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VLT Collectors in Tequila Sunrise Lacquer
SSC Collectors in Blue Glass
Performance Series in Gun Metal Gray Lacquer
Classics in Black Diamond
Maple/Mahogany in Black Ice
Always lusted after your Tequila Sunrise finish. Lovely drums!
 

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The only pic of my DWs. Great sounding set. Just never felt like me. Made way for a set of preserial Ludwigs
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Here's another shot of my WMP DW Collectors (snare is a Rogers PowerTone). I snapped this photo after setting up the kit at a friend's house. Their daughter is a talented drummer who was practising on an electric kit at home. They were on the fence about how an acoustic kit would fit into the household so I thought what better way to know than to try it out, and loaned them the DWs etc. Success! She's now playing a vintage big-R Rogers set that we found for her a few months later.

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All things DW!

Post your DW kits, snares, hardware, etc. Talk DW gear, wishes, ideas, NAMM rumors, etc.

Anything DW, put it here! PDP too if you like

Let the posting begin!
Hello, thinking of purchasing this snare off offer up, just wanted to get your opinions,info, fair price? Any kind of help will be much appreciated...thanks in advance, blessings!!! Mike...
https://offerup.co/wx9eFami27
 

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I'm curious what people think of the Remo DW Coated / Clear heads with the broken ring of coating around the perimeter.

I recently picked up some that were unplayed but haven't tried them on any of my kits yet.

When I had my Collectors kit I was primarily using coated ambassadors.
 

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I'm curious what people think of the Remo DW Coated / Clear heads with the broken ring of coating around the perimeter.

I recently picked up some that were unplayed but haven't tried them on any of my kits yet.

When I had my Collectors kit I was primarily using coated ambassadors.
In the twelve years that I've owned my DW kit I've had almost every head that Remo, Evans and Aquarian make. Last year I went back to DW/Remo heads on that kit. I've never tried them on any other drums.
 

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For some reason I never posted on this thread, I guess that I never spotted it.

Here is a photo of my 2008 DW Collector's Series kit shortly after I bought it in the summer of 2008.

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Here it is at a gig hundreds of gigs later, this photo was taken in 2017. It still looks new thanks to Humes and Berg Enduro cases.

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Here is another shot of it, this time in a one up two down configuration with a mix of DW 6000 flat based and DW Ultralight stands. I've always loved the way this finish looks under the lights.

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It's a great kit. Last year my Gretsch USA Customs became my primary gigging setup. These are packed away in their cases for now, waiting for their next chance to come out and play.

I have some interesting DW snare drums, I'll try to get them together for a group photo soon.
 
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In the twelve years that I've owned my DW kit I've had almost every head that Remo, Evans and Aquarian make. Last year I went back to DW/Remo heads on that kit. I've never tried them on any other drums.
Every DW kit I played onthat used the Coated/Clear heads were tuned really low. Sounded great, but really low.
 

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i have a pre-collectors dw brass snare that looks like it came from the titanic (i took it on a lot of tours) that i love to death. i know people seem to like to dislike that era of dw, but i love it and it has probably seen more studio action than any other snare i own.

i had a collectors bell bronze that i sold because it never sounded right to me - could have been the 5" depth (i prefer 6.5" and up). it was kinda fun to hand to people in the case because it was so damn heavy, though.
 

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Just purchased a new dw performance kit. Been looking at them for years and finally took the plunge. Living in AU we are limited to availability and cost is quite high. Needless to say I was very excited once they arrived.
For the past 25 or so years I have played my mid 60s Rogers kit, just love the sound and always get lots of positive comments. Last year I played a gig were the opening acts used my kit. As a result the kit drum hoop
was severely damaged. I then decided two things. One, never let anyone use my gear. Two, keep the kit safely
in the studio and get that dw kit.
Unboxing the new kit I was hit with one disappointment after another. build quality I thought average. The wrap
Is underwhelming somewhat bumpy, and the seams quite apparent. Not nearly as smooth and flat as the 50 year old Rogers. But ok I told myself it's just going to be a giging kit. Out of the box they didn't sound good at
disbite Mr Good claim that all kits are tuned, tested, and ready to play from the factory. No big deal to be expected. I consider myself pretty good at being able to get a full warm tone without those annoying over tones.
I started with the kick. Couldn't wait to get tha18x22 thumping. But nope flat and lifeless. The 14x22 Rogers blows it out of the water. So took the heads from the Rogers ( aquarian ) to see what that would do. Hepled a little. So ordered up aquarian heads top and bottom for the entire kit. After spending many hours replacing and meticulously tuning. The overall sound still just average. Very disappointed. Thinking I've been sucked into all the dw hype. What a waist of time and lots of money.
So to all you dw guys. Am I missing something or is that what you get with dw performance?
Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading
 

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I had a Design Series Frequent Flyer kit that was great; wide tuning range, sounded great down low for rock or up for jazz. I had it as a gigging kit but never did gig it and eventually sold it while keeping my ‘08 Collectors kit as it has more drums/sizes. Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of folks struggle to tune DW drums and I think it’s a combination of head choice and the Tru-Pitch rods. You get more adjustment from smaller turns and folks tend to “hunt” while over and under shooting where it needs to be and then get frustrated and give up. Last thing is DW’s tend to do lower tunings better than anyone, but thicker maple shells like Yamaha and Pearl will go higher and project more at those higher tunings. BUT they’ll never give you the low end a DW will.
 

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My DW snares

Old pics of my kit. Will update when 18” floor tom arrives :)

 

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Just purchased a new dw performance kit.
Unboxing the new kit I was hit with one disappointment after another. build quality I thought average. The wrap
Is underwhelming somewhat bumpy, and the seams quite apparent. Not nearly as smooth and flat as the 50 year old Rogers. But ok I told myself it's just going to be a giging kit. Out of the box they didn't sound good at
disbite Mr Good claim that all kits are tuned, tested, and ready to play from the factory. No big deal to be expected. I consider myself pretty good at being able to get a full warm tone without those annoying over tones.
I started with the kick. Couldn't wait to get tha18x22 thumping. But nope flat and lifeless. The 14x22 Rogers blows it out of the water. So took the heads from the Rogers ( aquarian ) to see what that would do. Hepled a little. So ordered up aquarian heads top and bottom for the entire kit. After spending many hours replacing and meticulously tuning. The overall sound still just average. Very disappointed. Thinking I've been sucked into all the dw hype. What a waist of time and lots of money.
So to all you dw guys. Am I missing something or is that what you get with dw performance?
Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for reading
WOW.... You should start your own thread on this... Everybody just ripped Tama to pieces over 2 issues on a pro kit....... but this will just sail right by unless you start a thread IMO. ..... I am a dw fan but I have definitely seen this more than a few times. ........ If you want feedback.... I would start your own thread IMO.
 

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