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Forum: Drums 07-15-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By illustrator X
Re: THE GOOD SNARE THREAD

Congrats on the Supra find! Big win!
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,174
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Designer Series

Had a chance to try them out. They have slightly thicker shell than the performers. The slightly thicker shells, or the clear ambassador batters seemed to make them loud and more powerful than I am...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Pearl World Series (WLX) - worth?

apologies to inverteddrummer. I misread the initial post and thought you were looking to buy, not sell hence my pointed opinion on the World series drums.
Forum: Drums 08-20-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Dw Collectors Series Cherry (FinishPly)

I didn't like the sound of the cherry shells. Not sure why, the tone just wasn't pretty. A bit darker.
Forum: Drums 08-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Performance vs Yamaha Absolute Maple

My opinion, sound wise they both sound great. The DW performers have a lower fundamental, that's the only real difference in sound. The shells are identical in thickness and both are straight shells...
Forum: Drums 08-20-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Pearl World Series (WLX) - worth?

I had a world series in coral red back in around 1988. I'd guess around 550.00 without hardware.
Forum: Drums 08-11-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Collectors - Insight Please?

Performance are collectors shells without the re-rings so that is a small difference (not necessarily better) doesn't legitimize the double price jump. I dig those smaller lugs too. I can't defend...
Forum: Drums 08-10-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Collectors - Insight Please?

Thanks bro. Better lighting in these shots where the finish looks more accurate :D
Forum: Drums 08-10-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Collectors - Insight Please?

Drum sounds are subjective and depend a lot on musical styles too. Pearls 7.5mm shell is very thick and I could never dial those toms in. Mid level frequencies and lots of overtones. I needed thick...
Forum: Drums 08-10-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Collectors - Insight Please?

I've owned six pearl kits, two Yamaha kits, and three DW kits.My DW maple custom SSC is the best sounding kit (to me) that I've ever heard. The SSC kit sounds better than the standard collectors...
Forum: Drums 08-10-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 213,184
Posted By illustrator X
Re: THE GOOD SNARE THREAD

VLT 14x6. My fave wood snare. Tons of character and tone.
Forum: Drums 01-27-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,741
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW BLACK NICKEL HARDWARE

That sir would be be candy black burst over heartwood curly maple. It was the first kit featured in the John Good gallery on the DW site. I was like..."Thats it!!!!"
Forum: Drums 01-27-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,741
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW BLACK NICKEL HARDWARE

Black nickel is pretty bomb.
Forum: Drums 01-27-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 118,956
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Ultimate Drumset!!

One good thing about getting old, all that dreaming you did as a kid can come to fruition and you can put together your ultimate kit. So for now this kit aggregates all of my drum needs/desires. If I...
Forum: Drums 01-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Custom Drum Orders Matched to Existing Kit

That mahogany finish is a standard clear lacquer over mahogany they do for the maple mahog line. So you may not have to color match, but it's likely. I had to send in this 10" tom to get the perfect...
Forum: Drums 01-26-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,371
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Gretsch Renown Maple or Yamaha Stage Custom ?

Renowns sound really nice and smooth.
Forum: Drums 08-20-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,658
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Timbre notes on my DW's..

Hi end kits aren't overpriced considering labor and materials.The difference is present day modern manufacturing can make kits low cost .Refinements in production, automation, and third world labor...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,658
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Timbre notes on my DW's..

The innovation happens, then the marketing department gets a hold of it and brings the hype.

Cross lamination may have been around, but I don't see any other major company offering it as an...
Forum: Drums 08-17-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,658
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Timbre notes on my DW's..

What they do isn't gimmick driven at first, it's really about great innovation. Changing the shell grain orientation to lower the shell's fundamental is pretty bomb. I like having a warm 10" tom...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW Collectors Series without re-rings?

Maple toms, I prefer the re rings. DW shells are thin, the rings add a solid attack but keep the singing tone of a thin shell. Yamaha maple cust are straight and with single ply heads sound thin to...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Pearl Professional DLX Series

They are sexy looking drums. I had a DLX kit. They were LOUD and tough to dial in. Tons of crazy projection. If you play big venues unmiked, you are good to go!
Forum: Drums 05-24-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,016
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Pearl Professional DLX Series

DLX 7500 Series (lacquered finish) were introduced in 1984 and featured 7 ply shells: birch (outside), mahogany (middle), and lamin (inside). Priced affordably, they nevertheless featured high-end...
Forum: Drums 05-21-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,295
Posted By illustrator X
Re: DW rack-tom mount

That bass tom mount looks cool. Add a little boom for that thing too!~
Forum: Drums 05-10-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,334
Posted By illustrator X
Re: My DW saga just keeps going and going...

When you pony up big cash for major purchase be it dream kit, car, house, you can get a little buyers remorse tweaked. Those issues with the kit shouldn't have been, but really easily remedied.

My...
Forum: Drums 02-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By illustrator X
Re: Which Pearl Set should I get?

Birch vision are some quality drums for the cash. Def go with the natural finish.
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