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A re-imagined line of PDP drums designed for all drummers.

The Concept Series by PDP has a fresh new look and a sound that already has drummers talking. The concept maple shells deliver famed warm depth and range and come in a myriad of todays most popular configurations. Then, add toms or bass drums to build custom-style kits to suit just about every musical style. Concept Maple drums are available in high-gloss finishes, all with chrome or black hardware.

Add to that high-end features like STM (Suspension Tom Mounts), True Pitch tension rods, MAG throw-off, die cast low-mass claw hooks, proportionate counter hoops and durable lacquer finishes, and you have a kit that unquestionably honors its DW roots.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s):22" x 18"
  • Tom(s):10" x 8", 12" x 9"
  • Floor Tom(s):16" x 14"
  • Snare:14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total Pieces:5
  • Hardware:Not Applicable
  • Cymbals:Not Applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell Material:Maple
  • Construction:7-Ply
  • Thickness (mm):Info Not Available
  • Bearing Edge:45°
  • Reinforcement Ring:Not Applicable
  • Drum Hardware
  • Material:Steel
  • Mounts:Suspended
  • Hoops:Triple-flange
  • Lugs:Proprietary
  • Other
  • Heads:Branded
  • Finish Type:Wrap
  • Country of Origin:China

A series from PDP that lives up to its DW lineage. Order today.

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Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack

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PDPConcept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (8)
  • Great sound (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Huge tone (5)
  • Sensitive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth The Money

I purchased this kit in October 2013 in Pearlescent White. Aesthetically, this kit is gorgeous. STM Suspension mounting system is legit. It gives ANY drummer almost countless ways to set up their tom...Read complete review

I purchased this kit in October 2013 in Pearlescent White. Aesthetically, this kit is gorgeous. STM Suspension mounting system is legit. It gives ANY drummer almost countless ways to set up their tom arrangements. The white lacquer finish is very nice. It has a sparkle blended in that exactly matches my DW Performance snare. That goes to show how well attention to detail is with this kit. Upon opening, I inspected the shells for hours, and there were only a couple minor blemishes-and honestly, I expected more. The wood is a Chinese maple. I inspected the laminates, and found very few black/brown dead rings. The quality of the wood was in the 'acceptable' range for even a professional drummer. The 10'' and kick were flawless. The 12'' had a few putty fills on the bearing edges which I sanded. And the 16'' bearing edge had to be fine sanded as there was a belly on the edge on one spot. The snare was well-made, but it was the only item I didn't care for. I found it to be very ringy, regardless of the heads I used. As aforementioned, I switched it out for a DW Performance snare (which is God-like!). The dual turret lugs are cool, but the chrome scratches easily. Gotta be careful when transporting these drums. Another really cool quality about these drums is that they can be customized cost-efficiently. At gigs, I play my 10'' and 16'', and at home, I add on the 12''. Even better, you can buy add on toms from 8''-18'', and they are very affordable.

As for the sound, the toms are great. At home I use muffling rings or moongel to dampen overtones. Yes, there are overtones, but all drums have them, and that's the beauty of drums. People can complain, but when you're playing a gig, those overtones can't even be heard. At home, they are, and that's what moongel is for. I've played Mapex, Pearl, Yamaha and DW, and these are relatively close in sound. All I can say is, I'm happy with them!

Drumming can be a VERY expensive hobby. To save money without sacrificing quality makes it all the more better.

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Some what disappointed

Bear in mind that I purchased This kit to replace drums in a 12 piece kit, To make it all maple and of a similar color. This is a lacquered finish, and not...Read complete review

Bear in mind that I purchased This kit to replace drums in a 12 piece kit, To make it all maple and of a similar color. This is a lacquered finish, and not a wrap like the description said (thank God). However, they do not have much, if at all, a honey coloring. They start w/ black on the bottom and lighten to a gray in the middle and quite light on top. Much lighter than pictured. The Bass drum has good quality round hoops. unlike the last Pearl kit, and others, I have bought that wont hold a drum head. It did come with a big glob of glue on top that I am have trouble getting off. I have found the omni-ball type holders difficult to position into the larger set (6 mounted toms, 4 wide.) A big + is the built in clamp in the back of the tom mount, where I am mounting a double row chime bar and a 12" splash cymbal. Tuning became an issue as the 10" affected the snare drum. fix that and then you have the same problem with the 12" or the 8" . I have been tuning and playing drums since I was 8 (that makes 50 years), and though it is common problem this was the most difficult to cure (I had to lose the lower head and re-tune the hole Kit). But it beats shelling out 6 grand on a kit that does not sound as good. So far It is a well built kit, to good for a novice. Very musical sound.

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5.0

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By Ty

from hickory, nc

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

      great set i love it

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Some what disappointed

      By Uncle John

      from Goldendale Wa.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Sensitive

      Cons

      • Hard to tune

      Best Uses

        Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        Bear in mind that I purchased This kit to replace drums in a 12 piece kit, To make it all maple and of a similar color. This is a lacquered finish, and not a wrap like the description said (thank God). However, they do not have much, if at all, a honey coloring. They start w/ black on the bottom and lighten to a gray in the middle and quite light on top. Much lighter than pictured. The Bass drum has good quality round hoops. unlike the last Pearl kit, and others, I have bought that wont hold a drum head. It did come with a big glob of glue on top that I am have trouble getting off. I have found the omni-ball type holders difficult to position into the larger set (6 mounted toms, 4 wide.) A big + is the built in clamp in the back of the tom mount, where I am mounting a double row chime bar and a 12" splash cymbal. Tuning became an issue as the 10" affected the snare drum. fix that and then you have the same problem with the 12" or the 8" . I have been tuning and playing drums since I was 8 (that makes 50 years), and though it is common problem this was the most difficult to cure (I had to lose the lower head and re-tune the hole Kit). But it beats shelling out 6 grand on a kit that does not sound as good. So far It is a well built kit, to good for a novice. Very musical sound.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Jon

        from Conowingo Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

            Great set of drums at a great price, very happy with purchase

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Drum Set

            By Drummer Jonah

            from Callaway Md

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • trouble tuning snare

            Best Uses

              Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

              Wow this is a great drum set. What a great birthday present. I'm a 10 year old. I'd had a Ludwig junior set that I outgrew. This set is GREAT. It has a great sound. It was easy to set up. It look great. My drum teacher said he was jealous. He said that it is a great set and will be easy to add on to it as I advance.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely wonderful

              By Ezekiel06

              from Laurel, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                  These drums are a wonderful value. They look and sound amazing. The construction and hardware is solid. With the stock heads, they drums sound pretty good. I, however, replaced all of the heads. Superkick 1 for the bass and Emperor Ebony on the toms, and the kits sounds really big and full! I'm very satisfied with it.

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                  (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is an underestimated kit!

                  By cdeleone

                  from denver, co

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                      I have been a drummer for over 25 years and have played numerous kits - whether that be friends kits, own kits, back lined kits, etc... A venue I regularly play at has a PDP CX Maple and I was so blown away by it, that I went out and bought one myself. Granted, this is not the CX series, but it's a maple PDP. You can not find a kit in this price range that compares in my opinion. It's essentially a DW kit (same hardware almost) at 1/4 the cost, obviously not the same quality, but this set is definitely under-priced for what you get. I use mine full time for practice, gigging, etc. and I get positive feedback from every sound guy I have worked with. You get a great tone if you put on some quality heads and tune them well. Don't go out and spend your money on a Pearl Vision kit or some other garbage, buy this kit!

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Concept Maple.......WOW

                      By Ludwig_Drummer

                      from Levittown PA

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks
                        • Symphonies

                        Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                        This kit is absolutely beautiful. I have the red to black fade. The stock heads are just ok. I upgraded to Evans G2 clear and Genera resonant heads and these drums just sing. I can't stop playing them. DW really hit a winner here. The quality is up there with DW lines. If you can't afford the DW line don't hestitate to grab these, under a grand for a maple kit is a steal!!!

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                        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Stock heads are not easy to tune

                        By Bustemup

                        from Nashville, TN

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                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile
                        • Well made

                        Cons

                        • Cheap Heads

                        Best Uses

                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Clubs
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                        The stock heads are very hard to tune to taste. I replaced the snare heads (both top and bottom) with a new set of Evans and it tuned up right away. The toms are OK for home playing but I would change them before playing a gig. Great looking set for any application, I bought the transparent Cherry finish and it is gorgeous. I do wish the front bass drum head was ported though.

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                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful drums, so far so good!

                        By Sonor

                        from Adrian Michigan

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Set Up Great Looks
                        • Great Sound
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Flat Sound
                        • Need To Buy New Tom Heads

                        Best Uses

                        • Classic Rocknew Country
                        • Jazz Clubs
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                        These drums are absolutely beautiful, this is my second PDP set and besides needing to replace the tom heads, I love them, very easy to set up and play, I like a set to look as good as they sound and these are it!

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                        (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Worth The Money

                        By Adam

                        from New York

                        About Me Experienced

                        Comments about PDP Concept Maple by DW 5-Piece Shell Pack:

                        I purchased this kit in October 2013 in Pearlescent White. Aesthetically, this kit is gorgeous. STM Suspension mounting system is legit. It gives ANY drummer almost countless ways to set up their tom arrangements. The white lacquer finish is very nice. It has a sparkle blended in that exactly matches my DW Performance snare. That goes to show how well attention to detail is with this kit. Upon opening, I inspected the shells for hours, and there were only a couple minor blemishes-and honestly, I expected more. The wood is a Chinese maple. I inspected the laminates, and found very few black/brown dead rings. The quality of the wood was in the 'acceptable' range for even a professional drummer. The 10'' and kick were flawless. The 12'' had a few putty fills on the bearing edges which I sanded. And the 16'' bearing edge had to be fine sanded as there was a belly on the edge on one spot. The snare was well-made, but it was the only item I didn't care for. I found it to be very ringy, regardless of the heads I used. As aforementioned, I switched it out for a DW Performance snare (which is God-like!). The dual turret lugs are cool, but the chrome scratches easily. Gotta be careful when transporting these drums. Another really cool quality about these drums is that they can be customized cost-efficiently. At gigs, I play my 10'' and 16'', and at home, I add on the 12''. Even better, you can buy add on toms from 8''-18'', and they are very affordable.

                        As for the sound, the toms are great. At home I use muffling rings or moongel to dampen overtones. Yes, there are overtones, but all drums have them, and that's the beauty of drums. People can complain, but when you're playing a gig, those overtones can't even be heard. At home, they are, and that's what moongel is for. I've played Mapex, Pearl, Yamaha and DW, and these are relatively close in sound. All I can say is, I'm happy with them!

                        Drumming can be a VERY expensive hobby. To save money without sacrificing quality makes it all the more better.

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