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Design Series® Drums



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.



5PC PACK   |   FREQUENT FLYER   |   ACRYLICS   |   MINI PRO

BLACK NICKEL OVER BRASS SNARE   |   PANCAKE GONG DRUM   |   CONCERT TOMS   |   PICCOLO TOMS

5PC PACK: DESIGN STANDARD


Design Series Frequent Flyer


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. ▼


ACRYLICS: CLEARLY DW


Design Series Acrylic


Clearly the top choice on every drummer's wish list this year.  They're the first acrylics to receive the DW moniker. The transparent 5MM thick extruded, seamless acrylic shells are outfitted with pro features such as STM (Suspension Tom Mounts), True-Pitch® Tuning, MAG™ Throw-Off, F.A.S.T. (Fundamentally Accurate-Sized Toms), and DW Heads™ by REMO®.  as shown - 18x22" bass drum, 14"x16" floor tom, 8"x10" & 9"x12" toms and 5.5"x14" snare drum (hardware and cymbals sold separately).▼


FREQUENT FLYER™: GO PLACES


Design Series Frequent Flyer


What if there was a travel kit that didn't sound like a travel kit?" What if that kit was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a 'real' drum set should? After, literally, years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were agreed upon: a 12x20" bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 11x14" floor tom, a traditional 8x12" rack tom with STM, and a matching 5x14" snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch® tension rods, MAG™ throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®. The kit is offered in all 4 Design Series® finishes: Cherry Stain, Tobacco Burst, Gloss White, and Black Satin. As is the case with all Design Series® drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops. Lightweight 6000 Series hardware, including the new Ultralight™ cymbal stand, perfectly complements the set and is sold separately. ▼


MINI-PRO: MAKES ITS BIG RETURN


Mini-Pro Kit 16 Tobacco Burst

Originally designed as a high-end drum set for children, the Mini-Pro became a much talked about kit among DW artists. Its quality construction and scaled-down sizes sounded astonishingly big and it was simply fun to play. Now, the Mini-Pro makes its return as part of the Design Series™ lineup in two configurations with two finish options. Low-mass spurs and a ratchet bass drum mount also come standard.

Available Configurations:
1) 14x16" Bass Drum, 6x10" & 9x13" Toms, 5x12" Snare
2) 14x18" Bass Drum, 6x10" & 9x13" Toms, 5x13" Snare
The kit is offered in two finishes: Black Satin and a gloss lacquer Tobacco Burst. As is the case with all Design Series® drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops. Lightweight 6000 Series hardware, including the new Ultralight™ cymbal stand, perfectly complements the set and is sold separately. ▼



BLACK NICKEL OVER BRASS SNARE

We took a rolled 1mm, bead-reinforced, all-brass shell and decked it out with everything the Design Series™ has to offer. There's little doubt that this snare drum will more than get the job done in any musical situation. This studio-quality snare is high-end in every way, except for its modest price tag. Available in 5.5x14" and 6.5x14" sizes with MAG Throw-Off™, True-Pitch® Tuning, and a DW Reverse Dot batter head by Remo.

Availability: 5.5x14", 6.5x14"


PANCAKE GONG DRUM


Pancake Gong Drum

BANG A GONG: A DESIGN SERIES™ "PANCAKE" GONG DRUM, TO BE EXACT
Crafted from North American Maple and finished in neutral Flat Black, the all-new "Pancake" Gong Drum was created with the help of Italian drummer Marco Iannetta to mimic the sound characteristics of full-sized gong drums, yet they can pack up in seconds. Mounted from a single TB12 tom bracket and fitted with signature Design Series™ mini lugs, this single-headed, 20" diameter (2.5" depth) drum packs plenty of punch and can integrate into the tightest set-ups.
3991 Tom/Accessory Stand sold separately.

Contact your Local Authorized DW Dealer for pricing and availability.

CONCERT TOMS


Concert Toms

HVLT North American All-Maple shells finished in Black Satin with Chrome Hardware.
Available in 5x6 + 5x8 and 5x8 + 5x10 pairs. DWSM992 clamp included.

Contact your Local Authorized DW Dealer for pricing and availability.

PICCOLO TOMS


Piccolo Toms

Designed with legendary drummer Terry Bozzio, piccolo toms feature a 2.5-inch-deep chrome-plated steel shell with chrome lugs and heavy-duty TB12 mounting bracket.
A versatile add-on, they are available in 8", 10" and 12" diameters and are compact enough to fit easily into any set-up.

Contact your Local Authorized DW Dealer for pricing and availability.

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