Traded DW for Tama

tamadrm

Platinum Member
They are very nice drums and the BB shells are known for their warmth.

Congrats....but now,you may have to change your avatar.:)

Steve B
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
I recall doing something like that. But it was more like, "I can't get these DW's to do anything. I'll trade them for ANYTHING!"

;)
 

gish

Senior Member
I really like the B/B's. Beautiful kit you have there. If I was in the market for a new kit, the B/B's are probably the first kit I would check out. Enjoy your new drums!
 

Mendozart

Platinum Member
That was a very good trade Blake. The BB's are definitely a step up from the Collectors. Though, I do think that DW is making some better sounding drums in the Classic and Jazz series drums.
 

MPortnoy

Senior Member
What's the name of that finish??? I used to have a Starclassic Performer (all birch) in Walnut and they looked almost identical.
Congrats!! Tama is awesome
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
To be honest, before Camco became DW - I loved the sound of those drums. Bermuda later filled me in that Camco drums were actually made from Jasper shells. Maybe DW just needs to outsource their shells from Jasper ;)
 

evilg99

Platinum Member
That was a very good trade Blake. The BB's are definitely a step up from the Collectors. Though, I do think that DW is making some better sounding drums in the Classic and Jazz series drums.
+1.
As the former owner of a Collectors kit , current DW Jazz kit owner and almost Tama BB owner, I agree. Different wood layup, different edges, no re-rings, die cast hoops, etc etc = magic.

I hate having to bring this up so often but ...and this is just my opinion and experience...but any DW owner would do really well to take ALL DW crimped heads, top and bottom, and burn them. Then , outfit with Remo, Evans or Aquarians to taste and - you have a whole different ball game. I swear this alone is at least half of the reason many people dismiss Collectors drums.
The DW stock heads do low pitch, short thuddy sounds well. That is all. They just aren't good heads IMNSHO.

To the OP: beautiful kit, congrats.

Neal
 
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Dr_Watso

Platinum Member
That looks similar to the finish on my Tamas... Black fading to scarlet red in my case. I think those lacquer fades look really nice.
 
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