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    I just got an 8 inch rack tom to add to my Design Series kit. I've wanted one ever since I first got the kit, so when I received an eBay gift card for Christmas, I used it and pulled the trigger. It arrived today, and I had already ordered a G2 to replace the stock batter, as I did on the rest of the toms in my kit. It didn't take much tuning to get it sounding great, a perfect fit with the other drums. I will do a little more dialing in, but so far I love it!


    2017 DW Design 6 piece Tobacco Burst
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    2016 Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 piece Chrystal Ice
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    2010 Tama Superstar 5 piece Birch BPG
    Evans, Aquarian

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    1980 Slingerland 7 piece Poplar/Maple White
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    Tama RoadPro hardware

    Speed Cobra 310 bass pedal
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    13" New Beat High Hats
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    14" A Custom High Hats
    6", 8", 10" Fast Splashs
    12" A Custom Splash
    15" A Custom Crash
    15" K Custom Dark Crash
    16" A Fast Crash
    17" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Rock Crash
    18" China
    18" A Medium Thin Crash
    19" A Rock Crash
    20" A Ride
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    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics

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    I tell you what I debated super hard on my 8" tom but I have kept it on all 3 kits.
    I love that little guy and it just helps add a lot of flavor and range
    12pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (23pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 45 Snare drums and growing!

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    Congrats! My previous kit was a Gretsch Cat Maple and I bought the add-on 8" tom, too. I loved it. I'm gassing for an 18" FT though for my current kit.
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metallic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    DW also makes a 14" and 18" floor tom in this finish...


    2017 DW Design 6 piece Tobacco Burst
    Evans, Remo

    2016 Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 piece Chrystal Ice
    Evans

    2010 Tama Superstar 5 piece Birch BPG
    Evans, Aquarian

    200? Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 piece Black and Silver Sparkle
    Evans

    1980 Slingerland 7 piece Poplar/Maple White
    Evans

    Yamaha DTX532k

    Alessis Sample Pad

    Tama SLP Black Brass snare

    Tama RoadPro hardware

    Speed Cobra 310 bass pedal
    Camco/Tama bass pedal
    DW5000 double bass pedal

    Zildjian

    13" New Beat High Hats
    14" New Beat High Hats
    14" A Custom High Hats
    6", 8", 10" Fast Splashs
    12" A Custom Splash
    15" A Custom Crash
    15" K Custom Dark Crash
    16" A Fast Crash
    17" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Rock Crash
    18" China
    18" A Medium Thin Crash
    19" A Rock Crash
    20" A Ride
    20" A Custom Ride

    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics

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    Yup, I looked hard at the design series in Tobacco burst. It looks & sounds great. I had a perfectly good 7 pc. Cat Maple kit in a tobacco sunburst with no need to upgrade, but I wanted a virgin kick & an 18, which weren't available. I went back & forth on the decision and then a performance kit with a 24" kick went on clearance for less than the design, so I jumped on it. Maybe if money opens up I'll actually get my 18, but its a back-burner plan at this point. Congrats again on the 8.
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metallic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Congrats on the new 8" tom! The Performance and Design lugs are smaller than those found on the Collector's series kits and I think those kits look much better with the smaller lugs.

    Case in point...attached are pics of the 8" tom off my Collector's kit. It's hard to believe that I can get some actual resonance out of the tom with all of the chrome that's bolted on to the shell right? lol!!

    doublewasher_zpsbdwyyojn.jpg

    leftfront_zpsk58vt8zl.jpg

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    ^god that is just soooo gorgeous!
    12pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (23pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 45 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    ^god that is just soooo gorgeous!
    Thanks Spaz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Congrats on the new 8" tom! The Performance and Design lugs are smaller than those found on the Collector's series kits and I think those kits look much better with the smaller lugs.

    Case in point...attached are pics of the 8" tom off my Collector's kit. It's hard to believe that I can get some actual resonance out of the tom with all of the chrome that's bolted on to the shell right? lol!!

    doublewasher_zpsbdwyyojn.jpg

    leftfront_zpsk58vt8zl.jpg
    Actually, the collectors (Jazz, & Classic) lugs are incredibly light. When I was ordering my Kit at Cadence in Rochester they had a DW full size turret lug on the counter. I picked it up too examine and was amazed at how light and massless it seemed. I thought it was plastic at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreastbob View Post
    I picked it up too examine and was amazed at how light and massless it seemed. I thought it was plastic at first.
    Could explain why they are oversized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Could explain why they are oversized.
    I can't think of any other reason besides carrying on the Camco tradition. They add no sonic value to the shell but I can tell within seconds what kit it is. Bingo!

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    Last edited by late8; 01-12-2018 at 09:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreastbob View Post
    Actually, the collectors (Jazz, & Classic) lugs are incredibly light. When I was ordering my Kit at Cadence in Rochester they had a DW full size turret lug on the counter. I picked it up too examine and was amazed at how light and massless it seemed. I thought it was plastic at first.
    Okay...here's a first...for me anyway. I'm replying to myself! I am in the process of detailing my Collectors. Of course I removed the lugs and was surprised at how heavy they were compared to my memory of them at Cadence. Either there is/was some kinda subjective variance or um, the lug at Cadence was plastic.
    That got me thinking about the actual surface contact with the shell. If you take the turret lug and stretch it out into a teardrop or beavertail shape, the area really is about the same. Compared to an Imperial Ludwig or a Slingerland snare lug, they look to have less area.
    I was also surprised by the torque, or lack thereof, on the lug screws. They are brought up snug but not at all cranked. Makes sense being a metal fastener on wood, but (being a chronic over tightener) I was surprised.

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