Matt Garstka Moves To DW

PaisteGuy

Well-known member
I think it's safe to say that the Collectors Series draws the most criticism out of all of DW's lines. There's a host of reasons for that and no doubt some of it is warranted. I struck gold and came in at the entry level of DW's product line where they've had a hit with the Design Series.

I would grab another Tama set gladly, and probably will one day. They were my first love in terms of drums.
I owned a Design Series kit before getting the collectors. Honestly, I preferred the Design series. I ordered the Collectors with re rings, and that was probably a mistake. The Design series is a great set, at a decent price point.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Oak rack toms, Cherry Mahogany floors, Maple kicks.
The fanciest wood mix I've seen Tama offer is simply their blends (birch/buginga, maple/walnut, etc.). Has Tama ever offered different woods within the same kit?
 

Icetech

Gold Member
I owned a Design Series kit before getting the collectors. Honestly, I preferred the Design series. I ordered the Collectors with re rings, and that was probably a mistake. The Design series is a great set, at a decent price point.
I'm glad someone else feels the same way.. i have my Design series sitting here for sale and i feel bad bout it.. they have a crazy amount of warmth and are just a joy to play.. my RC's i like more miced but, WAY less unmiced and i find i don't enjoy them as much.. but... i can't get rid of them cause i will never find another set like mine.
 

iCe

Senior Member
This was just posted. He's using a unique build for the kit. Oak rack toms, Cherry Mahogany floors, Maple kicks.


Just saw that yesterday and reminded me of this topic. I love how his kit looks! The tom setup with the 2 bass drum might look weird, but see Virgil Donati use it early 2000's with Steve Vai as well.


Anyway, great setup and really curious about those stacks as well!
 
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