Back in 2018 we asked Noble & Cooley if they could apply a translucent red lacquer over a Walnut Classic set, this was the first kit of its kind and the reception that kit had was incredible. Since then we have repeated the finish on a variation of set ups, the one we have here is latest they have made for us during the Summer of 2022. Yet again the kit finished in Translucent Cherry Red gloss but this time we have gone for bigger sizes, brass lugs and black chrome hoops. The wood grain on this set is absolutely exceptional!
We decided to go big for this one, the kit covers all the bases with 3 rack toms, two floors over a 22 x 16 bass drum which is just thunderous.
Just like the N&C Walnut ply and Solid Shell Classic snare drums, the Walnut Classic drum kits have a lot of low end and a darker vintage tone. Beefy, fat and surprisingly ambient. The Walnut Classic kits are built with the Witt Percussion all horizontal approach that N&C use use on their snare drums.
8 x 7, 10 x 8 & 12 x 8 Toms
14 x 14 & 16 x 16 Floor Toms
22 x 16 Bass Drum
6 Ply Horizontal Walnut Shells
Finished in Translucent Cherry Red Lacquer
Toms all fitted with the N&C Cool Mount RIMS style suspenders
2.3mm Triple Flanged Black Chrome Hoops
Black Chrome Pearl LB30 Floor Brackets with Air Ride Legs
Brass N&C Tubular Long Lugs
Fitted with Evans USA Drum Heads throughout
Hand Made by N&C In Granville, Massachusetts, July 2022
Please Note: We've pictured the kit with an N&C Horizon shell snare drum, Paiste cymbals and Ludwig hardware. These items are not included. If you are looking to add any extras please talk to us and we will be happy to build a package for you.
Walnut Classic Video Examples
Here is the video we made for our previous Red Walnut set, this kit is in slightly different sizes but will give you an idea of how the Walnut shells sound.
Here is a video of a kit we supplied to Drummers Review back in 2019, this is closer in sizes, this particular set is finished in Natural Walnut with Black Chrome fittings.