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Old 01-05-2009, 07:30 AM
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Well this came as a nice late christmas present...



I had ordered them in september and didn't expect to be seeing them until well into '09, but turns out they were ready sooner than I expected. I got a call from the manager of Billy Hydes on the 30/12, informing me my DWs had arrived and were ready to be picked up, much to my surprise. So today I went into pick them up. I think some of the salespeople were as excited as I was about picking them up. Anyway, got them home and unpacked them, along the way taking lots of snaps.

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DW Collectors series in ebony satin oil with gold hardware.
18" x 22"
9" x 10"
10' x 12"
12" x 14"
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:35 AM
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very very nice kit. I love the satin finish.
Congrats !
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:36 AM
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Very Nice put the photos in this post below.This is a link to a DW drums post.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34373
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:04 AM
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Hey Solaris, Beautiful Kit .The Satin Oil looks amazing with the gold hardware. I bet it sounds unreal. How much did it set you back? Hopefully you will be able to afford food for the next six months. Congrats and enjoy your new kit.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the link risendrummer, forgot about that thread.

Crusto - I'm so happy with the finish, it's a bit hard to tell how the final product is going to turn out only going off example swatches and the kit builder, but the final product is exactly how I envisaged it. Gotta give credit to Baz and Zambizzi for helping me choose the finish. Baz had a black tiger ash kit with gold hardware and Zambizzi has/had (never know how many kits he has) a black satin oil DW which looked stunning.

The kit set me back $8700 AUD, which probably seems a lot to the US users on here, but remember that pretty much all drum gear in Australia is horribly overpriced, so getting this kit for under 10k is pretty damn good. As for paying for it, lets just say last year my concept of a dinner out was McDonalds... Actually I did pretty well, I still have a bit to pay off, but I also bought 3 new cymbals and a new snare last year.

Anyway, I have a couple more pics of the kit setup with the rest of my cymbals:







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Old 01-05-2009, 01:26 PM
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I don't normally like gold hardware but with the satin black this kit is looking good. I dig the paistes in the cymbal setup. Specs on cymbals? The satin black has a really nice contract against the wood color.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:02 PM
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From left to right:

10" Sabian Radia Splash
14" Zildjian Avedis New Beat hats
16" Paiste Signature Full Crash
8" A Custom Splash
10" Paiste bell (cut down 16" SF thin crash)
18" Paiste Signature Full Crash
10" A Custom Splash
18" Paiste Twenty Crash
21" Sabian HHX Dry Ride
20" HHX China
19" Paiste New Signature De Crash Mk1.

Btw - the Snares are a Pearl Jimmy DeGrasso signature model - 14" x 5.5" brass with gold hardware and a PDP SX maple 14" x 5.5" with Maple hoops.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:33 PM
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wonderfull!!! amazing finish and hoop colour combination ;) i can hear them sound
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:49 PM
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Awesome man, Simply awesome. And to put it another way............ Awesome.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:00 PM
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Gorgeous drums. They look especially nice with the new badge, congrats.
DW does it right.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:31 PM
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...If D is for W then W must be for WoW!!!

Very very nice.

My tiger ash kit originally had chrome hardware, but I swapped it out with brass. I am trying to sell that kit, so I swapped it back to the chrome, as the brass was showing its age. If they don't sell, I will probably swap them back to the brass. All of this hardware swapping has really built up my wrists.

I love the black satin with the gold hardware. Very classy.

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:59 PM
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D is for DAMN and W is for WTF!
Your kit just brought me pretty close to tears....
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:36 PM
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Very cool kit. I'm not one for gold hardware, but I'll make an exception in this case. Absolutely stunning! Congrats!
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:45 PM
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I love the gold on black! Beautiful!
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:42 PM
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The kit set me back $8700 AUD, which probably seems a lot to the US users on here, but remember that pretty much all drum gear in Australia is horribly overpriced, so getting this kit for under 10k is pretty damn good. As for paying for it, lets just say last year my concept of a dinner out was McDonalds... Actually I did pretty well, I still have a bit to pay off, but I also bought 3 new cymbals and a new snare last year.
Holy crap. I converted it, and that's $6200 American. I can't believe you didn't think that was ridiculous.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:06 PM
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Beauty - that gold on black is very sharp. I had some black satin oil DWs and they sounded fantastic. Nice!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:42 PM
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I`m impressed, the golden hardware looks so elegant with the dark finish!!! How`s that finish called exactly? Is it solid black? Actually (with flash) it seems to be kind of a dark blue finish.

That`s a niiice late christmas present, have fun!

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:47 PM
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beauiful...absoulutely beautiful
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:34 PM
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That kit has some serious class. The gold hardware is one thing, and then you add that gold snare, and it's just WOW.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:47 PM
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Holy smokes man i think that kit is illegal in like 27 states, that gold hardware is intense.
BTW, how do you like that pdp maple snare with the hoops.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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That set sent shivers down my spine, Very beautiful...
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:10 PM
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i thought i would never see the day i would see such a beautiful drum set but it came
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:12 PM
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In the words of Jim Carrey: B-E-A-Utiful. The gold hardware on black makes it look like something you'd find in a rap star's california mansion ;)
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:12 PM
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Relly like the finish, sizes hardware, it goes with the snare really well also.

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:26 PM
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NICE!!













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Old 01-06-2009, 01:14 AM
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Thanks for all the positive comments guys, it's still sinking in that I own this kit.

I had a lot of people comment originally when I told them I was going with gold hardware that it would look tacky etc... but I'm glad I stuck with it, it adds a whole heap of class and 'bling' to the kit. For the record Karl the finish is called Ebony Satin Oil; to me it has a charcoal colour with a deep navy hue. The pictures with flash highlight the wood grain better, which is why I went with the Ebony over just a piano black. Here's a pic from DWs custom finish ideas:



And now you also know why I didn't go with Black hardware...

As for the PDP snare, it's *alright*. As a main snare I felt it lacked a bit of body, there was plenty of crack but it didn't have the balls to back it up. As a side snare it's been working great. I have it tuned up pretty high and its awesome.

The DeGrasso snare was really an impulse buy, but it fits almost perfectly with the DWs.

Can't wait to get it on a stage and take some pictures without a totally cluttered and messy background...
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:06 AM
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excellent kit...don't know what to say else but excellent...
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gold on black is just stunning Solaris - incredible kit, congrats!
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:40 AM
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Those are DW's at their finest. One of sharpest sets of DW's I have ever seen.

Congratulations!!
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And now you also know why I didn't go with Black hardware...
How come? I think it looks really nice. I'd personally have a bit of a tough choice between that or gold.
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How come? I think it looks really nice. I'd personally have a bit of a tough choice between that or gold.
I like the black better personally.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:39 PM
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I like the black better personally.
Ya, I like it better as well. But if under some lights the gold would really be nice.
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Ya, I like it better as well. But if under some lights the gold would really be nice.
I'm a fan of gold hardware on different color drums. Like I think it looks great on a gold glass or even a white or some sort. Just not a fan of it on black. Either way it's a great looking kit and I wouldn't say no to it either way. :)
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:53 AM
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How come? I think it looks really nice. I'd personally have a bit of a tough choice between that or gold.
Personal tastes I spose. I think it looks tacky with the black, but I'm sure people will say the same about the gold.
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