Tempus Drums started out in 1973 as Milestone Drums in Vancouver, Canada, at the height of the synthetic shell craze of the early '70s. Paul Mason acquired the company and renamed it Tempus in 1985.
Tempus offers snares and complete kits to order in CarbonKevlar, Fibreglass, Hemp, and CarbonFibre. It has its own line of exclusive signature lugs, both in the original/classic and newer mini-lug options and all are available in either chrome or black. The snare drum strainer is Dunnett's clever R-class which features a throw-off lever you can swivel through 180 degrees.
Charlie joins other great drummers that have or continue to use Tempus Drums including Lewis Nash, Billy Cobham, Hal Blaine, Bob Moses, and Alan Dawson.
When asked about his endorsement of Tempus Drums Charlie stated, I am very excited to now be part of the Tempus family. These drums allow me to best say musically what I want to say and they are truly superior in every respect."
More information on Tempus Drums can be found here.