DW’s subsidiary company Pacific Drum & Percussion has replaced its 900 Hardware Series with the Concept Series, a new modular system built from scratch. It offers some really interesting and innovative features. The centerpiece of the whole package is the QuickGrip, a new clamping system that is intended to adapt to any previous hardware set we may have. With their Concept Series, PdP is becoming a really good quality option for those who cannot afford the cost of a Collector’s. They’ve started to add some top-quality features that aren’t even in the DW’s highest range, and the price keeps being very reasonable for what we get. This is what DW’s Edge magazine says about the new Concept Series Hardware:
Engineered from the ground up, the complete line of Concept Series hardware is designed to complement the line of Concept Series™ drums, but is also the perfect upgrade to any touring or studio kit. The range of stands includes a 2-legged and 3-legged hi-hat, snare stand, straight cymbal stand, boom cymbal stand, and a throne. All of the stands feature heavy-duty steel tubing, double-braced legs and a new Concept tube joint. Both cymbal stands employ a German-engineered QuickGrip™ clamp that functions as a toothless tilter and, when combined with Concept Series™ QuickGrip™ accessories, becomes a modular system that is highly versatile. The cymbal stands can easily and inexpensively be turned in to multicymbal stands, percussion stands, microphone stands, fixed hi-hat stands, and more. The Concept Series™ snare stand is a robust workhorse that includes an offset ball-and-socket basket adjustment for exact snare placement. Both of the chain-pulled hi-hat stands are outfitted with slotted tension adjustments and XF™ (extended) footboards. To complete the line, an all-new heavy-duty throne with a contoured, active mesh top was also added.
At the center of the all-new line of Concept Series™ hardware is an innovative toothless QuickGrip™ clamp that allows drummers to add mountable percussion instruments, cymbals, accessories, and even microphones, without the need for additional stands. It also gives players the ability to customize just about any existing stand in a myriad of ways. The sturdy, all-metal clamp is outfitted with a friction disc that offers infinite adjustment, while the versatile design means that the ½” factory-set clamp can be quickly and easily converted to 10.5mm by flipping over the drum key brake on either end. This means that QuickGrip™ clamps and accessories can be used with DW and PDP arms, as well as most other brands on the market today. You can now utilize the backs of cymbal arms, floor tom legs, and the top of tom arms to customize like never before.
Source: DW’s Edge Magazine
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