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PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack  Aqua Blue (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

An ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers.

The perfect shell pack for beginning drummers.This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from PDP is a great shell pack for drummers that are just starting out. The 5-piece shell pack comes in fusion tom sizes (10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12") with all-wood shells, FinishPly wrap, and a variety of stunning colors. Cymbals and hardware not included.

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

PDP provides the ultimate value for your drum dollars. Order today.

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by PowerReviews
PDP by DWZ5 5-Piece Shell Pack
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not just for beginners, played drums for 40 years.

I've played Ludwigs for 40 years. I saw these drums,pdp by DW on your internet site and I was surprised to see they were only,$249.00, and I know DW is the best...Read complete review

I've played Ludwigs for 40 years. I saw these drums,pdp by DW on your internet site and I was surprised to see they were only,$249.00, and I know DW is the best drums sold these days. I finally bought them, these are one of the best drums I've played. The only problem I can see is the rack tom mounts,and its a small problem, but I plan on using a single mount DW mount on my rack toms. I've got Evans hydraulic heads on all of the toms and bass drum and they sound great!. I still use my Tama supersonic snare, but the pdp snare I got with this set is a fine snare drum and is small, close to a piccolo snare. These drums are for pros, not just beginners,and I've played drums for over 40 years and this set is as good as any Tama, Ludwig drumset that cost $1000.00 or more. a couple of little changes and you have a great drumset that I plan on playing for years. I've played 3 gigs with them and people have commented how nice they sound and look. I bought the emerald green set and they look great.My drummer friends who own expensive sets are blown away at what I paid for these drums. I was a studio drummer for Capital Records for 5 years and you have my endorsement for this drumset completely.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Bang 4 UR Buck

Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
Drums become...Read complete review

Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
Drums become responsive with time and tuning them down afterwards keeps the heads lasting longer (Just like guitar strings).

When the opaque finish begins to come off, replace the heads and you'll be back in the swing of things.

When you get to rehearsal, tune the heads like you normally would and your kit begins to have a certain feel as to how you play (Responsive).

The sounds that come from each set depends on how many plys the drum kit has. That's why I have 3 sets of drums.

This kit is good for small venues like lounges and bars. Sound bounces off the dry or brickwalls like crazy. However, if you record, you'll have to retune the kit according to the acoustics around you.

Everything depends on what you do and where you perform.

I have 3 sets. One for concerts (thousands of people 40K-75K), another kit for club venues (400 to Several Thousand People) and this kit for small places (50 to 200). Each drum kit is designed with different specs to produce a unique sound.

Like I said... "Everything Depends On What You Do" and "Where You Perform."

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great choice to start and continue with!

By D. Stump

from Floresville, TX

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Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

I couldn't be more happier with this set. I mean, grant it, stock heads don't last long and the cymbals are terrible, but with head, cymbal, and stand upgrades, money is being saved along the way. Yes, I would love to have a DW drumset, but this PDP Z5 series set keeps blowing me away each time I sit down and play!
Great set of shells for the price. I will admit (and complain) that the hi-hat stand isn't the greatest since the nut comes loose and you have to tighten after each little jam session, but that's why a hi-hat stand upgrade is soon on the way! Lol! Bass drum has good low end for being on the smaller side of bass drums.
This is a beginner's set, but I honestly believe the shells will last and project a very good sound no matter what heads you prefer. I prefer Evans EC2 on top and G1's on the bottom, both tuned to each other.
I think paying this much for good shells is almost a steal. Yes, I know that if you pay more for different types of wood, you get different sounds and such, but if you're looking to save money and have a drumset, this is it!

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not just for beginners, played drums for 40 years.

By Roger Doyle

from Chico, CA.

Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

I've played Ludwigs for 40 years. I saw these drums,pdp by DW on your internet site and I was surprised to see they were only,$249.00, and I know DW is the best drums sold these days. I finally bought them, these are one of the best drums I've played. The only problem I can see is the rack tom mounts,and its a small problem, but I plan on using a single mount DW mount on my rack toms. I've got Evans hydraulic heads on all of the toms and bass drum and they sound great!. I still use my Tama supersonic snare, but the pdp snare I got with this set is a fine snare drum and is small, close to a piccolo snare. These drums are for pros, not just beginners,and I've played drums for over 40 years and this set is as good as any Tama, Ludwig drumset that cost $1000.00 or more. a couple of little changes and you have a great drumset that I plan on playing for years. I've played 3 gigs with them and people have commented how nice they sound and look. I bought the emerald green set and they look great.My drummer friends who own expensive sets are blown away at what I paid for these drums. I was a studio drummer for Capital Records for 5 years and you have my endorsement for this drumset completely.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tacampora

By Bassmaster9000

from Killingworth, CT

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Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

I have had this set for nearly 2 years now and it is great. For years I played a 1300 dollar Gretsch Maple. A serious kit. When I was forced to get my own kit, I got what I could afford, which was this. I could not be happier. It played great with everything that came. Heads, cymbals, stands. It was all good enough, especially for the price. When I changed my heads and got a few cymbals and stands, this became so much more than a beginner kit. This kit sounds amazing. The only really problem I had was the cymbals were absolutely terrible after 2 weeks of playing metal, and the high-hat stand falls down all the time. Like, the nut comes loose and the two cymbals clamp together while I'm playing. That could be my own error, but. Overall, amazing kit. With some simple adjustments it becomes so much more than just another beginner kit.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love Love Love...

By terminalxs

from Ohio

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Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

I would suggest this to ANYONE that wants a drum set that doesn't already have one. I guess if you want to be a brand snob, go ahead and get a Pearl or whatever. Frankly, they are all made in China, so why pay more for a name???????
People complained about the crappiness of the heads, so I bought Remo's straight away. I had a free cymbal pack (Stagg cymbals) that I absolutely beat the crap out of and they are still kicking....but they are pretty thin. The hardware is, to my novice eyes, solid.
These drums are absolutely gorgeous. I bought black heads to match the black body...very evil look.
You pay more than this, you are an idiot.

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Bang 4 UR Buck

By RADARLOVE

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

    Bought a set for rehearsal. As I found out, with the right heads, you can really get great sound.

    Opaque heads with dead ringers work best.
    Drums become responsive with time and tuning them down afterwards keeps the heads lasting longer (Just like guitar strings).

    When the opaque finish begins to come off, replace the heads and you'll be back in the swing of things.

    When you get to rehearsal, tune the heads like you normally would and your kit begins to have a certain feel as to how you play (Responsive).

    The sounds that come from each set depends on how many plys the drum kit has. That's why I have 3 sets of drums.

    This kit is good for small venues like lounges and bars. Sound bounces off the dry or brickwalls like crazy. However, if you record, you'll have to retune the kit according to the acoustics around you.

    Everything depends on what you do and where you perform.

    I have 3 sets. One for concerts (thousands of people 40K-75K), another kit for club venues (400 to Several Thousand People) and this kit for small places (50 to 200). Each drum kit is designed with different specs to produce a unique sound.

    Like I said... "Everything Depends On What You Do" and "Where You Perform."

    (5 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Deceiving

    By jl

    from Colorado

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

    I purchased this item for my boyfriend and it was deceiving. The was no stand for the snare drum, no seat, no simbles, no base drum peddle. Now, I have to find all these pieces to complete his "not so great birthday present." Not satisfied with how this company said it was a "starter set" but little do they mention all the additional pieces you need.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Z5 5-PIECE SHELL PACK

    By Core291

    from Carencro, LA

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • anything

      Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

      I am a new drummer, This is my very first set. I am a fast learn so i am ready to move on to a better set already. I have had this set for this set for about 2 to 3 months and I think it is a Fantastic! beginner's drum set. I do recommend replacing the batter heads on at least the toms. i used the Evans Hydraulic Fusion Drum Head Pack, and if tuned just right you can get some amazing sounds. All in all, if you are looking to get a decent beginner's set or even practice set without putting a hole in your pocket. I highly recommend getting this.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PDP Z5

      By LevittownUke

      from Levittown PA

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        This kit is actually well made, and the price can't be beat. Obviously you can see some blemishes on the craftmenship, but its expected for being a cheap drum kit. The snare throw off switch is cheap but not a deal breaker. I just upgraded to evans heads on all the drums. This kit sounds so much better and i think the kit is giggable now with the better heads. This is geared towards a beginner but with a head upgrade this can be for any drummer of any skill level

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good

        By Tom-hwhQy

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        This set is pretty good. The only thing that I had a problem with was the flimsy hardware it came with. My lugs are seem to not be in the right position, so when I try to tighten my heads some of the lugs are little harder to turn. Also, the L-bars for the tom toms are crap. They move on me all the time. The spurs on the bass drum also move a little but you can just tighten them to the point where it's solid.I expected these problems before I bought it, so I was prepared to change them. Once I changed the hardware this set was amazing. You can't get a better deal. The Toms have good tone, the bass drum was surprisingly deep, and the snare was decent, however, I'd say to get a better one.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wow

        By jwoolen

        from hoover,alabama

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • nothing

        Best Uses

        • Any Thing

        Comments about PDP by DW Z5 5-Piece Shell Pack:

        over all i like this kit its the best i also have chimes on my kit my kit is blue i use it for church and so ya..........

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