, softer musical settings while fat, round tones come out when things get a bit louder.

Walnut/Poplar/Walnut: A C&C Original. Walnut may be a new idea for a shell, but it’s more reminiscent of days past than a modern style of drum. This shell is characterized by a smooth, rounded attack with low end to spare.

Finishes

Natural

Natural Maple Satin

Natural Mahogany Satin

Natural Walnut Satin

Espresso Maple Satin

Espresso Mahogany Satin

Espresso Walnut Swirl

Shell Specs

Maple/
Poplar/
Maple

Characteristics:
Warm, Bright, Fast Decay
Tone: High
Thickness: 6mm
Bearing Edge: Los Angeles

Mahogany/
Poplar/
Mahogany

Characteristics:
Warm, Dark, Fast Decay
Tone: Low
Thickness: 6mm
Bearing Edge: Los Angeles

Walnut/
Poplar/
Walnut

Characteristics:
Warm, Balanced, Fast Decay
Tone: Medium
Thickness: 6mm
Bearing Edge: Los Angeles

Shell Packs & Kits

Be Bop

SHELL PACK INCLUDES:
14″ × 20″ Bass, 8″ × 12″ Tom, 14″ × 14″ Floor Tom
SUGGESTED SNARE: 5.5″ × 14″ (sold separately)

HARDWARE INCLUDES:
C&C single-ended Deco lug
2.3mm Stick Saver hoops
Vintage “Fold Out” spurs
Die-cast bass drum claws
Deluxe Classic strainer

Big Beat

SHELL PACK INCLUDES:
14″ × 22″ Bass, 9″ × 13″ Tom, 16″ × 16″ Floor Tom
SUGGESTED SNARE: 6.5″ × 14″ (sold separately)

HARDWARE INCLUDES:
C&C single-ended Deco lug
2.3mm Stick Saver hoops
Vintage “Fold Out” spurs
Die-cast bass drum claws
Deluxe Classic strainer

Big Band

SHELL PACK INCLUDES:
14″ × 24″ Bass, 9″ × 13″ Tom, 16″ × 16″ Floor Tom
SUGGESTED SNARE: 6.5″ × 14″ (sold separately)

HARDWARE INCLUDES:
C&C single-ended Deco lug
2.3mm Stick Saver hoops
Vintage “Fold Out” spurs
Die-cast bass drum claws
Deluxe Classic strainer

Bonzo

SHELL PACK INCLUDES:
14″ × 24″ Bass, 10″ × 14″ Tom, 16″ × 18″ Floor Tom
SUGGESTED SNARE: 8″ × 14″ (sold separately)

HARDWARE INCLUDES:
C&C single-ended Deco lug
2.3mm Stick Saver hoops
Vintage “Fold Out” spurs
Die-cast bass drum claws
Deluxe Classic strainer