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DW Collector's Series Maple Drum Kit

Posted on April 15, 2013   

My good friend who shares my name and is an exceptional drummer found this DW kit for me. He even drove to another state to make sure I got it before anyone else did from the seller. For that act of kindness and more, I thank Josh Sales. I believe it's a 2002, but correct me if I'm wrong. The sound is incredible. I am very grateful to have this so early in my drumming career.


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  • Ever since I first heard a kick drum with an EMAD drum head on it, I knew I had to have one on my kit. That was a requirement for me. It took until about 2 months ago, but the the first layer of ply (from the 2 ply head) actually busted. While that layer of ply was busted, I continued playing with it but could hear the crackles of the broken ply so I cut off the entire broken layer only leaving the second layer of ply as if it was an EMAD1. I must say, the sound is just as good.

  • Temporary Cymbals

    June 19, 2013

    The cymbals I have in my current setup do justice and work for now, but I know with an upgrade, I could get an exceptionally better quality sound. So, I first just wanted to make that clear because I am well aware that my DW shells deserve better. For now I must save up to buy new ones. If you have suggestions on cymbals, let me know!


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  • Josh

    May 27, 2013 Reply

    I feel the same way about drummers that I watch. It is the fuel for me to continue practicing. We could work out some sort of way for you to pay me for other skills I feel comfortable teaching.

  • Neil

    May 25, 2013 Reply

    This kit has convinced me that DW is the way to go. Unfortunately I can't buy Josh's skills.

  • Josh

    May 15, 2013 Reply

    Yes it does. And now that I kick ass more, it only keeps getting better. I'm looking forward to playing with you and Neil next.

  • Dave

    May 8, 2013 Reply

    I can personally confirm that this kit kicks ass.