DW Collectors Series 4pce Shell Pack OAK - Natural Satin Finish
CYMBALS, HARDWARE & SNARE DRUM - NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
PICTURED KIT IS PURELY ILLUSTRATIVE - PICTURED ARE 10x8" Rack + 12x9" Rack
THIS PACK COMPRISES OF:
10x7"- DR040710TTKSK - RACK TOM
12x8"- DR040812TTKSK - RACK TOM
16x14"- DR041416TTKLK - FLOOR TOM
22x18"- DR041822KKK - BASS DRUM
DW's flagship line, the Collector's Series, are the original US-made custom drums. A favorite for live performance, oak provides warm, full tone with bright attack and huge projection. This DW Collector's Series Lacquer Custom Oak shell pack features 7-ply toms up to 13", while the floor tom and kick are 8-ply.
One of DW's newer grain orientation technologies, HVLT (Horizontal/Vertical Low Timber) is similar to their popular VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shell configuration in that most of the plies within the shell are vertical. This creates less tension on the shell to provide an overall lower note. The difference with HVLT is that the outer poly is horizontal. With more tension on the shell, it offers slightly more low-midrange frequencies. HVLT comes standard on Collector' Series Cherry and Design Series drums.
It also features DW's patented STM (suspension tom mount) system, which allows drums to vibrate independently, 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. 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 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.
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. All snare drums come with 3.0mm True Hoops™.
STM™ - 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. (U.S. Patent #5520083)
DW Drums are available in five distinct hardware color options; Chrome, Nickel, Gold, Satin Chrome, and Black Nickel. This includes lugs, hoops, STM™, and tom legs. Colors other than the standard Chrome will add a 10% cost. Keep in mind, our stands are available in Chrome and Gold.
THIS SHELL PACK HAS NICKEL HARDWARE
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. True-Pitch® rods are only available in chrome and gold.
The Finest Drum Tuning System Available Today
Time-tested True Pitch Tuning™ technology has been around for years. The added thread count gives drummers an expanded tuning range and the advancement has been adopted industry-wide. As DW’s team of craftsmen and designers have continued to improve upon bearing edge cutting techniques, counterhoop consistency, and overall shell making, the time has come for even more control over tuning. We proudly present, True Pitch 50™: the new tuning standard. At fifty threads per inch, these upgraded stainless steel tension rods provide ultra-smooth fine- tuning, allowing for less back-out. Offered on all DW Custom Shop and Eco-X Project™ drums, True Pitch 50 rods and receivers can also be purchased aftermarket to retrofit any set featuring an original-sized DW turret lug.
See our whole line of tension rods here: dwdrums.com/factoryaccessories/partsandaccessories.asp