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    DW Drums Official Thread. Have at it DW lovers!
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    woohoo dw thread! Well uhh...I haven't tried a dw kit except for my drum-mentor's 14x5 Dw maple snare. it sounded really good even with the stock head
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreeew View Post
    woohoo dw thread! Well uhh...I haven't tried a dw kit except for my drum-mentor's 14x5 Dw maple snare. it sounded really good even with the stock head

    I also like the DW foot paddle it gives me a solid control sound which helps me play at a higher level

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    dw are on my top 3...they make beautiful drums

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    I play a PDP LX with all 5000 and 9000 DW hardware so I am close, I want a collectors kit in spider pine veneer over maple. As soon as I can justify to my wife why I need such a kit I'll buy one but right now it is not in the cards.

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    i play a dw jazz fusion kit, tom sizes 10, 12, 14, sometimes 16" when i have room. i love the kit, and want another one that produces a little bit deeper tones, all the dw 9000 hardware and some 5000 hardware has never failed on me... very very nice drums in my opinion.

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    I found when I first got my DW's that they didn't seem to have the "low end" drums should have...based on my previous experiences.

    I could even tend to agree with someone who's just recently purchased a dw kit for the first time, that they may not like it.

    I'm not sure I liked mine the very first time I set it up and played it. It seemed tamed and laid back.

    Boy was I wrong. After a couple weeks of getting used to the way it responds to sticking and such, it took a while to realize how WOW they really sounded. And it wasn't until they were mic'd that I really started growing into the sound coming from them.

    Now I know it's the kit I'll be using as often as possible to play.

    And because it is a wrap and not a lacquer finish, I don't have to be too concerned about the finish getting damaged.

    As far as the hardware, I purchased it a year ago to gig with the Gretsches so I already have road ready hardware. So I really am not worried about anything getting damaged and yet, I'll still have a top notch kit available for gigging.
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    Nice Thread!!!

    I've been playing a DW Collectors Maple for a year now.
    10&6 snare/ 12 x 9/ 14 x 11 and 22 x 18.
    Small kit I know...but sounds big.
    I just recently ordered a 10" and 16" to complete the kit.

    It's the best kit/ best sounding kit I've ever played!!!!!
    add the 9000 and 5000 hardware....killer !!!!

    As Bish said....when mic'd, the really sing!!!

    Sound guys love them!!!

    I've played pearl (studio Birch/ export) Yamaha (tour custom/ stage custom), Sonor, etc. and have found these to sound the best to me!!!

    I will say, that DW is a preferred sound....not for everyone...
    to each they're own!!

    Cheers
    Jackstraw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackstraw View Post
    Nice Thread!!!

    I've been playing a DW Collectors Maple for a year now.
    10&6 snare/ 12 x 9/ 14 x 11 and 22 x 18.
    Small kit I know...but sounds big.
    I just recently ordered a 10" and 16" to complete the kit.

    It's the best kit/ best sounding kit I've ever played!!!!!
    add the 9000 and 5000 hardware....killer !!!!

    As Bish said....when mic'd, the really sing!!!

    Sound guys love them!!!

    I've played pearl (studio Birch/ export) Yamaha (tour custom/ stage custom), Sonor, etc. and have found these to sound the best to me!!!

    I will say, that DW is a preferred sound....not for everyone...
    to each they're own!!

    Cheers
    DW is the way to go I love the sound....

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    My first post at drumchat.com ;-) Hello, here I am!

    I own „only“ a Performance (it is expensive enough for me;-)) with 10“, 12“, 16“, 18“, 22“BD, 14“SD and I love it. I´ll never give it away! The best choice I ever made. :-)
    Unfortunately the 18“ floor tom was faulty. So I´m waiting for the right one.

    Is there anybody else with a performance kit? I only see collectors owner.

    I see, I need new pictures by then I show you these ones. ;-)








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    Quote Originally Posted by vollstark View Post
    My first post at drumchat.com ;-) Hello, here I am!

    I own „only“ a Performance (it is expensive enough for me;-)) with 10“, 12“, 16“, 18“, 22“BD, 14“SD and I love it. I´ll never give it away! The best choice I ever made. :-)
    Unfortunately the 18“ floor tom was faulty. So I´m waiting for the right one.

    Is there anybody else with a performance kit? I only see collectors owner.

    I see, I need new pictures by then I show you these ones. ;-)







    i will soon order a performance kit similar sizes but not a 22 instead a 24 and also add a 14 to it
    Sabian!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vollstark View Post
    My first post at drumchat.com ;-) Hello, here I am!

    I own „only“ a Performance (it is expensive enough for me;-)) with 10“, 12“, 16“, 18“, 22“BD, 14“SD and I love it. I´ll never give it away! The best choice I ever made. :-)
    Unfortunately the 18“ floor tom was faulty. So I´m waiting for the right one.

    Is there anybody else with a performance kit? I only see collectors owner.

    I see, I need new pictures by then I show you these ones. ;-)


    VERY nice drums.

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    Great pictures and beautiful kit, Vollstark!

    Congrats.

    Rich
    DW drums and Paiste cymbals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vollstark View Post
    Is there anybody else with a performance kit?
    Welcome to DC! Yes there are other DW Performance Series owners. I've had my kit since the end of 2011.

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    I dont own any DW drums. But I do use the hardware. Great stuff. And from what Ive seen, great drums.

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    hey u should get on the chaat thing so we can talk im bored

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    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
    That is simply stunning to look at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
    yeah thats nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
    I agree that is one of the prettiest finishes ever!!!
    If I could have any set I think I would get a Collector's Series with that same Kurillian Birch fade, but with satin finish hardware. I would get the same fusion sizes I have: 10", 12", 14".

    As it is, I have the "poor man's version" of that kit - the PDP LXE with Kurillian in a charcoal fade. I love my kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
    really nice finish but i don't like the gold hardwear very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchie View Post
    this has to be the nicest finish i ever seen....
    No no no !! look at mine look at mine!! Oh I wish I had gold hardware though!!
    I don't know exactly how they do it, but they just sound fantastic- The shells have twice as many holes drilled into them as do my Mapex Orions, and the BD spurs use 4 holes per spur- Mapex-zero holes, and yet the sound- pureness of tone, I don't know how else to describe it- they're not louder, they just sound better!! (There are pics of both kits in my albums)
    Russ
    Last edited by funkyruss; 01-09-2009 at 11:55 AM. Reason: wanted to direct you to the pics- suffering from CRS too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkyruss View Post
    No no no !! look at mine look at mine!! Oh I wish I had gold hardware though!!
    Russ
    WOW!!!!
    I just looked at yours and they are indeed beautiful!!!!
    I actually think they look better without gold...
    What is that, Olive Burl?!?!

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    Hi all I thought I would poke my head in the DW thread and throw in my two cents. I havent played many kits (not even DW! why am I here!) so I cant speak for the sound but I do have a Pacific kit (because there is no way I can afford a DW kit) and love it. But Ive always wanted a DW kit. They are so classy to me, I love the round lugs,finishes,hardware everything. Also what I find cool is the new shell options: The VLT and the X shell. The idea of making a hybrid kit with different tones for different drums is interesting to me. While Im sure its not much of a sound difference, if I was recording that would be an option I would want. Also the edge snare seems awesome, any DW players here have one?

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    Here's a marketing pic of the new Eco-X drums - available in natural or desert sand finish only, and only sold as a 5pc shell pack. List price is $4583.99, but the big online retailers are advertising it at 40% off for $2749.
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