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A travel-friendly jazz kit with tone that defies its predecessors.
Peter Erskine approached the DW design team with a novel question,"What if there was a travel kit that didn't sound like a travel kit?" Seems obvious enough, but the minds at DW had never tackled the quandary head-on, as it wasn't a simple task. So they went to work on a kit that was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a 'real' drum set should.
After years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were established: a 20x12" bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 14x11" floor tom with aluminum legs, a traditional 12x8" rack tom with an STM mounting system, and a matching 14x5" snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch™ tension rods, MAG™ throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®.
The kit is offered in two finishes: a durable White Onyx FinishPly™ and a gloss lacquer Tobacco Burst. As with all Design Series™ drums, the shells are 100% North American maple with no reinforcement hoops.
Cymbals and hardware sold separately.
Go places with the DW Frequent Flyer. Hit the road today!
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Comments about DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit:
I own 3 DW Collectors series kits, a Yamaha Birch kit and a Sonor kit and this DW Frequent Flyer kit can keep up and or surpass my other kits. Easy to transport setup and breakdown. Monster tuning range and a truly amazing kick drum. I cant figure out how they got such a compact kick to sound like a canon but they did...it is just amazing! The snare drum is as good as any snare out there with sensitivity and a great crack. Build quality is outstanding and smart. Hardware is every bit as good as the Collectors series gear. This is the kit Im using for almost all gigs now because it is so easy to set up and break down, Im out the door in 20 minutes flat. I only use the bigger kits on huge stages or outdoor festivals and only for looks. I love the sound of this kit...it puts other bop kits to shame and has moved the bar so far that other manufacturers are going to have to rethink their game. The only thing I would like to see is all aluminum hardware to make the drums even lighter. It's great to be the first one broken down and packed up...it's a whole new experience for me...now I can relax and have a beer while watching the other guys break down for a change...Im not kidding! Ive been playing professionally for over 30 years and this is the best thing to happen to drums in my life time...for you younger guys...save your back now and get this kit, its the best your going find and you'll appreciate it more and more as the years go
by. Good luck and I hope this helps with your decision to purchase. It is that good!