DW Performances 18/12/14 Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle
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DW Performance Series 18" 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle

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The DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle delivers all maple tone and shimmering style to ensure you look as good a..

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£1,633.00

Overview

The DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle delivers all maple tone and shimmering style to ensure you look as good as you sound.

Gold Standard DW Kit

Featuring DW’s proprietary maple shells, a striking Gold Sparkle finish and resonance aiding hardware, this 3-piece shell pack slots neatly into the DW Drums Performance Series.

Utilising advanced shell construction techniques, this DW Performance kit offers optimum tonal versatility.

The rich resonance of the shells is aided by the painstakingly developed shell hardware which delivers easy adjustment, strong hold and reliable durability.

The stunning Gold Sparkle finish delivers an impactful shimmering aesthetic to make sure you stand out in style and sound.

DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle Configuration:

  • 12” x 8” Rack Tom
  • 14” x 14” Floor Tom
  • 18” x 14” Bass Drum

Gold Sparkle Style

Delivering a flourish of shimmering pop of colour, this DW Performance kit features a stunning Gold Sparkle finish.

One of 5 options in the Ultra Durable FinishPly Finishes range, Gold Sparkle sits alongside Black Diamond, Chrome Shadow, Pewter Sparkle and White Marine.

The luscious gold colour features a speckled glitter finish to deliver a truly striking aesthetic to ensure you stand out on stage.

Glimmering beautifully under stage lights this gorgeous Gold Sparkle finish is perfectly accentuated by the chrome hardware to deliver a look that demands attention.

Marvellous Maple

This DW Performance shell pack features DW's proprietary HVX shell technology to deliver the ultimate in tone and resonance.

The HVX system is a brand-new technology devised by DW executive vice president John Wood and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California.

The process incorporates grain orientation technology which involves alternating the grain direction of each ply as it is placed into the shell mould in order to achieve a shell with optimum strength and strong shape integrity.

Once the shell has been baked under pressure it is immediately put into a pressurized cooler to ensure the glue instantly crystallizes to harden the shell to a perfect cylinder.

Combining grain orientation technology with hand selected North American hard rock maple, the DW HVX shells produce a low, punchy fundamental pitch, ample resonance and great projection.

Delivering the piercing cut needed to slice through the mix and the full depth of tone to ensure you make an impact on stage, this DW kit is perfectly suited to live applications.

Each of the shells in this 3-piece drum kit are made from 8 plies of maple using the HVX method to deliver rich resonant tone, even representation across the frequencies and a lusciously warm low-end response.

45 Degree Bearing Edges

Each of the shells are finished with DW 45 degree back-cut bearing edges to deliver rich resonance, modern tone and attacking projection.

Tom Support and Sustain

The 12” rack tom of this DW Performance Gold Sparkle kit is fitted with the patented Suspension Tom Mount (STM) to deliver strong support and precise positioning without restricting the natural resonance of the drum.

The STM system attaches to the rack tom via 4 lug points to avoid direct contact with the drum shell which allows the tom to vibrate freely.

In addition, the STM is free of washers and grommets which could inhibit the rod receivers of the lugs causing difficulties with tuning and a choked tone.

The result is a tom mount that delivers robust support for reliable tom placements whilst helping to promote the natural sustain of the drum.

True-Pitch Tuning Rods

Another patented feature, the DW Performance range comes fitted with true-pitch tension rods which feature improved thread to provide stronger hold and more precise tuning.

Standard tension rods typically have 1 thread every 1.05mm whereas the true-pitch tuning rods have 1 thread every 0.8mm which works out be 20% more than the standard.

What this means for you is a set of tension rods that offer more exact tuning across the whole kit to help you to achieve the exact sound you need.

All Chrome

All DW Performance drum kits feature exclusively chrome hardware to deliver a consistent aesthetic across the range.

The DW Gold Sparkle Performance kit is adorned with DW Turret Lugs which are a scaled down version of the famous round DW lug to provide an instantly recognisable look. 

Both the 12” rack tom and 14” floor tom are fitted with 2.3mm graduated counter hoops to offer versatile sound, strong even hold and consistent tuning.

The floor tom comes complete with DW standard chrome plated steel 21” legs and the bass drum includes low mass die-cast claw hooks to provide strong, rattle free hold.

DW Remo

As with all DW drum kits, this DW Performance series shell pack is fitted with DW Remo USA drumheads as standard.

The 18” bass drum has a coated / clear batter head with inlay ring and an Ebony resonant logo vented head, while both toms feature coated / clear batter heads and clear resonant heads.

The DW Remo coated/clear heads feature a predominately clear design that incorporates a coated tone ring to deliver just the right amount of muffling with plenty of resonance.

Each of the heads has crimped flesh hoops to provide maximum vibration and durability.

Summary

Delivering the stunning sound and precise attention to detail we’ve come to expect from this world renown drum company, this Performance Gold Sparkle kit is quintessentially DW.

The all maple HVX shells produce rich resonant tone, warm lows and punchy projection to deliver a versatile range of sound ideal for all musical styles and settings.

The STM system and true-pitch tension rods provide strong sustain aiding support and easier, longer lasting tuning.

The gorgeous Gold Sparkle finish offers a shimmer of glittering gold tone that is perfectly complemented by the all chrome hardware to provide a strikingly stand out aesthetic.

To get your hands on warm maple tone, resonance aiding hardware and stunning style, buy the DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle now from PMT Online.

DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Gold Sparkle Key Features:

  • 8 ply Maple
  • Superior Sounding HVX Shells
  • DW 45 Degree Back-Cut Bearing Edges
  • STM (Suspension Tom Mounts)
  • True-Pitch Tuning Rods
  • Quarter Turret Lugs
  • Low Mass Die-Cast Claw Hook
  • DW Heads by Remo USA

 

 

Specification

SKU302639
Weight (kg)15.0000
MPN809127
Colourgold
Hardware / Cymbalscymbals and hardware not included
Finishgold sparkle
Bass Drum Size18" x 14"
Floor Tom Size14" x 14"
Rack Tom Size12" x 8"
Shell Count3 piece kit
Shell Materialmaple
Snare Sizesnare not included

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