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DW The New Design Series

DW has taken their custom drum-making experience and infused it into a professional drum kit that sets a new standard for quality and affordability.

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Design Series offers new features in addition to the favorites DW has been known for from their years as a custom drum maker. The mini turret lugs have an updated design, the kit comes with USA-made Remo Suede logo heads as standard equipment and features stylish silver and white badges. More custom-inspired features include three durable specialty lacquer finishes, suspension tom mounts, True-Pitch Tuning, MAG throw-off and low-mass die-cast claw hooks. This series offers thicker, all-maple shells that are punchy, resonant and responsive.



The Design Series drums offer the "turret lug," which is a scaled-down version of the famous round DW lug (a step smaller from the Performance Series) and the snare drums get a unique "propeller" look all their own. The series lugs, hoops, STM, and tom legs are available in chrome.


Design Series are available exclusively with chrome Steel Triple Flange Hoops as standard equipment to give your drums a great versatile sound. Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8 and 10" toms, 2.3mm for 12–18" toms and snare).


DW's patented STM (suspension tom mount) system allows drums to be securely mounted while they vibrate freely, allowing maximum resonance. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is easy.


Named for the magnet integrated into the body, Design Series snares come with the MAG throw-off finished in chrome. A purposefully simple design, the MAG is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action.