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Ddrum Diode Dominator 5-Piece Shell Pack
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The ddrum Diode Dominator 5-Piece Shell Pack brings together big, swaggering tones with extra-large shell diameter that cuts through the loudest mixe...Read More
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The ddrum Diode Dominator 5-Piece Shell Pack has the massive sound of acrylic shells that won't be denied!
The ddrum Diode Dominator 5-Piece Shell Pack brings together big, swaggering tones with extra-large shell diameter that cuts through the loudest mixes without breaking a sweat. Combines the drum sounds of the classic heavy metal bands of the '70s and '80s with today's advanced manufacturing techniques. Features strong single-ply reinforced acrylic shells, D-Spension tom mount for maximum resonance, and maple bass drum hoops. Few drum sets measure up to the Diode Dominator's look and sound! Shell pack only. Cymbals and hardware not included.
- 26" x 16" bass
- 14" x 10" tom
- 16" x 16" floor tom
- 18" x 16" floor tom
- 6-1/2" x 14" nickel/brass snare drum
- D-Spension tom mounts
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Look...you buy this kit because you want the acrylic look, and you do not want to pay the Ludwig price. I bought the red kit. I can say that I am completely happy with my kit. You will not want to record with it (unless you are going for a big sound in a massive room), as the acrylic shells do not give the overtones of a nice wood shell when you record in a sound-controlled environment. I keep a maple kit in the studio and I play out with this kit now. I leave my drums open, no tape on toms, and tune them high, much like Bonham (acrylic shells are not for tapers as they have a more focused singular tone as oposed to the overtones you get with multi-layered wood shells). Let me just say that I have got so many compliments on how my drums look (I put lights under them so they glow) before the show, and then I get compliments on how good they sound after people hear them. You definitely want to let acrylic drums stay open...no tape or damping on the toms...I do use slight muffling on the batter side and front of the kick....these drums project superbly! I am using remo powerstroke 3 heads on the batter side of every drum, and I do not have to mike anything when I play live in small to medium clubs. The bigger the room, the better! I might even do better with a slightly thinner batter head, but oh well....The kick is very Bonham-sounding, and I do mike it sometimes to control the sound, depending on the type of music we are playing. The rack tom is heavy, so make sure you have a very sturdy stand that you attach the suspension mount to, or just use a snare stand on it. I was pleasantly surprised by the snare that came with the kit. It is a 6.5" deep nickle-plated snare that keeps it's tension well and sounds as good as my Ludwig Supraphonic 402.I am also happy with the fixtures on the shells.....the floor tom legs are robust and hold tight, and the legs on the kick drum are solid. The kick has wood hoops that look like they do not match the drum shell color in regular room light, but once you put them on stage in a live-lighting environment, they look perfect. Someone at DDRUM did their homework on this. I did not get any DDRUM hardware as I already had other stands, but based on my experience, I am sure it is strong. These drums simply rock live! Fantastic value! Make sure you can afford cases for them...you do not want to transport acrylic drums with no cases....you will destroy their lustre quickly.....also, I had to wait over 6 months to get a case that would fit a 26" kick drum. I absolutely love my DDRUM kit!
I ordered this kit (ddrum diode dominator set in purple) and upon opening the first of two big boxes, immediately noticed the 16" floor tom was not round and had a couple chips on the bearing edge. I'm sending it back and have given up on acrylic until I can afford an well made acrylic set (tama, ludwig or sonor). I really wanted the ddrum set to work out but the quality of the workmanship was less than average. I suggest you keep shopping.