NAMM 2020: PDP marks 20 years with anniversary kit and snare

(Image credit: PDP)

NAMM 2020: It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since DW launched its sister brand, PDP, but time flies when you’re making drums. To celebrate, PDP has announced the release of its 20th anniversary kit and snare. 

Both the full kit and snare drum are finished in matte black, with a gloss black stripe as a highlight. Further to this, the shells are fitted with antique bronze hardware and DW’s True-Pitch tension lugs.

The PDP 20th Anniversary kit is a 10”x8”, 12”x9”, 16”x14” and 22”x18” shell pack, with each drum featuring seven-ply maple shells. Meanwhile, the PDP 20th Anniversary Snare is a 10-ply, 14”x6.5” maple shell, equipped with a DW MAG throw off.

Production for both the kit and snare is limited to 2020, and the company is confident both will become collectible items. "We really wanted this 20th Anniversary kit to not only make a bold statement about the look and feel of the brand, we also wanted to show drummers where we’re headed" says PDP Brand Manager Rob Dean. 

"We have some really big ideas we’re launching in 2020 and this kit is celebration of that, along with two decades in the marketplace. We’re just getting started.”

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.