DW has been in the drum and percussion business since 1972, and their dedication to exceptional craftsmanship has earned them praise from many famous recording artists, including Dave Grohl and Brooks Wackerman. With their Design Series, DW has taken their custom drum-making savviness to even greatest heights of brilliance. Fuller, resonant and more responsive than ever, DW Design Shell Packs feature thicker American Maple shells and the result is a line of drums that will excite even the most veteran player.
For a perfect example of a shell pack from the Design Series, check out the 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware. An affordable powerhouse that doesn't sacrifice DW's acclaimed tone, this shell pack includes a snare with an artist-approved MAG throw-off and DW's popular F.A.S.T (Fundamentally Accurately-Sized Toms) drum sizing. Simply put, the 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware gives you a wide tonal spectrum with plenty of attack, and at a price that won't require a second mortgage.
Or, if it's a travel-worthy jazz kit that you want, feast your eyes on the Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit. This shell pack was created after Peter Erskine came to the DW design team with the question, "What if there was a travel kit that didn't sound like a travel kit?" Sporting True-Pitch tension rods, MAG throw-off, True-Tone snare sires and DW Heads by Remo, the Frequent Flyer Kit takes up little room on the road and manages to delivers a boisterous sound that will satisfy even heavy hitters.
Along with thicker maple shells, DW's Design Series drums have many other impressive features too. For example, DW's patented Suspension Tom Mount system keeps each drum mounted firmly while allowing them to vibrate freely. Drums in the Design Series are also available with chrome Steel Triple Flange Hoops as standard gear for more versatility, and they also offer the "turret lug" - a smaller version of the well-known DW lug. All of these features and more combine to give you a shell pack that's easy to adjust and tune, sounds incredible through countless performances, and looks great in the process.