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DW Collector's Series Maple Drum Kit

Posted on April 15, 2013   

My good friend who shares my name and is an exceptional drummer found this DW kit for me. He even drove to another state to make sure I got it before anyone else did from the seller. For that act of kindness and more, I thank Josh Sales. I believe it's a 2002, but correct me if I'm wrong. The sound is incredible. I am very grateful to have this so early in my drumming career.


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