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SYMBOLIC DEATH

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I forgot to add some information about my kit, which is a Keller era DW collectors drum kit finished in blue diamond The bass drums are 16x22. The toms are 8x10, 10x12, 12x14, 14x16, & 16x18 ( this was an ad on and doesn't match the rest of the kit. I have the matching snare to the kit which is 5x 14, but I usually use either my Spaun bell brass or my Tama hand hammered copper, both are 5.5x14, and have 3mm thick shell.
 
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Matt Bo Eder

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Here's mine: Broken Glass Collector's from 2004 with gold badge, and newly added 9x13, and the shop was nice enough to find me gold badges for the new 13 ;)

Traditional sizes: 8x12/9x13/16x16/18x22 with 6x14 matching snare. Loving it!
 

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MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
After 26 years onnYamah (with a quick back and forth to DW a few tears ago) I finally took the plunge and went full DW.

With huge thanks to old dutch drum forum member Animal aka Luuk.

8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x13, 22x18 (2x) 21x16 (gong)

Collector’s Maple in Satin Specialty Cherry To Black Burst with Black Chrome hardware.

Born in 2003, 2006 (8” and gong drum) and 2007 (second kick) in mint condition.

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madjack956

Well-known member
This is my new DW Performance Series kit. I got it around Sept. 10th. Its a 7pc. in Black Diamond finish. The hardware is all DW 9000, and the cymbals are Zildjian. Sizes are 8-10-12-14-16 with a 14x6.5 floating snare and a 22x18 bass drum.
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Icetech

Gold Member
My cheapo Design kit.. I lust after other kits.. but in all honesty this cheap kit sounds so good i can never justify replacing it, about a week ago i was playing and thinking.. i have no use for another kit, this does everything fine :)
P.S. pic is about 5 years old.. Now with more cymbals, mostly Istanbul Mehmet sultans.


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And.. the one item i would grab if my house were on fire.. '67 Dyna.. it sat in the top shelf of a closet from 1974 til bout 3 years ago.. literally like new
(no pitting, just dust)

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dale w miller

Silver Member

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
This is my new DW Performance Series kit. I got it around Sept. 10th. Its a 7pc. in Black Diamond finish. The hardware is all DW 9000, and the cymbals are Zildjian. Sizes are 8-10-12-14-16 with a 14x6.5 floating snare and a 22x18 bass drum.
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does the snare stay still or bounce. I don't like toms or snares that bounce when being played. I could never understand why Peart, with his money, always seemed to have drums that bounced on his riser.
 

madjack956

Well-known member
does the snare stay still or bounce. I don't like toms or snares that bounce when being played. I could never understand why Peart, with his money, always seemed to have drums that bounced on his riser.
That was the first question I asked the rep at Sweetwater when I was ordering the kit. He assured me it would not bounce. Being my skeptical self, I was worried I got the sales mans pitch, but much to my delight, he was correct.
It plays just like it was on a stand. And I love the fact you gain all that real estate underneath it which is why I bought it and the rack. I wanted a clean look without a lot of stands on the floor.
The only thing on my kit that moves (wobbles) is the high-hat stand, due to only having two legs and being on the carpet. I will find a remedy for that eventually.
I always wondered about Neil Peart's kit too. I chalked it up to the platform the kit was on.
That kind of stuff drives me nuts. My kit is pretty solid, then again, I don't bang on 'em like a chimpanzee. :cool:

p.s. I like your avatar. That's the man that got me started back in 1964.
 

baz

Silver Member
Hola Dot Comrades.

I am sure these are on here somewhere but if not, these are my dee dubs. Classic four piece in vintage marine pearl. 22x14” bass drum, 14x14” floor tom, 12x8” rack, plus a14x51/2” snare. My cymbals are the same ones l have been playing for close to twenty years. They include a 20” hh manhattan ride, 14“ hh dark hats, 16” hh thin, and 17” hhxtreme crashes. 8FB3806F-2CBC-4B7C-B98F-B9D8C62FD4EA.jpeg

I know it’s a deeddub page, but the pearls wanted to tag along.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Hey!

Dropped my SONOR Artist into the respective thread yesterday and decided to follow up with some pictures of my DW Collectors here. Specs can be found in my signature. I'll post some updates as soon as my studio is built, atm it's more like a beautiful exhibit, sitting (nearly) unplayed in our living room for about a year now. Hope you enjoy!

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Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Addendum: after about something between 1 and 1.5 years of sitting in front of my set just looking at it I was able to move to the new studio over Christmas. Still lots of work to be done and the room sounds like a gym, but the drum riser exists and the floor is carpeted - nothing else holding me back.

What should I say - I was completely flashed away. Yesterday I hammered the sh*t out of it for four hours, today it was just two. It's a joy to just hit one of the drums and listen to it. This kit sounds as if it was amplified already - the floor toms and the bass drum literally let your pant legs shake.

And finally I learned what I spent all the freaking money for: I was a bit curious about the notes printed into the shells - they didn't seem to match. But they measure the frequency without any hardware - which changes the pitch by quite an amount. I started by tuning all drums to the lowest possible pitch (no wrinkles on batter, reso a third above for the rack toms and a fourth for the floor toms) and guess what - it's a well-tuned chord - out of the box! The fundamental is the 16", the 13" and the 18" are the fifth (13" exactly one octave above the 18") and the 12" is an octave above the 16". No fine tuning needed to make them match.

First it made me ?, two seconds later I was like ? and after realizing what just happened I went full :love:.

This set ifs freaking awesome and it sounds even better than I expected. Never had a drum set of this quality in front of me and it absolutely blows me away. Biggest rock sound I ever heard in RL.

NOW it's Christmas. ?
 

gish

Senior Member
ACBE4A88-0886-431B-934B-60E8A1165136.jpegJust picked up a Design 3 piece for a ridiculous price from my local GC. Love the sizes- 9x13, 16x16, 16x22. Coated emperors over clear ambassadors on the toms, emad with stock reso on the bass drum. Excellent fit and finish; these drums are high quality and well built. Solid shell hardware. Really like this kit; looking forward to hearing it in a live setting.
 

dale w miller

Silver Member
View attachment 99353Just picked up a Design 3 piece for a ridiculous price from my local GC. Love the sizes- 9x13, 16x16, 16x22. Coated emperors over clear ambassadors on the toms, emad with stock reso on the bass drum. Excellent fit and finish; these drums are high quality and well built. Solid shell hardware. Really like this kit; looking forward to hearing it in a live setting.

Why is this line the cheaper one? They look great. I don’t see how the small lugs are a disadvantage. I think look better than the large one and I like the front head logo better as well. What gives?
 

gish

Senior Member
Why is this line the cheaper one? They look great. I don’t see how the small lugs are a disadvantage. I think look better than the large one and I like the front head logo better as well. What gives?
- I assume they’re cheaper because they’re assembled overseas, limited size and finish options, and lack of customization ( 1 shell type instead of whatever Frankenstein shell Mr. Good has cooked up lately)
- I also vastly prefer the mini turrets to the full size ones. I assumed these minis would only have 1 screw due to how small they are but they indeed have 2 screws/lug
- Count me in the group who actually prefer these straight, all North American maple shells to the Collectors with re-rings
- I literally wanted these exact sizes; I didn’t have to compromise with a longer bass drum or an extra tom included that I wouldn’t use anyway
- This kit has the best initial QC of any kit five owned; perfect edges, tight tolerances, overall high quality fit, finish, and feel
- I would have paid more for these drums but didn’t have to; $599 blowout at my local GC. COULD NOT PASS THAT UP lol.
 
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