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.