Pre-Owned DW Collectors Series4pc Birch Twisted Outer Natural Lacquer Order# 769185
This beautiful twisted birch kit is one of the best representations of DW's work I've ever seen. This kit utilizes X shell technology…
Making drums sound better, at DW it’s what they do best. So what exactly is X Shell technology and how does it work? It all started with the foray into VLT™, or Vertical Low Timbre Technology. DW found that in experimenting with alternate ways to cross-laminate a shell, the tension on the shell could be greatly decreased if the majority of plies were run vertically, rather than horizontally. Just like a guitar string, the tighter it gets, the higher in pitch it goes.
Shells must be cross-laminated for strength, so the idea of designing a completely vertical shell to achieve optimal low frequencies was never an option. Until now. Enter X Shells. The concept was derived from our popular line of VGE (Vertical Grain Exotics). Sure, DW had been laminating veneer in a diagonal orientation for a while, but had never considered the sonic benefits until Master Drum Designer John Good proposed it, “If we can mimic the effect of a complete VLT shell, we’ll have created the lowest sounding drum ever.” The first prototype was made and the result was a home run. Exactly what Mr. Good had anticipated, big, full sounding drums with a huge fundamental, and all of the warmth, resonance and attack that Collector’s Series drums are known for. X Shells are crafted from hand-selected North American Hard Rock Maple in an 8-ply configuration with a 3-ply finger-jointed reinforcement hoop. The shells can be custom ordered in any Collector’s Series size, finish, drum hardware color or factory option. It’s a giant leap forward in shell technology and everyone wins!
The only way to fully appreciate the massive sound of these drums is to visit your local authorized DW Drums dealer and experience them for yourself.
- 9x12 Tom Note Stamp E Flat
- 12x14 Floor Tom Note Stamp B Flat
- 14x16 Floor Tom Note Stamp E
- 18x22 Bass Drum Note Stamp B
- Snare Drum Not Included But Is Available