No detail has been overlooked. No corners cut. Its look and sound are custom-inspired. Its value difficult to match. To its makers, the Performance Series exemplifies what it means to be handcrafted b... Read More
No detail has been overlooked. No corners cut. Its look and sound are custom-inspired. Its value difficult to match. To its makers, the Performance Series exemplifies what it means to be handcrafted by DW. In addition to advanced HVX shell technology devised and constructed by John Good and the DW Custom Shop team in in the USA at their Oxnard, California shop, this Performance Series 5-piece kit is fitted with quarter turret lugs, low mass die-cast claw hooks, and finished in a gorgeous pewter sparkle framed by chrome hardware.
The HVX shells used on the Performance Series combine advanced grain orientation technology and hand-selected North American hard rock maple to deliver a low, punchy fundamental, with ample resonance and projection that's perfectly suited for live applications.
Cymbals and hardware not included. Note that DW products are not available for further discounting online. For additional information, please call 866-498-7882.
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I have been playing professionally for over 35 and have played most manufacturers drums. I was originally going to purchase a DW classic series set. I decided that I wanted to do a side by side comparison of the Classic and the Performance series. There are some considerable differences in style but the tonal quality between the two was not remarkable. As a matter of fact I could not tell the difference. DW has crafted an outstanding line of affordable drums that meet my specifications as a pro drum kit. I purchased the Performance Series 5 piece Ebony Stain Lacquer (American Hard Rock Maple) with Chrome Hardware. 10" 12" mounted Toms 14" 16" Floor Toms. I purchased the DW Super Rack with Side Arm, DW 9000 HiHat, DW 9000 Double Kick, DW 9000 Snare Stand and and 2 more DW cymbal arms to add to the already two that came with the rack. The drums out of the box sounded good. I change the heads to to remo pinstripes and tuned them to my liking and they really have excellent tone, projection, punch and depth! The craftsmanship is outstanding! The finish is flawless! There is no detail that DW has left out on this kit. In the studio or live this set really has the punch that I have been looking for! As for the hardware and the Super Rack, goes it is hands down the best set-up I have ever had. Memory locks for every adjustment imaginable. Ease of use is phenomenal. Do yourself a favor if you are into getting a new set. These drum are not inexpensive but they are a serious mid level professional DW drum set. Make no mistake about it. DW did not cut corner with the quality of this sets. This Performance Series drum set far exceeded my expectation. Once your peers see and hear this set, they will be in awe!
I purchased the performance series in ebony stain from my local Guitar Center about 6 months ago. This is one purchase I will never regret. First of all anyone who thinks that these are inferior or are not "real" DWs has never owned a quality drum kit. With that said, I have received nothing but compliments on my kit from other drummers. All of the quality features that you would expect from DW are present. The mini turrent lugs are visually stunning as is the quality stain and finish of every drum. The tuning and timbre range of these shells are amasing. This is what a drum should sound like. I am a giging drummer and can tell you that I expect these, as with any quality DW product, to last a life time and just get better with age. I own high end kits by Gretsch and Tama also but the DW's are now my main kit.
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