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.
The Design Series® 5-piece Shell Pack is a highly versatile all-maple kit featuring our most popular sizes in F.A.S.T (Fundamentally Accurate-Sized Tom) depths. Available in three durable Specialty Lacquer finishes and outfitted with a host of pro level features, it's designed to deliver in every playing situation.
John Good and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California bring you HVLT™, the same technology that is standard on our latest Collector's Series® Cherry drums. HVLT grain orientation and slightly thicker 1/32" plies of North American maple are a potent combination that delivers a full tonal spectrum, attack, punch, and sonic versatility. Design Series® shells are tailored for just about every style of music.
Design Series® 8" toms feature a 7-ply HVLT construction, while the snares feature 10-ply HVX, and the 10"-18", along with all bass drums, feature 8-ply HVLT construction.