DW Collector's Purpleheart Shell Pack 22" - Black Cherry Fade Speciality Lacquer

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The DW Collector's Purple Heart Shell pack in Black Cherry Fade is a breathtaking, unique, high-end kit.

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We like to consider ourselves one of DW’s biggest fans. Despite being one of the largest drum manufacturers, you can tell a great deal of care and design goes into each and every one of their kits. The DW Collector's Purpleheart kit in Black Cherry Fade is simply breathtaking and seriously mighty, and certainly one of our favourite high-end kits in the store.

Purpleheart may be a tonewood that is unfamiliar to some of you. Sourced from the Amaranth tree, which is native to Central and South America, Purpleheart is a hard, dense exotic lumber, and its rarity combined with its unique tones make it more desirable and expensive than many other kinds of tonewood. Purpleheart’s tone is a beautifully unusual, acquired taste; one that we can’t get enough of. Although hard to accurately describe, we like to think that it shares some tonal properties between Hickory and Bubinga, but with a smoother, darker flavour.

The power behind this wood is huge. The attack is strong and powerful, and this wood provides more than enough low-end punch required to carry the tone right through any setting. We particularly love this on the bass drum; it is ultra beefy and gives you the heart thumping rumble you don’t often get from acoustic kits. The toms are hugely focussed, and like the kick, have ample attack and plenty of low end. As the timbre of these shells naturally lend themselves to lower tunings, you can achieve a deep, rich, rumbling sound like no other.

However, the tone isn’t the only quality of Purpleheart. It also looks absolutely stunning. One of the unusual characteristics of the wood (and from which it gains it name) is that when cut, the heartwood turns quickly from a light brown to a rich purple. UV then light darkens the wood brown, but allows enough of the dazzling natural purple hue to remain running through the grain. DW have allowed this natural purple grain to show through their Black Cherry Fade finish to result in a breathtakingly beautiful kit.

The hardware, as you would expect from DW, is of the highest standard and perfectly compliments the already incredible sound of this kit. The toms take advantage of DW’s Suspension Tom Mount, a mount that holds the toms in place with a rubber washer over 4 of the lugs. This means that there is no choking on the tom as they don’t interfere with the shell or the lugs. This innovation remains throughout even the smallest elements of the kit. We particularly love the True-Pitch 50 tension rods. With 50 threads per inch, the True-Pitch 50 tension rods allow you to precisely fine tune your kit and have absolutely no back out from the lug. The result is a genuinely flawless performance from a breathtaking kit.

Topped with DW’s Collector’s series heads which are designed for these very kits, the overall dynamic range of this kit is uniform, with each and every element of the kit working together to always grant the very best in tone. Maybe you’re starting to see why this is one of our favourite kits here at Wembley Music Centre!

SIZES:

  • 22x18" Bass Drum
  • 16x16" Floor Tom
  • 14x14" Floor Tom
  • 12x9" Rack Tom
  • 10x8" Rack Tom

  • Material: Purple Heart (Amaranth)
  • Finish: Black Cherry Fade Speciality Lacquer

Specification

  • Configuration
    • 22x18" Bass Drum
    • 16x16" Floor Tom
    • 14x14" Floor Tom
    • 12x9" Rack Tom
    • 10x8" Rack Tom
  • Material: Purple Heart (Amaranth)
  • Finish: Black Cherry Fade Speciality Lacquer

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