Evans Drumheads Announces Exclusive OEM Partnership with SJC Custom Drums

Mike Lawson • News • September 1, 2016

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D’Addario announced that SJC Custom Drums will now exclusively use Evans Drumheads on all their custom-made drum kits shipping from their factory.

SJC Custom Drums was established in 2000 and is now considered one of the top custom drum companies in the world. With over a decade of experience and 1,700 artists, SJC Drums pride themselves on their craftsmanship, innovation, customer service and passion for drums. Offering virtually unlimited options, each kit is custom made to the customers’ exact specifications by their skilled craftsmen and backed by their unrivaled customer service. “SJC” stands for Scott J. Ciprari, co-founder of SJC Drums.

Mike and Scott J. Ciprari started assembling drums in their early teens. Scott was the hands-on craftsman complemented by Mike’s love of aesthetics and art. Eventually, their basement became their assembly room filled with boxes of drum parts as they began building kits for their friends’ bands. In 2006, Panic! At The Disco played the MTV Video Music Awards with Spencer Smith banging away on one of their custom kits, starting the countless string of phone calls for custom orders. SJC would soon move into their first warehouse with an officially hired staff and some of the biggest bands and heavy-hitting drummers in the world becoming their clientele. SJC Custom Drums now have offices on both coasts, a full staff, and a household name in the drumming world. Continuing to innovate, expand and collect new artists is the overall goal for the company.

“We’ve been growing rapidly over the last few years and needed a drum head company who would not only assist us while we grew with quick turnarounds, but also with a superior product and artist relations, which is so important to us at SJC Drums,” Mike Ciprari explains, Co-Founder of SJC Custom Drums. “Evans is a great partner that will not only help us grow but also share our vision of the future of the music industry.”

As part of those future goals, SJC will now officially use Evans drumheads exclusively on all of their coveted custom kits, namely Evans’ best-selling EMAD and G2 models, along with their newly launched Calftone drumheads.

“SJC is clearly one of the leaders in custom drums,” Sergio Bonsignore says, Percussion Product Specialist for Evans at D’Addario. “Positioned as a first-class brand, they are consistently innovating and in high- demand with drummers all over the world. They require a premium drumhead that allows their drums to reach their fullest potential straight out of the box. With their business steadily growing, a partner that can help them turn around custom projects quickly is an absolute necessity, and we are proud to support them and drummers alike.”

D’Addario artists who have SJC custom kits include Jay Weinberg (Slipknot), Matt Nichols (Bring Me The Horizon), Jake Bundrick (Mayday Parade), Dan Searle (Architects), and Conor Sullivan (Ice Nine Kills), among many others.


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