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The DW Performance Series 5-Piece Shell Pack raises the bar for intermediate drum kits. Featuring DW's innovative HVX maple shells handcrafted in their California custom shop, this configuration delivers a punchy yet resonant tone perfectly suited for any musical genre. The Performance Series' shells are constructed using a proprietary grain orientation technology and eight plies of hand-selected, North American hard rock maple. The result is a rich, full tone with plenty of attack and projection that sounds and feels utterly DW.

HVX Shells: The Heart of DW Performance

The foundation of the Performance Series' unmistakable DW sound are its HVX shells. Built using an advanced construction process developed in DW's custom shop, the shells combine specially oriented wood grains with precision-cut 45-degree bearing edges for maximum resonance and articulation. The eight-ply tom and kick drum shells provide a fat, muscular tone, while the 10-ply snare shell delivers crisp definition and sensitivity.

Hardware That Holds Its Own

The Performance Series features much of the same hardware as DW's high-end Collector's Series drums, including DW's Suspension Tom Mounts (STM) that allow shells to resonate freely for a rich, sustained tone. Low mass claw hooks and DW's trademark quarter turret lugs provide classic DW styling with minimal shell contact. All hardware is finished in sleek chrome that accents the shimmering Pewter Sparkle wrap finish.

Expandable and Versatile

While this five-piece shell pack offers a complete core drum set for any style of music, it can be expanded with additional toms, cymbals, and a double kick pedal. A full range of DW hardware, pedals, and accessories allow drummers to customize the Performance Series to their needs. Equally at home on stage or in the studio, this DW shell pack delivers professional tone and performance at an intermediate price point.

A Drum Set to Build On

For drummers ready to step up to a professional-level kit, the DW Performance Series five-Piece Shell Pack provides a solid tonal and visual foundation to build a dream drum set. Combined with high-quality cymbals and hardware, this DW shell pack will deliver years of flawless performance for drummers dedicated to their craft.

DW Performance Series 5-Piece Shell Pack Black Diamond Finish with Chrome Hardware

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Bass drum(s): 22x18"
  • Tom(s): 10x8", 12x9"
  • Floor tom(s): 16x14"
  • Snare: 14x5-1/2"
  • Total pieces: 5
  • Hardware: Not applicable
  • Cymbals: Not applicable
  • Shell material: Maple
  • Construction: 8-ply
  • Thickness (mm): 5.6
  • Bearing edge: 45
  • Reinforcement ring: Not applicable
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Patented
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Varies
  • Country of origin: United States

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DW Drums Collector's Series Warranty:
Drum Workshop, Inc. guarantees that DW Collector's Series® Drums are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of six (6) years from the original purchase date. Drum Workshop will repair or replace defective products free of charge to the original purchaser upon delivery of the product to an authorized DW Drums dealer. Proof of purchase and status as the original purchaser are required for warranty coverage. DW's maximum liability pursuant to this warranty is limited to the monetary value of the product that is the subject of the warranty claim. This is a summary only; please see the actual limited warranty for additional terms and conditions.

DW Pedals and Hardware Warranty:
For a period of five years from the date of purchase, Drum Workshop, Inc. guarantees the original owner, when presented with proof of purchase, that all 9000, 5000 and 7000 Series Bass Drum Pedal cast parts are free of material and manufacturing defects. This warranty is limited to cast parts only; such as the base casting, footboard, beater hub, sprocket, heel and cam casting. This warranty does not include moving parts; such as the spring assembly, beater ball, radius rod, hex shaft, ball bearings, etc. If under normal playing conditions parts covered in this limited five year warranty fail, they will be replaced at no charge. Return the pedal to your authorized DW dealer or, if there is not a dealer in your area, contact DW direct. DO NOT send pedal to DW without first receiving a Return Authorization Number. Shipping charges to DW will be paid by the consumer. DW's maximum liability pursuant to this warranty is limited to the monetary value of the product that is the subject of the warranty claim. This is a summary only; please see the actual limited warranty for additional terms and conditions.

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