Employee Review


Victor Chan
Drums

Read My Reviews
Contact

Years at Rainbow: 5
Weekly work schedule: Tuesday-Saturday


DW Maple Mahogany 4pc Shell Pack In Natural Hard Satin
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-01-2012
The Maple Mahogany is a new shell type in the DW Collector's Series. These drums feature VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shell technology with an 8 ply lineup consisting of an inner mahogany ply, 6 plies o

The Maple Mahogany is a new shell type in the DW Collector's Series. These drums feature VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) shell technology with an 8 ply lineup consisting of an inner mahogany ply, 6 plies of maple, and an outer ply of mahogany creating a very warm and musical sound. The warmth of the maple is enriched with darker tones brought on by the mahogany elements. Upon hearing this kit, I would say that these shells embody an old school sound but with a little bit of a modern entity to go along with it. The 24"x16" kick combined with a 13"x9" rack tom, 16"x16" floor tom, and 6.5"x14" snare is an ideal spreadl for rock players looking for that huge, boomy sound. However, that's not to say that this kit can be used for other musical applications. Aesthetically, the natural hard satin stain finish and chrome hardware give this kit a nice classic/retro look to go along with it's vintage sound. The contrasting maple hoops on the bass drum are also a nice addition. For someone who is usually a little more partial to old sounding drums, this kit has definitely stood out as one of my favorites in the DW Collector's Series line.