DW is The Original American Custom Drum Company.
The California Custom Shop is like no other custom drum workshop on Earth. Starting with only select, responsibly harvested woods, a variety of shells configurations are crafted to order. You can choose from "Pure" wood shells such as North American Hard Rock Maple, Rotary-Cut Cherry, Heartwood Birch, Red Oak, or Hybrid Shell Collector's Series options such as Maple & Mahogany and Cherry & Mahogany. Hybrid Poplar & Maple (DW Classics™), Maple & Gumwood (DW Jazz Series) and Bamboo & Birch (Eco-X Project) are also available.
This shell pack consists of DW's Pure Maple Shell. The most popular wood for drum making, maple is a hardwood that produces maximum resonance, projection and attack. Combined with reinforcement hoops, it can produce a more focused sound and is well suited for live and studio applications.
DW Grain Orientation
The direction of the grain within a shell's composition contributes greatly to its sonic characteristics. This is the basis of DW’s patented grain orientation technology. Both long and short grain veneers have been proven to influence pitch and can be manipulated to create a wider pitch range within a set of drums and boost low-end response.
This shell pack includes the SSC - Specialized Shell Configuration. SSC stands for Specialized Shell Configuration. It's the culmination of more than a decade of DW Custom Shop shell technology and represents the state-of-the-art in sonic customization. So what is SSC? Put simply, it's DW's recommended shell configuration that utilizes HVLT, VLT, X, and VLX shell technologies. Of course, drummers can custom order a custom DW kit anyway they want it, but DW simplified the process by optimizing a particular type of shell for each drum size.
- 8x10" Tom
- 9x12" Tom
- 14x16" Floor Tom
- 18x22" Bass Drum
- a matching snare drum is also available seperately
- 4pc Shellpack
- Maple Shell
- Black Galaxy Finish Ply
- Chrome Hardware