Utilising some seriously impressive features that are associated with drum kits from DW's higher ranges, such as the Collector's range, this is a powerful drum kit built to make an impact on the live scene.
Unique Shell Design
Featuring all-Maple shells, this kit is intrinsically low and punchy. However, the key design feature of this kit is not on the wood choice itself, but rather in the grain. These shells are designed utilising the unique grain orientation technology designed by DW alongside John Good called ‘HVX’. This employs the direction of the grain as an element to enhance the resonance of the drums. The 8-ply shells feature a meticulously researched, variable order of grain orientation, complete with a final ply at a diagonal. DW concluded in creating a shell design, the HVX system, which produces a much lower fundamental pitch. This causes the kit to truly project with full resonance which is perfectly suited for live performance. When tuned down, this kit is powerful and rich when playing rock and pop, but with the lower fundamental pitch, this kit still sings and projects even at higher tuning, making it still perfect for funk and jazz. All in all, this makes the kit hugely versatile.
DW didn’t just draw the line at brilliantly produced shells. A kit with shells of this standard, designed to resonate freely, requires hardware to match. One of the notable features is the STM Suspension Tom Mount. The mount is secured on four adjacent lugs, without touching the tuning bolt, meaning that the toms can resonate freely and won’t be choked at all. In addition, tuning is simple as the tom mount doesn’t interfere with the rods. Furthermore, the kit takes advantage of the True Pitch Tuning Rods. These rods have more threads than traditional rods, which results in a more exact tuning process, so that you can achieve and maintain the exact sound you want, to really show of this DW Performance kit.
Finished in a White Gloss Wrap, the kit not only sounds great, but also looks great. Built to wow wherever it goes, you will never be disappointed whenever, wherever you play.
- 10 x 8" Tom
- 12 x 9" Tom
- 14 x 12 Floor Tom"
- 20 x 16" Bass Drum
- White Gloss Wrap
- HVX shell construction
- 7 ply maple toms, 8 ply maple bass drum
- Mini turret lugs
- Remo USA drumheads
- STM tom mounting system