PDP (by DW) Daru Jones New Yorker Signature Shell-Pack
From the house of DW comes the PDP Daru Jones New Yorker drum set (sold in a shell-pack). With his genre-bending style of playing, Daru Jones has lent his name to a PDP drum set which is as versatile as his resume.
Gig-friendly, highly-portable and fun to play, the Daru Jones New Yorker combines hybrid poplar/maple shells with ‘short-stack’ shell dimensions for a kit that sounds remarkably big and warm for its diminutive size. Its striking appearance comes courtesy of a large flake-patterned, gold-to-black sparkle fade lacquer finish. But rather than us rattle on about these drums, here’s the man himself talking about them…
What’s Included in the Sale?
This sale is for the 4 DRUMS + HOLDERS + BAGS – no other hardware, pedals or cymbals are included!
Now that’s out of the way, the PDP Daru Jones New Yorker is configured as follows…
- 18″ x 10″ Bass Drum (inc Tom-Holder & riser)
- 10″ x 5″ Tom Tom
- 14″ x 7″ Floor Tom (inc legs)
- 13″ x 6″ Snare Drum
All Daru Jones New Yorker drums are fitted with Drum Workshop’s ‘True Pitch’ tension rods and the snare drum is fitted with Drum Workshop’s ‘MAG’ throw-off.
Due to the challenging trading conditions at the time of this listing, we are not yet keeping this item in store – though it is in stock with PDP’s EU-based supplier. Therefore, delivery to us from the PDP distribution centre will be 7-9 days from date of ordering.
Here’s the word on the street from buyers who have bought the PDP Daru Jones New Yorker kit…
A great kit for smaller venues that’s easy to carry, quick to set-up & tear down and sounds bigger than it looks. I like the slightly larger 18″ kick drum paired with the 10″ rack tom and the 13″ x 12″ floor tom can be tuned remarkably low. I’ve owned both the Sonor Safari and Pearl Midtown and while they are both great kits, the Daru Jones New Yorker’s 18″ kick drum gives it the edge IMHO. While I typically never use the snare that’s included with these type of shell packs, this 13″ x 6″ PDP model is actually quite good. It has a nice pop and presence even with the stock heads. The shell interiors and edges are about what you expect on a kit in this price range- a couple of rough spots here and there but nothing that greatly effects tuning and tone.
I bought this as a temp small travel kit till a custom order kit comes in on backorder. What a pleasant surprise when I started to play them. I have been playing for over 45 years. These drums sound very full, the bass sounds larger due to the lift and the snare has a great funky pop to it. I replaced all heads with higher end. Fiber skins on toms, control dot on snare and Emad batter on bass. Kit fits in 2 bags. 1large duffle bag and a bass bag. Played a few small bars and it sounds great. Stays in tune, lightweight and very manageable. They are keepers. DW makes great value drums as well as high end. Nothing to be embarrassed about with these. Kit looks nice also under the lights.
Love this kit. Great warm sound. Great look. I like the sound with the coated heads. Great hardware. Very light weight but durable. The cases are very nice and strong. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m older and looking for something light to carry, with a good sound that comes with hardware and cases at a great price. Might not be low end enough sounding for the rock drummer but can be used in almost any style of music.
I plan on using this setup for smaller theatre gigs due to its small footprint and smaller sound. I plan to upgrade the heads but it sounds decent with the stock heads. So far the drums appear to be well constructed. The finish is very good and the drums look great. The set packs up in three cases including the hardware. It is very portable and lightweight.