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DW Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware  

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Overview
  • 8-ply North American Maple
  • HVLT shell construction
  • STM suspended mounting system
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    $2,499.99
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A product of years of drum making expertise and development, the Design Series by DW.

DW's line of Custom Shop-inspired kits, the Design Series, offers new developments and established DW innovations. Case in point, the drums feature North American maple 8-ply shell with HVLT technology. This is not just any shell; it's made with VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) grain orientation with an outer horizontal ply to offer more depth, body and tuning range than the competition.

Snares include an artist-approved MAG throw-off and all drums feature True-Pitch tuning rods and low mass mini turret lug. Add to that a selection of DW's most popular F.A.S.T. (Fundamentally Accurately-Sized Toms) sizes and the STM mounting system and you have a kit thats sure to have drummers talking.

Each drum is finished in one of three durable lacquer colors and outfitted with DW heads by Remo. Cymbals and hardware not included.

Features
  • 8-ply North American Maple
  • HVLT shell construction
  • STM suspended mounting system
  • Low-mass mini turret lug
  • Artist-approved MAG throw-off
  • True-Pitch tuning rods

What you expect from pro-quality drums at a price you don't. Order today.

 

Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware Specifications:

  • Kick drum: 22 x 18"
  • Rack toms: 10 x 8 and 12 x 9"
  • Floor tom: 16 x 14"
  • Snare drum: 14 x 5-1/2"
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Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (4)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Excellent Kit

      By folivio

      from Lakeland, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Top Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware:

          This is by far the best entry-level kit by any manufacturer. I've owned many kits. Admittedly not many entry-level kits. That being said, this kit is better than most of the pro-level kits I've owned, and very close to others.

          I swapped the batter heads for Aquarian Studio X Texture Coated and Evans EMAD batter and rezo on the bass. I also added the smaller floor tom. I am serious... this kit is studio ready. Everyone in studio and on stage loves the sound. Engineers love me and the result has been outstanding.

          Thanks DW for making this kit!

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          4.0

          Pretty good kit.

          By Corey

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sounds Like A Dw

          Cons

          • Quick To Come Un-tuned

          Best Uses

            Comments about Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware:

            I've had this kit for about a week now. Upon the un-boxing, you find a snare, and two toms already tuned to perfection. The kick and floor tom still need to be headed. These drums are incredibly easy to tune. I literally slapped the heads on and barely tuned them until the wrinkles were gone. Sounded perfect. Just like DW's. However, my biggest complaint with these drums is that they come untuned extremely quick. About an hour into jamming, the snare comes untuned (in the spot that always comes untuned) but on both the batter and reso side. The claws weren't even touching the hoop right around the bass pedal, and were also loose in one spot on top of the drum. Furthermore, I noticed one loose rod on the top and bottom of my 12" tom. But, they're easy to tune back up, quickly. You just have to very often. Overall, these drums are beautiful, sound great, and are very worth the money. They are a joy to play.

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            5.0

            Dw design drum kit

            By Miles

            from Irving, tx

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware:

                I've never been much of a fan of dw mainly because I never though their drums were worth the price and then I saw these dw design series price tag and wondered. Right out of the box I was immediately impressed with the packaging but I could tell very quickly these drums had a lot of love and care put in the musical instrument, the hardware was simple Phenomenal. And it didn't take long to get them tuned up and ready to go and even with stock heads these drums are hands down the best sounding drums I've ever owned. Buy it now the price is very good

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                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Incredible Drums for the price

                By Mr Justone

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Punchy
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live Shows
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Design Series 5-Piece Lacquer Shell Pack with Chrome Hardware:

                  If you are thinking about choosing DW drums, get this kit, you will not regret it. I would highly recommend investing in drum cases if you have not already done so. You will also need to buy a DW tom arm to connect to your cymbal stand. I chose the white satin finish because it has such a clean and custom look.

                  This Design series includes a very weighted and overall solid snare boasting a professional magnetic throw-off and a massive 10-ply maple body. The snare has a very nice full crack to it; great for cutting through even the loudest guitarists.The toms are deep with very little to no unnecessary resonance, however, they are not flat either. They have a very controlled tone. The kick is so punchy and solid, in fact, it won't move a muscle no matter how hard you hit that kick pedal; it stays in one spot (was an issue with the previous PDP kit I owned). The toms and Kick drum are 8-ply maple. Not only are the drums of spectacular quality, but the hardware is exceptional. The Floor tom legs are all double braced and weighted, the suspension mounts on the rack toms are solid as well. In my opinion DW/PDP make the best hardware out there for the money.

                  Overall, this kit really is the whole package and plays like a dream. Whatever finish you choose, make sure you protect your DW drums with cases, I cannot stress that enough. If maintained properly, this kit will last for years to come.

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