DW DESIGN SERIES
We’ve taken our custom drum-making know-how and created a line of drums designed to raise the bar yet again. Design Series™ is a DW kit through and through. From a newly-designed mini Turret lug, to Remo USA®-made Suede® “outline” logo heads and a sleek silver and white badge, its looks are fresh, yet decidedly DW. Also included are pro features such as STM™ (Suspension Tom Mounts), True-Pitch® Tuning, MAG™ throw-off, low-mass die cast claw hooks, and more. Last but certainly not least, there’s the sound. These are thicker North American Maple shells that pack a punch. Incorporating HVLT™ (Vertical Low Timbre shell with a horizontal outer ply), Design Series™ shells are full, resonant, and responsive.
- 8×10″ Rack Tom
- 9×12″ Rack Tom
- 14×16″ Floor Tom
- 18×22″ Bass Drum
- 5.5×14″ Snare Drum
Graduated Counter Hoops
Design Series™ are available exclusively with Chrome Standard Triple Flange Hoops to give your drums a great versatile sound. Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8 & 10″ toms, 2.3mm for 12-18″ toms and snare).
STM™ – Suspension Tom Mount
DW’s patented STM™ (suspension tom mount) system allows drums to vibrate freely, allowing maximum resonance while securely holding the drum in place. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is as easy as ever. (U.S. Patent #5520083)
True-Pitch® Tuning Rods
To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch® rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that’s standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on our True-Pitch® rods (about 20% more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process. True-Pitch® rods are only available in chrome and gold.
Please note: Cymbals and Hardware are not included.