Proudly Handcrafted in Taiwan
The SJC Drums Pathfinder Shell Pack is proudly handcrafted in Taiwan by a team of passionate drum builders, who share the same vision as SJC. Taking a new approach to expanding their company, SJC are visiting factories around the world to form relationships with other drum builders, allowing SJC to increase their market whilst offering the same attention to detail and high-quality drums that all SJC Custom Drums are renowned for.
The SJC Drums Pathfinder 5 Piece Shell Pack features 7-ply Cherry and Agathis Shells with 1.6mm triple flanged hoops, offering rich, balanced tones which are well suited to a range of genres and styles. Hand cut SJC 45 degree bearing edges ensure that the shells resonate and consistently stay in tune making the kit exceptionally reliable. They also allow the shells to produce more sustain with an added brightness and attack. Every drum is individually tuned and played to ensure that they are ready to be played upon arrival, meaning that SJC's astonishing tone is at the player's immediate disposal.
Hand cut SJC 45 degree bearing edges ensure that shells resonate and consistently stay in tune whilst producing more sustain and attack upon the 7-ply shells. Featured 1.6mm triple flanged steel hoops encourage open and long sustain so that the tone competently projects and cuts through the mix. SJC Shield Lugs offer better tuning stability and adjustability than tube lugs, making the kit more versatile and dynamic.
With a great sound also comes a great aesthetic. The crimson super satin stain finish upon a maple shell gives the kit a distinctive vintage look and feel whilst maintaining its distinctively warm and smooth tone. The distinctive SJC badge is located on the front of the white unported resonant bass drum head proudly marking the kit as one of high-quality manufacturing and craftsmanship.
Perfect Foundation Setup
The SJC Drums Pathfinder 5 Piece Shell Pack offers a foundation setup that can be finished with the hardware and cymbals of your choice and expanded with add-on drums and holders if you choose. Designed for the intermediate drummer, the SJC Pathfinder Shell Pack offers a great learning experience for drummers of any level who are not looking to break the bank. With an included 14'' x 6'' snare, you can also purchase the Pathfinder Shell Pack with an optional SJC Foundation Shadow Hardware Pack, available here.
About SJC Drums
With humble beginnings in Mike and Scott Ciprari's (SJC) Grandmother's basement, SJC has since developed into one of the world's leading drum manufacturers and suppliers. In the beginning, the brothers were determined to pioneer the sound of a generation tirelessly seeking to improve themselves and their drum kits until they had reached a state of perfection. As the brother's skills progressed and they got better at building, they thought it a good idea to get some of their friends to play their kits and start to spread the word. Bands such as 'A Wilhelm Scream' and 'Strike Anywhere' were some of the few endorsements from the brothers. SJC's turning point came when the musical sensation 'Panic! At the Disco' played the MTV music awards in 2006. This pivotal moment enabled the brand to branch out and endorse a variety of bigger and more diverse bands like 'Hawthorne Heights', 'Aiden' and 'Cobra Starship'. Expanding their already impressive artist roster, SJC began to reach unprecedented heights and managed to move out of their grandmother's basement and into a warehouse, enabling SJC to introduce a small number of new dedicated staff.
Embracing the game of innovation, SJC has consistently created drums that produce high-quality tone and a distinct character, often to the exact specification of high profile artists. In the last two years SJC has signed drummers Branden Steineckert (Rancid), Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory), Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) and Tre Cool (Green Day). With all these world renowned artists previously being endorsed by huge international companies, it speaks volumes of SJC for their desire to switch to a custom company.
Always on the cutting edge of innovation, SJC has always focused on making the drummer the focal point of any performance.
With a virtually endless list of custom options, SJC prioritises the drummer's specific requirements whilst never compromising their classic and unique sound. With an ever expanding list of big names upon their roster, SJC has been a consistent choice for many renowned drummers the world over, emphasising their commitment to quality and sound.
"Agathis produces slightly deeper tones than maple, so with the smaller sizes of the Pathfinder, this creates a well balanced sound all around the kit." Mike Ciprari
"These drums will in any case adapt to your favourite head choices as well as any maple set around" Rhythm Magazine
''There is plenty enough resonance and sustain for home use, rehearsals and modest live venues" Rhythm Magazine
''By accepting a narrow choice you get a kit that is virtually as good as a super-hip American SJC for a much reduced cost" Rhythm Magazine
- Bass Drum: 20'' x 16''
- Floor Tom: 12'' x 14''
- Rack Tom 1: 12'' x 8''
- Rack Tom 2: 10'' x 7''
- Snare: 14'' x 6''
- Shells: 7-Ply Cherry (Outer Ply) & Agathis (Inner Plies)
- Finish: Crimson Super Satin Stain Finish
- Hoops: 1.6mm Triple Flanged Tom Hoops, Flat Black Painted Kick Hoops
- Lugs: SJC Shield Lugs
- Hardware: Flat Black Hardware