Branden Steineckert of Rancid and Apocalypse Radio has been playing a killer new kit. Literally. His “Dexter Drums” setup was inspired by the TV show. In case you’ve been sleeping the past few years, I’ll tell you that Dexter is an American television drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial killer. SJC Drums went wild with the design for these beauties, which are bound to slay audiences, whenever Brandon's onstage.
Here’s what Brandon has to say about the drums. “As for the kit: This was built by SJC Custom Drums, who I endorse. The drums are clear acrylic with anodized black/chrome hardware, carved wooden badges and complete with “blood slides” on each drum. The tone is incredible! Of every kit I’ve ever owned this has been by far my favorite-sounding set. The drums have such a warm tone and clear resonance but with Remo Emperors on them they get such great attack. Each drum tunes extremely easy too. I’ve had kits before that would be a real chore to tune but eventually would sound great. This kit I can just throw heads on and with minimal effort it sounds incredible. Hands down the best kit I’ve ever owned.