I have sold two of those sets. They were the very first ones of that finish and wood combo I think. I advertised them a lot and I am sure others jumped on that finish too. I don't blame them, that finish is just stunning.Wow. Strange that the guy selling it said he had it custom ordered.
I saw one in that finish on reverb, it’s beautiful. I’m surprised that your DWs are not that loud, that goes against much of what I’ve read from other people. I actually like the fact that yours have so much sustain, mine had very little. What are the shells made of?I have a collectors kit from early 00'. They were the kit to buy at the time. I now have Gretsch/DW/Slingerland. Sold a set of Tama's and Premiers. The DW kit is setup in my studio. The DW kit takes heads well, meaning the sound really changes with a different head, tuning etc. I found them to have too much sustain for my liking. I rounded off the batter side (just a little) and put 3mm rims on. They sound fantastic! warm, punchy etc... The DW kit is not nearly as loud as the Gretsch NC set. The volume is similar to the 3 ply Slingerlands. Oh, the finish is amazing. Tamo ash in burnt toast burst. I'm sure the finish has nothing to do with the sound......
I don't own a DW kit, though I worked for them from 1986-1989 and was there for their "official launch" in 1987. My son has a DW kit they made for him in 1999.
If memory serves, besides building high quality drums and custom lacquer finishes, John Good's philosophy was designing drums that record well. Not a lot of weird overtones and as he used to refer to it, without the "basketball ball boing" in the toms. And John was recutting the bearing edges on the kits of many LA pro drummers back then and that was some of his criteria for designing DW drums.
I don't know if any of this is relevant to the OP, but I guess my point is: he was designing drums that were easy to record. The idea being, tune them up, throw some mics on them and hit record. Every pro I know that records with DW Drums (including Jim Keltner just this week) absolutely loves them for that reason.
Standard maple kit. I usually tune mid to low but definitely not wrinkle low..... They had this veneer for a few years. I went on a tour at DW and was able to speak with John about them, he remembered the kit build and then told me how they got the log of Tamo Ash. Cool story. All this talk is giving me thoughts of using this kit as the gig kit for a while and see how the sound out in the real world.....I saw one in that finish on reverb, it’s beautiful. I’m surprised that your DWs are not that loud, that goes against much of what I’ve read from other people. I actually like the fact that yours have so much sustain, mine had very little. What are the shells made of?
Classic Maples are awesome.I wanted to like the set I bought new in 1998 but I had the hardest time tuning those. They were WMP Collectors series with re-rings and I could never get them to sound decent. Some people have had great luck with them but they just didn't work for me. I sold them in 2003 to buy my first classic maple Ludwig set and those were the easiest drums I have ever tuned. To each his own I guess.
My in-laws are seeing you tonight in Vegas - I think right now actually. Have a great show!Hello,
I purchased a Performer kit for my last Las Vegas shows with Reba and Brooks & Dunn. It was the side by side videos online that led to the purchase....and I wanted something shiney! Got the bronze sparkle in 10,12,13,14 and 20.
Tonight is show number 2 of 9. I'm only using the 13,14 and 20. I can honestly say these puppies can't be tamed. In a good way. I'm really digging the t-rods they use.
Have a great weekend everyone!
cheers and blessings, Trey