By Chris Williams Published June 17, 2010
Here’s one for all you custom drum fans out there. This high-gloss kit is one of Dale Selch’s newest acquisitions. As far as we’re concerned, it was definitely a great investment. Dale gives us the details himself of his prized acquisition.
I’m mostly a smooth jazz player, but I also play some alt. country and Southern style rock. The kit I use for all my styles is my custom set built by JM Smith Drum Co. of West Richland, Washington. It is constructed of Keller maple shells wrapped in a curly maple veneer. They used all DW lugs and hardware, and the finish is a classic DW-style Rootbeer fade. It's finished in eight coats of nitrocellulose clear lacquer, with two hand-rubbed final coats. It's really deep, clear, and beautiful.
Here is the configuration:
The pedals are vintage Ghost model (’70s gray) and rebuilt ’60s Speed King
All the hardware is Tama and Gibralter. Sticks are Pro-Mark hickory 5A