DW Collectors Series Private Reserve 5 Piece Maple Shell Kit in Candy Stripe Padauk
This kit is configured with an 18x22 kick, 14x16 floor tom, 12x14 floor tom, 8x10 and 9x12 rack toms.
SSC stands for Specialized Shell Configuration. It's the culmination of more than a decade of DW Custom Shop shell technology and represents the state-of-the-art in sonic customization. So what is SSC? Put simply, it's DW's recommended shell configuration that utilizes HVLT, VLT, X, and VLX shell technologies. Of course, drummers can custom order a custom DW kit anyway they want it, but we've simplified the process by optimizing a particular type of shell for each drum size.
To make a better instrument, sometimes you have to go back to the basics. We spent nearly a year-and-a-half designing and perfecting the most consistent counter hoop we’ve ever produced. It’s called the True Hoop and it’s a major advancement in the relationship between bearing edge, drum head and counter hoop. As drummers, we know how critical that relationship is to tuning and tone. The True Hoop is just that, round and flat, and without the typical variations you often see around stamped holes. It even has an attractive new touch: a fully-rounded outer edge. They now come factory installed on all Custom Shop Drums and are available in all drum hardware color options. True Hoops are also gauged in graduated thicknesses to factory-match various drum sizes. Drums 8" and 10" in diameter come with 1.6mm True Hoops, while 12"-18" come with 2.3mm.
Suspension Tom Mount
DW’s patented STM (suspension tom mount) system allows drums to vibrate freely, allowing maximum resonance while securely holding the drum in place. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is as easy as ever.
True-Pitch Tuning Rods
To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that’s standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on our True-Pitch rods (about 20% more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process.
If you have any questions, give us a call, chat or stop by to check out our amazing selection of DW Collector's Series shell kits today.
Available at Ken Stanton Music.
- UPC: N/A
- Model: Collectors Series Private Reserve
- Color: Toasted Almond Burst over Candy Stripe Padauk
- Shells: SSC Maple
- True Hoops
- Hardware color: Chrome
- Mounts: Suspension Tom Mount system
- True Pitch Tuning Rods
- 18x22 Kick Drum
- 14x16 Floor tom
- 12x14 Floor tom
- 8x10 Rack tom
- 9x12 Rack tom
- *Cymbals, stands and hardware sold separately