Here we have a very very rare DW Collectors Series drum kit with pure heart wood birch shells. The kit was made as part of a very limited edition run of Birch kits in 1997. It comes with four rack toms and bass drum and features the mini turret lugs. This is an incredibly fine looking and sounding set in the timeless Cherry Red Lacquer finish, the condition is near on immaculate, the kit is completely original and even has the original DW by Remo Reso Tom heads still fitted.
Pure Birch Shell
Birch has long been a studio favourite. With a brighter fundamental and shorter resonant note, it's microphone-friendly and another time-tested artist favourite. Heartwood Birch is cut from the center of the log, providing a more "exotic-looking", highly figured appearance.
The 100-percent birch shells are ply-configured with the 10 and 12 Toms being 6-ply; the 14, and 16 toms and 22 bass drum are 7-ply. With the Birch series there are no reinforcement hoops inside the drums.
Bearing edges for these drums are just like those on the maple series: toms are 45 degree, while the bass drum is 60 degree. All cuts are from the outer edge of the shell tapered toward the inside of the drums.
All of these shells underwent the DW Timbre-Matching process. Utilizing a digital tuner as part of DW's patented pitch identification procedure, each of these shells is stamped on its sweet spot with the shell's relative note-value.
Features and Specifications:
10 x 8 Tom | Born 11/09/97 | Timbre E flat
12 x 9 Tom | Born 11/09/97 | Timbre A
14 x 11 Tom | Born 10/09/97 | Timbre E flat
16 x 13 Tom | Born 10/09/97 | Timbre B
22 x 18 Drilled Bass Drum | Born 15/10/97 | Timbre D
Kit Serial Number 15535
Original RIMS by Gauger Mounting Systems with original design DW Tom Brackets fitted on all 4 Toms
Mini Turret Lugs
100% Birch Shells
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops on all drums
Chrome Plated Hardware
True Pitch Tuning Rods
F.A.S.T. (Fundamentally Accurate Sized Toms) Toms
Stunning Cherry Red Lacquer Finish in immaculate condition
New Evans Heads Fitted - New G2 Tom Batter Heads, EMAD Bass Drum Batter and EQ3 Resonant Black with DW Logo
Includes Double Tom Holder for integrated bass drum sliding mount
Handmade by DW in the U.S.A.
PreLoved - 9/10 Condition - Usual bass drum rash around the pedal connection area on the batter side, one lacquer chip on the 14" tom. You will not find a better condition DW from 1997 (especially one of these limited edition sets)
For the pictures we have added DW Hardware, Snare Drum and Paiste Cymbals. These are not included with the kit. If you need stands, snare or cymbals please get in touch and we will be happy to help you build a bespoke set up to suit your needs.
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