Many drummers (including myself) hanker after the classic sound and look of vintage drums. Designed to authentically replicate the drums of the 50’s & 60’s DW Classics Series drums are dynamically different than any other. Comprised of 1/36″ inner and outer veneers of rich red brown mahogany with a 1/8″ core of poplar, the shells are bound by deep reinforcing rings of 10 ply maple. The 45° bearing edges are smoothly rounded over with no sharp apex (also known as butter edges). These drums project a warm dark punchy tone echoing the all time classic Slingerland Radio Kings.
Manufactured in Oxnard California these “Custom Shop” drums are hand crafted in the truest sense. The kit consists of 9″x12″ Rack Tom, 14″x14″ and 16″x16″ Floor Toms, 18″x22″ Kick Drum and a 6 1/2″ x 14″ snare Drum. I use coated Remo Ambassador Heads on all drums except the Kick which contains Remo Powerstroke on the batter side and a DW resonant head on the front.
With the “Classic Marine” wrap on the shells, the t-rods on the kick drum and the flat base 6000 series cymbals stands this kit screams old school!
Rounding out the kit down low are the Tama Cobra Pedals and Hi Hat Zildjain & Paiste cymbals along with a Tama 1st chair throne.
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