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This shell pack features 8 ply 10 x 8" and 12 x 9" rack toms, an 8 ply 16 x 14" floor tom and a 22 x 18" kick drum. When tuned low/medium these shells are ideal for rock, pop and a wide range of other musical genres. When tuned up a bit tighter the HVX shells handle the sharp jazz sound with ease.
Maple HVX Shells
The DW Performance Drums feature a brand new shell technology devised by John Good and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California. DW takes hand-selected North American Maple and uses the latest grain orientation technology to produce HVX shells that deliver low, punchy tones with plenty of resonance and projection. This innovative hybrid makes them perfect for live applications.
All Performance shells are baked under pressure, then cool tempered to ensure that the glue instantly crystalises and the shell hardens to a perfect cylinder. This process greatly increases tuning stability.
The DW Performance Drums are custom-inspired, with a new Quarter Turret lug (a scaled-down version of the famous round DW lug), low mass die-cast claw hook, new badge, logo head and ultra-durable FinishPly finish. They're designed to get noticed for all the right reasons.
Chrome Standard Triple Flange Hoops give these drums a really versatile sound that suits all types of players from jazz and funk to rock and hip hop. Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8 & 10" toms, 2.3mm for 12-18" toms), ensuring the ideal response for each diameter.
Mounting and tuning
DW's patented STM (suspension tom mount) system allows the drums to vibrate freely, for maximum resonance while securely holding the drum in place. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is as easy as ever.
To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that's standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on their True-Pitch rods (about 20 more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process. Performance Series floor toms also feature chrome plated steel 21" legs for stability and strength.
DW Performance Series drums come standard with a set of heads made specially for DW by Remo USA.
The bass drums features coated/clear batter heads (with inlay ring) and ebony resonant logo heads (vented).
Toms come standard with coated/clear batter heads and clear resonant tom heads. The coated/clear heads incorporate a coated tone ring for just the right amount of muffling with plenty of resonance. Crimped flesh hoops provide maximum vibration and durability.
About DW Drums
Drum Workshop, or DW, Drums has been on the market now for over 30 years. Hailed as the "drummer's choice", DW drums have become the standard against which many others are measured. Both drummers themselves, Don Lombardi and John Good began DW in 1972 to create new and innovative products to improve the art of drumming.
"We are always thinking about how to make things a little bit better, we try to respond to that thread that runs through every drummer's soul." John, DW Drums
Now this hugely respected American drum brand has artists the like of Dave Grohl, Aaron Spears (Usher), Neil Peart (Rush), Sheila E (Prince) and Roger Taylor (Queen) on their roster and is recognised worldwide as a mark of quality.
- New Quarter Turret lugs
- Low mass die-cast claw hooks
- Ultra-durable FinishPly finish
- Superior sounding maple HVX shells
- Heads by Remo USA
- STM (Suspension Tom Mounts)
- True Pitch Tuning
- DW 45 degree back-cut bearing edges
- Kick: 8 ply 22" x 18"
- Rack Tom: 8 ply 10" x 8"
- Rack Tom: 8 ply 12" x 9"
- Floor Tom: 8 ply 16" x 14"
- Shell Construction: North American Maple Shells
- Hardware: Polished Chrome Steel
- Lugs: Quarter Turret
- Hoops: Triple Flanged Graduated Chrome Counter Hoops
- Mounting System: STM (Suspension Tom Mounts)
- Toms: Remo Coated/Clear Batter, Remo Clear Reso
- Kick: Remo Coated/Clear Batter, Remo Black Logo Reso, Vented
- Tension Rods: True-Pitch Rods
- Finish: Gold Mist
- Product Code: 809069