I wanted to mention I'm now playing a beautimous gold sparkle C&C kit. They were nice enough to bring me on as an artist and build the kit for me. Here's some photos and I'll upload more soon of me actually using the kit.
On my most recent Thao tour all the drummers used the kit. Best of all, I got to visit the factory in Gladstone, MO and meet JC, and the guy who actually built my kit, Bill Caldwell. Meeting the craftsman gave me a whole new apprectiation for this soundmaker.
My friend Matt from Matt Shultz and the Skyline Farms just got one too, in a nice champagne sparkle finish that I'm a bit jealous off. His has a 24" x 14" bass drum. I don't think it even fits in his car.