"This Purpleheart / Pink Ivory snare has been the nicest piece of equipment I have ever played.
The snare responds to every hit with the same amount of expression I put into it.
The depth to this drum packs a punch that can be heard during any gig in any condition.
If you want to play the most expressive snare drum, I would only recommend playing a masterpiece.
I would recommend playing a Jon Cross Custom Drum."
"Just spent the last 3 days recording in Sacramento and the kit sounded amazing, the engineer said in 20 years that this kit is now in his top 3".
"My Jon Cross Bubinga / Purpleheart snare drum is a true work of art, it sounds so complete, so fresh, it has found it's way onto multiple albums with breathtaking results,, such a wonderful instrument and the craftsmanship is supreme."
(3 x grammy / 11 x #1 Billboard drummer and record producer,, Alicia Keys, Moby, Gwen Stefani, Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Thomas, David Guetta, Slash.)
(Photograph by James Dittiger.)
"Timing is everything in this business, and the sound and quality of your drums should be no exception! That's why I play Jon Cross Custom Drums, the warm tones of the handcrafted shells really resonate the sound I look for in every performance, warm, exotic and exquisitely hand crafted by the master himself - Jon Cross."(Photograph by Jordan Gaylor.)
"Bought a drum kit from Jon which he would not release until in his words was 'perfect'."
"The kit is gorgeous and without flaw."
"I first met Jon in 2009 at the Hollywood Drum Show."
"I was very impressed by the appearance and tonal quality of his drums, as I talked with Jon and gave his drums a try, I was drawn in by not only the beautiful woods and finish, but by the superior craftsmanship and attention to detail given to each drum."
"Over the years we've become fast friends, I'm very proud and happy to endorse and play his drums."
"Play them,,, they'll challenge your sensibilities !"
(Photograph by Jordan Gaylor.)
"I own a JCCD 7" x 14" Bolivian Rosewood spiral stave.
When I get the call from an engineer to "bring the biggest sounding snare drum you have" it's always my go-to snare for such occasions.
Jon's creations are all unique and amazing, every snare drum aficionado should get a JCCD for their collection."
"I have been playing my Jon Cross custom snare for a few years now and it always gets compliments on how it sounds."
"Not only does it look amazing but it sounds even better."
Jon is a true artist and makes great sounding drums." … C.B.
"Why do I love my Jon Cross custom snare? Craftsmanship".
"It's the thing that first drew me to Jon's drums, he's a brilliant builder and his attention to detail is seen in the drums."
"I have a 13" snare that i've been using for gigs with a rock band, it's powerful but controlled, it tunes easily and stays in tune. And,,, it's beautiful,,, which is always nice,, I'm honored to play Jon Cross Custom Drums."
"Absolutely just love my Jon Cross custom snare."
"It's stunning even when it's just sitting there, but when you play ,,, OMG ,,, I have the Purpleheart / Pink Ivory with custom Ebony hoops."
"Playing jazz with this snare is so enjoyable and the 'cross sticking' on the wood hoops is crisp, clear and just amazing."
"Thanks Jon Cross, I'm glad I stumbled onto your website."
"I never thought I would go below a 14" as my main snare until I sat down at NAMM and Jon put his 13"x7" Zebrawood stave shell in front of me, for years I strove to find my own signature sound in conversation between cymbals and snare. The introduction of Jon's Zebrawood snare to my collection has allowed that sound to come to fruition, I can now finally find as many sounds on my snare as I can on my ride.
Thank you, Jon, for the passion you bring to your work."
"I own a custom Jon Cross Purpleheart / Pink Ivory snare drum, it is the most versatile snare drum I have ever played and has an amazing tuning range, I use it for all my gigs, recording sessions and never play without it."
"Jon Cross Custom Drums are amazing 100% handcrafted instruments that deliver incredible warm tones, sweet sustain, and articulate responses while playing any number of genres of music."
"Jon Cross drums are solid all the way through exotic goodness.I am honored to play a J. C. 5.5" x 14" Birds Eye Maple / Purpleheart stave snare with a Trick throw and die cast hoops, the sound guys are always asking what snare I use,,, I say "A work of art."
JCCD,,,,"Play a Masterpiece".
"The drum is beautifully crafted with a wonderful and really musical voice." "The craftsmanship is without peer, and the value, while not inexpensive, is undeniable."