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  BILLY "THUNDER" MASON (TIM McGRAW) JOINS
MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS ARTIST ROSTER!

Billy
MARKLEY BLACK BRASS SNARE DRUMS TO BE HEARD
ON TIM MCGRAW'S NEW ALBUM

NOVEMBER 2007 - Billy "THUNDER" Mason has joined the Markley Family of Artists with his endorsement of our Markley Custom Black Brass Series of snare drums. Here is what he had to say about them when we caught up with him:

" Hey, this is Billy "Thunder" Mason with Tim McGraw. I'm in the studio in Nashville recording our new album.... I'm recording the Markley 5x14 and 6.5x14 Black Brass snares and I LOVE them! I highly recommend these drums to all! "
- Billy "Thunder" Mason, Tim McGraw


Billy's drum tech for the sessions, Brett Vargason, tells us that these 2 Markley snare drums were used for a large percentage of the tracks on Tim McGraw's latest studio album project. We can't wait to hear the final tracks!

Check out Billy's official site, or send him a friend request on myspace!

   
  JASON DERING NOW PLAYING FOR ASHLEE SIMPSON -
NEW DRUMS DELIVERED FOR TOUR!
Jason Dering

OCTOBER 2007 - Jason Dering has taken a new gig as drummer for Ashlee Simpson, and will be touring with her in support of her third album, due out in March 2008. Check out Ashlee Simpson on Myspace. We delivered Jason's new Exotic Series Quilted Maple kit in Cobalt Candy Blue for Ashlee's 2008 nationwide tour. Anyway, we are very excited for Jason and the great exposure he will give Markley Custom Drums while he is on Tour! Jason's kit is as follows:

Exotic Series Quilted Maple kit in Cobalt Candy Blue Hi-Gloss Lacquer:
  • 18x22 Exotic Series Maple Kick, w/inner ply of African Mahogany
  • 16x18 Exotic Series Maple "Baby" Kick, w/inner ply of African Mahogany
  • 8x10 Exotic Series Maple Rack Tom
  • 9x12 Exotic Series Maple Rack Tom
  • 11x14 Exotic Series Maple Floor Tom
  • 13x16 Exotic Series Maple Floor Tom
Cobalt Blue Quilted Maple Toms
Exotic Series Quilted Maple Kit Exotic Series Quilted Maple Jazz Kit
   
  JASON LOTTMANN (FADING DOUBT) ENDORSES
MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS!

Jason Lottmann

4/17/2007 - We are pleased to announce that Jason Lottmann of Fading Doubt has signed with us and is now endorsing Markley Custom Drums exclusively! Jason will be playing an eye-catching Markley Signature Maple kit finished in our Black Rainbow Sparkle Lacquer. Just wait till you see this one under stage lights! Jason's new kit is in the works and will consist of:

Check out Fading Doubt's Myspace Page
Check out the Fading Doubt website

We want to extend a warm welcome to Jason Lottmann and Fading Doubt.
WELCOME TO MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS JASON!!!
   
  MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUM CO. LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE!

MCD Website

4/10/07 - Markley Custom Drum Co. officially launched its new, completely redesigned website today. The new website features tons of information on all Markley products and will expand in the future to include Artist pages, a Merchandise Store, helpful drumming and tuning tips, media, and much, much more!

STAY TUNED, and VISIT OFTEN!!

   
 

NEWSFLASH!!!
SCOTT SCHNEIDER (DOWN TO ONE) ENDORSES
MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS

Scott Schneider/Drums, Neal Dallmer/Bass,
Kari Schneider/Vocals, Jonny Brenner/Guitar
Down To One

1/27/2007 - We are pleased to announce that Scott Schneider of Down To One has joined the Markley Family of Endorsers and has chosen to play Markley Custom Drums exclusively!! Scott comes to us after endorsing another brand of drums, but after playing our test kit, he tells us that he just had to switch to Markley! Scott's new Hi-Gloss Lacquer Black to Silver Sparkle Fade kit is in the works and will consist of:

  • 2 - 20x22 Signature Maple Kicks
  • 8x10 Signature Maple Rack Tom
  • 9x12 Signature Maple Rack Tom
  • 14x16 Signature Maple Floor Tom
  • And our famous, award-winning 6.5x14 Black Brass Snare.
Check out Down To One's Myspace Page
Check out the Down To One Website

We want to extend a warm welcome to Scott Schneider and Down To One.
WELCOME TO MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS SCOTT!!!
   
 

BREAKING NEWS!!!
MARKLEY ADDS NEW ENDORSER BOBBY JACKSON OF COMMONROY!!!
1/10/2007 - We would like to officially welcome a great new endorser to the Markley Custom Drum family of Artists: BOBBY JACKSON of COMMONROY !!!

Bobby's new kit is in the works and it is gonna ROCK! Commonroy is getting ready to release their first major album (which BTW sounds great, and was recorded at the Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN using all Markley drums), and will begin a national tour in March. In the meantime, check out their great stuff and buy their album here: Commonroy on Myspace.

BOBBY JACKSON Sportin' the new Markley Custom T-shirt:
Bobby Jackson of Comonroy sportin' the new Markley Custom T-shirt
   
  MARKLEY CUSTOM DRUMS WINS 2006 CUSTOM SNARE CONTEST!!!

December 2006 - We are proud to announce that Markley Custom has won the 2006 Custom Snare Drum Build-Off Contest hosted by drumshed.org!!!!

Our winning entry was an 8x14" Black Rainbow Sparkle Lacquer snare, complete with matching wood hoops, Nickel snare switchand our own custom MCD Tube Lugs. The drum is 10-ply maple with 6-ply maple reinforcing rings. The edges are 45 degree inside, roundover on the outside, and hand finished. The snare beds are deep and wide, supporting up to a 42-strand snare unit.

The sound of this drum is deep, fat and very woody, with just the right amount of ring. It's an absolute CANNON! I can't wait to get it into the studio!!

Here are some finished pics:
Black Rainbow Sparkle Lacquer snare Black Rainbow Sparkle Lacquer snare Black Rainbow Sparkle Lacquer snare

   
  MARKLEY DRUMS AND BAREFOOT - LIVE AT TROY FAIR!

July 2006 - Ok kiddies, here are some pics of one of our endorsers, Jason Dering with Barefoot, playing the kit at the Troy, PA Fair. The drums sounded awesome, (of course) The snare is one of our very popular 6x14 all-cherry snares, with a Natural Quilted Cherry finish.

Jason is afantastic drummer, and the band's got a great sound - check 'em out at: http://www.myspace.com/barefoot