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        DW Design Series 4pc Shell Pack - Black Satin Matte Lacquer Frequent Flyer
        This instrument is discontinued


        DW Design Series 4pc Shell Pack - Black Satin Lacquer Frequent Flyer

        The Design Series is the entry into DW's range of Acoustic Drum Kits. Applying the same attention to detail that is found in the Collector's range of DW Drum Kits, the Design Series features HVLT All-American Maple shells allowing each drum to resonate and sing in a warmth that makes for extremely easy and effortless playing. The HVLT shells paired with DW's unique True Pitch Tension rods, allow for easier and longer lasting tuning which will withstand even the most heaviest of hitters. Add the STM Tom mounts to the mix and you're presented with a drum that does its intended job with such ease and clarity. The Design Series is offered in a number of stunning finishes which are guaranteed to turn heads in all live and studio settings. In addition to these finishes, the Design Series also offers a Seamless Clear Acrylic configuration which has become a very popular option amongst drummers as of present. These drums are a must-hear-must-play drum kit that are to be heavily considered amongst other kits on the market at this price point. Be sure to check out our 'Videos' tab above for an A&C Hamilton Shop Demo.

        The Design Series 4-piece Shell Pack is a highly versatile all-maple kit featuring DW's most popular sizes in F.A.S.T (Fundamentally Accurate-Sized Tom) depths. Available in three durable Specialty Lacquer finishes and outfitted with a host of pro level features, its designed to deliver in every playing situation. Please note: (hardware and cymbals sold separately).

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        DW have taken their custom drum-making know-how and created a line of drums designed to raise the bar yet again. Design Series is a DW kit through and through. From a newly-designed mini Turret lug, to Remo USA-made Suede "outline" logo heads and a sleek silver and white badge, its looks are fresh, yet decidedly DW. Also included are pro features such as STM (Suspension Tom Mounts), True-Pitch Tuning, MAG throw-off, low-mass die cast claw hooks, and more. Last but certainly not least, theres the sound. These are thicker North American Maple shells that pack a punch. Incorporating HVLT (Vertical Low Timbre shell with a horizontal outer ply), Design Series shells are full, resonant, and responsive.

        John Good and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California bring you HVLT, the same technology that is standard on their latest Collectors Series Cherry drums. HVLT grain orientation and slightly thicker 1/32" plies of North American maple are a potent combination that delivers a full tonal spectrum, attack, punch, and sonic versatility. Design Series shells are tailored for just about every style of music.
        Design Series 8" toms feature a 7-ply HVLT construction, while the snares feature 10-ply HVX, and the 10"-18", along with all bass drums, feature 8-ply HVLT construction

        DW Design Series drums come standard with a set of heads made specially for DW by Remo. Bass drums feature Clear P3-style batter heads (with inlay ring) and Suede White resonant Logo heads (vented) both made in U.S.A. Snare drums come with Coated Control Sound batter heads (with tuning sequence numbering) and Clear snare side resonant heads. Toms come standard with Clear batter and resonant heads. Crimped flesh hoops provide maximum vibration and durability.

        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 thats 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. True-Pitch rods are only available in chrome and gold.

        DW True Pitch Tension Rods

        Design Series drums are available exclusively in Chrome. This includes lugs, hoops, STM, and tom legs. The Design Series "turret lug" is a scaled-down version of the famous round DW lug (a step smaller from Performance Series), while the snare drums get a unique "propeller" look all their own. Keep in mind, DW stands are available in Chrome and 24 Karat Gold.
        Design Series are available exclusively with Chrome Standard Triple Flange Hoops to give your drums a great versatile sound. Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8 & 10" toms, 2.3mm for 12-18" toms and snare).
        DW's patented STM (suspension tom mount) system allows drums to vibrate freely, allowing 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.
        Design Series resonant floor tom legs are 1/2" in diameter, 21" in length and fabricated in chrome-plated steel.
        Design Series Snare Drums comes with the MAG throw-off finished in Chrome. A purposefully simple design, the MAG is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action. It gets its name from a clever magnet thats integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position, it wont release without a slight tug. When it does release it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz.

        The great thing about the DW Design Series is that it caters for drummers of all styles. Along with a number of different finish and shell options, the DW Design Series also offers 5 unique configurations for many genre and stylistic applications. See below for a quick photo overview of the configurations on offer. For more information on specific configurations please call and speak to our Drum Specialist. DW Design Configuration Options

        For more information on this Drum Kit and others in the DW range, speak to our Drum Specialist Richard today on 01772 722468

        DW Design Series Standard Configuration

        • 20x12in Bass Drum
        • 12x8in Rack Tom
        • 14x11in Floor Tom
        • 14x5in Snare Drum

        DW Design Series Features

        • Colour: Black Satin
        • 100 American Rock Maple Shells
        • Newly- designed mini Turret lug
        • Remo USA- made Suede "outline" logo heads
        • Sleek silver and white badge
        • Specialty Lacquer finishes
        • STM (Suspension Tom Mounts)
        • True-Pitch Tuning
        • MAG Snare throw-off
        • Low-mass die cast claw hooks
        • HVLT (Vertical Low Timbre shell with a horizontal outer ply)




        Established in 1983 A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments maintains a healthy balance of traditional business values with a keen sense for new business ideas. Getting new customers and keeping existing customers are equally important to us. As the internet has changed all our lives we continue to grow from strength to strength applying the tried and trusted methods of traditional retail sales to this new world of internet sales and store sales. The world is a smaller place but we are all still individuals within it. It is so much more fun selling to some one you can have a chat with, either email phone or in the shop than just sending boxes via couriers. Our company has a solid financial basis to trade and all premises are owned in full by the directors.

        Our Music Shop is on the outskirts of Preston with forecourt parking for 8 cars. Our closest town is Blackpool and nearby is Lytham St Annes. Blackburn and Southport are close by. Lancaster, Morecambe, Wigan, Burnley, Ormskirk, Bolton, Leigh, Accrington are also near me. Manchester Liverpool and Cumbria are around an hour away.

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        DW Design Series 4pc Shell Pack - Black Satin Matte Lacquer Frequent Flyer page