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DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit Tobacco Burst 

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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...Read More

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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.

FEATURES
  • 100% North American maple shell
  • MAG™ throw-off
  • Suspended Tom Mount (STM) system
  • True-Pitch™ tension rods
  • True-Tone™ snare wires
  • Low-mass bass drum spurs
  • Lightweight ratchet bass drum mount
  • DW Heads by Remo®
  • Configuration:
  • 20 x 12" kick drum
  • 12 x 8" rack tom
  • 14 x 11" floor tom
  • 14 x 5" matching snare

Go places with the DW Frequent Flyer. Hit the road today!

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DWDesign Series Frequent Flyer Kit
 
5.0

(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)
  • Sensitive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Small venues (3)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Favorite Kit

    By DWdrummer

    from levittown PA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit:

      This kit is very well made, priced right, sounds huge. I love this kit, i have the Tabacco Lacquar Finish, i want to ge the white kit next!! This kit is worth every penny

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Love This Kit!!!

      By Floridavid

      from Southwest Florida Coast

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dw Attention To Detail
      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • All Around Styles
      • Club And Concert Work
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues

      Comments about DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit:

      I am So Impressed with this New DW Frequent Flyer Kit. I've used these Beautiful, Tobacco Sunburst Drums 5 nights a week for 2 weeks and in every venue they Sounded Great.The Snare,Toms and Kick sound so good! DW's Attention to detail like the new HVLT Shell Construction and Sizes,Very tonally complimentary bearing edges, the Magnetic Snare throw-off,Lighter weight but Super Strong hardware.The Accutune finer thread tension rods reveal pitches between what a standard rod gives you and makes tuning a snap. I have a Variety of Drum Kits and this is already my Favorite.
      Playing a mix of Rock,Reggae,Roots,Funk,Blues,Jazz is very demanding on one Drumset...and yet this kit excels at all of them. The "Bonus" is slightly smaller sizes and a smaller stage footprint without ANY sound sacrifice. Back in the 1950's Ludwig and Slingerland offered a "Taxi cab" 20x12 Bass drum that are rare to find...no need to look because DW rediscovered those magic numbers and used a superior Shell to make a Kick Drum you won't believe! I Love this kit so much that a couple of my other kits are now for sale and at this price I think there may be a second DW Frequent Flyer kit in my future! If you get one, you won't be disappointed.

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      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Compact kit that sounds fantastic!

      By Vinman the Stickman

      from Philly

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Transport
      • Fast Set Up And Tear Down
      • Fast Set Up Nd Tear Down
      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any gig
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        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!

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