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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
Description & Specs
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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
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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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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            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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