Chicago Drum Show: Chicago Custom Percussion

How could a company named Chicago Custom Percussion resist exhibiting at the Chicago Drum Show? Well, they didn’t, and gladly gave us a quick booth tour, which included a retro-looking maple stain kit, a selection of wrap-finish snare drums, some very nice natural wood snares, an odd charcoal and pastel finish custom skull paint job, and an even stranger ballad snare drum that, from across the room, looks remarkably like a floor tom. An overall nice selection from a bunch of upstart drum makers.