Red vs Blue: DW Design Exclusive

We’ve been extremely fortunate to receive two beautiful kits from the kind folks at DW Drums. These two kits are from the Design series and come in Satin Deep Cherry and Satin Midnight Blue finishes respectively. Lets take a look…

Stunning eh? The design series kits by DW take the entirely custom nature of the Collectors series line and raise the bar. If you want Collectors series quality without the price point, the design series is for you. The shells are made from 8-ply North American Maple with DWs patented HVLT shell technology. What’s HVLT I hear you ask? It stands for Vertical Low Timbre shell with a horizontal outer ply. This process makes the shell sound full, resonant and responsive.

The design series also contains pro features such as the STM (Suspension Tom Mounts) system allowing the drums to have a higher resonance than it would if the mounting bracket was drilled straight into the shell. They also come as standard with the newly-designed mini Turret lug giving these drums a bit less weight than their Collector series brethren.

These drums come as standard with the True-Pitch tuning system. Essentially the tuning rods within the lugs have 5mm threads instead of the standard 12/24 that most other drums use. This results in a more accurate tuning process. The bass drum is also hooked up with die-cast claw hooks for that final touch of class. Every time I walk past these kits on the shop floor I can’t help but stop and just appreciate their beauty. Speaking of…

If you want to check these drums out for yourself and think “Ack, I’ll just jump on the website” STOP RIGHT NOW. You won’t find these kits there anytime soon. That’s because these drums are in-store exclusive so the only way to see these bad boys is to make your way to the shop and check them out with your own eyes.

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