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, literally, years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were agreed upon: a 20x12in bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, a 14x11in floor tom, a traditional 12x8in rack tom with STM, and a matching 14x5in 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 is the case with all Design Series™ drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops.
Finish: Tobacco Burst
- 20x12in Bass Drum
- 12x8in Rack Tom
- 14x11in Floor Tom
- 14x5in Snare