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Old 04-24-2008, 07:26 PM
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PDP Platinum


My friends, I give you Pacific Drum and Percussions Platinum series!!!

8 ply, all maple shells, huge range of Super-sexy finishes and tom sizes including "18 floor toms (finally), Plus the ability to order Virgin bass drums!!!!!!!!OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!

PDP Platinum Series Drums

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PDP Platinum Series Drums

I know I've been banging on about getting a sonor 3007 for a while now, but I have been attracted to the quality of the pdp's also. The only thing holding me back was the horrid lack of size options.

Well not any more baby. I'm gonna be over these puppies with a fine toothed comb and they'll probably make my new wish list.

So wadjyall think?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:24 PM
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Re: PDP Platinum


I said Wadjyall think!!!!???? Jeez why hasn't anyone looked at these beauties yet?
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:43 PM
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Re: PDP Platinum


My son took delivery of what I believe to be one of the first Platinum Series PDP sets from the DW factory around the first of May. When I say first, that is because the drums are being manufactured in Mexico, when we ordered the set in March, there were none delivered to DW as of yet, and literally the set arrived on a truck from the manufacturing site, was QC'd at DW in California, then shipped directly to our local drum shop. We bought the set sight unseen, having been assured that if they weren't up to our expectations, they would easily sell to someone else.

The finish we ordered is the tobacco burst curly maple (if you go to the PDP website, you can see what it looks like). The set has a 22" bass, 2 toms, a floor tom, and a snare. The finish on the drums is gorgeous--really too nice to take out on gigs at this point but eventually it will have to go out and get nicked up. The drums sound great. The boom from the bass makes things dance around on the shelves in the room the set is in. We did order it with the virgin bass. There have been some issues with keeping the toms in tune--have been told from a few DW owners we know that this is common with new DW sets. All in all very pleased with quality of construction and overall sound. A good value for the money.
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Re: PDP Platinum


I'd take the 5 piece
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:49 PM
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Re: PDP Platinum


I'm not too keen on the floor tom legs and the overall look of the lugs... Just not my cup of tea. However the rest of the kits look smoking. I've been a fan of the Pacific line for a while. They are by far my favorite line. I've been looking at ddrum as well.. but I'd rather play them first before I make a decision.
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Re: PDP Platinum


I'm thinking Satin oil tobacco burst finish. They claim the satin oils are better for the studio. Is that because they're less durable or just more understated, do you think?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:33 PM
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Re: PDP Platinum


I think because the satin oil is a hand rubbed finish, it penetrates the wood and gives the drums a more organic or pure sound. How much of a difference one can actually hear between one finish and another, I don't know.
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Re: PDP Platinum


Anything you add to a drum will change the sound. I doubt that the acoustic qualities would be noticed that easily... especially when you have the drums buried in the mix. I'd focus that attention on just tuning the drums. It sounds as if they are either talking from you know, back there, or they have nice enough equipment to make a difference in picking up such small details.

But you do raise a point. Finish does impact the drums overall sound... however small/large that might be. If you have a oil/stain type of finish it will soak into the wood... then however much lacquer you have over that will decide how much the drums tone gets muted. If you have say a wrap on the drum it will muffle the resonance of the drum more. Here is the tricky part though... if you have smaller shells you will get less resonance from the drum in the overall sound.

It works out to being pick your poison... but I believe that the impact is very minute.

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Re: PDP Platinum


Having mine for only a week I can say they will project and the bass drum has a very nice thump. I'm really warming up to them after not liking them at first.
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Re: PDP Platinum


How much for a 5 piece set of those?
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