DW Purplecore Bop Demo

RobertM

Platinum Member
The guys at Mostly Bop Drums have just posted a new bop demo video of a DW Collectors purpleheart/cherry set:


Curious what folks think about bop sound here since woods are not maple.
 

jda

Silver Member
Cosmetics are good (great) but I've heard the sound before (can't pinpoint where) maybe another DW set.
 

JimmyM

Platinum Member
They sound like bop drums to me. But what the hell is that spiral cymbal? That’s bizarre.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
They sound like bop drums to me. But what the hell is that spiral cymbal? That’s bizarre.
It's actually a stack. The bottom is a 19" Zildjian Turbine prototype, topped with what looks like a 12" Spiral Stacker.
Curious what folks think about bop sound here since woods are not maple.
I think they sound fabulous. 9 ply Purpleheart/Cherry with 3 ply reinforcement rings. When the Ludwig Club Date came back, made with the Cherry/Gum shell ...... that had the vintage vibe all over it. And that was $1200 and change. This kit's serves up that same mojo in spades !!!
 

RobertM

Platinum Member
It's actually a stack. The bottom is a 19" Zildjian Turbine prototype, topped with what looks like a 12" Spiral Stacker.

I think they sound fabulous. 9 ply Purpleheart/Cherry with 3 ply reinforcement rings. When the Ludwig Club Date came back, made with the Cherry/Gum shell ...... that had the vintage vibe all over it. And that was $1200 and change. This kit's serves up that same mojo in spades !!!
$1200 for the club date kit? I would guess this DW kit is probably easily over $3k.

I’d love to see the Mostly Bop guys demo a Starclassic walnut birch.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
$1200 for the club date kit? I would guess this DW kit is probably easily over $3k.
Well, that was 10 years ago. They're gone from Ludwig's line up, now. Sometime around 2016, they went to a maple/poplar/maple or mahogany/poplar/mahogany shell. Yeah, I'm sure that DW is quite a bit more. But I get that same kinda vibe/sound off it.
 
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