Drum Workshop Design Series Acrylic Drum Shell Kit, 5-Piece

Equipped with DW's True-Pitch rods, MAG Snare throw-off system, and Design Series standard heads, this acrylic shell kit is powerful, sleek, and precise.

From the mini Turret lug, to Remo USA-made Suede 'outline' logo heads, to a sleek silver and white badge, its looks are fresh and decidedly familiar. Add to that clear seamless acrylic shells, STM (Suspension Tom Mounts), True-Pitch Tuning, MAG throw-off, low-mass die cast claw hooks.

DW Design Series drums come standard with a set of heads made specifically for DW by Remo. Bass drums feature Clear P3-style batter heads (with inlay ring) and CLEAR resonant Logo heads (vented). 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.

Graduated Counter Hoops

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 and 10 inch toms, 2.3mm for 12-18 inch toms and snare).

STM - Suspension Tom Mount

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.

DW MAG Snare Throw-off System

DW Throw-Offs Design Series comes with the MAG throw-off finished in Chrome. A purposefully simple design, the MAG is a workhorse drop throw-off with read more horizontal tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action. It gets its name from a clever magnet that's integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position, it won't release without a slight tug. When it does release it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz.

True-Pitch Tuning Rods

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 our True-Pitch rods, versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process.

Floor Tom Legs

Floor Tom Legs Design Series resonant floor tom legs are 1/2 inch in diameter, 21 inches in length and fabricated in chrome-plated steel.


- Rack Tom: 8x10 inches
- Rack Tom: 9 x 12 inches
- Floor Tom: 14 x 16 inches
- Bass Drum: 18 x 22 inches
- Snare Drum: 5.5 x 14 inches
- Design Series Standard Heads

NOTE: Shell kit only. Cymbals and hardware sold separately.
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- Rack Tom: 8x10 inches
- Rack Tom: 9 x 12 inches
- Floor Tom: 14 x 16 inches
- Bass Drum: 18 x 22 inches
- Snare Drum: 5.5 x 14 inches
- Hardware: not included
- Cymbals: not included
- Design Series Standard Heads
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 92.25 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-45DRUMS

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted April 26, 2018 by a customer from gmail.com
"First DW kit and first acrylic shells"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I have played a Pearl Export Series for 15+ years. I've always wanted an acrylic kit and finally purchased it. Felt it was time for an upgrade. These drums sound fantastic. I use the stock heads for resonant heads and Remo coated Emperors on batter for toms, X-coated for snares, and clear Powerstroke 3 on bass. I recommend purchasing lug locks too. It really helps lock that sound in once they're tuned. Can't wait to add the 18x16 floor tom and 8x7 rack.
Musical Style:
Rock, punk, pop-punk, indie, blues, and jazz.
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