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DW Collector's Series 4-Piece Lacquer Specialty Shell Pack Cherry Wood to Burnt Toast Fade Chrome Hardware

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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

Available 10-25-2017

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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.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • 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
Shells
  • Shell Material: Maple
  • Construction: 6-Ply
  • Thickness (mm): 4.2
  • Bearing Edge: 45°
  • Reinforcement Ring: Yes
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Patented
  • Lugs: Patented
Other
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish Type: Satin
  • Country of Origin: United States

A drum kit that's a worthy addition to any collection. Order today.

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DW4-Piece Collector's Series Specialty Shell Pack
 
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5.0

absolute perfection

By Milldawg24

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Live Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about DW 4-Piece Collector's Series 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.

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