When Don Lombardi opened up a small teaching studio called DW in 1972, it wasn't long before he had a strong reputation in the Santa Monica community for his percussion talents. Of course, he soon began using his expertise to designs drum products of his own, and today, DW acoustic drums are considered by many to be the best on the market. In this section, you'll discover more than enough options to prove DW's dedication to amateur and pro drummers. In fact, DW's roster even includes top-recording artists like Dave Grohl, Sheila E. and Andrew Hurley of Fall Out Boy - so you're definitely in good company.
From bass and floor drums to a seemingly endless array of snares, DW has something for every taste and preference. DW also offers a wide range of shell packs, which are a terrific choice for players who have specific preferences for cymbals and would rather buy them separate from the rest of their kit. If this sounds interesting to you, the Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Pack is a perfect place to start your search. Handcrafted by DW's experts, this custom-inspired kit includes seven-ply 8" toms, an 8-ply bass and a 10-ply snare. Not only are these drums easy to tune, but they feature superior-sounding HVX shells, DW heads by Remo USA, Suspension Tom Mounts and 45-degree back-cut bearing edges.
As mentioned, DW has plenty of snare choices too. You really do owe it to yourself to explore them all, but for now, we'll suggest the popular Collector's Series Satin Oil Snare Drum. Made from the finest hand-selected North American Maple and built in DW's California custom shop, this drum is the standard by which all other DW snares are measured. With each 10-ply shell fitted with a 6-ply reinforcement hoop and a 60-degree bearing edge, the Collector's Series Satin Oil Snare has a warm, full tone that will satisfy any discerning percussionist.
At this point, it's probably quite obvious to you that DW puts a great deal of passion into their acoustic drum line - and also why they're the go-to choice of drummers all over the world. Whatever you choose, just remember that innovation and state of the art craftsmanship is important to DW, and enhancing your percussion performance is something they take pride in.