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DW Collector's Series 4-Piece Lacquer Specialty Shell Pack
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DW's flagship line, the Collector' Series, are the original US-made custom drums. For years, drum makers have preferred maple for its resonant tonal ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Customizable drums that represent a pinnacle in boutique-style drum making.
DW's flagship line, the Collector' Series, are the original US-made custom drums. For years, drum makers have preferred maple for its resonant tonal qualities. Maple is a traditional shell material that provides low-end punch, warmth and attack. This DW Shell Pack features North American Maple shells with 3-ply reinforcement hoops. Toms 8-13" are 6-ply, while 14" and bigger are 7-ply. Bass drums are 7-ply and snare drums are 10-ply (with 6-ply reinforcement hoops).
This shell pack features rack toms with Vertical Low Timbre (VLT) - a DW special feature which involves arranging grain patterns of shell plies so the outermost and innermost plies run vertically versus the traditional horizontal. This provides less tension on the shell for greater resonance. In addition, all toms include X Shell construction which complements VLT technology through a revolutionary, full vertical shell cross-lamination on the innerplies. The result of these two advancements is a tonally massive drum sound and lowered pitch. Rounding out and refining the low-end of this kit is a kick drum featuring Vertical Low Timbre/Diagonal grain shells (VLX). These shells are the lowest grain orientation available from the DW Custom Shop.
It also features DW' patented STM (suspension tom mount) system, which allows drums to vibrate independently, allowing maximum resonance while securely holding the drum in place. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is as easy as ever. To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that' standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on True-Pitch rods (about 20% more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process.
Crested by chrome hardware, this shell pack features 10 x 8" and 12 x 9" VLT rack toms, a 16 x 14" X-Shell floor tom and a 22 x 16" X-VLX kick drum.
- Bass Drum(s): 22" x 18"
- Tom(s): 10" x 8", 12" x 9"
- Floor Tom(s): 16" x 14"
- Snare: Not Applicable
- Total Pieces: 5
- Hardware: Not Applicable
- Cymbals: Not Applicable
- Shell Material: Maple
- Construction: 6-Ply
- Thickness (mm): 4.2
- Bearing Edge: 45°
- Reinforcement Ring: Yes
- Material: Steel
- Mounts: Suspended
- Hoops: Patented
- Lugs: Patented
- Heads: Branded
- Finish Type: Satin
- Country of Origin: United States
A drum kit that's a worthy addition to any collection. Order today.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Comments about DW Collector's Series 4-Piece Lacquer Specialty Shell Pack:
This is just THE drum set. DW is an extremely premium drum manufacturer, and the time they put into perfecting the tonal quality of the Collectors series shows in a huge way. DW actually tests each shell for the note that they naturally resonate at, and takes those shells and pairs them with their complementary shells in each kit. When each drum is tuned to that note, the kit just explodes with quality. With some replacement batter and resonance heads and maybe a new snare for the snare drum, you'll find yourself playing on the highest quality kit you've ever played on. Worth saving your money for.