DW's line of Custom Shop-inspired kits, the Design Series, offers new developments and established DW innovations.
The Tobacco Burst finish has been a staple finish from DW for many years and was only available in the Collector's Series at a premium price. Now with the Design series, you can afford to get that same finish and sound without the premium price. The series comes with chromed hardware as standard, STM suspended tom mounts and the DW mini lugs. These are slightly smaller than the 'quarter' turrets of the Performance series, and add a nice polished touch to the package. The whole kit really is beautifully finished inside and out and the build quality and standard of engineering looks to be equal to that of the American-made drums.
DW's line of Custom Shop-inspired kits, the Design Series, offers new developments and established DW innovations. Case in point, the drums feature North American maple 8-ply shell with HVLT technology. This is not just any shell; it's made with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) grain orientation with an outer horizontal ply to offer more depth, body and tuning range than the competition.
Snares include an artist-approved MAG throw-off and all drums feature True-Pitch tuning rods and low mass mini turret lug. Add to that a selection of DW's most popular F.A.S.T. (Fundamentally Accurately-Sized Toms) sizes and the STM mounting system and you have a kit thats sure to have drummers talking.
Each drum is finished in one of three durable lacquer colors and outfitted with DW heads by Remo. Cymbals and hardware not included.