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DW Collector's Series Exotic 6 Piece Pure Tasmanian Shell Kit (Limited Edition)

DW Collector's Series Exotic 6 Piece Pure Tasmanian Shell Kit (Limited Edition)

DW Collector's Series Exotic 6 Piece Pure Tasmanian Shell Kit (Limited Edition)

Cold and covered in mud, in the dead of the Australian winter, DW's John Good first discovered Tasmanian Blackwood: the heart and soul of this Limited Edition DW Collector's Series Pure Tasmanian Timber shell pack. All woods in this kit, including the Exotic Black Sassafras finish plies, come straight from the Australian outback. "This one has got a personality that we've never heard," says John. "We can talk all day about it looking pretty, but (the Australian tonewoods) really lent themselves to a unique sounding set of drum shells."

John and DW turned to a special version of its own proprietary VLT shell to give the Pure Tasmanian Timber the support it needed. The grain orientation of the blackwood and sassafras is alternated and then heat pressed and cold tempered to give the shells strength and roundness, along with a velvety low end and heart-stopping punch. Collector's Series appointments, including 3.0mm True Hoops, True-Pitch 50 tension rods, and a MAG snare throw off with 3-way butt plate, all finished in luxurious Black Nickel, in addition to a set of commemorative Australian flag badges, make the Pure Tasmanian Timber a shell pack that collectors will love to get their hands on!


100% Australian Tonewoods

The limited-edition Pure Tasmanian Timber series proves that DW continues to be a master in its field. The blackwood shells and blackheart outer plies are not just hard to come by — sourced by John himself in limited quantities from the Australian bush — but extremely tough to work with as well. The VLT shells succeed in bringing these tonewoods to life, with tremendous tone and touch responsiveness.

Limited Edition Badges

With its Blue Ensign flag badges and continental bass head decal, the Pure Tasmanian Timber is sure to put a lump in the throat of any proud Aussie — if even just the Aussie at heart!

VLT Grain Orientation

The Pure Tasmanian Timber shell pack is beautifully crafted using DW's alternate-ply VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) grain orientation. By alternating grain patterns, DW places less tension on the shells for a deeper fundamental and a richer tone overall.


  • VLT Tasmanian Blackwood Shells produce stunning resonance, attack, and low-end punch!
  • Rare, strikingly figured Blackheart Sassafras wood finish plies
  • Candy Black-to-Natural lacquer burst
  • Black Nickel hardware
  • Limited-edition Australian flag badges

Drum Sizes:

  • 10" x 8" & 12" x 9" Toms
  • 14" x 12" & 16" x 14" Floor Toms
  • 22" x 18" Bass Drum
  • 14" x 6.5" Snare Drum

This is a 6 Piece Shell Kit only - Cymbals, Hardware and Tom Holders are not included.

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DREXTASKIT Retail Price: $17940
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