Gold Supporting Member
- Jul 31, 2021
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- East coast
Thanks. I’m with you on all of this. I do like the woods, the finishes, and the hardware, but for the same money I can get a few different kits that sound better to my ears.I don’t own any DW drums, but I have played some live and have tuned some and taught students using them.
Some of the things I like about them are the build quality, the use of finer thread tension rods that dials in tuning even more precise than coarser threads.
I love that they put out exotic, centuries-old woods in some of their small-run lines and have always wanted to own one just for the heirloom aspects. I mean, when will a kit made of 1500 year-old wood preserved at the bottom of a bog ever depreciate in value or allure?
For me, never.
I appreciate their stamping of the note inside the drum, but after watching several reviews trying to dial in the usefulness of this I still don’t think it’s as useful as John markets it to be. And I get it being used to pair drums into a set, but still, not hearing it myself.
But the care taken to do this and believe in it the way they do is admirable.
I love that they are made in the USA, and they are almost the industry standard in quality drums. The name alone carries legitimacy in the drum community.
With all that said, I still own three kits from other manufacturers that I prefer the sound of.
I wish my Asian-made drums had the wonderful and admirable attributes of DW’s.
And yet, side by side, I still choose the kits I currently own over DW’s, and wouldn’t trade-even for them unless it was to flip and profit on.
But I can still appreciate and admire DW’s for all the above stated reasons.
No I am cool with DW. There are things I like about them, things i do not care so much but I believe they make quality products.Wow! That’s a thing of beauty. Are you saying you fell out of love with it? And do you still have this kit? What are the details? Asking for a friend.
I think part of the key is tuning up, and perhaps not tuning so low and flat. They resonate plenty if tuned up with a one ply head.I love high end gear but have never understood the appeal of DW Collectors. They sound pretty dead to me even after putting in some serious time to try and get them to sound good.
Please educate me. What am I missing?
Can you find out the name of the finish?No I am cool with DW. There are things I like about them, things i do not care so much but I believe they make quality products.
This particular set is long gone but it was amazing. It was a Maple set, don't remember the shell orientation and the finish name was a paragraph !