Hardware pack includes DW 3000 Hardware pack. 1 Kick Pedal. 1 Hi Hat stand. 1 Snare Stand. 2 Cymbal Boom Stands. All photos were taken with the same camera, in different lighting condition to give you an example of the finish representation. See overall photos to compare. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us prior to your purchase.
The most popular wood for drum making, maple is a hardwood that produces maximum resonance, projection and attack. Combined with reinforcement hoops, it can produce a more focused sound and is well suited for live and studio applications.
Vertical Low Timbre/Diagonal grain shells are the lowest grain orientation available from the DW Custom Shop. As a result, they are suggested for bass drums and larger floor toms. Of the 8 plies that make up a VLX shell, 6 are diagonal or X and 2 are vertical or short grain. When ordering a factory SSC configuration, all bass drums, 16" & 18" floor toms will be made as VLX.
Pure Maple shells are one of the most popular types of shells for drums; they produce maximum resonance, projection and attack. The reinforcement rings help produce a more focused sound and adds strength. All DW Collectors Series drums come standard with True-Hoops and TruePitch50 Tension Rods.
The Toms are 6ply with 3ply reinforcement rings and cut with 45-degree bearing edges, the Bass drum is 7ply with 3ply reinforcement rings and cut with 60-degree bearing edges.
- DW Collectors Series - Pure Maple shells
- Broken Glass Finish Ply with Chrome Hardware
- SSC - Specialized Shell Configuration - VLX/VLT Hybrid
The direction of the grain within a shell's composition contributes greatly to its sonic characteristics. This is the basis of DW’s patented grain orientation technology. Both long and short grain veneers have been proven to influence pitch and can be manipulated to create a wider pitch range within a set of drums and boost low-end response.
SSC - SPECIALIZED SHELL CONFIGURATION
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.
VLT™ (Vertical Low Timbre)
In experimenting with different exotic woods as alternate shell making materials, DW's Custom Shell Shop discovered that in addition to the different tonal qualities inherent in every unique type of wood, alterations in grain direction can also 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, allowing it to vibrate more freely, resulting in the lowered fundamental pitch. For those players who prefer a lower overall tone while still maintaining maximum resonance and attack, VLT™ can be ordered as an option on all Collector's Series® Pure drums.
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