Consummate touring/recording drummer Ben Homola has recently been sporting a new C&C drumkit on the road with alt-rock band Dashboard Confessional. “The C&C maple kit I have out on the road was built for this tour,” says Homola. “One thing that makes this kit unique is that I’m using concert toms with no bottom heads. I’m a big fan of Phil Collins, and of Joey Waronker—who also happens to play C&C drums. When I spoke with C&C owner Bill Cardwell, I explained how much I loved the sound of Joey’s drums and that I wanted a Phil Collins ‘In the Air Tonight’ vibe. Something about that sound has always grabbed me. With that information, C&C built me what is probably my favorite drumkit to date. They make their shells in-house out of pretty much any type of wood. My drums are sonically similar to 1960s-era Rogers and Camco but with a little more warmth. They have the right amount of attack and sustain, so I don’t need to do much muffling.

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