DW Collectors Series 5 Piece Maple Shell Kit in Burnt Orange
Our flagship line of Custom Drums is offered in North American Hard Rock Maple, Select Heartwood Birch, and now Maple/Mahogany. Collector’s Series is the original American Made custom drum set.
This kit is configured with an 18x22 kick, 14x16 floor tom, 12x14 floor tom, 8x10 and 9x12 rack toms.
Alterations in grain direction greatly influence sound. In a VLT shell, the outermost and innermost plies run vertically, rather than a traditionally horizontal configuration. The vertical grain places less tension on the shell, thus allowing it to vibrate more freely, resulting in a lower fundamental pitch. From VLT technology, 333 was born. This 9-ply VLT evolution also has no reinforcement hoops and produces a lower overall tone while still maintaining maximum resonance and attack. 333 shells are available only in Collector's Series Pure Maple.
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
- Color: Pale Blue Oyster
- Shells: 333 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