Silver Supporting Member
- Jul 31, 2021
- Reaction score
- East coast
Agreed on the marketing. I watched a 15-minute minute where John from DW described his trip to Tasmania to find those amazing hardwoods. Not one second in that video was about the sound. It was like an overhyped travelogue. If I want to see that I’ll watch NatGeo; it actually created even more distance between DW and me.I hit one DW that I really liked: the knurled nickel over steel. Great looking drum, very unique. I liked the sound at the time, but I would like to hear it again. From what I have seen with DW, their craftsmanship is impeccable, and they generally (to my tastes) make beautiful looking drums. Their sound generally doesn't make me turn my head.
Not a fan of their pedals and hardware. You don't need something heavy enough to demo a house. It's a cymbal stand. It doesn't have to weigh 20 pounds to stay in place.
What I'm really not a fan of is the hype they put into their marketing. As if everything they do is the next great innovation. Let's be honest, it's not. No one in any industry has the next great innovation every time they step up to the plate. Could be my interpretation, but they come off blowing as blowing a lot of not true around. To me, that's disingenuous, and I have a hard time swallowing that.
I was initially intrigued by the whole purple heart thing, so I thought I’d dip my toe in the water and buy a snare. It was ok. Nothing more. I just don’t get it.