DW's line of Custom Shop-inspired kits, the Design Series, offers new developments and established DW innovations.
This mid-priced professional drum line is designed as a high-quality but affordable alternative for the drummer who desires a real DW kit but can’t afford the pricey Collector’s series sets. The Performance series uses DW’s new HVX shell. These shells have plies that are oriented horizontally, vertically and in an X-shape. These drums also use a slightly smaller version of DW’s classic Turret lug. This smaller lug has less mass and which provides more resonance with less contact with the shells while not detracting from the finish. Speaking of finishes, the Performance line offers your choice of five gloss/oil finishes or four covered wraps.
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.