DW Collector’s Series Drumset Review

DW Drum Set, Gray (DDLG2215SG)

Critic Consensus- Music Radar poured over the explosive attack and a generous low-end that the DW Collectors Series Drumset had to offer. The dynamic range is excellent and the tuning range is reasonable. 


Drum Center of New Hampshire did side by side comparisons on the differing tones of each wood type. With all of the various drums, they found the finishes to be “exquisite” and they raved about DW’s attention to detail. All of the drumsets they reviewed were given perfect scores.

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The DW Collector’s Series Drumset is a high end drumset that offers the professional touring drummer and rugged, well built drumset that focuses on tonal quality and design perfection. Each drumset is custom made and each drum is unique. These drums are fit for any style of drumming.

Compared to same brand’s similar models

  • The DW Collector’s Series Drumset is customizable upgraded version of The DW Performance Series Drumset. The DW Performance Series Drumset is limited to Maple Shells and has smaller lugs and limited amount of finish options.
    • DW Performance Series Drumset – B07HHJZMMC

Compared to other brand’s similar models

  • The Pearl Reference Fusion Drumset is in the same category of high end professional drumsets. The Pearl Reference drumsets are fitted in chrome hardware and feature brich and african mahogany wood where the DW Collectors Series Drumset uses black nickel hardware and typically is made with maple wood shells.
    • The Pearl Refernce Fusion Drumset – ASIN B004UOANE0
  • The Sonor Vintage Series Drumset is a completely different design and playing experience than the DW Collector Series Drumset. It is comparable in that it is a high end drumset of a similar value. The Sonar Vintage Series Drumset blends the type of modern drum building in the class of the DW Collectors series drums but with a aim for the vintage look and sonor of classic Sonor drums.
    • The Sonor Vintage Series Drumset – ASIN B01BMH47F8/

What’s New In This Model Year Vs Previous Model Year

  • The DW Collector’s Series Drumset does not have a predecessor as each drumset is custom built in it’s series. Each individual drumset in the Collector’s Series is a comparable and unique drumset. The Black Ice edition of this drumset is an offer with a separate finish that is the similar outside of customization.
    • DW Collector’s Series Black Ice Drumset – ASIN B091B85QDC


9 Expert Score

There is a reason why Derrick Wright and Alexander Flood play the DW Collector’s Series Drumset. For professional touring drummers, the DW Collector’s Series drumset provide a road ready option for a top of the line drumset that is built for the road. The tone of each of these drums were remarkable enough to receive rave reviews from Music Radar, Drum Center of NH and DrumMagazine.com.

  • Available in a wide variety of wood combinations
  • Available with a wide variety of hardware options including chrome and nickel
  • Built for durability
  • The drums are not cheap